Weekly Happenings 
Orchards UMC   

 March 5, 2020       
Our mission is to Love God, Love People and Serve Both!   
"Orchards United Methodist Church  welcomes and affirms people of all 
sexual orientations and gender identities and
supports full inclusion in every aspect of church life."
The April
Sower will be going out March 31st.

If you have an 
article for the 
April  Sower
please submit your article or announcement
to  Sherry by 
March 28th.
Click  here  to submit.

This Week's
Church Schedule:

Sat., March 7th

Heart & Soul Crafters
10 am
Annex Basement

Sun., March 8th

Adult Sunday
 9 am

10 am

Youth Group
2 pm

Mon., March 9th

Tai Chi
6:00 pm
Fellowship Hall

Soup Supper/
Lenten Study
6:00/6:30 pm
Annex Basement

Tues., March 10th

Life Group
6:30 pm

Wed., March 11th

Praise Team Practice
7:30 pm

Thurs., March 12th

Life Group
1:00 pm
Annex Lobby

Vision & Alignment Team Meeting
6:00 pm
Annex Basement


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All Church Retreat
April 24th-26th

Ladies Tea
May 2nd

  Community Connections

Join us as  we celebrate the
Season of Lent!

Lenten Study/Soup Supper:
6 pm Soup Supper
6:30 pm Study
Mondays in the Annex
March 2nd thru March 30 (5 sessions)
The topic for the study will be the Life of Paul.
Palm Sunday, April 5th
Worship - 10 am - Easter Egg Hunt After Worship
Maundy Thursday, April 9th
Service at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Good Friday, April 10th
Service at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Easter, April 12th
Sunrise Service at 6:30 am
Easter Worship at 10 am
Finger Food Brunch  after  both Services

Easter Finger Food Brunch:  

Brunch will be after both the Sunrise Service and 10 am Worship. 

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

We will also need some helping hands for clean-up. 
Please let Jan Brewer know if you are able to help with that.

Order your Easter Lily and
help  support our 
Summertime Read and Play program. 

Sign up to purchase Easter Lilies no later than April 5th. Suggested price for Lilies will be $10 with proceeds going to Summer Read and Play Program. Lilies will be available to take home after Easter Worship. (Names will be marked on Lilies) Sign-up sheet to order is located in the Narthex or Contact Sherry in the office.

Mark your calendars! 

The All Church Retreat will be Friday, April 24th-Sunday, April 26th at Ocean Park Camp and Retreat Center.  Registration forms will be available starting Sunday, March 8th. Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 14th.  We're looking for volunteers to help with coordinate/plan/run various activities. A sign-up sheet will be available at church.   Contact Betsy C. for more details or with any questions.   betsyclayton7@gmail.com

Summer Camp 
Scholarship Program

 The Estate of Gladys Bafus has set up   an account to   provide scholarships   to kids wanting to attend summer   camp. The account will cover half of   the fee for camp. If you are in need of   a scholarship, please fill out one of the   forms located on the wall in the Narthex and   drop it by   the office or in the offering plate for Sherry to process.  

  Video Assistance: We are in need   of a couple more people who would   be willing to turn the video camera   on each Sunday. We have a few   people, but there are times that an   extra person or two would help   assure we get each Sunday recorded. It is definitely an EASY job. You don't need to be   tech savvy for this. Please let Sherry or Ron know if you are interested so you can be   shown what is needed.

               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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Address:   11000 NE Fourth Plain Rd. -  Vancouver, WA  98662

Office Hours:  Tuesday thru Thursday -  9:00 am - 3:00 pm