Sunday, April 30
Series: A Living Hope
Title: Second Chances
Passage: Exodus 3
Thank you for taking the time to read Orchard's weekly news bulletin. It is our hope that the information in this communication will enable you to get plugged in, get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ, and come together in fellowship as Christ followers with the goal of "inviting people to experience Hope through Faith in Christ."
If you missed last Sunday, you can listen to last week's sermon "We Live" by clicking here.
Weekly Memory Verse: "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21
UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION | SUNDAY, APRIL 30TH
You are invited to our launch as an independent church this Sunday, April 30th at 4:30pm in the Worship Center of Emmanuel Faith Community Church. We’d love to see each one of you at our Independence Celebration! Please wear your Orchard polo or T-shirt.
WOMEN’S SPRING RETREAT | TOMORROW
Saturday, April 29, 9am-1:30pm | 31515 Larga Vista, Valley Center
$15 ticket | Sign up today at the Connection Center!
Join us for a lovely retreat at Loreta Villemez’s home. Our speaker, Shannon Vandewarker, will be encouraging us to believe God bravely. Please bring your assigned dish to share. For more info, contact Natalie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
URGENT—ASL Interpreters NEEDED
To make Orchard an inclusive and welcoming church for all visitors, we need an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for our services. If you’re interested in serving or are willing to be trained in ASL, please contact Carlos Maldonado, email@example.com
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Learn how to get out of debt and best manage your resources during a nine-week Financial Peace class, Tuesday nights at 6:30-8:30pm, at the Shapiro’s, starting April 25. You’re welcome to enjoy a potluck meal at 6pm before the class starts promptly at 6:30pm. The cost is $93 per family unit. To sign up, write “Financial Peace” or “FPU” on your response card, or email Natalie Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchard is collecting travel size items for the month of May in order to assemble hygiene kits for people in need. Please place your items in the Connection Table bin on Sunday mornings. Thank you for partnering with us to bless our community!
MIND BODY SOUL BOOT CAMP | MAY 6
Seek health and wellness with us at 10am, Saturday, May 6, at Mountain View Park in Escondido. Two-time gold medal Natural Body Builder David Pat will be teaching us fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.
CHILD DEDICATION | MAY 14
We have the opportunity to commit our families to God in front of others and celebrate the relationship between parents and children. If you would like to participate in this special event, contact Tonya Pinkerton at email@example.com, or write “child” on the back of your response card.
TO ALL POTENTIAL CAMPERS
Preparations for a great camping weekend are off and running. We already have reservations from eight families, so if you are planning on coming don’t wait to reserve a site.
The dates are May 26-29 (Friday-Monday) for our third annual camping weekend at Dos Picos Park, Ramona. We’re looking forward to a great weekend of fun, food and especially fellowship. Cost is $87 per site (RV or tent); $30 deposit.
To reserve a site or for more info, visit the camping reservation table on Sunday, March 12 or
register on-line here.
Keep watching for future opportunities!
Congratulations to the Barker family on the arrival of Edward, and the Fluegges who have welcomed Gibson into their family.