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!

Kitchen Basics Collection Drive

April & May

Help ease the transition into their new home by providing the basic needs for their new kitchen. Our goal this year is 20 Kitchen Basic Kits. Please click on register to select the items you can provide. Items do not need to be new but need to be in good condition.

Blood Drive

May 19    |   9 AM - 12:15 PM

Orchard Parking Lot

Coming Together as a Community

Every one of us is essential to moving the world forward. Vitalant needs to collect as many as 5,500 blood donations every day to meet patient needs, so this is an opportunity to transform your life and the lives of so many others. 

Book your time slot to donate a pint! 



JUNE 2024

Women's Summer Bible Study

Ten Women of the Bible:
One by One They, Changed the World
Study Guide by Max Lucado

June 5 - Aug 14  |  9:30 - 11 AM  |  Library

Are you interested in joining a Bible study for the summer? Women's Ministries is excited to offer a look at women in the Bible who changed the world. We will discuss a different woman of the Bible every other week.

We will start on June 5th and meet every other Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 AM in the church library. If you can't come on a particular Wednesday, no problem. Just come when you can.

Register NOW!
A suggested donation of $20 for the study guide is appreciated. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact LuAnn Smith.


Grad Night

A Royal Banquet and Tournament

June 9   |   5 - 7 PM   |   Worship Center

Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, June 9, from 5-7 PM to recognize our promoting 5th and 8th graders and celebrate our graduating 12th-grade seniors. This is a whole church fun event, and you are invited. Expect to enjoy our royal court, heroes and heroines, jousters and jesters, and maybe even a juggler or two. 

Please RSVP click here or call the church office


World Tour

Kids Summer Day Camp

June 17-21, 2024   |   9 am to Noon

$50 / child (non-refundable)

 

Elementary students in 2nd-6th grade will rank their preferred activities.

Great British Baking Show  

Art Around the World

Palm Beach Lawn Games

North Pole Hip Hop

Broadway Musical "Annie" 

Music

Daytona Race Track

Ballet

Spanish

 

Preschool through 1st-grade students will get a taste of all the choices. 

Arts & Crafts 

Music  

Cheer and Dance 

Building and Racing

Spanish 

Baking


Men's Fellowship Pizza Lunch

June 23   |   11:45 AM 

Library

All guys are welcome! 

This is a Men's fellowship event, after worship service. Men will be able to eat pizza and hang out. Pizza, dessert, and drinks will be provided (at no charge) by the Men's ministry team.


No formal program, just fellowshipping.


Fun on the Farm

VBS 2024

June 24-28   |   9 AM - Noon

$35 / child (non-refundable)

Preschool (3+ potty trained) - 5th grade

 

A fun week of games, crafts, music, and Bible Stories for kids from preschool through 5th grade.

VBS Sunday - June 30, starting at 10:30 am. The fun of VBS continues for the whole family! Plan to come and stay for a free lunch and fun activities for the entire family. 


Meet & Greet

May 5   |   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 click here or call the church office


Men's Event

Tour of Naval Seabee Museum

May 18   |   9 AM - 1:30 PM

All guys are invited to join us on the Naval Seabee Museum tour. We will meet in the church parking lot at 9 AM to carpool to the museum. We have arranged for the museum's guided tour (at no cost). After visiting the museum, we will go to Toppers Pizza (2701 Peninsula Rd. in Oxnard). The men's ministry team will provide lunch. Please register online or on the patio May 5 & 12 


Blood Drive

May 19    |   9 AM - 12:15 PM

Orchard Parking Lot

Coming Together as a Community

Every one of us is essential to moving the world forward. Vitalant needs to collect as many as 5,500 blood donations every day to meet patient needs, so this is an opportunity to transform your life and the lives of so many others. 

Book your time slot to donate a pint! 


Breakfast Burrito Youth Fundraiser - May 19

Breakfast Burritos

May 19

On the Patio before and after service

Come hungry to church on Sunday, make a donation, and grab your delicious breakfast burrito. The funds raised go to offset summer camp fees. 


Common Interest Group
Movie Night

May 31   |   6:30 PM

The location will be emailed after the online registration is complete

Join us in watching the movie Hidden Figures together. Bring a snack to share and your beverage if desired.

 

Registration is capped at 18: limited seating. 

 

Please note there is a cat in the household.


Youth Ministry Parent Dinner

April 12   |   6:30 PM

Youth Building

Enjoy dinner with other youth parents, share your joys and concerns, and learn what's on Rich's mind for the Orchard Youth Program.

Open to parents of middle and high school students.


Local Missions Work Day

April 13

Service Opportunity

Minimum age to serve: 16 years old

City Center Ventura

9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Come help paint a block wall at the Learning Center at City Center. Snack and water will be provided.

 

Mercy House Logo

10 am - 12:30 pm
Help organize the clothing that has been donated to them.


Breakfast Burritos

April 14   |   9 AM 

On the Patio before and after service

Come hungry to church on Sunday, make a donation, and grab your delicious breakfast burrito. The funds raised go to offset summer camp fees. 


Orchard Game Night

April 14    |   4 PM - 6 PM

Do you like to play games? So do we. Bring a game to play, and we will bring some, too.

 

All ages are welcome.

 

Bring a snack to share.


Common Interest Group

Movie Night

April 19   |  6:30 PM

Off-Campus - Sign up for the address

Movie Lovers are invited to view "The Lunchbox" (2013).  (Trailer)

A solitary widower in Mumbai looking to retire from his accounting job receives the wrong lunch one day, and begins a correspondence - via the lunchbox - with a lonely housewife.

We will also discuss the movie and future plans for the Common Interest - Movies group. Water and popcorn will be provided. If you wish, bring your own beverage and finger food snack to share. 


Presto Pasta Fundraiser

Children's Ministry

April 24   |  11 AM - 9 PM

Presto Pasta Ventura, 5722 Telephone Rd

805-658-2898

Eat at Presto Pasta anytime on this day, and they will donate 20% of your total bill to Orchard Kids Summer Camp. Valid on dine-in or take-out. Show a printed flyer or display it on your phone at the restaurant.

 

Thanks for your continued support!


Small and Common Interest Group Info and Celebration

April 27    |   3:30 - 5 pm

Library

If you are currently involved or would like to learn more about and participate in our Small Groups, including our Common Interest Groups, please join us on April 27 at 3:30 pm in the library.

We will celebrate our groups, enjoy snacks, and move forward with our newer Common Interest Groups. This will be a time to answer any questions and help groups move forward with exciting and meaningful events and opportunities.

RSVP to let us know you'll be coming!


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