Weekly Happenings at 
Orchards UMC   8/14/2019
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This Week's
Church Schedule:

Thurs., Aug. 22nd

Orchards Glen 
End of Summer Celebration
4:30-6:30 pm

Sun., Aug. 18th

Adult Sunday
 9 am

10 am

Youth Group
1 pm

Mon., Aug. 19th

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Life Group
6:00 pm
Fireside Room

Wed., Aug. 21st

Communications Team 
5:30 pm

Worship Team 
7:00 pm

Thurs., Aug. 22nd
V & A Team
5:30 pm at

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All Church Retreat
April 24th-26th
  Community Connections


 Everyone is invited to an  end-of-summer celebration   tomorrow, Thursday, August 15, 4:30-6:30pm at   Orchards Glen Apartments.

 Dear Orchards Family, 

 When you see a child who comes back for seconds, and even thirds   and snatches the food from your hand like he hasn't eaten for days,   you know you are fulfilling a need.  We were able, thanks to all of you,   to provide meals, games, and books for many families at Orchards   Glen.  Praise the Lord!! 

 Well, it is back to school time, and there are many needs to be met   there, as well. 

 In checking with the resource coordinator at Orchards Elementary,   they are in need of the following items. 
  • Socks
  • Undies
  • Shoes -- sizes 13 through 4
  • Sweat pants -- again sizes small to large and even xl
  • Leggings sames sizes as above
  • Kleenex
  • Classroom snacks (these do NOT have to be individually wrapped)  think Costco sized goldfish, Graham crackers, animal crackers. 

 Please have donated items to the church by September 8th.  If you   would prefer, you may also place a check in the offering up to   September 1st marked "supplies".  Jay Kitchen has agreed to do the   shopping for this project. 


  The Happy Family is registered at:  babylist.com

Fellowship Time needs your gifts!

 We are looking for people who would be willing to help with   Fellowship time. 

 Do you like setting a beautiful buffet?  Is making coffee your thing?   Perhaps restoring things to their proper place is what satisfies your   soul. 

 We are thankful to those who, for many years, regularly provide   snacks, set up, make coffee, and then clean up afterwards. 

 Norm & Sandy Brenteson with assistance from Beverly Olson are   providing for the 1st Sunday of every month.

 Tim Kelly, Wendee Shuell and the youth group provide for every 2nd   Sunday.

 Brian & Marilyn Roe provide for the 3rd Sunday.

 Kevin and Rhonda Davies provide for the 4th Sunday.

 Mel & Pat Brownlee used to provide for the occasional 5th Sundays,   but are no longer able to continue.

  Could you, would you, be willing to either assist those who   already provide, or take on the occasional 5th Sunday?   Please be in prayer for this ministry. 

 Contact Rhonda Davies by text or call at (360) 448-0597; or email   at  krekdavies@aol.com, if you are able to help. 

Centering Prayer and the Tuesday Evening Life Group

 What is Centering Prayer? Very simply, in Centering Prayer our   intention is to consent to God's presence and action within us. To do   this, we sit in silence, and we choose a word to help remind ourselves   of our intention. And when thoughts or distractions come up, and   they always do, we silently repeat our word internally as a reminder 
 of our intention to consent to God being present within us and   working   within us. When we find that we've become distracted or   wandered off into our thoughts again, and we always do, we silently   repeat our word to bring ourselves back to our intention. It's like   saying to a friend, "Oh - where were we?" after being distracted in a   conversation. In this prayer we are intentionally opening ourselves up   to God. It's a prayer of intention. I like it because I don't have to think   of what to say to God. I just keep re-consenting to God's presence and   action within me. Centering Prayer gives us a way to take a step back   from our constant mental commentary - our thoughts and   distractions, which we often hide behind, and to be present with God   who is always present right here within us, right now. The hard part is   to stop running away from God.

 Our Tuesday Evening Life Group keeps a focus on Centering Prayer.   However, Centering Prayer is something you can do whether you   participate in a Life Group or not. For more information on Centering   Prayer come join us for an evening, or check it out at:   

 Our Tuesday Evening Life Group will start up again on Tuesday,   September 17th. We'll meet for ten weeks, with the last meeting of   the quarter being Tuesday November 19th (Thanksgiving is   November 21st). We meet from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Annex   basement.

 This quarter for discussion starters we will be using Part 2 of Richard   Rohr's latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality   Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe, available at   Amazon and elsewhere. Please consider giving us a try even if you're   just curious and don't want to commit to attending regularly. You can   easily join in the conversation without the book, even if you can only   attend once or occasionally.

 Rod Allen
 360 609-7832

Scroll Saw Classes at 
Friends of the Carpenter!
Friday, September 20 and September 27,   10:30am-12:30pm at the Center

Unleash your inner artist! No experience required!
$5 for TWO 1/2 hour sessions plus open practice time

To pre-register, please call us at 360-750-4752


Do you think a few short hours can make a difference  in someone's life? 

Come down to the Friendship Center and 
meet the personal Christ who dwells in 
"the least   of these."

Current needs:
  • Front desk - Smile! Help visitors feel welcome. Provide information on our services.
  • Event hospitality - Fellowship, greeting, listening. Visit with and work on crafts with participants. 
  • Activity assistant at events - Welcoming and friendly, active. Help direct crafts and attend to requests of participants.
  • Preparation assistant - Before events, help prepare crafts, organize.
  • Custodian - Help us provide a clean, safe facility. 
Two to three hours per week 8a-9a or 4p-5p

We are open Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

We are happy to accommodate your availability. Commitments are 2-10 hours per week depending on the position, and times are flexible

1600 W. 20th St Vancouver 98660
360-750-4752 Ask for Linnea

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 11000 NE Fourth Plain Rd.
             Vancouver, WA  98662

Office Hours: 
Tuesday - Thursday 
9:30 am - 3:30 pm