ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church”
OCF House Opening at University of Oregon
EUGENE, Oregon – St. George Church in Eugene recently opened St. Nectarios House to serve the needs of the Orthodox ministry at the University of Oregon. Fr. Jerry Markopoulos and the parish council had identified a need for an expanded ministry there. Eugene is home to more than 40,000 college students. The parish made an effort to connect with both Orthodox students and students interested in finding out more about the Orthodox faith.
The parish rented a house within four blocks of the university as a location for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) to meet and where students to gather in fellowship. Five young women reside in the house, along with the house director. The director, Ann Campbell, is a St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary graduate and has experience with residential life. Among the programs offered are a monthly community service project, a regular patristics reading group, readers’ services, and social events such as movie nights.
Jan 22, 2011 3:38 AM