(OCF) - On Sunday, September 15, 2013 parishes across North America will celebrate College Student Sunday (CSS) -- recognizing our college students and bringing awareness to Orthodox campus ministry!
National statistics report as many as 60% of Christian students who leave for college never return to Church. To counteract this trend, OCF is on the frontlines of campuses engaging our students in the Orthodox faith through fellowship, education, worship, and service. Through this four-tiered approach, college students who participate in OCF make their way from schools to parishes spiritually stronger and ready to serve.
With the support of every parish, OCF can accomplish their CSS goal of raising $20,000 by asking parishes to promote Orthodox campus ministry and pass the tray on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Included at the bottom of this page are all the materials needed -- bulletin inserts and the OCF Chapter Locator -- to make College Student Sunday 2013 a success.
A commitment to support OCF is a commitment to sustain local parish life. A commitment to support OCF is a commitment to seeing the Orthodox Church flourish in North America, both now and in the future. And most importantly, a commitment to support OCF is a commitment to strengthening the lives of thousands of young people in a transitional time, empowering them to live lives full of grace, mercy, love, and service for Jesus Christ!