Thursday, July 24, 2014

His Hands, His Feet Local Missions Event

Our "His Hands, His Feet" Local Missions Event is less than a week away! This wonderful opportunity to join together and serve our local community will be held Wednesday, July 30th through Sunday, August 3rd and will be an excellent way to experience missions while staying at home! Check out the schedule and detailed information below. Please contact Ron Clark at (614) 545-8751 with any questions.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM      Arrive at Orange Friends
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM      Light breakfast and devotions
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM      Ministry Team Leaders assign jobs and locations
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM      Departure for ministry site
12:00 PM                      Lunch at ministry site
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Arrive back at Orange Friends from the mission field
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Daily testimony and final prayer time


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Arrive at Orange Friends
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Light breakfast and devotions
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM GO OUT AND BE THE CHURCH IN OUR COMMUNITY                                                             THROUGH SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch back at Orange Friends
12:00 PM Celebration Service with testimonies

*You may find you can only serve part of the time. That is NO PROBLEM! Share this with Ron Clark or a Ministry Team Leader and jump in where you can!

Tentative Ministry Teams that you can help with:

Prayer Team
a. Pray in prayer room at the Church
b. Go to the ministry sites and pray for ministry teams/others

Food Prep and Service Team
a. Preparing and serving food for workers

Children’s Ministry Team
a. Helping Orange Friends Children do mission work!

Visitation and Hospitality Team
a. Cleaning/assisting with chores for some of our church shut-ins
b. Nursing home visits with crafts for shut-ins

Construction Team
a. Remodeling new location offices for PDHC (Pregnancy Decision Health Center)
b. Landscaping at PDHC’s new location

Community Connections and Evangelism Team
a. Pass out brochures for PDHC in the OSU campus area
b. Hand out water bottles and other items throughout the community just to say, “Here is a small way of saying we love you and God loves you!”

Service Team
a. Sorting shoes for "Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes" event for GraceHaven
b. Light construction/remodeling for C.R.A.C.K House Ministries
c. Serving a free lunch at C.R.A.C.K. House Ministries 


Help every participant to be freed up to serve! We are not charging a participation fee to meet the expenses of this Mission opportunity so that NO ONE is kept from participating because of financial reasons. Give, so all can serve! The estimated total budget for this event is $4000.00. We are still accepting financial contributions. So far, we have received a total of $2,758 for this fund.

The following are ways that you can give:

SAINT - your gift of $500 pays for all breakfast items, OR all lunch items, OR T-Shirts for all participants.

APOSTLE - your gift of $350 pays for remodeling items OR miscellaneous "last minute" supplies

PROPHET - your gift of $200 pays for evangelism material, OR water bottles for volunteers, OR water bottles for evangelism hand-outs, OR landscape items

TEACHER - your gift of $100 pays for craft items, OR yard maintenance supplies, OR cleaning supplies, OR meat for our all-church Sunday lunch.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Those Are Huge Mountains!

"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” (Hebrews 1:1–4, ESV) 

I had the privilege of hiking in the Rocky Mountains recently with my son, Alex. This was his first experience in the mountains. I remember the first time I saw the Rocky Mountains as a teenager. I was blown away by the magnitude! Growing up in the Midwest… the flat, Midwest… it is something to behold when you approach the mountain range from a distance, and then when you get right in the midst of them…it is awe-inspiring. 

Photo Credit: Alex Mabry
It strikes me that there is a Creator of these mountains. A Creator of this entire world… the entire universe. The book of Hebrews (which is actually a sermon) starts off with this idea of, “Those are huge mountains, BUT Jesus is GREATER!” 

In light of this, my question is simple this day. What are you blown away by, overwhelmed by, or discouraged by that is mountainous in your life? It can be “blown away” by greatness or largeness. It can be “overwhelmed or discouraged” by disease, relational stress, or depression/loneliness. 

Reflect on what your answer may be and then reread Hebrews 1:1-4. Then repeat the words, “Jesus is Greater than…” 

How does this hit you? What feelings come to you? What would you tell Jesus in light of His greatness compared to your “mountain”? 

Remember, those are huge mountains, but Jesus is GREATER!” 

~ Pastor David