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Thank you for your interest in our caring ministry. Below you can find information about the programs and services offered. If you have any questions about any of the programs, please contact Carl Jemison, our director of caring ministry (pictured to the right). You can contact him at cjemison@opcofc.org or 913-634-4607.

If you have a need that is not addressed in any of the program descriptions below, please contact Carl at 913-634-4607.

Food Pantry--Stomp Out Hunger

We believe that no one should be hungry.

Our food pantry is a fully-stocked Harvester's agency. Anyone in need can have access to the pantry through an appointment with Carl Jemison. You can contact Carl at 913-634-4607.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Thursday morning: pack and deliver food to assisted living homes, low-income housing facilities

  • Home Furnishings

    In addition to supplying food through the pantry, our church also offers clothing and other home furnishings such as bedding, appliances, lamps, TVs, furniture, and more.

    We accept donations based on need and our ability to store the items.

    Contact Carl Jemison at 913-634-4607 for more information or to volunteer with pick up or delivery.

    SHARE Iowa

    SHARE Iowa

    The OP Church is an affiliate site of the SHARE Iowa orginization.

    SHARE Iowa is a nonprofit food buying group that offers good, nutritious products at a reduced cost through a volunteer-run, community-based distribution system. SHARE participants can save on frozen meats, fresh produce, and other grocery items. To learn more, please click here.

    SHARE Iowa at OP is usually on the 3rd Saturday of each month. It's in the Fellowship Hall. It begins at 11:00 a.m. To volunteer, please arrive at 10:00 a.m.

    Community Service Hours

    If you need to complete community service hours, we have projects available through appointment with Carl at 913-634-4607.

    Most of our community service hours are available during the week, but at SHARE Iowa (please see info above) on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 3-4 community service hours are available for each volunteer on Saturdays. Please call Carl at 913-634-4607 and let him know you'll be volunteering.

    Thanksgiving Baskets

    Through this program, church members sponsor Thanksgiving dinners for families who need them.

    To sponsor a family's Thanksgiving dinner, sign up in the church lobby on a Sunday morning in the weeks prior to Thanksgiving.

    To confidentially request a Thanksgiving dinner, sign up in the church lobby or contact Brenda Jemison.

    Christmas Dinner and Angel Tree

    Much like Thanksgiving baskets, our church provides Christmas dinners and presents to families who need them. You can sponsor a Christmas dinner or request a Christmas dinner on the Sunday mornings leading up to Christmas in the church lobby.

    To sponsor Christmas gifts for a child, please see Brenda Jemison in the church lobby on a Sunday morning in the weeks leading up to Christmas to receive a child's wish list. The list will be anonymous.

    To confidentially request gifts for your children's Christmas, please sign up in the church lobby or contact Brenda Jemison.

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