Sunday Mornings at Otterbein
For first time visitors to
Otterbein, there may be questions.
For answers to some of these,
please see our
the Building on Sunday Mornings" (PDF).
Or ask anyone once
We are easy to find at 647 Forge Road between
Carlisle and Boilings Springs.
with Directions PDF)
Otterbein United Methodist Church exists for the
purpose of helping
to spread the Good News that God has sent his son, Jesus Christ, to
redeem the whole world. We will help persons become disciples of
Christ, help them grow in their understanding of God to the end that
they might respond in all things in love and faith. We will help
persons live in the Spirit of God and, both as individuals and as part
of the Body of Christ, respond as true disciples to the needs of our
community and the whole world.
What better place to start than on Sunday mornings
This provides many opportunities for being involved: for music, as
ushers, greeters, acolytes, etc., along with other opportunities to
support the services in more behind the scenes ways. Please visit our See You on Sunday Page for
worship times and descriptions.
Music programs include opportunities for
nearly everyone. No matter what your age or musical talent, we can find
a spot for you. We welcome new members at any time. For the Sanctuary
worship services, the following groups participate about once a month
(non-Summer months): Senior Choir, Youth Choir, Children’s Choir, Bells
of Otterbein, and Celebration Winds. For the Gathering service, there
are several worship teams/bands.
For more information relating to
practice times, please visit our Connections
Page (staff) and our newsletters/calendars on the Activities Page.
the involvement of children there are many opportunities at Otterbein.
For Sunday mornings, there is a staffed Nursery, Children’s Church, and
age based Sunday School classes available. Throughout the year there are
special events such as Vacation Bible School, Easter egg hunt,
Christmas Eve children’s service, Children’s Day service, and also
regular contribution to worship through involvement with Children's
at Otterbein is available for girls and boys. Pioneer
generally meets on Wednesday evenings September through April for ages
K through 9th grade. There are also Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who meet
on various evenings throughout the week and year for ages K through age
Beginnings at Otterbein is a
state certified and Keystone Stars approved full-time daycare program
for children ages 2-1/2 through 5th grade. Our
goal is to offer quality and loving care based on Christ centered
principles for a rich learning environment which encourages your child
to inquire, investigate, and enjoy the learning and play experiences
offered. For more information pick up a brochure at one of the welcome
centers or visit the center’s website (ottumc.org/childcare).
There are many opportunities for youth within
the life of Otterbein. In addition to supporting worship services
through music, there is also involvement for Christian outreach through
mission trips and service projects. Focus for youth offerings - such as
through Youth Group, Sunday School, Bible studies, retreats, etc. - is
with the purpose of providing an open atmosphere for faith development
along with opportunities for fun through fellowship.
Please visit our Youth
Page and youth website for additional
Adults, of all ages, who welcome a chance to
increase their spiritual connections and continue to study can find
opportunities in various Sunday School classes and weekday Bible
Studies. Topics for these classes change frequently and new members are
always welcome. There is also a Young Adult Group that meets once a
month for study and fellowship. United Methodist Women and United
Methodist Men are groups that also provide opportunities for spiritual
growth through fellowship, service, and special
For more information please see announcements,
newsletter, and Sunday School listing found on our Activities Page.
Finding friendly interaction with others with similar
interests can realized in many ways. With this in mind, any of our
music groups or Sunday School
classes offer opportunities for fellowship. Other examples can be found
through recreation - basketball, volleyball, softball - and
through endeavors such as making Baby Blankets or Prayer Shawls, and
together with others for meals.
Please see our newsletters and calendars found on our Activities Page, and for the softball league with other local churches, please also visit the www.ottumc.org/softball site.
are many ways that "outreach" can be expressed within the life and
efforts of Otterbein church. Efforts to reach out beyond our own walls,
to the community and world around us, can be expressed in many
ways. For more information of what this means for Otterbein, please
visit our Newsletter and
Announcements Page and also our Missions Page.
Use of Church Facilities
- Although we wish we could accommodate all couples
as they unite in Christian marriage, because our facility is so heavily
used, we can only permit Church members and their families to use
Otterbein Church for weddings. (Guidelines and Fees PDF)