News   & Events
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 operation christmas child   
 
It’s hard to believe it is that time of year already, but we have already started preparing for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. The shopping has begun and the boxes will soon be filled by our younger kids with the help of our young adults. This year’s challenge to the church is to have enough donations to fill 150 boxes. Last year’s total was 130, so we are confident that with your help we can achieve this goal. Please put your donation in the offering plate marked “OCC”. We are blessed to be part of this mission that reaches 1000’s of children and their families with God’s Word!
 men in missions retreat September 14-16   
 
MEN OF OFC! Come join the men of the EFC-ER for our annual men’s retreat at Camp Gideon on Friday, September 14th through Sunday, September 16th. This year we will be blessed by the preaching of Kolbi Shartzer. Here’s a few things to participate in while there: Basketball, Olympic Challenges, Corn-Hole Tournament, Bike Ride, Hiking, Resting/Relaxing, Climbing Wall, and Low Ropes Course. Registration forms are available at the information desk in the church lobby and should be turned in to the church office by Monday, August 27th. (Chandra will send in all of the registrations together.)
 women’s missionary fellowship retreat October 12-14   
 
The annual EFCER WMF Retreat will be held Friday evening, October 12th, through Sunday morning, October 14th at The Carlisle Inn. It is located in Sugarcreek, Ohio in the heart of Amish Country. This is always a wonderful time of spiritual renewal and fellowship for all ladies. The guest speaker this year is Robyn Dykstra who will be presenting on “Balancing Life”. Brochures are available at the information desk in the church lobby. Registration [with half of the deposit] is due by September 22nd. WMF is asking that everyone send their registration in separately and NOT through the church office. Please contact Chandra in the church office with any questions.
 all church picnic Sunday, September 23rd  
 
Please save the date for our annual church picnic, which will be held on Sunday, September 23rd after our morning worship service. More details will be provided in September’s newsletter.
 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.

 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 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and is closed on Tuesdays.