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Homecoming Weekend a Renaissance Highlight

The second weekend in September of 2021 marked a highlight of OSLC’s “Renaissance” with many activities and celebrations bringing the congregation back together for its first large event since the start of COVID. Confirmation Celebration The graduating Confirmation Classes of 2020 and 2021 were celebrated at the Sunday 10:30 am service, and many extended family members were there to support them. An overnight retreat for those classes as well as current students was held on the prior Friday, giving the…

Social Ministry – Summer 2021 Project

Children’s Summer Meals At last report from Department of Social Services (DSS), over 3,000 Fauquier County children receive breakfast and/or lunch through the School Nutrition Program. While on summer vacation, there may be only a limited program. Please help for the months of June and July by purchasing some or all the items listed below, placing them in a bag marked “Children Summer Meals”, and dropping them off at OSLC by Sunday, June 13 AND/OR Sunday, July 11. Additionally, you…

Personal Hygiene Kits as part of Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition

As part of the food distribution effort for FCFDC, it has come to our attention that the cost of personal hygiene items is not covered by SNAP (i.e., food stamps). This includes daily essential items for basic hygiene such as bath soap, hand soap, shampoo, tooth paste, toothbrushes, etc.—anything that is not food. We are asking folks at OSLC and from other churches in the area to donate these things to be given out at the June food distribution on…

Continuity of Ministry Update: Masks

Updated Gathering Guidelines Based on the CDC and Virginia State guidelines, people coming to OSLC are not expected to wear a mask in the building if they ARE fully vaccinated. Based on those same guidelines, we do ask that you please wear a mask if you are NOT fully vaccinated. Of course, feel free to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. During worship, separate areas have been set apart for those with mask and those without. Please…

Social Ministry – May 2021 Project

Social Ministry is collecting essentials to be provided to Fauquier Family Shelters. (See supplies wish list below.) Please bring your donations with you to service any weekend in May to place in the collection tub in the narthex. You can also drop them off during the week Tuesday through Friday between 9:30am and 2:30pm. All collected items will be picked up from the church and delivered to Fauquier Family Shelters on June 5. Please contact Fred Koozer through your church…

Upcoming Events In and For Our Community

What: Vietnam Veteran Town Hall sponsored by Capital Caring Health Where: Online (http://bit.ly/VietnamVeteranTownHall2021) When: Monday, March 29, 10am-12pm Contact: Corie Bacher at cbacher@capitalcaring.org for questions / additional info Please join Capital Caring Health, The United States of American Vietnam War Commemoration, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs in honoring and recognizing veterans who served during the Vietnam War — and in learning of the unique health issues and benefits available for those who…

Transportation for Senior Adults in Our Community

Please join the conversation about transportation for senior adults in our community, hosted by the Regional Transportation Collaborative (RTC). The virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 31, from 2-3:30. A variety of links to the event are on this flyer. This is open to community partners like Our Saviour as well as all interested individuals. (click on image of flyer below to access a PDF of this flyer)

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity –
Partnership Applicant Info Session

Would you like to learn how you could own an affordable home or do you know someone in your church, family or neighborhood who may be interested? Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is hosting two applicant information sessions for individuals and families to learn more about our partnership program and receive an application to partner with us on the journey toward homeownership. Participants must complete the Eligibility Questionnaire to receive link to virtual applicant information sessions or call 540-341-4952. Sessions will…

OSLC’s Continuity of Ministry Committee: How It Works and What’s Been Done

Greetings from your Continuity of Ministry Committee, This group is comprised of our pastors and members of our church from various backgrounds such as business, education and the medical field that are volunteering to help make as much sense as possible of all the information coming our way regarding COVID-19. We are not experts in epidemiology or infectious disease, but we do listen to those who are, and we are working our hardest to represent the best interest of our…

Prayer Walk / Labyrinth at Our Saviour

The prayer walk has been set up in the back half of Our Saviour’s Fellowship Hall and will be accessible the following days and hours: Tuesdays 9am-3pm  ⁄  Wednesdays 9am-5pm Thursdays 9am-7pm  ⁄  Fridays 9am-3pm Sundays 30 mins. before and after service Specifics:  It will be available during church office hours, which are Tuesday-Friday from 9am-3pm, and will extend until 7pm on Thursdays in order to accommodate those who need or prefer evening hours. Please note that March 16 and April…

COVID Vaccine Survey for Age 65+ and/or 16-64 with Underlying Medical Condition

We are sharing this information as it was provided by the Population Health Coordinator of our regional Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, part of the Virginia Department of Health.  Governor Northam identified which essential workers will be receiving the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C. When Phase 1B is launched, it will include frontline essential workers, such K-12 teachers and staff, grocery store workers, migrant farmworkers, corrections facility employees and people who are incarcerated, and those working or living in…

Fearful to Fearless

To kick off 2021, the Mental Health Association and PATH Foundation are partnering to host a virtual community presentation by motivational speaker Darryl Bellamy on Thursday, February 11th from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Individuals of all ages are welcome to join us for this FREE virtual event. Darryl is a public speaker out of North Carolina and has analyzed over 50,000 fears from students all over the country. He focuses on helping his audience identify the fears that are…

Thanksgiving Turkeys Social Ministry Project

Help our neighbors have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your donations for Turkeys! The Social Ministry Committee and Caring Team are asking for your support to help our neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Please donate money (by mail, in person drop off or online) to Thanksgiving Turkeys for Head Start families and First Responders. Please donate by the end of worship service on Sunday, November 15. Our Social Ministry Committee will use some of the money to purchase turkeys for them.