Category: Ministries

Ministries at Owen Valley Christian Fellowship in Spencer, Indiana

November 4th Announcement

Sunday, November 4 announcement…



On behalf of the elders.


On anniversary Sunday, the Elders presented their “plans” for the future of OVCF.  A major priority was the hiring of a full-time Youth Pastor.  We believe we have the perfect candidate for this position in Ryan East.  Our youth program is thriving.  Children’s lives are being positively affected and this move would only continue to help our church grow.


We stated that we would be gauging the pulse of the congregation through trends in attendance and giving in the last quarter of this year.  We cannot ignore the fact that giving needs to increase in order to make this happen.


The leadership feels that God has blessed us greatly in meeting every need and overcoming every obstacle that has faced us over these past few years.  You, the congregation, have stepped up with your time, your hard work and yes, your contributions.  We have faith that the Lord will bless this decision.


Several people have offered to pledge money that would be applied towards Ryan’s salary.  As a response to these offers, the Finance Team has created a pledge card.  If any of you would like to pledge money to support Ryan’s salary during the coming year, please pick up a green pledge card at the table. (Please see a member of the finance or leadership team if you have questions.)   If you’d like to support this, please designate “YP salary” in your check memo or on a note if you are giving cash.


We will be using the rest of this year (2 months) to evaluate whether OVCF is able to support hiring a youth pastor.  We will be looking at trends in attendance, in giving and at any pledges that have been made by the congregation.  We would like January 1 to be the day we can ask Ryan to be our full-time Youth Pastor, and for him to give his notice where he currently works. We ask everyone to pray for God’s guidance concerning this issue and we invite anyone with comments, questions, or concerns to talk to one of the church leaders.

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Financial Peace University

9-week program being offered at reduced price of $89.

Lova Standeford would like to offer this class

In Interested, please sign up at OVCF Sunday morning!

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October Baby

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Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes are available. 

Shoebox filling guidelines/labels are available at OVCF or online at

Please return boxes by November 18th.

See Jerry or Lova Standeford for more information.

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Campus Life

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Men’s Retreat 2012

The  Men’s Retreat is going to be held at the church building.

Will start Friday about 6:30 with Pizza and end about 9.

Starting Saturday morning about 8 with breakfast by Bivi and will conclude about 11:30.

$18 fee will help pay for pizza and breakfast.


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Military Care Packages

We are collecting items for our military men and women!

Please bring donations for care packages and leave them in the box provided. We will get the packages put together and mailed! Lists of needed items are available!

Please see Madi Arnett if you have questions or updates!

You may give name and address information for your military loved ones to the church office and we will be sure to include them!

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Share The Warmth

We are collecting new & gently used coats/hats/gloves/snow boots for ages newborn-adult through the month of September.

Please put items in the provided collection box.

Must be clean, working closures, no rips/stains.

Please see Diana Markland for info.

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Apple Butter Festival

Apple Butter Festival – September 15th and 16th – Come see us at our booth!

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Route 66 Study


Route 66 Study Continues:

Wednesdays  7:00 – 8:00 PM

Please see Pastor Bill Grandi for more information

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