NEWS FROM ORUMC
9/29/2022
Dear Oak Ridge Family,

I am excited to celebrate Oak Ridge Methodist’s 70th Annual Homecoming. Yes, it was called Oak Ridge Methodist Church before 1968 when it was changed to Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, joining together with the Evangelical United Brethren Church, (my home church in Pennsylvania was an Evangelical United Brethren). The church roots go far back as 1918 with two churches – Linville Chapel and Cottrell Memorial. In 1952, Oak Ridge Methodist was established. Interesting fact: since 1952, there have been 19 pastors appointed to serve as Senior Pastor. 

This Homecoming Sunday, we will have one service at 10am in the Family Life Center. We are honored to have Pastor Karen Kurtz preaching. She served here with her husband Michael from 2006 to 2016. We will also be celebrating World Communion Sunday. After the worship service, we will have a covered dish luncheon. I hope and pray that you will join us for this great celebration so that we all can be together as one church and appreciate all that God has done and will continue to do here at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.

Take care and God bless.


Pastor Mike
Budget Update
Year-to-Date received through September 25, 2022 - $776,614.94
 Year-to-Date needed—$803,846.15
CHANGEMAKER OPPORTUNITY!
Northwest High School on October 7th

Shifts 6:30-8:30pm and 8-10pm. 

Please contact Bev Miller to volunteer
bev.miller@oakridgeumc.org
336-643-4690, ext. 222







MISSION OF THE MONTH - September
Hannah's Haven
TRANSFORMING LIVES OUT OF THE BONDAGE OF ADDICTION
    Hannah’s Haven is a Christ-centered addiction recovery program for women. With the help of general partners, Hannah’s Haven guides troubled women through a personalized and disciplined pathway-to-recovery in order to transform their lives by virtue of the power of Jesus Christ.

     The program was founded by Bonnie Harris, who is the director. She changed her life and felt God calling her to start a ministry for women like herself.

     Hannah’s Haven opened in 2006 and is a member of Teen Challenge. The ministry is named after Hannah, the women in the Bible who cried out to the Lord in distress and she gave birth to Samuel, who became a great prophet.

    Hannah’s Haven seeks to provide a safe, stable, and peaceful environment for women to establish a lifestyle free of drugs and alcohol. It is a structured program with 24-hour supervision designed to facilitate drug-free living and a successful transition into a productive life. The ministry will serve any woman age 18 and older who has undergone medically supervised detoxification if needed. The program consists of two phases; residential for a minimum of 12 months and non-residential for 6-12 months before graduating. The students will be provided structure, support, and strict accountability. All Hannah’s Haven students must have commitment to their own recovery.

    Hannah’s Bridge, the thrift store in Greensboro, provides women in Phase II a chance to gain work experience and also provide supplemental income for Hannah’s Haven.

     With your help, Hannah’s Haven can empower women and change their lives through support from Christ. Make a difference by volunteering or donating today.
ORUMC
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
COPPER COINS RESCHEDULED


Date - September 30 (previously scheduled for 9/23)
Place - FLC Cafe
Time - 1pm

Please bring your Bibles and any old cards you would like to donate.
Ms. Larissa and Ms. Bev would love to have kids join us for our upcoming Children’s Christmas Program! Rehearsals are during GLOW on Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. We need singers, dancers, and actors.
 If you’d like to be a part of the program but can’t make rehearsals on Wednesdays, please let us know. We can work with you and provide the songs for you to learn at home.  
Looking for a morning bible study, a place to connect with other moms, find support, friendship & deepen your faith? We have a place for you! Join Marvelous Moms Discipleship Group the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month from 10am-12pm. Our fall study is titled Never Quit by Mark Ballenger. 

Description of the study: Jesus knows what we've been through and he knows what's ahead. He knows how easy it will be for us to give up. And so in kindness, he offers us a way out; or perhaps to say it a better way, he offers us a way through. He teaches us how to never quit. In Never Quit, you will learn five powerful truths that will transform your prayer life.  

Contact Christy Secraw, secrawchristy@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.




Future Dates

Thursdays

October 6
October 20

Future Dates

Thursdays
ORUMC / FLC @ 9am

October 13, 2022
November 10, 2022




1st and 3rd
Thursdays
7 - 8pm / Rm F219
SAVE THE DATE!
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
For the first time since Covid, we can once again serve home-baked goodies. If you cannot donate blood, please consider donating cookies, brownies, etc. There will be macaroons!







Guilford Backpack Ministry Needs Help
HOME DELIVERIES: Guilford Backpacks is looking for one or two people to help deliver bags of food once a month to students in the Northwest High School area. Typically it would involve picking up the food for 2 - 5 families typically the second Tuesday night of each month and then delivering to the families door by Thursday evening. (Food may also be picked up in the church lobby on Wed).  Each family typically gets 2 - 6 grocery bags of food.

DELIVERY TO SCHOOLS: We are also looking for someone to deliver about 30 bags of food to Operation Xcel on Wed mornings. Operation Xcel is an after school program offered to families in need and is located in Stokesdale. Ideally food can be picked up at the packs around 7:30 typically on the first Tuesday night of each month during the school year.



September Food Donations

Peanut Butter and
Juice Boxes
ORUMC supports Greensboro Urban Ministries by serving the first Friday of each month. If you are part of a small group, Sunday School Class or club that would like to serve Dec 2nd, please reach out to Alison Huber at
336-382-0695 / Alison.Huber@Dynamicquest.com. The group would need to prepare and serve about 50-60 residents. There is some budget to cover food costs. You can serve with as few at 5 and as many as 12.