Weekly Happenings at 
Orchards UMC   
The March
Sower will be going out February 27th.

If you have an 
article for the 
March  Sower
please submit your article or announcement
to  Sherry by 
Monday, Feb. 25th.
Click  here  to submit.

This Week's
Church Schedule:

Sat., Feb. 8th

Men's Breakfast 
7:30 am
Fellowship Hall

Sun., Feb. 9th

Adult Sunday
 9 am

10 am

Youth Group
3 pm

Mon., Feb. 10th

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Life Group
6:00 pm
Fireside Room

Tues., Feb. 11th

Life Group
6:30 pm

Wed., Feb. 12th

Worship Team Practice
7:00 pm

Thurs., Feb. 13th

Life Group
1:00 pm
Annex Lobby

Sat., Feb. 15th

Sweetheart Dinner
Reserved Times
5-7 pm


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Annual Sweetheart Dinner
Sat., Feb. 15th

All Church Retreat
April 24th-26th

  Community Connections

Annual Youth Group 
Sweetheart Dinner
Saturday - February 15th

Couples, Singles, or Groups
Bring a Friend!

Seating times available:
5:00 pm - 6:50 pm
10 min. intervals beginning at 5 pm, ending at 6:50 pm

We already have reservations made for 53 people, so get yours while there is still room.


Call office with names, time and choice(s) of entree or you can sign up at Sundays at church downstairs during fellowship time. See menu below for choices.

OUMC Sweethearts Dinner 2020 Menu

Curry Chicken, Rich Coconut Curry sauce over Rice with Roasted Vegetables, 
topped with Fresh Cilantro

GF Beef Bourguingnon, Braised Beef with Carrots, Pearl Onions, mushrooms, red wine and beef broth sauce, served with Chive Mashed potatoes and Roasted Vegetables.

GF Sweet and savory BBQ spare Ribs, Baked Beans, 
served  with a Mild Jalapeno Cole Slaw

Vegetable Curry, Rich coconut curry sauce with vegetables served over rice 
with a side of grilled garlic asparagus spears
*can be served without Rice, gluten free option

Vegetarian Lasagna, Rich and Cheesy marinara vegetarian lasagna served with Olive Oil Roasted vegetables.

Dinners to be served with a Vegetable, Pita and Hummus platter appetizer

 Coffee, Hot Tea, Ice Tea, Water, Sparkling Apple Cider

Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce
Cheesecake with Strawberries
Red Velvet Cake

The following to go items available to order as well for $10:

Lasagna and Chicken Enchiladas

   2019 Giving Statements are in the Narthex and ready to pick up.  Please review your   statement as soon as possible and let Sherry know if you have any questions.  If you   would like yours dropped in the mail, just drop Sherry an  email
**  Any statements not picked up by Feb. 9th, will be mailed. **
  Summer Ministry 
Orchards Glen 

 We're getting ready for our summer ministry   again! Here's how you can help:
  • Mark your calendar. We'll be there Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 16-August 20. Watch for opportunities to help with food and to volunteer!
  • Plan an activity - we're hoping to expand activities this year, and especially to include more community partners.
  • Help with the planning team - we meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm, in the annex basement.
  • Donate funds to help purchase food and supplies.
 Talk to Pastor Christopher or Rachon Hanson for more information!

 The  Tuesday Evening Life Group will be taking a break and starting up again on Tuesday, February 25th (the day before Ash Wednesday). At that time we'll be reading  Wondrous Encounters Scripture for Lent by Richard Rohr. This is a book of daily meditations for Lent. This would be a good time to join us if you're interested. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. We'll be meeting each Tuesday starting February 25 and ending March 31 or April 7. Easter is April 12th. 
Please contact Rod Allen at 360 609-7832 with any questions.


               MEN'S SERVICE WEEKEND

 Set your calendar for  March 27 - 29  for the   second annual MEN'S SERVICE WEEKEND for   men of the  United Methodist Churches of Clark   County and the Pacific Northwest. It will be held at   Ocean Park  Retreat Center. 

 This will be a great opportunity to get to know men from fellow churches while   serving  a great cause.

 We will not only have outstanding fellowship, we will perform a variety of important   tasks to help your  camp prepare for the busy summer season. The projects were   chosen to allow various abilities and  capabilities so that all may participate. The   projects include, but are not limited to: updating exterior  lighting, maintaining the   ocean view from Sea Breeze Lodge, trail clearing, challenge course clearing,   and  interior painting. This is rain or shine. If the weather is too harsh for outside,   there is the painting and  repair work.

 During our first Men's Service Weekend in 2019, we not only cleared much of the way   for the new zip  line, split and stored firewood, and repaired tables and chairs.

 There is a $40 fee to cover the cost of meals for Saturday and Sunday morning. If   anyone has concerns  about the costs, please contact Brandon Scheer, camp director.   To register, go to opretreat.org/retreats.

 Our camp relies on volunteers in order to provide the important ministry that it   serves. Please plan to  come and meet new friends while enabling our Ocean Park   Retreat Center to thrive.

 If you have any questions, please contact Tom Musser by text or voice at 360-607-3472

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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