Sunday, May 14
Series: Life in God's Family
Passage: Deuteronomy 6:6-7
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 find Hope and experience Love through Faith in Christ."
If you missed last Sunday, you can listen to last week's sermon "Peace" by clicking here.
Weekly Memory Verse: "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6
UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
LAST CALL FOR CAMPING SIGN-UPS
We have just about filled all available sites so if you have an interest in being part of Orchard's camping weekend, you need to sign up NOW!
In case you have somehow missed the information, we will be camping at Dos Picos Park near Ramona. The dates are from Friday, May 26 to Monday, May 29. The cost is $87 per site for the three nights. There are spots for both RVs and tents. Each site can take up to eight people. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS AWESOME EVENT!
If you are interested, you can sign up at the Connection Center.
A PICNIC INVITATION
All of you Orchard folks who weren’t fortunate enough to go camping with us on Memorial Day Weekend now have a chance to join the fun. On Sunday, May 28th you are invited to drive up to Dos Picos Park for an afternoon of fellowship, games and food.
You will need to bring a picnic lunch/supper and wear clothing suitable for active games. For those of you who would rather be spectators, bring a folding chair.
The festivities will start around 2:00pm. We will be meeting in the Day Use Area.
From Escondido, take 78 to Ramona. Where 78 intersects with 67 (Main Street) go right ‘West) on 67 to Mussey Grade Road. This is approximately 4.5 miles. The turnoff is just after Highland Valley Rd. (which has a stoplight). Go left on Mussey Grade Rd. to Dos Picos Park Rd. , right on DPPR to the campground. The day use area is on the left before the campground entrance. It is about thirty minutes driving time. I know most of you have GPS so this is just in case.
We hope that many of you will be able to join us. If you have any questions you can address them to Jan Bittner -email@example.com or (760) 743-3172
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, 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!
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.
SEEKING MEDICALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS
Are you a medically trained professional? OCC is looking for medically trained professionals to help during medical emergency situations on Sunday's and special events. If you are a Nurse or EMT and would be willing to assist our members during medical emergency situations, please contact Dan Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP FAIR OUTREACH TRAINING
Tuesday, May 30, 7-8:30pm in EC 21/22
Learn how to share the Good News in the Story Castle at the San Diego County Fair. Pick a date to serve: June 2- July 4. Free tickets for 4 hour shifts. Bring a friend or two! Identical training on Saturday, June 3rd at Faith Community Church, 2700 Rancho Pancho, Carlsbad at 2 pm.
Keep watching for future opportunities!
LOOKING FOR A HOUSE TO RENT!
One of our members desperately needs to find a house to rent. If you or someone you know has a home to rent, please contact Maria at 442-777-8546
NEED A ROOM TO RENT!
One of our young adult member's is looking for a room to rent. If you have a room for rent or know someone that does, please email Mariah at email@example.com.