Oakmont Presbyterian Church came into being on October 4, 1992 when the former First United and Riverside Presbyterian Churches of Oakmont consolidated in order to provide a stronger, united witness in this community and region. The harmony with which the two churches united was recognized the following year with a peacemaking award from the Synod of the Trinity.
Members of OPC seek to live their faith in action. We welcomed to Oakmont and now support a refugee family from the Congo. The Holy Ground Ministry Team provides spiritual care for church members (and their families) with chronic or terminal medical conditions. The Light Bearers respond to emerging needs within our congregation and the Oakmont and Verona communities. “Our Journey without Them” is a vibrant ministry to parents who have experienced the death of a child.
Members of Oakmont Presbyterian Church are also engaged in community organizations that help to make the Oakmont-Verona area stronger. OPC members as active participants on the school board, the Kerr Museum, the Oakmont Library, the Lion’s Club and both Oakmont and Verona Chambers of Commerce.
Worship is at the center of our fellowship. Each week Biblically based messages share the gospel with practical implications for daily living. Worshippers are encouraged to use their talents for the blessings of others.
Music is an important element of OPC worship and life. A large adult choir, a children’s choir and bell choir share their gift of music in worship. Our Director of Music Ministries and Organist organizes the annual community Carol Walk on the second Sunday of December. A concert of sacred and patriotic music is held for the community the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
Spiritual nurture for children and adults is a vibrant element of OPC. Children gather together during worship for JAM – Jesus And Me. Weekly messages in worship also nurture the children’s spirits. During the summer our Education Director for Children, Youth and Families leads a Vacation Bible School. During the school year our youth gather bi-weekly for fellowship, study and service. Adults meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 (September – May) for speakers on various topics and group discussion. Additionally, our Associate Pastor leads a week-day exploration of Scripture.
We strive to welcome everyone so that each one may be nurtured in faith, hope and love. One member recently wrote, “I have become a better person because of my participation in the worship and mission of this church.”