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It’s a great opportunity to grow where you are…June 14, 2021
Orchard will be hosting a blood drive in the parking lot. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to donate!
Sign-ups…June 14, 2021
This event will be a panel discussion where people from different racial backgrounds will share their experiences, we’ll discuss…June 9, 2021
ARE YOU IN?
What may seem like an insignificant amount of money ($5 a week or day for that Starbucks…January 20, 2021
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.
Join the committee! If interested please contact Jeremy Jacob
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
BRING ACTS OF SERVICE TO NEIGHBORS IN NEED. NOW (Needs of the Week) Projects serve under-resourced seniors, families, and those with disabilities by meeting critical minor repair needs that improve their safety in the home. In order to meet the ever-increasing level of needs in Ventura County, we need committed volunteers like you!
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!
ONE DAY, HUGE IMPACT. Love VC (Ventura County) is a county-wide event that brings acts of service to communities in need. On one day, thousands of volunteers from churches, businesses, and agencies come together to complete projects for their neighbors.
The mission of Young Life is to, “introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.” Contact Dave Afman (805-647-1575) for more information or visit the website www.younglife.org
Homeless Prevention Fund
Identifying one-time needs to keep recipients in their current housing for 6+ months.
Winter Shelter Support
We collect items and donate funds and encourage people to volunteer to the City of Ventura’s winter shelter response effort for those experiencing homelessness.
Tender Life Maternity Home
City Center Transitional Living Center
Step up Ventura
Global Missions team is an active group that meets on the 4th Thursday evening of each month. Please contact Rich Smith if you would like to visit or participate.
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.
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.
Union Biblica, or Scripture Union in Honduras promotes biblical literacy, character education, and youth leadership skills throughout Honduras. UBH is led by Orlando and Sylvia Japas.