Adult Ministries

Weekly Studies

disciple Bible study

Meets Sundays 4:30-6pm, childcare is provided. We are currently studying “The Prophets.” The study begins May 19th and last 12 weeks. For more information contact Pastor Kori.

L.I.F.T (Learning in faith together bible study)

If you would like to be part of this study/fellowship, contact Doris Click at or 919-604-0003.

Band of brothers

The Band of Brothers meets early Thursday mornings at Bob Evans Restaurant on Hwy. 15/501 next to Outback Steakhouse near I-40 Exit 270 at 7:00 a.m. The men gather each week for fellowship and usually working through an in depth look at a particular book in the Bible. Join the men before you commute (or even if you don’t have to commute)! Contact Rick Strunk for more information or a current syllabus of the Bible study.

Monday night bible study

7:30 p.m. each week; This is an inquisitive group that sings, reads, and openly discusses books of the Bible. Each week is an individualized lesson, not relying on the previous week’s study, so anyone can join on any given week. We end each week with prayer addressing needs of those attending. For location, contact Dave Davis or (919)493-3786.

Beloved WOmen

Meets Wednesday afternoons. Currently on summer hiatus. Will return in the fall. For more information contact: Jean Barr.

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Sunday Studies @ 10am

Sunday school opening

Some of our Sunday School classes meet together immediately following the 9am Pathways service in the Sanctuary for a brief time of fellowship. Usually a member of the congregation shares a short devotional, funny story or personal experience, then quite often we end with a word of prayer before dispersing to our respective classes.

Cornerstone class

The Cornerstone class meets in the newer Log Cabin “Heritage Hut” on the southern edge of the Orange UMC campus.   Contact Rick Strunk

Seeker Class

Our newest adult Sunday School class digs deeper into the current sermon series with thought provoking discussion focused on the Scripture and message of the current week’s sermon. Digging Deeper meets in the Parlor. Contact Allison Volmer

Susanna Wesley class

The Susanna Wesley Class meets in the Susanna Wesley Parlor next to the office an is currently studying the Reformation. Contact Fred Brooks

Emmaus Reunion Group

The Sunday Emmaus Reunion group currently meets in Pastor Kori’s Office.

parenting missional community

Focus: Growing and supporting families through community
Leader: Tara Anderson, Stephanie Minter & Samantha Cabe
Time: Sundays 10:00 -11:00 am
Location: Penguin’s Classroom (downstairs)

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Missional Communities (MC)

The Gathering MC

Focus: Strengthening families with community and a heart for our neighbors
Leader: Don & Doris Click, Robert & Sharon Guerry
Time: Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00pm (click “more info” for dates)
Location: Guerry Home in Hillsborough

Parenting MC

Focus: Growing and supporting families through community
Leader: Tara Anderson, Stephanie Minter & Samantha Cabe
Time: Sundays 10:00 -11:00 am
Location: Penguin’s Classroom (downstairs)

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Young At Heart

The Young at Heart is a group for folks ages 50 and up, both women and men at OUMC. Our mission is to get connected, have fun and fellowship while enjoying new experiences.  It is an opportunity to invite your friend or neighbor who is not at OUMC to join us and meet some new friends. Our group is self-sustaining, not requesting funding from the church.  When we use the church vans, we will all chip in for gas money.  If  car-pooling, we will contribute toward the gas.  Here is a schedule of activities  for 2017.  We will try to meet once an month on Mondays unless our activity is not available then.  Contact: Alice Finnell or 919-605-0533

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Prayer Groups

Intercessory Prayer group

Meets Wednesdays at 12pm during the summer in the Parlor. Six to eight people meet each Wednesday to pray for our church staff and activities, joys and concerns shared during the Sunday services, additional requests called into the church office, “Orange family members” listed on a page of the church phone directory, and other needs of which members are aware. Come be a part of this vital ministry. Contact Jean Barr.

Knit one, Pray too

The Prayers Shawl Ministry (Knit One, Pray Too) is a ministry of Love and care for people who are going through crisis in their lives (health, divorce, death, etc.) Shawls are knitted or crocheted by loving hands with lots of prayer as they are created. The shawls are put on the altar and prayed over, then placed in a bag with a note of encouragement. There are also baby blankets that this ministry creates for newborns in our congregation or babies born in crisis in/out of the church. These are placed in a bag with a note to the parents.

The bagged shawls and baby blankets are kept in the office. If a need arises, please contact the church office or Virginia Andrews (919) 929-3452 to receive one.

K1,P2 meets the second Tuesday of the month in the Parlor from September through May to fellowship and work on the project they have started at the time.

Orange softball team

If you are 13+, you are invited to join our softball team this spring/summer. Women and men are invited, and we play at either 2 or 4:30pm on Sunday. No practice/prep needed. Come out and play ball!

Game dates are June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, and the tournament is on Aug. 17-18!

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