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Adult Ministry

At Orchard, we strive for connection - both spiritually and socially. We offer Sunday school classes for adults, mid-week Bible studies and faith-based discussions, social and interest groups from young adults to seniors in a variety of life situations. Whether you want an information-based experience or a fellowship-based experience, we have a group for you, or will work with you to start one.

 

The Evolution of Religion in our Southern States  A unique Christian religion began to evolve with the introduction of slavery. From there came the Civil War, emancipation, segregation, and disenfranchisement. From all this was born a unique Southern Christian faith. Course Facilitator: Richard Lipka. Room 200

 

The Real Game of Thrones  This year the class members want to do Revelation. Is this book still relevant? Yes! We will decipher the mysteries, and see what it says to Christians today. We will use Breaking the Code by Bruce M. Metzger (books are supplied) to guide us through. As always, lots of application, some psychology, and much discussion. A good “drop in” class. Led by Dr. Mary Clark. Room 202

Adult Sunday School

10 am (September-May), drop-in

 

Small Group Studies

Mid-Week Opportunities - Spiritual Growth

  • Eve’s Girls A women’s book discussion and spiritual growth group, mixed with lots of fellowship.  Typically meets the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 7:30 pm, Parlor. Contact Cathy Albery

  • Current Events in the Cafe — This coffee and conversation class examines current news events in light of Christian theology. Bring your Bible and any news articles or topics that challenge your Christian view of the world. Meets at 7:00 pm, typically the 3rd Mondays of each month; check the church calendar to confirm. Cafe. Contact — David Albery

  • Tuesday Mornings with Pastor Amy  Join Pastor Amy, our Lead Pastor, on Tuesday mornings for a weekly Bible study Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Parlor. Contact Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle

  • Women’s Bible Study  - All women are invited to join our enriching, vibrant Bible Study discussion group. Wednesdays at 9:15 am, Parlor. Contact Rowena Adamowski

  • Wednesday Nights Together (WNT)  This mid-week program will offer classes taught by our pastors and lay leaders. Community dinner at 5:30, programming at 6:30 pm. Contact Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle

  • Heart Sisters - Friday Morning Moms' Group This new addition to our Bible study line-up is for moms who are looking for a deeper understanding of the Bible in the midst of raising children. Fridays at 10:00 a.m., childcare provided. Contact - Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle

  • Lenten Studies Church-wide emphasis runs from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Various days and times offered. Contact Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle

 

Life Groups

Social Activities, Interest Areas

Life Groups share fellowship based on stages of life. The boundaries are not necessarily defined by age limitations, but more by the common ground of life experiences. You'll find social activities, educational or missional opportunities, or faith-based discussions. All of our life groups are open and very welcoming!

  • Funtastiks — Our active Seniors group meets once a month to share lunch and enjoy a field trip, program, or guest speaker. Contact —  Linda Hall.

  • LAF (Life after Fifty) is Orchard’s social group geared for those in their 50s and older. Everyone—married, single, retired, still working, kids, no kids—is invited to share in our fun together, and to lend support to each other and the church when needed They love to LAF! Coordinators are John and Donna Young

  • Living and Thriving with Chronic Illness -Living & Thriving is Orchard's support group for anyone dealing with chronic illness themselves or assisting a family member or friend. The group typically meets on the second Saturday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Panera Bread located at 12/Halsted. Contact Teresa Bowers for more information.

 

The women of Orchard enjoy a variety of events and programs tailored to meet the needs of women of all ages, including small group studies, scrap booking and card making, pajama parties, retreats, game nights, prayer groups, and opportunities for mission and service.

  • Women’s Bible Study — All women are invited to join our enriching, vibrant Bible Study discussion group. Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Parlor. Contact   Rowena Adamowski

  • Heart Sisters - Friday Morning Moms' Group This is a group for moms who have melt downs, who need to count to 10 before proceeding and who sometimes lock themselves in the bathroom to sneak a snack. It’s also for moms who love being moms, want to raise good and faithful kids and who are looking for meaningful relationships with other moms. Let’s be honest - they’re one and the same! For moms from all ages and stages to connect and grow in faith together. Our study is Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.  Fridays  9:30-11:00 a.m. ; childcare provided. Contact Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle for more information..

  • 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

  • Women's Retreat — March is usually the month when the women of Orchard and friends gather to take a weekend away to retreat from their routines and rest in God's love. Retreats includes times of introspection, times of laughter, times of dining and talking together, and times of talking with God. Contact — Sheri Hicks or Lesley Bonsky

  • Advent by Candlelight — Our annual Advent tea and worship service is on an evening in December for Orchard women and their guests (ages 12 and up). The evening begins with holiday wassail, followed by worship in the sanctuary, then adjourning to our Ministry Activity Center. The MAC is transformed into a candlelit room with each table beautifully decorated by the women who host them. Hostess and guest signups begin in November. Contact - Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle

  • MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) — Orchard sponsors a MOPS group which connects mothers of preschool age children (newborn through kindergarten) for support and encouragement as well as tips for parenting, marriage, and self-care.

 
 

Women

 

Men

Several activities are planned for the men of Orchard throughout the year. Spearheading these activities is our men's group, MOO (Men of Orchard), open to men of all ages.

  • MOO This group of men serve together to make a difference in the world. Through opportunities to help within our community (Rebuilding Together and Breakfast with Santa), gathering as men in fellowship (men's retreats), learning with and from each other to be better in all aspects of our lives (speaker breakfasts), and connecting with each other (hockey games, curling), camaraderie and bonds are formed. ContactJohn Young

  • MOO Steering Committee  Become involved in the planning of future events and activities. The Steering Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., usually for one hour. ContactJohn Young

  • Pub Theology – On the table will be discussions of our faith backgrounds and our beliefs. The goal is “listening before speaking” as men of different backgrounds, ages, and beliefs come together to explore and learn what can be gained in conversation with one another. No Bibles needed. Invite a friend—Christian, atheist, Jewish, Muslim, etc. — all are welcome. Contact — Pastor Nick Bonsky 

  • Men's Retreat - A weekend of conversation and programming to build faith, plus throw in some fun things like golfing, fishing, hiking, biking, and maybe even a little college football. If you would like to know more, contact Pastor Nick Bonsky.

  • Concierge Ministry - These gentlemen welcome visitors on Sunday mornings and at special worship services. You can find them holding doors, helping carry packages, holding an umbrella, etc. Contact — John Young

  • Mall-Walkers - Keep fit and have fellowship - meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 am at the Food Court Entrance to the Twelve Oaks Mall. ContactDan Harmon

  • "Hot-Doggers" - Join our weekly hot dog lunch at the Great Lakes Coney Island on Grand River. Tuesdays at 11:15 am. ContactDan Harmon

 
Orchard
United Methodist Church

248.626.3620

ministry@orchardumc.org

30450 Farmington Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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