Weekly Happenings at 
Orchards UMC   9/19/2019
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This Week's
Church Schedule:

Thurs., Sept.19th

Heart & Soul Crafters
6:00 pm
Annex Basement

Sun., Sept. 22nd

Adult Sunday
 9 am

10 am

Youth Group
3 pm

Mon., Sept. 23rd

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Life Group
6:00 pm
Fireside Room

Tues, Sept. 24th

Life Group
6:30 pm
Annex Basement

Wed., Sept. 25th

orship Team 
7:00 pm

Thurs., Sept. 26th

Life Group
1:00 pm
Annex Lobby

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All Church Retreat
April 24th-26th
  Community Connections

Now that summer is coming to an end, we will be meeting at our normal times.  It's time to start planning those Fall/Christmas projects!

September 19th (3rd Thursday) at 6 pm - Annex Basement

  Remember to BYOCraft or just yourself as we enjoy this time of Fellowship and Crafting.   We always have such a  great time when 
we craft and fellowship together! 

Shiloh 541-740-8401 or  Sherry 360-518-9988
  if you have any questions.

From  Sharon Knudtson's Family:

 We would like to invite moms church friends to come celebrate her   75th birthday and her retirement from Bonneville Power. This will be   at her place The Crossing in Battleground so people can stop by and   see her apartment too. This will be a Tea party with sandwiches and   desserts. Come stop by from 1pm - 4pm. September 21st 2019

 If I can ask everyone to RSVP to me Yvonne 360-213-7053, via   text or call that would be helpful to make sure we get enough food!
 Her address is: 901 SE 11th Pl Ste A, Battle Ground, WA 98604.

 A  BIG THANK YOU!!! to everyone who either brought   supplies for Orchards Elementary or gave money for Jay to   purchase needed items.  Here are a couple of pictures of the   donated and purchased items.  These will be so helpful for   them! Keep an eye out on the newsletter for future projects!

 Dear Orchards Family,

 I could use a little help   from  all of you wonderful   photography people.  I   would LOVE to have some   of your amazing nature   photos to share as back-   grounds for music slides on   Sunday mornings.  

 Thanks to Facebook, I have seen so many amazing shots from all of   your adventures!  If you are willing to share them with me, could you   please email them to me at orchardsumc.office@gmail.com?

 In addition to background photos, any photos you have from OUMC   events would be great as well!  I need your help to keep our website   and Facebook page current.  It is much more helpful for me if you   email them to me.

 Thank you all so very much!  You're the best!!

about next summer's ministry at Orchards Glen, and about how we can continue connecting with folks there throughout the year. 

Monday, October 7, 6:30pm
Annex Basement


 is an annual day of giving for Southwest Washington coming
 TODAY!!!  Thursday, September 19 . This is an opportunity to  
 donate to a variety of  nonprofits  in our  area. Participating nonprofits   may also receive prizes and matching funds. Donate online   at  givemore24.org

 Some of OUMC's partners are participating:
  • FISH
  • Friends of the Carpenter
  • Council for the Homeless (funds WHO)
  • Evergreen School District Foundation (supports Orchards Elementary)
 Questions? Contact Rachon at 206-551-5424   or  rachonhanson@gmail.com.


Digital Disconnect
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Old Liberty Theater
115 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, Washington 98642

 Based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney,   this film trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and   democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook   security breaches. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from the   development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late   1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, McChesney traces   how the democratizing potential of the web is being radically   compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power   of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies.

Special guest speaker- Cindy Black from Fix Democracy First!

 Share thoughts and questions during our moderated post film   community discussion. Free, donations appreciated.
Lutheran Community Services NW 
will hold the next 
Refugee Community Forum  on 
  September 19th from 1-2:30pm .  

 They will have updates on the program at the local and state level and   have the opportunity to connect with our community  partners. 
 Please RSVP by 9/16* if you plan on attending the  Refugee  
 Community   Forum We will meet at the  YWCA in the Community 
 Room  (3609 Main Street).  
  Meetings for 2019 from 1-2:30 pm
  • December 12
 As part of their work doing  refugee  resettlement in SW Washington,   they invite participation in a quarterly meeting from: the state 
 refugee  coordinator; the state  refugee  health coordinator; local 
 governance; local and/or county public health; welfare and social   services; public safety; public education and other  community  
 stakeholders and any other interested parties. 

 All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP to:
Mindy K. Johnston
Lutheran Community Services NW
Vancouver Office Community Director
Crime Victim Advocacy Program in Portland
Vancouver: 360-787-4702
Portland: 971-888-7832

Who season will be here soon! 
 OUMC will be taking a few days in November and then a few more in Jan or Feb.

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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Office Email:   orchardsumc.office@gmail.com

 11000 NE Fourth Plain Rd.
             Vancouver, WA  98662

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