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Special Spiritual and Cultural Programs

In addition to bringing you preachers in the Temple every Sunday, a full music program and Morning Watch, the Religious & Cultural Committee is offering additional opportunities for you to practice spirituality. We hope you can attend these innovative programs and spiritual services.

Good Energy CaféNew in 2017! Gather and enjoy performances and table conversations surrounding music, poetry, story, film and more! Celebrate together the beautiful, peaceful energy of Ocean Park that we all enjoy. Appetizers included! Led by different artists each session. This refreshing new weekly gathering is designed to lift and heal your spirit and to generate peace and understanding through the arts and community. 4:30-6:00 pm on July 17, 24, 31, August 7 at Jordan Hall; August 14 at Porter Hall. Cost: $5.00 or donation.

Join us for half an hour every Wednesday at noon in July & August for Prayer Time for Blessing & Healing in Jordan Hall. We will share a liturgy of prayer with time for you to pray silently for healing for yourself or others, or share your prayers with those who are gathered. The Laying on of Hands and Anointing with oil may be received by request. Led by different resident clergy each week. No cost.

All God's Creatures – Animal Blessing Service on August 27, 5:00 pm. Humans gather in the morning for Worship in the Temple; but cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs…all of God's creatures, are invited with their owners to gather in the Bell Tower Grove. Rain/shine. Contact Martine Taylor at martinet2874@hotmail FMI. (All animals must be leashed, caged or contained as appropriate) No Cost.

PorchFest - front porch music! (no cost):
July 1, 7:00 pm: 30 Massachusetts Ave. Join in the relaxed fun of summertime music selections played by the UKESTERS and other Ocean Park friends at our 2nd "Music at the Duplex". Bring your friends, a folding chair and plan to sing along!

August 5, 8:00 pm: 13 Oceana Ave.  Stop by during your Illumination walk and enjoy old favorites sung and played by Jerry Scheinfeldt, Music Director, and his family from his porch!

September 1, 7:00 pm: 50 Free Street. Stop by or bring a chair and join in an old fashioned sing-a-long featuring folk songs and camp songs. (Garage space in case of rain!)


2017 Summer Season