January 2021

A New Year of Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry

 

January was an exciting month at OCF!

We are thrilled to welcome college students back after Christmas break and provide opportunities for them to encounter Jesus Christ as we begin a new year! 

Ocf presents

A New Year’s Series for College Students

It’s a new year! OCF kicked it off by creating a video series for our college students addressing some important questions.

 

  • How can we step into 2021 with a perspective that’s directing us towards the Kingdom?
  • What can we be certain of after a year of deep uncertainty?
  • What is some practical advice for resetting your perspective this year?  
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Blog

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

OCF’s latest blog series featured submissions from students reflecting on the best advice they have ever received. Check them out below! 

OCF February 2021 Highlights

  The newly launched Real Break Now program is in session! This year, Real Break is being offered as a virtual course on how to be the Church in the world. Students will grow in community with like-minded peers while learning from incredible examples of the...

Hoping Through February

But how do we hope in the right way? Hope is a confident expectation. It is not just a passive looking off to the future that one-day things will come together but a confident expectation that the kingdom is right here with us. 

Forget Me Not: On Finding Hope in the Small Things

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.

A WORD

From an OCF Student

“OCF has allowed me to connect with people my age that are faced with the same challenges and worries as I am, and helped me to create a network of Orthodox life-long friends all over the country.”

– Andreas

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Class of 2021 

Flex Chapter Guide

It’s here!  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, the 2021 OCF Flex Chapter Guide serves to help navigate campus ministry during COVID-19. 

Psalm 40 and the Justice of God

After a Christmas break, Podcast Student Leader Marcus turns to Psalm 40 and St. Paisios to both meditate on God’s justice and righteousness and think about what happens when we lose sight of God in our human attempts for justice, equality, and mercy.

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

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February

Virtual Small Groups Begin

 

04

February

Real Break Now Kick-Off

 

19-20

February

Virtual Virginia District Event

 

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March

Minnesota & Iowa District Event

 

14-15

March

Day of Prayer

 

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March

Spiritual Wake-Up Kick-Off

 

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