How good and pleasant it is when believers live together in unity!....for there the Lord commands and bestows his blessing, evening life forevermore. – Psalm 133A prayer of Jesus: “I pray for those who will believe in me…, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me…. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” – John 17:20-23
Just to bless God our Father, we gather as the Church of the Jamestown region at least once each year for a Praise and Proclamation service (scroll down for photos and videos of some past services). We also gather monthly for Concerts of Prayer or to Prayer Walk the city streets and more (read more details below).
The One in Christ (OIC) movement of the greater Jamestown, NY area was conceived and born out of the Tuesday morning Pastor’s Prayer Gathering in Jamestown.
OIC exists to bring believers together to bless God through services of united prayer, worship and proclamation.
The leadership of OIC requested in 2014 to bring this ministry under the umbrella of The Better Place and TBP Board agreed to provide a corporate, financial and spiritual covering.
OIC sponsors monthly gatherings of the Church. Their first big event was a Maundy Thursday gathering at the Center for the Arts in Jamestown NY in 2014. Since then the large worship and proclamation gatherings have continued and the OIC calendar now also includes concerts of prayer, a National Day of Prayer gathering, a Global Day of Prayer gathering, prayer walking, praying at the city gates, and praying at the county gates.
The Leadership Team members for OIC are all regular participants in the Jamestown Tuesday morning pastors’ prayer gathering.
Dodi McIntyre – chairperson of worship gatherings
Mike Quimby – audio and visuals
Roy Miller – sponsoring churches, and program booklets
Mark Hinman – orchestra and band facilitation
Nate Bailey – proclamation
Tammy Claydon – concerts of prayer
Mel McGinnis – prayer walks
Dean Houser and Ron Leman – publicity
All planning meetings are open to all area pastors and ministry leaders. Such meetings are usually held at the conclusion of the Tuesday morning prayer gathering and this results in the participation of many.