Ojai UMC does outreach in many ways to both elderly and homebound church members as well as to the various housing facilities for seniors in our community. Home visits by both the pastor and other members occur on a frequent basis and other members of the congregation regularly visit senior facilities to provide musical entertainment and holiday gifts. Ojai UMC also supports the work of Help of Ojai, (www.helpofojai.org), in its many classes and programs for the Valley’s seniors and low income residents.
Ojai UMC also offers a variety of fun senior get-togethers. Our “God’s Girls” group (welcoming “God’s girls” of every age!) meets monthly at a local restaurant where its dedicated members discuss various service opportunities as well as enjoying each other’s fellowship – and a lot of yummy food!
And… because we are all one, big, beautiful church family and Body of Christ, we aren’t usually satisfied to see each other only once a week! Many of our congregation members host relaxing gatherings, dinners, BBQs, and pool parties throughout the year. Everyone is welcome, because
at Ojai UMC, we don’t know any strangers!
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