Orchard Life is a monthly publication highlighting events going on at Orchard. In every issue, you will find Staff and Ministry articles, announcements, and much more!

Pray for us!

Join us in praying for Turkey and Honduras teams. Use the calendars below while the teams are abroad. 

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Cheer & Dance Camp
August 15-19 , 2022

9 am - Noon

JUNE 2022


June 4   |  10:30 am - Noon

Meet at Orchard

Come join us for a neighborhood cleanup along Telephone Road, neighboring streets and Kimball Park.


It’s easy, all ages are welcome, and it’s a great testament to our care for our community! 


Suggested items to bring:

  • Trash bag
  • Tool for picking up trash
  • Gloves
  • Water, sunscreen, & hat


This event will be a part of ACTION Ventura County’s Love VC day, which coordinates faith communities from across the county to come together in service


Click below to sign up or simply show up on June 4. We hope to see you there!


Contact Jeremy Jacob for more information.  

So You Wanna Be a Graduate

June 12  |  5 pm  |  $5

Worship Center

Come be a part of the Live Studio Audience! Orchard's very own 8th and 12th grade students will be the contestants of the hottest new game show! 


Dinner will be served. 

Please RSVP

Kids & Volunteers Register NOW

Dino Dig VBS 

June 20 - 24, 2022

9 am - Noon

VBS Sunday

June 26 

Under the Tent

The kids have been having fun all week learning and growing in their faith. Come and join in on the fun. The kids will share some of the songs they learned. We will hear a message based on the scripture they heard. 


After the service plan to stay for a free lunch and fun activities for all ages. 

MAY 2022

Ukraine Update with Nita Hanson

May 1   |  11:45 am


Come hear from Nita Hanson as she shares about what is happening in Ukraine and what God's Hidden Treasures is doing as the war continues.

Hybrid Meeting
In-person in the Library with a light brunch served. 
Online via Zoom


Please take a moment to RSVP.

Meet & Greet

May 15   |  11:45 am


New to Orchard?

Want to know more about who we are and what we believe?

Then join Pastor Matt and several key leaders of Orchard for Lunch in the library. It is a great opportunity to learn more, find ways to get plugged in and begin becoming a part of the Orchard Family.


Please take a moment to RSVP.

Sing, Celebrate, Learn

May 15  |  6 pm - 7:30 pm

Worship Center

Come celebrate the creativity of the congregation. There will be hymn singing, art exhibits, and music and dance performances. You’ll hear from Joseph Parcher, Karen Rittenburg, and Rich Smith about their short-term IMPACT trip to Honduras and Turkey and have an opportunity to make a donation.


We need your help to create this fun activity! Please contact Mike Park before the end of April to submit your performance ideas or your crafts, artwork, stories and poetry. Contact Karen Rittenburg to request that hymn you love.


There will also be a jigsaw puzzle exchange. What more could you ask for?

Chosen- Potluck 

May 21   |   6 pm 


In fall 2021, a number of Orchard families signed up to sponsor a child through the World Vision program with a focus on building a relationship with the child and their family.


The Global Missions Team is hosting a potluck dinner on Saturday, May 21 to connect and share with each other about our relationships with the children in Florida, Honduras.


We invite you to join us for dinner to talk about your exchanges with your sponsored child and spend a few minutes writing an encouraging note to your child and their family.


All are welcome, even if you did not sponsor a child.

Blood Drive

May 22  |  9 am - 12:15 pm 

Orchard Parking Lot

Blood Banks are in critical need of blood donations. The Local Missions team is partnering with Vitalant to host a blood drive in the Orchard Parking lot. 

APRIL 2022

Significant Sacrifice

Lenten Campaign

Help Lifewater provide clean water, sanitation, hygiene awareness, and the hope of the Gospel to hard-to-reach places, like Besa, Ethiopia. You can end waterborne childhood sickness there for just $65. This Lent, sacrifice something and remember those who can't. Orchard's Goal this year $6,000. 


Significant Sacrifice raised $4,025 for Lifewater's work in developing countries bringing them clean water, hygiene training, hope and the gospel

Lenten Small Groups

Serval Options - Click the button below for more info. 

Join a short-term Lenten Small Group. These small groups will discuss scriptures related to the Lenten sermon series, get to know each other and pray for each other Groups will meet weekly for 1.5 hours from the week of March 2nd through the week of April 17th.


Contact Rich Smith or Lauri Kail with questions or to get plugged into a group.

Work Day 

April 2  |  9 am - 12 pm

Come lend a helping hand at the Orchard Work Day at the City Center and Tender Life Maternity Home. Volunteers will be helping with painting, gardening, cleaning, and organizing sheds. Water and snack will be provided. 


Sign-up to help Sunday, March 20 & 27, on the patio 


Meet at the front of the City Center

837 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura


Questions please contact Mike Hershey

Lenten Prayer & Fasting

April 5 & 12

A small prayer gathering during the fasting period of Lent in the Library for meditation, Psalms singing, and responsive meditation and prayer. Devotional guides available in the church office or download it below. For questions about this exciting opportunity contact Joy Riley

No sign-up is required, come as you are available, or do the study guide on your own. 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 14, 2022  |  7 pm

In Person or Live Online

Even at the very end of His life, people were still wondering who Jesus was. In His trial before the Sanhedrin, they asked, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?" and when he was before Pilate, he asked, "Are you the king of the Jews? Yet one Roman Centurion proclaimed, "Surely this man was the Son of God!" when He died.

Easter Service

April 17, 2022 | 10:30 AM

Jesus Our Risen Lord!

On that first Easter morning, Jesus' followers learned one more amazing thing about who He is, that He is our risen Lord. The tomb was empty, the angel proclaimed it, Jesus had said it about himself, but they only came to truly understand it when they had a personal experience with Him.


Easter Egg Hunt for the kids immediately following the service.

Orchard Kids Easter Party

April 17, 2022 | 10:30 AM

You're Invited!

Kids are invited to our Easter Party to celebrate our Risen Lord. 

Sunday, April 17 at 10:30 am.

The party will end with a HUGE Egg Hunt!

Faith on Friday

April 27, 2022 | 4 PM

Orchard Kids Spring Musical

Will Jack and Annie find what they are looking for? Come find out at our Orchard Kids Musical!


Join us outside in the Orchard Children's Center playground. 



Stay up to date with all of the church happenings going on throughout the month! Make sure to check back from time to time, as we are always up to something!