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 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. 
 
 
 Easter Flowers
Help decorate the church this Easter by purchasing a lily or daffodil in honor or in memory of a loved one. The cost is only $7.50 per plant. Flowers will be displayed at the church and can be taken home after our Easter service on Sunday, April 1st. Order forms are available at the table in the back of the Worship Center, and are due back by March 18th. Contact the church office at (740) 548-5819 with any questions.
 
 
Guest Speaker
On March 18th, Dr. King, President of Malone University, will be visiting us as a guest speaker. He will be available after the service to answer questions and share information regarding Malone University. Please be sure to invite anyone you know who may have an interest in Malone University. Contact the church office at (740) 548-5819 with any questions.
 
 new sunday morning class.  
 
John Horn is leading a new Sunday morning class called “Following the Shepherd”. This study will focus on the careful reading and living of Scripture, and how we can take our position as one of God’s sheep living in His pasture. Using inductive study techniques, we will observe what Scripture says, interpret it together, and discuss how we can apply it to our own lives in practical ways. Those less familiar with the Bible are welcome, as well as people with more Bible study experience. The class is meeting in the Courtyard Room at 9:30 AM beginning with a study of Psalm 23. Please contact John Horn (330-312-3302) if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
  children’s ministry volunteers needed.   
 
We are looking for volunteers to teach or help in our classrooms during service. Our typical commitment is just one Sunday a month. If you are interested in serving in this area, please contact Beth Comer, Sara Hopkins, or Chandra Ruminski or sign up on Sunday morning by indicating your interest on a Connecting Card and placing it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.
 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.
 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 or visit our Small Groups page for more information.
 email newsletter. 
 
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 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.