Omokoroa Community Church

Omokoroa Community Church
A Co-operative venture under the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian parent churches this parish has a thriving congregation and children’s and youth programmes. It sits within the more Pentecostal/evangelical tradition and is developing a team ministry approach under the leadership of a senior pastor.

Contact:
139 Hamurana Rd, Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty
Ph 07 548-2515; fax 07 548 2516
Email: office@theocc.org.nz
Minister-elect: Reverend Don Moses   
Vestry Secretary, Christine Norton
Website: http://www.theocc.org.nz/
 
Worship:
Sunday - 8.30am: Traditional  liturgical worship service in an Anglican style with Holy Communion. Join us afterwards for morning tea and a chat.
10.00am - A worship gathering with traditional and contemporary elements of worship.

Communion celebrated on the 1st Sunday of every month.

Children’s Ministry operating. 

Ethos: Small, rural community with variety of views and denominational backgrounds; welcoming and friendly, but hard to be inconspicuous.


Ethnicity: Mainly NZ European with small Maori and Pacific representation. Very little Te Reo in worship.

Children: 10am services provide children’s activities; separate youth group on Friday nights.

Social: Morning tea after both morning services. Annual church midwinter dinner; irregular events like walks, picnics, films.

Training: Alpha; Contagious Christianity; Journeys; and other development/evangelism courses. Strong lay involvement in leading of worship and pastoral work; team ministry being developed as complement to stipendiary ministry.

Outreach: OCC & BCC Opportunity Shop, Food Bank, Counselling, Chaplaincy and mid-week rest home services, youth group, Igirlz and Mainly Music.

Highlights: Carols by candlelight; Light Party; midwinter dinner.