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Youth

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Jr. High Youth

Sunday School is a place for middle school students to deepen their understanding of who God is, the Bible, and the church's beliefs.  We meet in the Junior High Room in the GRACE Center (GC 104) from 11:00-11:45 AM. 

 

Junior High Youth Group is for students in 7th & 8th grade.  Join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Youth Room of the church's lower level. We meet September 20, 2023 - March 27, 2024.

Our time together consists of games, teaching, and small groups.  We play a variety of games to build friendships.  During our teaching time, we focus on the Great Commandment: How to love God, love others, and love ourselves.  Small groups are when the night's teachings are discussed and applied to help students grow in relationships with other believers.

Other opportunities include fun events, local service projects, and a winter retreat.  Join us as we learn about God together!  Friends are always welcome!

Sr. High Youth

Sunday School is a place for high school students to deepen their understanding of who God is, the Bible, and the church's beliefs.  We meet in the Youth Room in the church's lower level from 11:00-11:45 AM. 

 

Senior High Youth Group is for students in 9th-12th grade.  Join us on Sunday nights from 6:15-8:15 PM in the Youth Room in the church's lower level September 17, 2023 - May 5, 2024.  Dinner is provided. Please see our current schedule here.

Our time together consists of games, teaching, and small groups.  We play a variety of games to build friendships.  During our teaching time, we focus on the Great Commandment: How to love God, love others, and love ourselves.  Small groups are when the night's teachings are discussed and applied to help students grow in relationships with other believers.

Other opportunities include fun events, local service projects, a winter retreat, and a summer mission trip.  Join us as we learn about God together!  Friends are always welcome!

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GEMS - Girls Everywhere
Meeting the Savior
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Ottawa Reformed GEMS welcomes girls in 2nd-6th grades. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the GRACE Center from September 20, 2023 through March 27, 2024.

 

Each week we explore God's Word and learn through Bible lesson, singing, and prayer. We also enjoy time together earning badges and working on craft projects.

 

Our 2023-24 theme is "RISE UP: LESSONS FROM QUEEN ESTHER." We will learn who God is, discover who God made us to be, and be equipped to read God's Word at club and at home so we can stand strong & courageous no matter our circumstances. Our 2023-24 theme verse is Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint". Our club verse is Micah 6:8b... "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
 
Special activities include a fall pumpkin walk, the Pinewood Derby, a mother & daughter event, and more!

Cadets

The Ottawa Reformed Cadets is for boys in 2nd-6th grades. Our Cadet ministry is led by a committed group of men who maintain a goal of leading boys to walk in the light of Jesus Christ.

 

We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the GRACE Center from September 20, 2023 thru March 27, 2024.  Activities include a lesson from our Quest Bible Lesson and time used to earn badges, build crafts or explore God's creation.

 

Special events include camping trips, Fall Fun Fest, Snow Derby, and the Pinewood Derby. The official sport of our Cadet group is Dodge Ball!

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Kids' Archery League meets on Tuesday evenings in February and March in the GRACE Center Gym.

 

Dates have yet to be determined for 2024.

Kids Archery League

Bibles & Bows involves archery & Bible study! All adults and children 10 years old and older accompanied by an adult are welcome to come shoot.  Following the “bows”, any or all persons that came to shoot are encouraged to join us in studying God’s Word.

Join us for six weeks on Tuesday evenings in February and March in the GRACE Center gym. Dates have not been made available yet.

This offering is supported by ORC Outdoors.  For more information, email "orcoutdoors@gmail.com".

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Praise Team

Hallelujiah! Praise the Lord! Praise God in His Sanctuary!

Are you someone who is sitting in your church seat, when all of a sudden, the Praise Team starts heading up the stairs and you're already excited and start to tap your feet a bit, or maybe it's your hands against your legs, starting to pound a beat, wondering what song will they lead off or what instruments will be used?? If that sounds like YOU... it's time to get our of your seat 'cuz we have a place for you and a team to join, praises to lift high and a JESUS to love by worshipping Him in spirit and song, giving Him all glory due Him!!

This is not a team for professionals. As a matter of fact, it's a team for "all in" Jesus lovin' people who wanna use their gift of music to praise the One who gave their gift to them and to help prepare the hearts of people to receive the spoken word of God. We laugh alot, we help each other out, we gain new friendships, we encourage each other and we give of our BEST in our singing and playing to lift His name up!

Any further questions about this ministry, please contact Kristin at kbredeweg@ottawareformed.org

ORC Dance

Dance class is on Monday evenings but is not meeting at the current time. Boys and girls, ages 5 and up, of all skill level are welcome to join. Class will be from 7-8:00 PM and is located in the Grace Center. This is a fun class that helps kids learn gymnastics skills, dance technique, social skills - all while worshiping Jesus Christ!

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ORC Players

The Ottawa Reformed Church Players is a collection of youth and young adults that express their love for Christ through acting, dance and song.  The group consists of up to 30 people between the ages of 5 through early twenties.  The make-up is not only members and friends of ORC but, also represents kids from surrounding communities.

 

The group puts on a number of different types of quality performances throughout the year.  Shows range from full scale plays with singing and dancing at local theaters, to smaller performances during church worship services.

 

ORC Players is open to any youth with or without experience.  The group consists of a nice combination of experienced actors and actresses, and people with little to no experience.  No auditions needed - just the desire to have fun & entertain!

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