Community Life

Community Life - Social

Community Life - Support

Our Worship and Hospitality/Caring Ministries work to make each worship experience and interaction with our congregation meaningful and welcoming , bringing alive the message of God’s love for us through Christ, and enabling us to go forth into the world to live out our faith.

Wednesday Nights Together - A Ministry of Faith and Fellowship for ALL Ages!

5:15  Kids' Handbell Choir

5:30 - 6:30  Dinner is available in the Ministry Activity Center (MAC/gym)*
6:30 - All classes and activities start

Wednesday nights are a great place to be together at Orchard! We share in music programs (children, youth, and adults), learning, missions, and lots of opportunities to laugh and talk and just be together! The multi-week sessions run in the Fall and Spring, offering a variety of classes, activities, and programs for all ages. Dinner is comfort food meals and served from 5:30-6:30.  Dinners are $5/person; $3 for children 3-8; $20 family max. We meet for Fall and Spring varying-week sessions. Check the calendar for start dates.

Physical Fitness

... Feeding Heart, Mind, Body and Soul


We offer a variety of physical fitness opportunities throughout the week with ways for us to be in fellowship with each other, as well as ways to care for ourselves. Find one that's just right for you! Exercise classes meet in our Ministry Activity Center (MAC), unless otherwise noted.

Men's Mall Walkers Keep fit and have fellowship - meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. at the Food Court Entrance to the Twelve Oaks Mall. ContactDan Harmon

Women's Mall Walkers Make friends as you burn calories! Join the women who walk at Twelve Oaks Mall on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Food Court. Contact — Barb Van Haren

Tai Chi - 7 p.m. on Mondays - Improve your health! Join our Tai Chi class taught by Sam Purdy, disciple of the Wu Family style of Tai Chi. This meditative form of martial arts helps lower blood pressure and improves stamina and balance. Beginning students as well as ongoing students are welcome. Class meets Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per class or $40 for five attended classes. Call Marcia Harmon at (248) 553-4174. 

Hustle & Flow (R & B Line Dancing) - 7 p.m. Thursdays -  Have fun, learn favorite party hustles, and keep fit with low impact dance moves. All skill levels welcome. Recommended attire is comfortable clothing and smooth soled shoes or sneakers. $5/class (drop in) or $40/10 classes. Orchard folks get their first class free. For more information, contact Deb Koss.t  for more information.

 

Living Nativity

We typically offer our Living Nativity every other year where you are invited to experience the wondrous and mystical event of the Journey to Bethlehem from the warmth of your car. Slowly drive the luminary-lit path that will take you from the declaration of Caesar Augustus to the manger. Featuring live animals and actors. 

 

This free event is our gift to you and to the community. Come journey to the manger with us. 

Other Community Offerings

Check our calendar for other community offerings like Touch-A-Truck, Trunk 'R Treat, Story Time in the Pumpkin Patch, Easter Eve Fun, Bounce House Days, and more! 

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Living & Thriving is Orchard's support group for anyone dealing with chronic illness themselves or assisting a family member or friend. NEW  Meeting Day, Time, & Place - The group now meets on the second Friday of every month from 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the parlor at Orchard. 

NEXT Mentoring Program

Partnering together to help move you forward to what's next!

Mentoring is a way for experienced professionals to share their expertise with those in our connected community who have employment or career development needs. A mentor acts as a trusted coach or guide, who assists in setting and achieving goals for developing career direction and skills.

We are looking for both mentors and mentees. For more information, please contact Thom Parker.

Grief support for those who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet. Second  Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. Contact Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D., M.S.H.P. for more information. 

These group meetings are held in Fellowship Hall. Park in the parking lot at the north end of the building (lower lot), enter through the first set of glass double doors.

Tues., 11 a.m. (AA)
Wed., 7:30 p.m. (AA/Al-Anon)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m. (AA/Alateen)
Fri., 10 a.m. (AA)   

Stand with Trans is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide the tools needed by transgender youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to their authentic life. For transgender children and/or their parent, this groups meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Youth meet in the Youth Lounge; parents meet in Room 100. Enter through the first set of glass double doors from the north (lower) parking lot. Contact Roz Keith with any questions.

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At Orchard, we love being together. We offer many ways to gather together - as families and as individuals - in laughter, learning, and love, providing support and care for each other,

and reaching out to the community to provide the same,

Orchard
United Methodist Church

248.626.3620

ministry@orchardumc.org

30450 Farmington Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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