WELCOME!We worship every Sunday at 10:00 am and we'd love for you to join us. You can find us online on our YouTube channel or our Facebook page, or you can join us at the church for in-person worship - more information about worship is below.
Guidelines for on-site worship:
Masks are optional - our congregation is about 95% vaccinated, but we trust that everyone will mask according to their health needs. Masks are available at the door if you would like one.
Please be respectful of others, and don't hesitate to speak up if you need more distance or would rather not shake hands or hug someone.
Hand sanitizer is available as you enter.
The offering plates will not be passed. You are invited to give online, or drop your offering in the plates that are by sanctuary doors.
We have a time of fellowship with coffee and refreshments after worship every Sunday, and hope that you will join us!
If you are feeling unwell or have run a fever within the past week, we ask that you stay home and worship online. If you have had first person exposure to someone with COVID, please follow the CDC guidelines: if you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you stay home to quarantine after that exposure.
Dress is casual. You'll find some men in jackets and ties and women in dresses or skirts, and some in comfortable slacks and shirts. Jeans and t-shirts, shorts and flip flops are fine, too. The important thing is your presence, not your appearance.
We celebrate communion the first Sunday of each month, also on Christmas Eve and on Maundy Thursday. The sacrament is open to all. The pastor will always give instructions so you'll know what to do. As noted in the Book of Order, "The opportunity to eat and drink with Christ is not a right bestowed upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. All who come to the table are offered the bread and cup, regardless of their age or understanding. If some of those who come have not yet been baptized, an invitation to baptismal preparation and Baptism should be graciously extended." (PCUSA Book of Order W-3.0409)
WHO WE ARE Orange Beach Presbyterian Church is a member of the denomination called the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), often called PC(USA). Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.
Presbyterian churches are connectional, meaning they work together with other churches and bodies to do Christ's work in ministry, mission, service, education, and government. Churches are clustered in geographical areas called presbyteries and synods. OBPC is one of the 21 churches that make up the Presbytery of South Alabama. Presbyteries are grouped in larger clusters to form synods. We are a part of the Synod of Living Waters. Every other year, the denomination holds a General Assembly, where commissioners gather to worship, study, debate, and conduct business. Clergy and laity are represented in equal numbers.