Welcome to ODCMA!
What is the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association?
ODCMA is a collegial interfaith organization for the leaders of the Owensboro-Daviess County Area faith communities. Our purpose is to nurture Owensboro as a compassionate community. We invite a pastor or representative from each church or faith home to attend.
MEETINGS are at 9:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month. The November meeting will be on the third Thursday because of Thanksgiving. ODCMA does not meet in December, June, and July.
Meeting location rotates between various faith communities or at the hospital on Pleasant Valley Road. For locations and additional details, see the contact information below. Please let us know if you would like to host a meeting.
Events Sponsored by ODCMA
CROP HUNGER WALK (Details)
Crop Walk is an international program that began in 1947 by the Church World Service to combat hunger. Locally the event has raised about $30,000 since in began in 2005; 25% of the proceeds stay in the local community to fight hunger.
Local beneficiaries have included the following: Owensboro Regional Recovery, Help Office; Working Hands, which was founded by Dianne Morris and Cathy Alverson; and 'A Simple Path' which is a 'reverse soup kitchen' founded by Kim Jagoe.
Owensboro's CROP Walk is in late September or early October. The event has started at GRADD building on the Greenbelt & at Smothers Park on the riverfront. (Register / Donate)
FAITH FEST OWENSBORO (Details)
This 2-3 week interfaith event began in 2011 by the work of the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association. It is 'A Celebration of the Many Religions in Our Area' with the purpose to nuture Owensboro as a compasionate community.
Faith Fest takes place in November. Several Faith Communities participate and activities include the following: Lectures; Tour of Faith Homes; Concerts; and various Activities. Faith Fest Owensboro concludes with an Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service.
Event details can be found at Faith Fest Owensboro. The Kentucky Council of Churches has given special commendation to the Owensboro-Daviess County Ministerial Association for its interfaith work and Faith Fest Owensboro
INTERFAITH POTLUCK (currently on vacation)
In 2015 ODCMA started a monthly community potluck that rotates to various faith homes in the community.
APP of Services in our Community
We hope to have an update soon on an app we are working on for Android and iPhones that will be a list of services in our community for those in need of assistance. If you have a ministry such as a soup kitchen, clothes closet or some other similar ministry and would like to be on this app, please notify us.
Rev. Dr. Claudia A. Ramisch, President
Owensboro Health Pastoral Care