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First Serve Opportunities: Serve the Church, Serve Locally or Globally
Orchard Hill Church's mission is helping next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world through love and devoted service of others at home and around the world. Blessing a broken world includes serving our neighbors locally and globally.
We are led by a Mission Strategy Team to carry out our missional mandate by providing education, experiences, and environments for learning, story-telling, conversations, engagement, and growth. Current team members include: Megan Barnes, Dave Bartlett, Neil McMahon, Brian Carr, Laura Hoy, Brad Hillebrand, Kris Hoskinson, Karla Chestnut, Molly Juza, Sarah Turner, Emily Schut, Diane Adair and Jeff Mickey.
The quilting team meets regularly to make quilts that are given to young people who enter a youth detention facility in the area. The raw materials used are all donated cotton scraps of fabric remnants and come from the generosity of Orchard Hill atendees. The creativity used in putting the fabrics together into patterns is pure enjoyment. The labor involved in sewing the quilts together gets lost in the fun of doing it in the company of friends. The finished products are always amazing reminders of how God blesses the cooperative efforts of His children. And finally, the quilts themselves become a very tangible way of sharing God’s love with those in need. For more information, contact Sally Baker.
Harvest Vineyard Church - Orchard Hill Church Partnership
Harvest’s Children’s Ministry
Harvest Vineyard is seeking Sunday school teacher assistants for their Sunday morning children’s program. Volunteers needed in the 2-6 year old room and the 7-14 year old room. Volunteer 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. once a month. Contact Laura Hoy at email@example.com.
Harvest’s Community Breakfast
Harvest Vineyard hosts a community breakfast every other Saturday morning from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Volunteer to cook, serve, or greet! Contact Laura Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic in the Park
This seasonal ministry goes from June through October on the first and third Sundays of the month. A meal and worship are provided for the community in Lincoln Park, and volunteers are sought to help cook and serve the meal, play with children, lead music, or greet and offer hospitality and prayer in the park. Contact Kris Hoskinson at email@example.com.
Link Christian Development Corporation
Link CCD is the community development arm of the Orchard Hill Church and Harvest Vineyard Church partnership with the Walnut Neighborhood. Based out of the Walnut Neighborhood, the vision of Link is that Christ will grow a reconciling community of hope and empowerment through a focus on neighborhood strengthening strategies, youth development, and jobs in order that all involved might flourish. Some of the programs of Link include: Jobs for Life, Try Pie, and Youth Art Team.
You can learn more about Link CCD and how to get involved at www.linkccd.org or www.facebook.com/linkccd. Contact Laura Hoy with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our two international partnerships at Orchard Hill Church are in Haiti and Mozambique.
United Christians International, led by JeanJean and Kristie Mompremier, has been a partner of Orchard Hill for more than ten years. As a church, we have 2 trips to UCI in Haiti each year to encourage our partners and learn from one another.
- Fall - Family-friendly Mission Trip (November) - Leaders:John and Suzy Teske, email@example.com
- Spring Break - Intergenerational Mission Trip (March) - Leaders: Pat and Diane Oehler, firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about either trip, send an email to the trip leaders. To learn of other ways to get involved, contact Kris Hoskinson at email@example.com.
Orchard Hill Church joins with Food for the Hungry, working to end physical and spiritual hunger in villages in the Sofala region of Mozambique, Africa. We have been partnering in Mozambique for around ten years and collectively sponsor around 400 children. We also take teams to Mozambique. The next trip will most likely be summer of 2019.
For more information about Orchard Hill’s involvement in Mozambique or for trip details, contact Kris Hoskinson. Visit our child sponsorship page to learn more about sponsoring a child in Mozambique.
OHC Growing Project
Each spring, OHC invites people to sponsor a “row of crops” by donating $25 to purchase seeds for planting. The Roadman family designates 80 acres near Dike for this project. While the seed is donated by the congregation, the harvest is dependent on the local farmers. Many of them donate their time, equipment, and gas. The money from the harvest then goes to encourage our partners in Haiti, Mozambique, and locally in the Walnut Neighborhood.
In 2017, funds raised went towards:
Haiti - Scholarships for Agricultural Students at the University (UCI)
Mozambique - Food for the Hungry partners visited us & attended Global Leadership Summit
Local - Support for Try Pie program
For more information, contact Kris Hoskinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need More Information?
Kris Hoskinson at 319.266.9796 or email@example.com.