disciple Bible study
Disciple begins the next 12-week study on September 15, studying the letters of Paul. We meet in the Conference Room from 4:30 - 6 pm on Sunday afternoons. Childcare is provided. For more information contact Pastor Kori.
L.I.F.T (Learning in faith together bible study)
L.I.F.T. (Learning in Faith Together) is a weekly study for women of all ages. Between September and June, we meet in the Conference Room and typically go through three studies, with breaks for holiday seasons. In our weekly sessions, we discuss the previous week’s readings, watch a short video that introduces the coming week and, most importantly, continue the fellowship that binds us together. The readings usually take about 15 minutes, 3-5 times a week and refer to the Bible to help guide our lives today. L.I.F.T. meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Conference Room.
Band of brothers
The Band of Brothers meets at 7:00 am Thursday mornings at Bob Evans Restaurant on Highway 15/501 beside Outback Steakhouse near I-40, exit 270. The Band will be studying the Gospel of John starting in September 2019 and running into March of 2020. The group recently completed an extensive study of Genesis, entitled “Genesis: God’s Creative Call,” and prior to that the group had an eight-week study of the Disciples and also studied through Max Lucado’s book Unshakable Hope. Join with the men before you commute.
Monday night bible study
The longest running Bible study at OrangeUMC meets at 7:30pm each week in a member’s home. 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 the needs of those attending. For location or more information, contact Dave Davis.
We Over Me by Whitney Capps is the focus of the Beloved Women Bible Study which will run from September 11th through November 6th. Whitney says, “I went to Scripture to...learn exactly how Jesus Himself felt about the church.” Beloved Women is open to all women and meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 in the Heritage Hut. The cost of the study book is $14. Contact Jean Barr for more information.
Christianity in Contemporary America
This 4-week mini-course, beginning September 18, will include interactions between Christianity and politics, but mainly expressions of piety and faith-denominational trends, new theologies (eg. liberation), megachurches, LGBT issues, explosive growth of short-term mission, impact on immigrant Christianity, and MUCH more! There will be no reading - just come and think and talk and pray and enjoy yourself! The class will meet in the Heritage (new) Hut on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm. Contact Grant Wacker for more information.
Tentative Schedule: Week 1 - 1960s Vietnam and Civil Rights Era, Week 2 - 1970s Rise of Evangelicalism, Week 3 - 1980s Rise of Christian Right & Culture Wars, and Week 4 - 2000s New Theologies. Contact Grant Wacker for more information.
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.
The Cornerstone Class, an intergenerational class of both men and women, is currently involved in the study of the Gospel of Mark which will run into November. Earlier in 2019, the class explored “Heroes of Faith,” looking at several Old Testament figures mentioned in that familiar Hebrews 11 passage, as well as a study of the book of Daniel, “Daniel: Spiritual Living in a Secular World.”
The class meets in the Homestead (new) Hut at the south end of the parking lot during the Discipleship Hour.
SUSANNA Contact Rick Strunk
The Seekers Class is an adult small group that meets in the Parlor during the Discipleship Hour. We will talk about life together as we discuss the Scriptures used in worship each week, along with talking about the Discussion Questions from the sermon. Please come join us. Contact Pastor Adam for more information.
Susanna Wesley class
The Susanna Wesley Class meets in the Heritage Hut during the Discipleship Hour. In the past, the class has studied the Heretics, the minor prophets, and The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The class is currently studying the book of Hebrews. Contact Fred Brooks
Emmaus Reunion Group
The Sunday Emmaus Reunion group currently meets in Pastor Kori’s Office.
parenting missional community
The focus of the Parenting Missional Community is growing and supporting families through community. The group meets Sunday mornings from 10-11 am in the Penguins Classroom downstairs in the Education Building. Contact: Pastor Kori
Young At Heart
The Young at Heart is a group for folks ages 50 and up, both women and men at OrangeUMC. Together we aim to explore, fellowship, learn, have fun and, of course, food. 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. A list of planned Fall outings can be found on page 14 the 2019 Fall Life Group Catalog. Contact: Alice Finnell.
Intercessory Prayer group
The Intercessory Prayer Team meets Wednesdays at 11am in the Heritage Hut. Six to eight people meet each Wednesday to pray for our church, staff, 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. All are welcome to 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 to fellowship and work on the project they have started at the time.