Weekly Happenings at 
Orchards UMC


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This Week's
Church Schedule:

Thurs., March 21st

Heart & Soul
6:00 pm
Annex Basement

Sat., March 23rd

Women's Retreat
9 am - 3 pm
Ridgefield UMC

Women of Courage
Pinoy Van-Port
OUMC Sanctuary
11 am

Sun., March 24th

Adult Sunday 
 9 am

10 am
Youth Group
1:00 pm

Life Group
3:00 pm

Mon., March 25th

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Lenten Study
6:30 pm
Annex Basement

Tues., March 26th

Life Group
6:30 pm
Wed., March 27th
Grief Group
2:00 pm 
Fireside Room

Communications Team 
6:30 pm
Annex Basement

Worship Team 
7:00 pm
Thurs., March 28th

Life Group
1:00 pm
Annex Lobby

Worship Planning Team Meeting
6:30 pm
Annex Basement
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March 23rd
All Church 
Retreat 2019
April 26-28

  Community Connections
Lenten Study:  
We Make the Road By Walking
March 11 th  - April 8 th
Soup Supper  - 5:30 pm 
Study - 6:30 pm
Annex Basement
Palm Sunday,  April 14th
  Worship - 10 am - Easter Egg Hunt After Worship
Maundy Thursday, April 18th
Service at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall
Good Friday, April 19th
Service at 6:30 pm in Fellowship Hall
Easter, April 21st
Sunrise Service at 6:30 am
Easter Worship at 10 am

Finger Food Brunch after both the Sunrise Service and
the 10 am Worship

There are other opportunities available 
for people who are  looking for deeper  studies with Pastor Christopher. 
Study Book Examples:     Me and White Supremacy WorkbookGod and the Gay Christian , etc.    Please see  Pastor Christopher if you are interested in exploring this opportunity.

 The Lent adult Sunday school class, we'll be doing 
 a 5 part video study on Max Lucado's book:  He 
  Chose the Nails.  Join us at 9 am in the annex 

How beautiful are the feet of those 
who bring good news! Romans 10:15
Beautiful Feet
Whether you shuffle, walk, boogie, or
run,  bring your beautiful feet to our Women's Retreat
Saturday, March 23rd
9 am to 3 pm at
Ridgefield United Methodist Church
1410 S Hillhurst Rd
Ridgefield, WA 98642
We will sweep you off your feet as we take 
walk in the WORD together. Enjoy fabulous food,  tasty treats and toe tapping praise music! We  will kick up our heals, sharing encouragement,  fellowship 
and fun in Christ!
Orchards UMC and Ridgefield UMC
For More Information Contact:
Wendee Shuell - 360-947-7620
Sharon McConnell 360-901-5431

Easter Card Making Class 

 For those of you  
 who enjoy hand 
 made gifts, I will be 
 hosting a class to  
 make Easter Cards. This will be a fund-
 raiser for the All Church Retreat. The class  
 will take place on  March 30th , beginning 
 at  10:00 a.m.  in the Annex Basement. The 
 cost for the class will be $10.00.

 I will have cards designs prepared ahead 
 of  time, all you will do is follow a few 
 simple  directions and you will walk out 
 with fabulous Easter cards to share with 
 friends and family. Make as many as you 

 Please e-mail me at  krekdavies@aol.com  
 if you will be attending or leave a message 
 on the home phone  (360) 260-2563. 
 (Then I have a general idea of what I need 
 to prep.) 

 I will also have a variety of cards available 
 for sale. $1.00 each. 

 Looking forward to sharing one of my 
 favorite activities with you.


Easter Lily Fundraiser for the 
All Church Retreat 

 Please support this All Church Retreat   Fundraiser! Sign up to purchase Easter Lilies no later than April 14th.  Suggested price for Lilies will be $10 with all proceeds going to All Church Retreat. Lilies will be available to take home after Easter Worship. (Names will be marked on Lilies) 

Contact Sherry in the office with any questions. 360-892-5240

Easter Finger Food Brunch:

Brunch will happen  after  both the Sunrise  Service and 10am Worship. Please plan to bring small, one to two bite sized, breakfast dishes t o share. Think along the lines of deviled  eggs, fruit, vegetables, small sausages,  meatballs, or breads. Please plan 
to bring small, one to two bite sized, breakfast  dishes to share. Think along the lines  of deviled eggs, fruit, vegetables,  small  sausages, meatballs, or breads.
  Come join us for our annual Easter Egg   Hunt on Palm Sunday, April 14th following   worship. It's also youth coffee hour, so   come enjoy some yummy treats provided   
 by youth and their families.
The All Church Retreat will be Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28th at Ocean Park Camp and Retreat Center.
 Registrations forms will be located on the   Retreat display board.  Please take one, fill   it out, and give the form and payment to   Betsy Clayton.  We're also looking for   volunteers to help with coordinate/plan/   run various activities. A sign-up sheet with   be available at church or by contacting   Betsy Clayton. Contact Betsy C. for more   details or with any questions.  

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:

(entering 1st - 6th grade) July 14-19

(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