• THE FESTIVALS

    The Festivals

    Gathering the Scattered Tribes

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Annual Gatherings Focused on Prayer, Worship & Service

The concept of annual Festivals came to life in May of 2010 after the final gathering of the Global Day of Prayer Manasota (GDOP) initiative. Many suggested that we should all gather together more often much like each scattered tribe gathered together in Jerusalem for the different Old Testament Feasts. These feasts were held three times a year at Jerusalem. This meant that Dan, who lived furthest North would in normal life have little to do with Judah who lived in the South. The feasts gave them an opportunity to come together. It was the feasts that kept them Jewish and this became a model for us. Like the Jews, we have established a rhythm of 3 festivals a year in our region. An activity or project flows out of each festival as an opportunity for believers to work together making an impact in the communities of the OMC.

 

Festival of Worship

Festival of Worship

Believers from across the OMC gathered together in ONE Place to Worship

The Gathering

The Festival of Worship occurs every November, which corresponds with Thanksgiving. At this event, the entire OMC meets all together at one place for a corporate worship gathering! Every year, all eight counties will converge somewhere towards the center of the OMC. It is the OMC's gigantic homecoming event!

COMING SOON


Festival of Prayer

Festival of Prayer

Believers United in Prayer
Across the Region

Festival of Prayer History

2015 - Believers gathered from across the state in Bradenton, FL to join in prayer for our nation, the OMC region, Israel and the world. The prayer gathering was also broadcast live so that some could pray from their homes or churches.

2014 - Many ministries, streams, and ethnicities from the Nations, the State of Florida, and the OMC met in Palmetto Florida to seek the presence of the Lord through worship, prayers, intercessions, foot washing, and communion. The sense of unity and preference of one another was tangible as prayers were offered up for local, national and international concerns.

2013 - Believers gathered on this Global Day of Prayer in the OMC to be encouraged by John Mulinde of World Trumpet Mission (WTM) in Uganda. WTM has been used of the Lord to help bring forth national awakening and transformation in a powerful way. WTM now travels throughout the nations to help others go down the road towards a transformative revival. Prayers fueled by the hope of transformation through the presence of God were made.

2012 - Globally the Body of Christ was encouraged to come to the place of prayer on this Pentecost Sunday in small groups - in homes, meeting places, work places, etc. so that everyone could participate. While some chose to still have large gatherings, the power of united prayer in an untold number of smaller meetings was orchestrated by the Lord.

2011 - Pine Level Florida is the geographic center of the Original Manatee County of 1855 and was once the county seat of the OMC. And it was also here that a significant and tangible move of God occurred in 1904. So it was fitting for the Body of Christ to meet here for the Festival of Prayer. The gathering was broadcast from three different locations as believers met in various OMC counties. Others outside the OMC streamed the event as we lifted up one voice to our God.

2010 - This year marked the fifth year of the OMC participating in the Global Day of Prayer. Over 3,500 saints meeting in the former Sarasota / Bradenton Conventional Center powerfully praised and prayed. It was a significant corporate gathering that was a fulfillment of promises made by the Lord for the region.

2005 - 2009 - In conjunction with the Global Day of Prayer, believers met in various locations and with growing numbers. Beginning with just a handful of people in 2005, each year there was an increase in the number of participants. And prayers were not just spoken on Pentecost Sunday but were often made over ten, 21, or more days. Practical outreaches after the Festival of Prayer were also undertaken as a way of putting feet to the prayers.


Festival of the Kingdom

Festival of
the Kingdom

A county-wide worship gathering and service project in each county of the OMC

The Gathering

The Festival of Worship occurs every November, which corresponds with Thanksgiving. At this event, the entire OMC meets all together at one place for a corporate worship gathering! Every year, all eight counties will converge somewhere towards the center of the OMC. It is the OMC's gigantic homecoming event!

The Service Project

From that gathering a service project or projects will be determined that believers and churches can do together. This is a demonstrable act to serve each community; Christians working together to serve and bless their cities.

COMING SOON

OMC Updates

The latest updates, news, testimonies, stories and highlights of God’s work in
the 8 counties of the Original Manatee County, Florida.

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