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Spiritual Growth

Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

Children's Sunday School

We are so excited to dive in with your kids as we play games, do science stuff, and have fun with faith in a hands-on way.

  • Ms. Tracey will have the pre-K-K kids (while other adult helpers snuggle with babies)

  • Ms. Joyce Frazee will be with those kids in 1st-3rd grades

  • Ms. Marianne Rinker will meet with our 4th-6th graders.

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School - Faith, led by Dr. Mary Clark. Our vision statement for Orchard UMC includes, “growing in faith.” Faith — what is it?  How does it function? Just like so many words we use, it is often more complex than we think. We will explore “Faith” with lessons and lots of discussions. Attend whenever you can. Room 202, beginning on October 16, between first and second services (10:05-10:55 am).

Midweek Offerings for Adults

Tuesday Book Discussion Group  Join Pastor Paul on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11am starting on September 20 in Room 200. We'll begin this season by reading "Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" by Richard Rohr. There will be a concurrent Zoom class led by Tracey Huber  and Mari Anne Wilcox; contact one of them to get the Zoom link. For more information please contact Pastor Paul. Tuesdays at 10 am, Room 200 or online.

Knit & Crochet Ministry, led by Ellen Cogsdill. We meet to knit and crochet. We share patterns and ideas, support one another in fellowship, and make items for the Mitten Tree and to fulfill other congregational and community needs. Thursdays at 1:30 pm, Parlor, beginning October 6.

Heart Sisters, led by Colleen Aben. Heart Sisters is a group of women who meet weekly to support one another and have a good book discussion at the same time. Open to new members for the first couple of weeks. Parlor.

Living and Thriving, led by Teresa Bowers and Dr. Mary Clark. This ministry fellowship is for people who struggle with chronic illness, and for their family and caregivers. 3rd Friday of the month via Zoom. Contact Teresa Bowers for Zoom information.




Midweek Offerings - Adults
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Youth Groups


Youth Groups

Jr. High Youth Group 

Designed for 7th and 8th graders, the Jr. High Youth Group is tailored to create laughter, joy, and friendship as faith is formed and developed. As the kids learn of Jesus, they will play games, have challenging discussions, and grow closer as a group. Meetings for this group are in person in the youth room on Sundays from 5:15-6:15 pm.


Senior High Youth Group 

We encourage 9th through 12th graders to join youth group where the love of Jesus is shared through conversation, games, and personal growth! Each week will have new games, discussion questions, and voices to help the youth experience where God is at work in this world, and how Jesus can transform their lives. This group meets in the youth room on the lower level on Sundays at 6:30 pm. 


Children's Ministry

Nursery through 6th grade

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Colleen Aben

Director of Children's Ministries

Ms. Colleen oversees the Children's Ministry - Sunday School and WOW (Worship Our Way). Contact her to find out what's going on this Fall as she leads our kids through growing in faith!

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Tracey Huber

Coordinator of Early Childhood Development

Ms. Tracey leads our nursery and interacts with the nursery and preschool aged children. Contact her to find out how your little might become a favorite of Ms. Tracey!

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Director of Discipleship

Ms. Kelly leads the kids in grades 4, 5, and 6 in a time of spiritual development that's mixed with FUN! Contact her to find out how to have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader join in that fun!

Youth Ministry

7th - 12th grade youth


Senior High Youth Group

Our senior high youth are serious about living their lives as followers of Christ. They come together on Sunday evenings in small groups to learn and grow in their faith to help them live in the world. Contact the church office to find out details of when and where!


Junior High Youth Group

This high-spirited group of youngsters will be meeting on Sunday evenings.Contact the church office to find out what's going on and when!

Spiritual Growth Staff
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