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Bus Ministry  
Coming for Advent 

Safe Sanctuary
 At Otterbein, we understand that in the times in which we live, it is imperative to have professional trained individuals.These persons have passed criminal background checks and also taken courses in handling children and adults in and outside of the church. We are here to assist you with your daily walk with Jesus in a safe and comfortable environment.
 
Children Worship
During worship our Lay Leader has children's time, where a message is shared with the children and youth in the
congregation then if the younger children would like them may choose to go off to children's church where they spend time learning about the stories of the Bible.
 
Clothing Ministry (Evelyn's Closet)
This is a joint venture between Otterbein and Scotland United Methodist Churches to provide clothing to those in need. The ministry is the second and fourth Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A free breakfast is provided for those who come. If you are in need or would like to donate please call the office anytime. 
 
Food Pantry Collection
Parishioners give to the monthly collection which is then dontated to the local food pantry. The food pantry offering takes place the first Sunday of each month during the worship hour. It can be in the form of dry goods or there are special envelopes that you place in the with the regular offering.
 
Health Ministries
Monthly blood pressure checks and annual health fair to provide members of the community with health related information. We are putting together a major Health Fair that is headed up by Nancy Adair of our Events committee. Nancy sees a need to help those in our community who don't have the opportunities as those who have medical coverage. The event will be held in the fall - more info. to come.
 
Special Services
- Worldwide Communion - First Sunday of October
- All Saints Day - First Sunday of November
- Two Christmas Eve Services (one at Otterbein and the second at Scotland UMC)
- Lenten Services (Community and Lenten series on Sundays) 
- Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 
- Easter 
- Holy Communion offered every first Sunday of the month as well as special events
- Boy Scout & Girl Scout Sundays
- Other Special Sunday (Pentecost, Trinity, Baptism of the Lord, etc.)