Included in the Flex Chapter Guide:
- Guidelines for COVID-19 safety
- Social distancing in-person activities
- Virtual ministry best practices and activities
- Recommendations for making your in-person activities “hybrid” to accommodate more students
- Ideas for integrating OCF Everywhere offerings into your weekly meetings
UPDATED for Spring Semester!
Flex Chapter Guide 2021
Navigating Campus Ministry During COVID-19
Created for advisors and student leaders to plan a spiritually-enriching year that prioritizes the health and well-being of students, parishes, and campus communities.
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Sometimes it can be easy to forget about the presence of God in our daily lives, especially when we experience pain, loneliness, fear, or spiritual drought. In moments such as these, we might believe that these feelings give us more cause to despair in our suffering, rather than push us to seek reasons to hope in spite of them. During this past year particularly, I have found myself paying more attention to the simple blessings in life that I would normally take for granted. These ordinary, little blessings often remind me of God’s presence in my daily life and fill me with hope for the new day.
The older I got, the less I heard my dad say it explicitly, but the more I heard him say it implicitly in his actions and in his love for me. It was first used to correct and discipline me, and then it was used to teach and instruct me. I have learned that to “say okay” once is to be obedient, but to always “say okay” is to learn how to accept things as they come with grace and fortitude, much like my dad has sought to do, even if he isn’t
However, the advice is not so that we can believe that we are those things currently, but so that we can be reminded that this is our true form: what we are made to be and what has been made possible for us once more through Christ’s life for us, completely led with Love.
Day of Light
Looking for an event to do with your chapter. Check out the Day of Light.
Orthodox Awareness Month
Situated at the beginning of the school year, Orthdodox Awareness Month is a time that the members of your OCF chapter can devote to both examining aspects of the Faith they wish to develop, and to being a witness to the faith on their campus. In our daily life it is important that we grow in understanding our faith, and are knowledgeable representatives of our faith when people have questions or want to learn more. This is also a good time to revisit complicated topics within the church, or even the basics, which some may have forgotten. All and all it’s a wonderful way to start off the year on the right foot as a strong, connected OCF!
Are you stuck with the same three meal ideas for fasting? Check out the OCF cookbook and try to make a few new recipes. Maybe start a Lenten Potluck with your chapter.
What is Orthodoxy
There’s a Saint for That
Get to know the saints and discover how they can intercede for us.
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