Orange Congregational Church located at 205 Meeting House Lane in Orange will resume its regular weekly worship schedule for the fall on Sunday September 2, 2018 with an 8:00 a.m. service in the Chapel and a 10:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary. Every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. there is a child-care experienced Crib Room Attendant for all birth to Pre-K children whose parents or guardians are attending the 10 a.m. worship service.
Sunday, September 9th will be our “Welcome Back” Sunday with music from our Senior Choir. Our church school programming Bible Literacy Adventure Stations (B.L.A.S.T) will begin for the church year and run during the 10:00 a.m. service; this year’s theme is “Courage”. Also, during the September 9th service, children may bring their backpacks in for a blessing and, after worship, the Generosity Team will coordinate a potluck on the Orange Town Green (in case of inclement weather, it will take place in the John Ho Dining Room).
There will be a youth table at coffee hour during September for those students in grades 6th-12th who are returning or would like to join our youth program. Junior Choir is also accepting new members for students in Grade 2 and up; they practice weekly after church on Sundays and perform once a month and on church holidays. Confirmation for 7th & 8th graders begins on September 19 with an orientation for parents and sponsors; interested families need to contact the church office before September 5.
Our regular Bible study group “God Is Still Talking” (G.I.S.T.) will begin meeting again on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. Fellowship Breakfasts meet on the third Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at Chip’s Restaurant to hear different speakers. Also, the Widow and Widowers Club of Orange meet at the church on Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in the Katherine Knight Room; all widows and widowers are welcome. Our Music on the Green series will begin on Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with a dulcimer performance from Ted Yoder.
Please contact the church office at 203-795-9749 for more information on any of our events or programs. We are an Open & Affirming congregation and we are happy to have you join us, as our church community begins an exciting new season!