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Unprecedented Tornados Hit the U.S. Overnight

Unprecedented Tornados Hit the U.S. Overnight

UPDATE as of 12/13/21: We thank the Lord that there is no known direct impact to the OPC from the recent devastating tornadoes. We do know that the MNA Disaster Response (of the PCA) will likely be mobilizing, pending confirmation of the impact on their churches. If...

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Tornadoes in the Northeast

Tornadoes in the Northeast

EF2 TORNADO IN PHILADELPHIA  We give thanks that the Lord has spared the OPC of loss of life and predominantly loss of property as Hurricane Ida made its way up the eastern seaboard. One exception is Rev. Dave Holmlund, Presbytery of Philadelphia's regional home...

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Hurricane Ida Update

Hurricane Ida Update

Hurricane Ida Update: Praise the Lord! Both OP Churches in Louisiana are reporting that Hurricane Ida did not impact them! Continue to pray as the storm moves northeast, potentially impacting other congregations.We will update as information becomes available.If you...

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An Overview of OPC Disaster Response

The primary goal of disaster response in the OPC is to restore worship within OPC churches and families, and to demonstrate the compassionate love of Christ to our neighbors.

Volunteers go to places of disaster to assist those in need. It is never clear in advance how our work will be used: it might be that an individual or the whole country gets to see a glimpse of Christianity. It is important to go as a team, no matter how large or small.

Mark Palmer

Deacon and OPC Disaster Response Volunteer

OPC Disaster Response Video

Inspirational, documentary-style video on OPC Disaster Response

August 2021 STORM Report

The S.T.O.R.M. Report:

The short-term missions and disaster response e-newsletter is available as an email, bulletin insert, and poster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about joining the OPC Disaster Registry, but have questions? Check out our page: Frequently Asked Questions.

Disaster Response Resources

Emergency preparedness for churches: guides, tips, worksheets, checklists, and training.

Looking for OPC Short-Term Missions? Visit the OPCSTM website