Sunday - Classic 9:15 AM Sunday - Casual 11:00 AM
2025 Orchard Beach Rd.
North East, PA 16428
WOW! WELL DONE!
Orchard Beach, we want to say well done for your patience, kindness, and continued efforts to be the church during these unprecedented times. While not being able to gather for services, you continue to represent Jesus well as you live out your faith making calls, dropping off gifts, joining in Zoom groups, giving offerings, sending letters, encouraging others at work, etc.
We are writing our story. When all of this is over our story will be that we stayed strong. We endured. We kept the faith. Others will have noticed our care and concern for each other. Our faith and fortitude will have testified to God's glory. In our weakness, He is made strong. While these are very different and difficult times, stay focused and keep LISTENING to Jesus
--Look at me - you'll see the Father
Ask God to reveal Himself to you in a fresh way. Stay in the Word.
--Let me wash you - you'll be better on the other side
Ask God to reveal any way in you that needs to change. Seek a fresh cleansing.
--Lay your life down:- you'll be blessed
Ask God how you can serve Him and His church. How might you serve now & this Fall?
WHEN ARE WE REOPENING?
Our leadership team has decided to work with the government strategy of having a phased reopening plan. As of May 8th, our area has begun the "yellow" phase and we hope to progress to the other stages in accordance with CDC and area guidelines. So, the timing of our in-person gatherings depends on the health of our area and the CDC's recommendations. We're not sure but be prepared- the "yellow" phase may last at least several more weeks.
Beginning this Sunday you will be able to join our service online (Facebook) at 9:15am 11am and 7pm -Also Wednesday at 7pm.
During each service, there is an opportunity to interact LIVE with others. We encourage you to ENGAGE. We understand the tendency to scroll, check out and move on --we're all doing it, to see various messages. But as a way to stay connected and communicate with members of our own family,consider planting yourself for the entire service and interacting with others live. Social media was never meant to be a megaphone but a medium for communication back and forth. Let's talk to each other.
Our response to "yellow" phase guidelines:
Worship services will remain online only. Youth & Kids growth and connection opportunities will continue to remain online. Life Groups & Ministry Teams may meet at their discretion in accordance with the guidelines to stay 6 ft apart and wear a mask. Children should not meet together.
Serving may take place in groups of 25 or less following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.
Larger ministry events are limited to some drive thru events
Men's Softball league is tentatively planning (hoping to meet guidelines) to begin in mid June.
Engage with our Facebook & Instagram posts
Beginning this week, Sunday, May 17, our service times are expanding. You will now be able to engage live during the services at different times. Social media was never meant to be a megaphone but a medium for communication back and forth. Let's talk to each other.
If you haven't yet, "like" our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OrchardBeachAssembly/ and to better stay informed, click "Following" and check "see first" in your news feed and check turn notification on.
When you see a post or view a video --engage! :)
When you "like" or "love" - you communicate gratitude for your church
When you comment - you let us know you are engaged with what's being presented
you interact with others showing interest, love, and care
When you share - you invite others to experience God thru Orchard Beach
Check out summer life group parties
Most of our Life Groups take the summer off from normal meetings but gather a few times over the summer socially, having picnics and parties. (groups of under 25 can meet while practicing social distancing, etc) Indicate interest by contacting us here: https://www.orchardbeach.church/contact/
Check out Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery will continue meeting over the summer thru Zoom. It's a small group for men and women to specifically address habits, hang ups, and habits that need to be overcome. For information https://www.orchardbeach.church/families/specialty-groups/
To get involved express interest here https://www.orchardbeach.church/contact/
Check out Men's Softball league
This is for men 16 and up and is tentatively planning (hoping to meet guidelines) to begin in mid June. To express interest go here https://www.orchardbeach.church/contact/