The  Sower  
Orchards United Methodist Church Newsletter
February 2019 -
1st Edition     
  
 Hi Friends,

 I really enjoyed   exploring ways of   finding God as a   response to the      Christmas season. We   are moving into a busy month with lots of  "extras", but we   will still make time to talk about other ways of  seeking God.   Let's take a look at the schedule to see what is in store  for us.

 February 3- No youth group (Super Bowl Sunday)

 February 10- Youth Coffee Hour, then Youth Group 1-3

 February 16-18- Crest to Coast District Retreat @ Ocean   Park

 February 23- Sweethearts' Dinner (setup at 1, dinner 5-8,   clean up til 9)

 February 24- No Youth Group (take a break after a long   day of fundraising)

 Blessings,

  Tim

This month:

Wednesday
February 13th 
and 27th
 
Summer Camp Registration 
is open for all four PNW camps
Twinlow, Lazy F, Indianola, and Ocean Park

All four camps offer unique ways to encounter God
and have a great summer camp experience. 

Ocean Park is the site of our all church retreat,
 and also  the site where many in our congregation 
either attend   or volunteer as leaders. 

Dates for summer camp at Ocean Park this summer are:
Primary/intermediate (entering 1st - 6th grade) July 14-19
Mid/high (entering 7th - just graduated) July 14-19
Family/Kite camp (all ages) August 22-26

You can find details and registration information 
for all four camps at pnwcamps.org or 
for Ocean Park specifically at opretreat.org.
If you have questions about camping ministries, I am always happy to answer questions or find answers with you - feel free to contact me at micknbets@gmail.com, (360)608-0976, 
or at church on Sunday morning.

- Betsy Hemphill

Little Lending Library
 
  You may have noticed that we have our Little Lending Library back    
  out in front of the annex! Thank you to Mel Brownlee for fixing it! 

  So  if you have any books that you want to share just bring them with     you to church and put them inside the box. If you find a book that 
  you are interested in reading, take it with you and bring it back when 
  you are finished!

 
  
All Church Retreat Movie Night Fundraiser
February 16th

Taco Bar dinner at  5:30 pm

Movie "Ferdinand" at  6:00 pm

Popcorn and movie snacks provided.


There will be a sign up if you would like
 to help bring Taco Bar items.

Mark your calendars

Being your friends, kids, 
grand kids, neighbor's kids!

Hope to see you there!


Sweethearts Dinner
Saturday
February 23rd

Couples, Singles, or Groups
Bring a Friend!



Seating times available:
5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
10 min. intervals beginning at 5 pm, ending at 6:50 pm

Entrée Choices are:

Vegetarian Lasagna
Chicken Enchiladas
Pulled Pork
Curry Chicken over rice (gluten free)

$15/person

Call office with names, time and choice(s) of entree or
you can sign up at Sundays at church downstairs during fellowship time.

The following to go items available to order as well in large and small options:

$16/$8 for Lasagna
$15/$7 Chicken Enchiladas

Faith Action Network Advocacy Day AND Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day

This year I am encouraging people to advocate as much as possible. I can't possibly advise people of every event, but here are two opportunities in areas our congregation is already involved with. 

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance has invited  Faith Partners for Affordable Housing to join them for the  Housing and Homelessness Advocacy day, Thursday, February 28th 
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
 You can register at  http://bit.ly/hhad2019

Last year I think they took a bus, 
so if you need transportation, for more information on transportation,  you can contact Denny Scott at  rdennyscott@aol.com

The Interfaith Advocacy Day is February 14th. 
Here is the link to the flier. 

Click Here for Flier

Terry
Social Justice Team


Birthdays &
Anniversaries

If we don't have your
birthday or anniversary date,  or if it is incorrect,
please call the office,
892-5240 or   email

Birthdays

   2  Dawn Deacon
    6  Allissa Flood
   7  Emily Hibbs
       Betsy Clayton
   8  Merle Lockhart
 12  Charlotte Schill
 15  Brenda Hall
 21   Betty Morrow
 26 Josh Boruff
       Shiloh Olson
    
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Anniversaries

 10  Walt & Jan      
       Brewer
 22  Kevin &  
        Rhonda  Davies

Upcoming  
Events
and
Meetings

To View all current Calendar items 
use this link:

Monthly:

Covington Breakfasts

Tuesdays
Feb. 13th & 27th
7:00 am

Men's Breakfast

Saturday, Feb. 9th
7:30 am

Women's Group

Saturday,  Feb. 9th
10 am 
Annex Lobby

Heart & Soul Crafters

Saturday, Feb. 2nd
10 am - Annex

Thurs., Feb. 21st
Fellowship Hall

Sweetheart's Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 23rd
Dinner Times - 5-8
Contact Tim or
 the Office

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Weekly: 

Sundays

Adult Sunday School 
9 am

Worship
10 am

Life Group
11:15 am

Youth Group
1-3 pm

Life Group
3 pm

Tuesdays

Life Group
6:30 pm

Thursdays

Life Group 
1 pm 
Annex Lobby

Pray for Our Military

PFC Patrick Walker
Army
Fort Carson, CO

SPC Gus Jeffries
National Guard

1st LT Tom Roller
Air Force
has been deployed

Corpsman
James Major
Navy
Biomedical School
San Antonio,Texas

SGT Ben Major
Marines
Camp Pendleton
San Diego, CA

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Women's Retreat
March 23rd
 
 2019 
All Church Retreat
April 26-28
 
DEADLINES

Bulletin/
Announcements:
10:00 am each Wednesday
 
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Sower Articles:

25th of 
Each Month

Contact Information

Website:   www.orchardsumc.com        email: orchardumc.office@gmail.com    
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Office Hours: Tues.-Thur., 9:30 am - 3:30 pm         Phone: 360-892-5240        

Pastor:  Christopher Gudger-Raines
 
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