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!

September & October

Individuals, couples, and families are able, with the assistance of their case manager, to move into permanent housing. We want to help ease the transition into their new home by providing the basic needs for their new kitchen. Our goal is 20 Kitchen Kits.

Join an existing group
or get in on new groups forming now! 


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


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


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!!



Leadership Training

Sept 9  |  6:30 - 8 pm

Library & Zoom

Grow your small group leadership skills, also useful for committees or small groups. Everyone is welcome whether you are a current leader or just want to know more about being a leader. 

Join us Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm in the Library or via Zoom.

Zoom meeting details will be emailed to you once you register. Dessert will be served for those attending in person. 

Pancakes & Mini Golf

Sept 10  |  9 - 10:30 am

Worship Center

$5/ person ($20 family max)

Come out and have a delicious breakfast before heading out to build mini golf holes around the Orchard Campus. Everyone will then play the course. Prizes will be awarded. Fun way to start the weekend!


Contact Melinda Hoyt for more information.  

Small Group Fall Kick-off Lunch

Sept 11  |   following the service


Celebrate the start of Orchard Small Groups Fall Session! Join us for a Taco Bar lunch in the Orchard Library. 


Need a small group? Register here! 

Presto Pasta Fundraiser

Sept 21 | 11 am - 9 pm

Presto Pasta Ventura

Come support Children's Ministry! 

Eat at Presto Pasta anytime on this day and they will donate 20% of your total bill to Orchard's Children's Ministry summer camp fund. Valid on dine-in or take-out. Simply show a printed flyer or display it on your phone at the restaurant.


Presto Pasta Flyer

Community Dinner & a Movie

Sept 30 | 6:30 - 9 pm

Orchard Lawn

Join us for hot dogs & a showing of The Sandlot. Bring your lawn chair and favorite movie candy.


Don't forget to invite a friend.


Read and Play

August 1  |   9:30 am - 11 am

Orchard Children's Ministry Area

Parents bring your kids to meet up for a story and playtime. 


Contact Melinda Hoyt for more information.  

Youth Movie Night

August 2  |   6 - 8:30 pm

Orchard Youth Building

We got the popcorn! Bring a snack to share


Contact Cody Schulze for more information.  

Grog Night

August 9  |   8 - 9:30 pm

Orchard Youth Building

Middle and High Schoolers come try to defeat the Grog in this suspenceful night game. 


Contact Cody Schulze for more information.  

Orchard Family Beach Meet-Up

August 10 | 9:30 -11:30 am

Harbor Cove Beach

Families are invited to meet-up at Harbor Beach Cove. This is a great beach to bring inflatables to float on. All Ages Welcome! 


Contact Melinda Hoyt for more information.  

Middle & High School Sleepover

August 13-14 | 6:30 pm - Noon

Orchard Youth Building

We will go to the VC Fair then spend the night in the youth building. Breakfast will be provided. 


Contact Joanna Shculze for more information.  

Cheer and Dance Camp

August 15-19 | 9 am - Noon


A fun week of dance, cheer, crafts, and Bible for kids.

Youth Game Night

August 16 | 6 - 8 pm

Orchard Youth Building

Middle and High Schoolers come for a fun night of games! 


Contact Cody Shculze for more information.  

 Summer Camp Fundraiser

August 17 | 5-8 pm

Rincon Brewery - Ventura

10% of sales of food will be donated to help offset the cost of Summer Camp for our Elementary School kids and families. Bring the flyer and all your friends and family for a delicious dinner!

Annual Lemon Festival

August 21 | After the Service

Join us for our annual end of the summer celebration. Enjoy a delicious lunch, fun activities for all ages, Lemon Dessert Contest, and more!  

Tent Takedown

August 27 | 8:30-Noon

Many hands makes light work! Come lend a helping hand in taking down the tent. 

Kids Club

Begins August 31 | 3-4:30 pm

$50 / kid for the whole year

Children's Ministry Area

Orchard Kids Club is a fun after school program for kids ages preschool through 5th grade. Children rotate with their small group through various activities like games, crafts, science, service projects, music, Bible stories, and more! 



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!