Sunday, March 12
Series: Ancient Heroes
Title: Obedience to One True God
Passage: 1 Kings 18: 16-46

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 "Share" by clicking here.

Weekly Memory Verse: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  Matt. 6:33



Last Saturday OCC had its' 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off event.  We had 52 souls come out to sample 10 unique Chili dishes.  I must say the atmosphere was steaming hot with flavors...from Colorado Buffalo Chili, Caribbean Chili Surprise and Ghost Peppers Venison Chili to name a few.  It was a tough competition, but after much deliberation, below are this years' winners:

 Best Overall Chili (Caribbean Chili Surprise): Carlos Maldonado (center) Hottest Chili (W.A.B. (What A Burn) ): Brian Andreasen (left) Most Unique (Chili Puerco): Eloisa Chariez (right)

Best Overall Chili (Caribbean Chili Surprise): Carlos Maldonado (center)
Hottest Chili (W.A.B. (What A Burn) ): Brian Andreasen (left)
Most Unique (Chili Puerco): Eloisa Chariez (right)

We want to thank all the contestant that participated, the Judges, all the people that came out to support the event, and we want to especially thank Thomas and Gretchen Boykin for leading this years' Chili Cook-off event.

Until next year...say cool.


Is Jesus interested in how we handle money? Come learn about the second most referenced topic in the Bible during our 4-week class at 9am, starting Sunday, March 12. Louie and Laurie Shapiro will cover foundational, biblical principles about money and finances. Please bring a Bible and a notebook to class, and we highly suggest committing to all four weeks.


Parents, we are excited to announce the launching of our new kids program called "Dig In" startingMarch 12, during the 10:30 am service.  This program will be opened to children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Please drop off/pick up your kids in Room 601. All grades will be together for worship and teaching before breaking off into smaller groups according to age. Thank you for letting them take part in this new adventure!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Tonya Pinkerton at


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.

The team leading the memorial camping weekend is in need of one or two more people to help with the planning and facilitating of the weekend.  If this would interest you, please contact Jan Bittner – or (760) 743-3172 (phone call, not text)


Would you be willing to serve once a month in the following areas: service slides, sound and morning setup? If you’re able to push a button or unwind a cable, you’re hired! If interested, please write “Tech Team” on the back of your communication card or contact Josh,






Garage Sale Items:
1. 7' Surf Board in great condition $200 OBO. Click here to see.
2. SoulBoard LongBoard Skate Board $50 OBO. Click here to see.
3. Old upright Howard piano.  Needs Tuning.  $ pick up.  Click here to see.
4. Epson Printer.  Works great.  $30.  Click here to see.
5. Delta Midi Lathe in excellent condition.  $150.  Click here to see.
6. Girls Bed Room Furniture.  $250.  Click here to see.
If interested in any of these items, please contact Carlos at 760-580-8820.


In Need of Long-Sleeved Men's T-Shirt (size medium)...they do not have to be new.  If you are able to meet this need, you can bring the t-shirts to Church on Sunday and give them to Jan Bittner who will get them to the person who needs them.



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