Mission

IN OUR COMMUNITY

  • Camp Pyoca

    Pyoca Camp, Conference & Retreat Center is a Presbyterian camp supported by the members of OPPC. Camp Pyoca, as it is known to most, hosts a variety of programs to bring individuals closer to Christ.


    Located in Brownstown, Indiana (about two hours south of Indianapolis), the camp offers a secluded location and overnight accommodations. Camp Pyoca’s summer program serves 660 youth, who are entering grades 2-12 in partial and week long events. Camp Pyoca also serves as an excellent location for weekend and/or week-long retreats.


    OPPC supports Pyoca with annual financial support, volunteer participation, work teams and prayer.


    If you like more information on Camp Pyoca, please visit their website.


  • Good News Ministries

    Good News Mission is a support center for the homeless located on Indianapolis’ eastside. We support their efforts by contributing funds to the organization each year.


    If you are in need, know someone in need or if you'd like more information on Good News Mission, please visit their website at: www.goodnewsministries.com.

  • Harvest Christian Fellowship

    OPPC has an ongoing relationship with Harvest Christian Fellowship. Harvest Christian Fellowship is an inner city church in Indianapolis that OPPC supports as a local mission. This relationship has blossomed into a friendship that has enabled us to provide assistance to this growing church in the form of volunteers for special events, medical screenings for community days and other activities to help them reach out to those in need in the neighborhoods surrounding their church.


    If you would like more information on Harvest Christian Fellowship, please contact Pastor Willie Sparks at 317-927-9334.

  • Here's Life Inner City (Chicago)

    Here's Life Inner City's mission is to serve and mobilize the church to live out God's heart for the poor and fulfill the Great Commission. This is accomplished through networking with and providing resources to inner city ministries and churches in Chicago. The organization provides meals for the hungry; support groups for those struggling with addictions; school supplies for children in need; and several other programs of evangelism and discipleship to assist families in crisis, including after school activities for children and groups geared specifically to teens.


    OPPC sponsors this program by providing financial support. Our missionary in this program is Linda Cotton, Associate City Director.


    If you like more information on Here's Life Inner City (Chicago), please visit their website at: www.hlicchicago.org

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network

    The Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) operates under the umbrella of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis and is a ministry of hope for homeless families in the Indianapolis area. IHN coordinates overnight emergency shelter in hosting congregations throughout the Indianapolis area and operates a day center in the downtown area of Indianapolis.


    OPPC hosts the familities on a rotational basis a week at a time four times a year. We provide overnight shelter, dinner and breakfast each day, and Christian fellowship. A team of volunteers from OPPC coordinates the week o f activities for the guests, including transporting the guests to and from the day center, cooking and servings meals, engaging in evening activities with the guests, and chaperoning the guests during their overnight stays.


    If you would like more information, know someone needing these services or are wanting to volunteer with IHN at OPPC, please call Emily Browning (317-847-9827) or Bob Browning (317-250-0308).

  • Kairos

    The volunteers of the Kairos Prison Ministry are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration. Kairos programs offer to prison residents, their families, and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servanthood in Christian community. Kairos volunteers come from all walks of life. They all share a desire to follow Christ’s admonition of Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me.”


    If you feel God’s call to learn more about this prison ministry, contact Chuck Gill at 317-846-2967 or Bill Farrar at 317-289-9170.

  • Thanksgiving Dinners and Joint Music Programs with Harvest Christian

    From the relationship that formed between Harvest Christian Fellowship and OPPC, musical collaborations between music directors Michael Pietranczyk (OPPC) and Maurice Woolfolk (HCF) began in 2012. Following a Thanksgiving Dinner attended by both congregations, Pietranczyk and Woolfolk began planning musical events combining forces from both congregations. On February 24, 2013, OPPC hosted the first Black History Celebration, a yearly event traditionally held at Harvest Christian Fellowship. Musicians from both OPPC and Harvest Christian presented a program of spirituals, jazz, blues, and gospel music, celebrating African-Amerianc musical heritage and its influence on American sacred and popular music. This program has become an annual event much enjoyed by our congregations.  


    In addition, each Fall the ReGeneration Praise Band from OPPC joins with Woolfolk and the Praise Singers of Harvest Christian Fellowship providing music for their outdoor Fall Festival. This event provides an opportunity for residents near Harvest Christian Fellowship to come and enjoy a free picnic lunch, raffle of home goods and appliances, receive free food and clothing. The Orchard Park Mission committee sponsors entertainment for the children and youth who attend the event. It's a wonderful outreach event for the less fortunate of our inner city. 


    Lastly, following Thanksgiving of 2014, members of both congregations began a program known as "Operation: Share the Harvest." The goal of the program was to provide Thanksgiving meals for 40 families near Harvest Christian Fellowship who have loved ones who are homebound, and may not be able to take advantage of other meal programs that are offered in the city. Our congregations came together and jointly prepared food for nearly 200 people, and had it ready for pick-up, or delivered the meals to those who needed them. The program was very successful, and was repeated in 2015, and will likely continue to be a program offered each year for those who may not have the opportunity to enjoy a home-cooked, Thanksgiving meal.


    May God continue to bless our relationship with Harvest Christian Fellowship, and the good we seek to do for our local communities. 

  • Trinity Fellowship

    Trinity Fellowship started at OPPC in the early 1990’s. This program meets at OPPC once a month to provide social activities for mentally and physically disabled people living in the Indianapolis area. A staple at our church for many years, this organization brings joy to so many people, who are often dependent on others for their care, by giving them an opportunity to get out of their usual environment and spend time just having fun.               


    For more information on how you can help, please contact Al Atz by consulting your OPPC directory or by calling the OPPC office at 317-844-1107.

  • Warm Clothes for the Homeless

    Warm Clothes for Indy’s Homeless (Clothing Drive) is a mission project each fall at OPPC. We collect warm clothing, including coats, hats, gloves, socks and blankets for the Indianapolis homeless. Volunteers and small groups collect and sort the clothing, then deliver the collected items to a distribution center in downtown Indianapolis.