For many, the Sunday Morning Service in the Temple is the highlight of the Ocean Park week. Glorious music provided by the Temple Choir, the Bell Choir and the Temple Brass, great congregational singing, and thoughtful, inspiring sermons by guest preachers from a variety of denominations combine to make these services uniquely moving events. This summer's series begins on Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 am and continues each Sunday through September 3. Parents are invited to make use of the Nursery for pre-school children during the Temple worship service each Sunday, from 10:15 am to 11:45 am. The Nursery is located in Jordan Hall, where experienced adult supervision is provided.
Sunday School is provided for children in kindergarten through grade six in Jordan Hall each Sunday from 10:15 to 11:45 am. Children are also welcomed to sit with their families during Temple worship services. Temple Tote Bags are provided for them and may be obtained at the side entrance. The Totes contain quiet activities with a Christian theme. Nursery is available. Facilitated by staff members from Oceanwood.
Morning Watch discussions are offered are also offered selectively through the summer season. More info here > >
Continuing a 136 year tradition, the Ocean Park Association hosts nationally-recognized and leading regional speakers. For eleven Sundays this summer, Ocean Park residents and guests will be able to hear outstanding preachers in the Temple, located at 50 Temple Avenue.
June 25 – Rev. Dr. Douglas Scalise Senior Pastor, Brewster Baptist Church, Brewster, MA
July 2 – Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith Senior Minister, Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA
July 9 – Shane Claiborne Author & Social Activist Red Letter Christians, Philadelphia, PA
July 16– Rev. Molly Baskette Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
July 23 – Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister at Old South Church, Boston, MA
July 30 – Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo President, Evangelical Association for the Advancement of Education, David's, PA
Aug 6 – Rev. Elaine Hewes Pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bangor, ME
Aug 13 – Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Valley Forge, PA
Aug 20 - Rev. Brandon Crowley Senior Pastor, Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, West Newton, MA
Aug 27 – Dr. Diana Butler-Bass Author, Educator and Speaker, Alexandria, VA
Sept 3 – Rev. J. Barrie Shepherd Retired Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
2017 Summer Season
- Get Involved with Music!
- Ocean Park Music Festival
- Wednesday's at Jordan
- Saco Bay Artistst six
- Art in the Park
- Educational Bureau
- Library Hours, etc.
- Library Programs/Book Sale
- Historical Series
- Let's Talk About It
- Learning Through Film
- Special Programs
- Tuesdays in the Park
- Thursdays in the Park
- Technology Workshop
- Writer 's Conference