The first night I went in feeling both a little awkward and uncomfortable, not knowing what to expect. Once we got settled and began our conversation on the sermon, I was immediately blown away.
I sat at the only open table and hoped not to cause too much of a disruption. This turned out to be the group God had planned for me and has been a real blessing.
We had been wanting to join a LIFE Group for some time, and just had not gotten to it. It can be scary to start something new.
When we joined The Orchard two years ago, Pastor Josh strongly encouraged us to join a LIFE Group. Being a dual working household with two middle school children (at the time) with lots of activities, we weren’t sure how we could fit that into our schedule, so we held off on joining a...
The text read: “If you’re around home today, I’d like to drop something off for you.” That something turned out to be a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers, an encouraging note, and multiple grocery/restaurant gift cards. I had been laid off from my job due to COVID one week...
Whether we are interacting face to face in a room at church on Sunday mornings or seeing our “little faces” on a screen, Scripture still directs our conversation.
After two months at The Orchard, I finally decided to take the needed leap of faith that I’ve been questioning since the day I decided to accept my invitation into a Christian community. And while being mentored by Pastor Andre, I had a strong desire to be baptized.
Neighbors have been curious about the work and are excited to know when the building will be open so they can visit.
From our first day trying this church it was clear to both of us this is where we were meant to be.