Orange Congregational Church located at 205 Meeting House Lane in Orange, CT will resume its regular weekly worship schedule for the fall on Sunday, September 4th 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. Our children’s programming Bible Literacy Adventure Stations (B.L.A.S.T) will begin for the church year on Sunday September 11 and run during the 10:00 a.m. service. This year’s theme is “Faithful Believers”.
The Orange Congregational Church Nursery School is also accepting applications for its faith-based preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds. Senior and Bell Choir rehearsals will begin again starting Thursday, September 8th, and on Sunday, September 11th the Junior Choir will also have regular rehearsal. Sunday, September 11th will be our “Welcome Back” Sunday. During the 10 a.m. service, children may bring their backpacks in for a blessing and, after worship, the Generosity Team will coordinate a potluck on the Town Green (in case of inclement weather, it will take place in the John Ho Dining Room). There will be “Youth Tables” at the potluck for those students in grades 6th-12th who are returning to or would like to join our Pilgrim Fellowship 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 8th graders begins on September 21 with an orientation for parents and sponsors; interested families need to contact the church office before September 6. Our two regular bible study groups will begin meeting again: G.I.S.T. on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. and the Lectionary Bible Study on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Noon Fellowship meets on the second Wednesday of every month to share lunch and a lesson. Fellowship Breakfasts meet on the third Thursday at 8:00 a.m. at Chip’s Restaurant to hear different speakers. Also, the Widow and Widowers Club of Orange is now meeting 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 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with a performance from “The Yale Whiffenpoofs”, the country’s premier male barbershop singing ensemble.
Please contact the church office at 203-795-9749 for more information on any of our events or programs. We are happy to have you join us, as our church community begins an invigorating new season!