News   & Events
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New Pastor Hired
We are very thankful to announce that Pastor Zach Bohler has officially accepted our call to serve as Lead Pastor at Orange Friends Church beginning May 1st, 2018! Pastor Zach, his wife, Kelsey, and their family currently attend North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church in northern Ohio, where Zach has served as the Pastor of Adult Discipleship and previously as Pastor of Youth Discipleship. Please pray for their transition to Orange and for their church family in North Olmsted.
 
 
Interim Pastor
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Wayne Evans will be providing interim pastoral services until May 1st, 2018. Dr. Evans has been involved in the Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region (EFC-ER) for many years. His most recent role with the EFC-ER was serving as General Superintendent. Please welcome Pastor Wayne and his wife Regina and their family to Orange. Please continue to contact the elders for pastoral care; they are able to put you in contact with Dr. Evans, if necessary. 
 
 
Welcome Potluck
Please plan to attend our welcome soup potluck for Pastor Zach and family immediately following morning worship on Sunday, May 6th. This is the first Sunday for Pastor Zach as our new pastor and we would like to welcome him and his family to our church family. Plan to bring a crock-pot of soup to share. Drinks, dessert and table service will be provided. If you have any questions feel free to contact Pat King at (614)571-8983.
 
Small Groups
We would love to help you connect with your church family and grow in Christ through a supportive, encouraging small group! Please contact Beth Comer at (614) 570-3117 for more information.
 picture directory   

We are creating a new picture directory and we want you in it! Please email a recent photograph to Chandra in the church office. Family photos taken with your phone are acceptable. Printed photographs may be left in the church office mailbox for her to scan and will be returned to the information desk the following week. Kay Cermak is willing to take pictures on her phone immediately following service today. Please submit all photos by April 8th. We would like to have a new directory ready before Pastor Zach arrives. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

 special easter offering   

Throughout the month of April we will be collecting a special offering on behalf of Evangelical Friends Mission (EFM) “Easter Offering.” Each year the donations received through the Easter Offering go towards the general ministries of EFM. Your gifts bless the work that is going on in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ecuador, India, Ireland, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, and among Muslim background believers in Europe and the Middle East. Please be faithful to give towards this offering as the Lord leads. The harvest in Nepal is still great and the workers too few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest that He will cast out more workers into this field. There is much work to be done! Please write “Easter Offering” in the memo line on your check or giving envelope.

 newsletter   

Pick up a hard copy of our March newsletter (which was emailed out on Friday, 3/23/2018) at the information desk in the Worship Center lobby. If you didn’t receive the email and would like to be added to our list, please send your contact information to the church office. You can also keep up with the latest news and information by liking us on Facebook. There’s lots going on in the next few months!

 collection for bhutanese refugees   
 
We are continuing to collect new or gently used household items for the refugees. Specific needs are: towels, lamps, dishes, sheets, and other various kitchen, bath, and daily household items. Most recently, they have expressed a need for children’s toys. Please think about donating to the Bhutanese when you can. If you have questions, please contact the church office at (740) 548-5819.
 give through amazon smile  
 
Amazon customers – did you know that when you shop online with Amazon, OFC is eligible to receive 0.5% back from your total purchase? The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com. You use the same account with Amazon.com and Amazon Smile. Your shopping cart, wish list, registries, and other account settings are also the same. Here’s how to register: go to www.Smile.Amazon.com. Your first time visiting Amazon Smile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization; type in Orange Friends Church, then select it. That’s it! On future visits, just be sure to sign in to www.smile.amazon.com vs. www.amazon.com. It may be helpful to bookmark the page (our specific link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7368327). For more information, visit http://smile.amazon.com/about/.
 men’s bible study Saturday Mornings @ 7:30 AM 
 
The weekly Saturday morning men’s Bible study has resumed on Saturday mornings at 7:30 AM at the church. We will be following a study guide entitled “The Truth – Engaging the Foundations of the Faith”. All men are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please contact Doyle Hartman at (740) 815-9332 for more information.
 open prayer night  Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM  
 
The Chapel will be open every Wednesday evening from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM for those who would like to come to the church and pray. Please contact Jim Comer at (614) 572-3607 for more information.
 email newsletter 
 
Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Orange Friends Church? If you would like to receive our email newsletter, please contact the church office at (740) 548-5819 or subscribe online.
 listen to us online 
 
Did you know you can listen to our sermons online through Google PlayYouTube, and directly through our website? These are a wonderful way to hear our messages when you are unable to be at Orange Friends Church in-person! It’s also a great way to listen to your favorite sermons again!
 office hours 
 
The church office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and is closed on Tuesdays.