inclusivity • spiritual growth • mission • generosity
Missions Outreach and Service Ministries are opportunities to bring the Good News of Christ and the ministries we support to the people of our community and to the world. There are also opportunities to serve the church and the community through hands-on and financial support. These ministries help make the needs of the poor, hungry, and disadvantaged real to us, and encourage us to action.
Missions Outreach & Service
Missions Collection Box
Our Missions Collection Box is located in the hallway outside of the parlor. Every month we sponsor a different group in our area who is in need of specific items. Please see information below
for the current month's missions collections.
Mission Box/Rebuilding Together
April’s mission box focus is for items needed for Rebuilding Together. Our own Gale Frazee is working hard directly with Rebuilding Together to improve homes and lives right here in the Farmington/Farmington Hills area. The pandemic and community needs have changed the Rebuilding Together workday participation but the need to help people with home projects is greater than ever. We are collecting these requested Items:
Basic use Fire Extinguisher
Smoke detector (battery operated)
CO (Carbon Monoxide Detector) plug in or battery operated
Damprid in the single use container
First Aid Kit
Ant bait traps
Window Insulation Kits
Please place purchased items in the Missions Collection box in the narthex on or before April 23 as the workday for Rebuilding Together is Saturday, April 30. If you would rather make a monetary donation directly to Rebuilding Together, please click here.
Print and fill out, then scan and email to Gale Frazee.
“Walk the Talk” in 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022
WHO? You can walk with Team Orchard UMC (in person or virtually) OR donate to the cause. WHAT? The 37th annual CROP Hunger Walk for Farmington/Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield WHEN? Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 1-3 pm
WHERE? Virtually or gather at Oakland Community College Parking Lot #8 (Farmington Road Entrance) where you can walk with our team on marked trails.
WHY? To raise funds to end food insecurity both locally and worldwide. (25% of the money raised will be split between Farmington C.A.R.E.S., Neighborhood House, Salvation Army of F.H., Yad Ezra Kosher Food Pantry, and Zaman International). Church World Service is also supplying humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine, and wherever there is disaster or displacement.
HOW? Click on scan the QR code to the right. Find “Join a Team” (Orchard UMC) OR Donate” (to Team Orchard UMC or to sponsor an individual walker. Just type in a name in the field). Once registered, walkers can follow the prompts to set up their profile page, add photos, and create a Facebook fundraiser or email solicitation letter. All walkers who register by April 10 will receive a FREE t-shirt. Contact DyAnn St.Clair with your size request or any other questions. Any technical questions will be directed to Amy Hamilton. The funds raised support the work of Church World Service who has been working for over 70 years “to build a world where there is enough for all.”
Extra Opportunities to Bless Others
Gift Card Sales Support Youth Mission Trip
Continue to order gift cards all year long!
Did you know you can support the youth group anytime you shop? You can buy gift cards (most of which are "rechargeable") to do grocery shopping, gift shopping, or going out to eat from Scrip. Every gift card you buy automatically pays a percentage to the youth group without you having to pay a dime extra. Shop and dine as you always do and the youth group retains 2-15% of the value of every card you purchase.
This gift card program can be accessed from the app RaiseRight, available through download in the App Store or through Google Play. It's not difficult to set up at all - just takes a few minutes - and is associated with the ShopwithScrip program we've been using for years.
Download the app called "RaiseRight" and enter enrollment code D18B366D1936L to link purchases to Orchard.
Once you set up your account (with password, etc.), you can order cards to be put in your "Wallet" as well as order physical cards (small shipping fee).* You can even order and have the physical cards sent to an address other than yours.
*ShopwithScrip requires that larger orders (over $100) might need to be approved by the church office. If you have a large order, let the church office know you’ve placed it and we'll help get those cards to you!
Great for all year round!
The Seeds Program
The Missions Committee is excited to announce a new ministry: The Seeds Program. This program makes seed funds available for congregation members to start new local mission projects that encourage vulnerable and marginalized persons and promote their well-being. We have been challenged to dream big, and this is one of the ways we do so. If you have a vision for a new local mission outreach, you can apply for seeds funding—grants of up to $500 are available. Please click here to learn more. You can download the application here.