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!

November & December Collection Drive

Community Christmas Shoppe is a holiday tradition in Ventura County. This event serves under-resourced families by providing toys for Christmas! Donate a new unwrapped toy for a child 0-17 years old. Collection Boxes available in the Worship Center and Admin office. 

Please mention "Ventura shoppe" in the notes section. In the checkout, please make sure you select "ACTION VC Gift Registry Address" under Other Addresses.

Pizza Chief Fundriaser

Join us on Wednesday, Nov 30th between 11 am - 9 pm at Pizza Chief on Kimball and 20% of the fundraiser orders will go towards the Orchard Kids Summer Camp! 

 

Please make sure to mention this flyer when ordering! 

 

7770 Telegraph Rd. Ventura 93004

(805)647-8888

 


DECEMBER 2022

Join us for these speical Advent Services

Advent Services

Join us for these special services at 10:30 am on Sundays (unless otherwise noted)

Dec 18 - Choir Sunday - The Christmas Story told through song and scripture

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve

4 pm - Family

A fun telling of the Christmas Story by the Orchard Kids

7:30 pm - Candlelight

Candlelight Service featuring the Orchard Choir

Dec 25 - Christmas Day - A casual service (even jammies are ok!) with snacks, activities for kids, and a message that we will literally unwrap!

Jan 1 - Faith Story Sunday - Orchard congregants telling stories of how God has been at work in their lives!

 


Tuesday Evening from 6:30-8 pm in the Orchard Conference Room

Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Orchard Worship Center

Women of all ages are welcome! 
We encourage you to invite a friend. 

Women's Spring Bible Study

Jan 2023  |  Register NOW

God of Creation
A study of Genesis 1-11

See How God Reveals Himself Through Scripture. A Study in Genesis from Author and Speaker Jen Wilkin

 

It all began with the Word.

The opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.

Over the course of his study, we will go verse-by-verse through Genesis 1-11 by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.

 

The study will begin on January 10/11, 2023. The books are $20. Register Now!


NOVEMBER 2022

New Members Class

Nov 2, 9, & 16  |  6 - 8:30 pm

Library

If Orchard has begun to feel like home to you, join us and see if membership is the right step. We will have conversations about what we believe, living our faith, and life here at Orchard. 


Chosen 

Nov 6  |  6 - 7:30 pm

Library

One year after the launch of the Chosen Program, the Global Missions Team is hosting a Chosen Potluck dinner to connect and share with each other about our relationships with the children in Florida, Honduras.

 

As part of the registration process, we ask that you select one item to share for the Taco bar.


Rincon Parkway Beach Clean Up

Nov 12 | 8:30-10:30 am

Rincon Parkway

We have a unique opportunity to demonstrate our love for God given our local waterways and beaches are a part of our Ventura and livelihood. Our oceans are a source of life not only for us as coastal residents, but for the rest of the world.

 

Be a good steward by joining a group beach clean up at the Rincon Parkway Day Use section led by Joy Downing Riley on November 12 from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. 

 

Registration is required! 

Watch the recording

Update with Nita Hanson

Nov 13 | Following the Service

Library

Join us for lunch with Nita Hanson who will give an update on Ukraine and how God's Hidden Treasures is continuing ministry to the medically disabled and reaching out to internal refugees and victims of the war.

Lunch will be provided for those attending in person. Please register.

 

Zoom info will be emailed to those who register. 


Small Group Celebration

Nov 20  |   following the service

Library

Celebrate the completion of the Orchard Small Group Fall Session!

 

Join us for soup and sandwiches (sign up to bring items). We will hear testimonies and learn how God is working in Orchard Small Groups.


The Purpose of Christmas

Nov 27 - Dec 18 | Noon - 1 pm

Library

Why is Christmas such a big deal?Understanding and receiving God's Christmas gifts to you will transform your life...forever!

 

Sign up for this four-week Advent Study for adults based on "The Purpose of Christmas" by Rick Warren.


Giant Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov 27 | 5-7 pm

Orchard Community Church

Join us for the 10th Annual Giant Christmas Tree Lighting. 

Free snacks & activities for the whole family! Dinner available for purchase.

  • Selfies Photo Ops & Photo Booth
  • Live Music and a Caroling Choir
  • Free Hot Chocolate & Popcorn
  • Crafts & Face Painting
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Christmas Bingo
  • and MORE!!!

 

This event is open to the entire community, please invite your friends and family. 


OCTOBER 2022

Women's Harvest Hangout

Oct 7  |  6:30 - 9 pm

Worship Center

Fun activity options: 

  • fall crafts 
  • fancy s'mores by the firepit
  • a fall-themed puzzle
  • board games
  • line dancing
  • best-dressed cowgirl contest

Do them all or just hang out by the fireplace and chat!


Women aged 13 on up are welcome! Don't forget to invite your friends! A suggested $5 donation will help cover the cost of supplies but don't let it stop you from coming! 


Men's Fall Breakfast

Oct 15  | 8:30 - 10 am

Worship Center

$7

Besides a delicious breakfast, we’ll have great worship music and time to chat with one another. Our guest speaker Dave Afman will bring us an uplifting message on his own personal walk, including the challenges of working with today’s unchurched teens and the hope there is for them in Jesus Christ.

 

Coffee will be ready at 8 am if you want to come early and hang out before we start at 8:30 am.


Meet & Greet

Oct 16  |   following the service

Library

Join a few Orchard Staff members and leaders for lunch and learn more about Orchard. Ask your questions and find ways to get plugged into this wonderful community.

 

Please RSVP.


Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat

Oct 30 | 3:30-5 pm

Orchard Community Church

This event is open to the community! 

Come for a fun festive evening of fun for all ages. 

  • Fun for all ages
  • Live Bluegrass Band
  • Trunk or Treating
  • Costume Parade
  • FREE!!

 


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