Weekly Happenings at 
Orchards UMC   11/21/2019 
The December 
Sower will be going out at the end of November

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article for the 
please submit your article or announcement
to  Sherry by 
Nov. 25th.
so that 
the Sower can 
be sent out before the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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This Week's
Church Schedule:

Thurs., Nov. 21st

Heart & Soul Crafters
6:00 pm
Annex Basement

Sun., Nov. 24th

Adult Sunday
 9 am

10 am

Youth Group
3 pm

Mon., Nov. 25th

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Life Group
6:00 pm
Fireside Room

Wed., Nov. 27th

Worship Team 
7:00 pm

Thurs., Nov. 28th

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Children's Pageant
Dec. 15th

Advent Celebration
Dec. 15th

All Church Retreat
April 24th-26th

  Community Connections

OUMC will be staffing WHO
November 24-26, Thursday-Sunday morning.

  Please see Deb B. to sign up for shifts. (I'd   like to set up a sign up genius but haven't yet) 

 The shifts are:
  • 6-10pm, help welcome guests, serve dinner, set up the gym for sleeping etc.
  • 10-2am. Do laundry from showers and keep an eye over sleeping guests
  • 2-6am, prep lunches and watch over the sleeping guests and wake up early departures. 
  • 6-9am, wake up guests, set up breakfast and had out lunches, finish with clean up. 
 See Sherry if you haven't had a  background check  in the past 2   years.

Thursday, Nov. 21st 
at 6 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7th 
at 10 am
in the Annex Basement

Do you have Christmas crafts/gifts you need to work on?  
Looking for fun fellowship as well?  Then we're the group for you!  
Bring your own Craft and join in the fun!  

Any questions, please contact Shiloh Olson 541-740-8401
 or Sherry Hibbs 360-518-9988

  Our Annual "Hanging of the Greens" will be Friday, December 6th at   6 pm. Join us as we decorate the church for the Advent Season. Lots   of fun and fellowship as we work together. Contact Betsy Clayton   betsyclayton7@gmail.com with any questions.
 If there is anyone that has a young one that would like to participate
 in the pageant please let me know who and what they would like to   do. I will try to accommodate any requests but have limited parts. 

 Also, if there are any adults (with or without kids) that would be   willing to help out with set up, sound, etc please let me know so we   can limited the amount of jobs for a single person. 

 Email or text is best to reach me. Katie:   katieanndehler@gmail.com     360-567-8525


Advent Celebration is happening on December 15: 

 We will have the Children's Pageant, cards for our shut-ins and   friends, and special "potluck" fellowship where everyone is invited to   bring  favorite holiday treat/tradition savory or sweet (labeled with   name and item is always appreciated)


    Thanksgiving Week:

Close at Noon - Wednesday - 11/27
Closed All Day - Thanksgiving - 11/28

Christmas and New Years:

Christmas - Closed 12/24-12/26  
New Years - Closed 12/31-1/1
Open 1/2 - 9 am - noon - (then back to normal weekly hours 1/7)

Faith Partners for Housing


Seniors and Rental Increases

      The Columbian (October 25, 2019, "Cascade Park Estates   tenants plead for help") reported on excessive rent increases   going into effect Jan. 1st for the 55-and-older tenants of the mobile   home park. Five years ago the space rent was $500 per month. In   January the rents will increase to $850 per month, for a whopping   70% increase in rent since 2015.
     With many seniors living on social security, the result is distraught     seniors selling off valuables and possessions and worrying about   being homeless. Alarmingly, homelessness among seniors grew by   85% according to the 2019 Clark County count.

     Faith Partners for Housing ( www.FaithPartners4Housing.org ) is   mobilizing the faith  community to advocate Vancouver and Clark   County governments to stimulate more affordable housing (the   Affordable Housing Fund is one example) by asking churches to   explore and consider building affordable housing on church land and   by working to create a home sharing program.
 For more information and to learn how you can help contact Denny   Scott, Faith Partners for Housing, 360-624-1290.

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Office Email:   orchardsumc.office@gmail.com

Phone:     360-892-5240      

Address:   11000 NE Fourth Plain Rd.
             Vancouver, WA  98662

Office Hours:  Tuesday thru Thursday 
                           9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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