- October 6, 2020
Following Christ’s call to reconciliation in our fractured world. October 10 at 9 am at Orchard Community Church under…October 5, 2020
For the months of September and October, our Local Outreach committee is hosting a Kitchen Basics Collection Drive. These…September 6, 2020
Here at Orchard, we are committed to both global & local mission outreach. We support various missionaries overseas in addition to serving the needy in our community. Orchard strives to encourage, teach, develop, financially support, and pray for disciples to spread God’s Word.
Orchard is charged with establishing ministries in support of “the widow, the orphan” and the “least of these brothers of mine”. Our endeavor is to find ministries and opportunities to serve that are closely aligned with our Lord’s mandate to serve those in the deepest need.
Homelessness Support – Provides housing, food, and assistance to the homeless of our community.
Tutoring Center – The tutoring center is located at Orchard Community Church. Here you’ll find loving and caring volunteers help elementary school children with math, reading, and writing. Currently, we have a waiting list of students needing tutoring. If you have one hour, once a week please contact Betty Whitney to become a tutor! (805) 647-3757 ext 16
Community Christmas Shoppe: An opportunity to minister Christ’s love to under-resourced families in tangible and life-impacting ways: tangible, through receiving gifts and experiencing the family-oriented event; life-impacting, through the contact, care, and compassion guests experience by Shoppe volunteers. Volunteers are in need and it is easy to sign up! Just click this link!
The mission of Young Life is to, “introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.” Contact Dave Afman (647-1575) for more information or visit the website www.younglife.org
Every month a group of volunteers cooks and serves dinner to residents of River Haven, a tent city in Oxnard. We go on the third Monday of each month, rain or shine. If you are interested in helping serve our friends at River Haven contact the church office and we will get you connected with Julie Box.
Outreach to Cabrillo Village (Hispanic community at the east end of Ventura). We are involved with tutoring and special events.
Homeless Prevention Fund
Identifying one-time needs to keep recipients in their current housing for 6+ months.
One Day Build – Date and Time to be announced!
Winter Shelter Support
Providing financial support, a team of volunteers who provide night supervision at the shelter and the donation of Breakfast in a Bag for those who stay.
Providing support for homeless youth that are being trafficked.
Providing support for those who have recently been released.
is a short-term missions organization. Participation will increase your faith and understanding of God’s work here and abroad. We send short-term mission teams to many of our mission partners through IMPACT. Many opportunities to Learn, Serve, Share!
Lifewater International brings safe water, hygiene/sanitation, and the gospel to rural villages through Healthy Homes programs in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cambodia. Villages are transformed as people are educated about hygiene, trained in working as a community and see the love of God in action.
It’s hard to overstate the impact clean water, sanitation, and hygiene can make on a village in rural Uganda. It absolutely transforms a community. Babies are healthy, parents are able to work and provide for their families, and boys and girls can go to school.
Last year, water-related diseases and long walks for water made it almost impossible for 14-year-old Rasheda to keep up with her studies, and she nearly dropped out. Then, Lifewater supporters like you partnered with her school to provide clean water and safe bathrooms. “My life is better because we have enough safe water to drink,” Rasheda said.
Girls like Rasheda are why we work in remote, poor districts like Kakumiro, Mayuge, and Kaliro–to be the hands and feet of Jesus among the world’s most vulnerable.
In fact, we’re broadening our efforts to serve even more girls like Rasheda throughout rural Uganda. This month, we are expanding to a second area of the Mayuge District, and a third area in the Kaliro District. Together, these expansions will serve more than 40,000 people with clean water and improved health.
Your support and prayers make this life-changing work possible. I encourage you to view our interactive map of Uganda to see the transformation that is happening in real time. Thank you and may God bless you!
Visit their website: lifewater.org
is an outreach to the handicapped and orphans in Ukraine.
Nita Hansen, ministering in war-torn Ukraine, wrote “Do we when we are faced with conflict, seek Jesus to find out what He would do? Or do we jump into the fray, holding onto our “rights” and take sides? The enemy feeds on division. God does great things when we come together “in one accord”. Pray for her work discipling her Ukrainian staff in the ways of Jesus, and for peace.
The program uses adventure education to promote positive values of self-confidence and teamwork among youth. IN VIATA Camp youth are stimulated to learn practical skills about life and to adopt positive values and behaviors.
Dana and Brandi Bates lead the VIATA/IMPACT programs in Romania, in addition to a children’s literacy program. VIATA is an outdoor adventure camp teaching practical lessons about life such as self-confidence, trust, communication, defining success, problem-solving, and perseverance. IMPACT consists of a network of Community Initiative Clubs for Youth and is a powerful vehicle of social change. The Children’s Literacy Program teaches parents how to read to their children and provides appropriate Romanian children’s literature.
Located in India. NGDC believes a transformed community is the result of many transformed lives, each one impacting his own community for good. NGDC, therefore, provides tools for individuals to grow in educational, economic and spiritual strength, so that having the strength they may offer assistance to others. NGDC operates in both urban and rural Indian environments, assisting people to lead transformed lives. A training center has been established to train rural pastors in ministry and self-sufficiency.
Located in Honduras promotes biblical literacy and character education in the schools and communities of Honduras. It is led by Orlando and Sylvia Japas.