OCC: Frequently Asked Questions
Where is OCC located?
1142 Lakefield Road in Grafton, WI. Click here to see a map.
When do worship activities take place?
Worship services take place on Sunday mornings—9:30 in the summer months; 8:30 and 10:00 beginning September 7. Activities for children and youth are offered during the 10:00 service. Additional youth activities, choir rehearsals, and adult Bible study opportunities take place every-other Wednesday evening throughout the school year, 7:00-8:30.
Where should I park?
There's a parking lot on the west side of the buildings, and more parking is being constructed on the north side. Please feel free to park in any available space in the parking lots. We strongly advise against parking on Lakefield Road due to serious safety risks.
When should I arrive for worship?
Most people arrive 10-15 minutes before the service's scheduled start time. On special occasions, you may want to allow a little more lead time.
How long does a typical service last?
The 8:30 & 10:00 services will bothtypically run about 60 minutes.
Should my kids attend worship with me?
That's entirely up to you. Kids are always welcome at OCC. During the September-May 10:00 AM service, child care is offered for infants through 3-year-olds, and the "MP3" youth program for grades 6-12 meets in Fellowship Hall. Children age 4 through grade 5 may begin the hour in the sanctuary, and will be invited to walk over to "Joyous Journey" Sunday school following the opening moments of the service.
Am I welcome to take Communion?
Absolutely! We believe that the communion table is the Lord's table—not ours. So, like most Congregational churches, we have what is called an "open table." That means that you need not be a member of this church, or any church, to partake. The decision to participate (or not) is entirely between you and God. We typically celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month, and on special days of the church year, such as Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday.
Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are located on both levels of the Fellowship building, just a few paces from the sanctuary. A bubbler is located on the upper level of the Fellowship building, between the two restroom doors.
Is there fellowship following worship services?
Immediately following each Sunday morning worship service, "Coffee Hour" takes place in Fellowship Hall—usually accompanied by tasty treats! All are welcome...we mean that sincerely. So, if you don't need to rush off to another commitment after worship, please come sip, nibble, and mingle.
What about weddings, baptisms, funerals, & memorial services?
To discuss the possibility of holding a special ceremony at OCC, please contact Rob Fredrickson, Associate Minister.
Several times each year, we officially receive new members during worship services. Contact Rob Fredrickson to discuss membership!