Services

SundayS - 10:30 AM

Location

2025 Orchard Beach Rd.
North East, PA 16428

Contact

814-725-3435

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE 3-4-21


Wow - what an inspiring message we had on Sunday!  We were challenged to "LOOK ALIVE!" - to be ready and in the game to share Jesus like never before!  I hope God gives you open doors this week and boldness to share Christ..  

This Sunday, is our first Youth Beach Party.  All students in 6-12 grade have the option of joining together fror fun, food, and friends following our singing time.  We hope you encourage your teens and others you know to check it out.   We had 47 teens this Wednesday and are excited about connecting them to our Sunday experiences. 

Invite someont to join you Sunday in-person or online at 10:30am.  Stefanie Allen (missionary to Bangladesh) will share her passion to work with women and girls who have been sexually exploited.  We're share a simple way to come along side her and our other missionaries striving to get Jesus to all they can.    

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

TAKE A STEP TOWARD CONNECTION

One of the criticisms I sometimes hear about is it’s too hard to get to know people at church- especially in a pandemic!!  It's definitely more difficult these days but with a little extra effort, maybe we can pull it off.  For those who feel it may be safe enough, here are three ways you can get to know people at Orchard Beach.

#1 - Check out our newcomer lunch.

These are currently being offered on the first Sunday of each month, following the Sunday am service.  It's informal, informative, brief, and a great first step in getting connected at Orchard Beach.  You can sign up for the next lunch by contacting us here:    https://www.orchardbeach.church/contact/

#2 - Join a small group.

One of the best ways to “do life” with people is to join a small group.  At Orchard Beach, we call them Life Groups, and they are where we do life together.  Whether it’s 50, 100 or 300 people in a church service, it’s tough to talk about life on Sunday morning. So these Life Groups meet in homes throughout the week. You can give one a try, and if it’s not right, you can try another one.

For a full list of Life Groups, click here https://www.orchardbeach.church/next-steps/life-groups/

#3 - Join a volunteer team.

This is one of the best ways to get to know people. No matter your stage in life, there’s a certain camaraderie from working together. For example, the 10 or so adults who work in CHAMPS (our Wednesday kids ministry),  have become like family. Same goes for our Meals Team as they serve food at events and for our Wed. student ministries.  Serving at Orchard Beach isn’t complicated.   Visit here and contact us with your interest:  https://www.orchardbeach.church/next-steps/serving/

Those are just three ways you can meet people and make church feel a whole lot smaller and more like family! 

Pastor Troy

Hi Orchard Beach Friend

We're going LIVE!  We're excited to announce that beginning this Sunday, our in-person services will be available LIVE on Facebook - at 10:30 AM and then anytime after that on demand.  They will then be later available on our website and Youtube- no later than Monday evenings.  If you feel you are stil unable to come in person, we hope the live experience will appeal to you. 

Last Sunday we had 3 individuals commit or recommit to Christ!  We're excited that they have begin their new faith journey with us.  That service, on Identity Crisis, is already availlable on all our platforms. 

We want to give a big shout out to Ed Heinrich who has taken the lead in helping us get to this point.  As our volunteer PRODUCTION COACH, he has purchased and set up new equipment and begun to develop a team.  If you have any interest in video production, camera operation, or video editing, we'd love your help. (click here)

Hope to see you Sunday in person or on line at 10:30AM!  (Identity Crisis-part 4: the secret to being able to live out my true identity)

Note:  to all who attend in person, we ask you to please continue to follow CDC guidelines- social distancing and mask wearing.  You may notice that our platform shields are no longer up.  This is due to changes in PA governors guidelines, insight from emergency managment personnel (we are safe distance from each other), and to problems we've had with distracting reflections off the shields.  

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

pack the pantry

People in our community are in need.  One way Orchard Beach helps is by supporting the NE Food Pantry.  Rather than bombard you with collections every month, we've chosen just a couple times a year to unify our church efforts for a great response.  Please consider joining us during the monty of February - we want to PACK THE PANTRY.with soup.

You can help two ways: 

1.  Drop off cans of Soup each Sunday or Wednesday during service

2.  Give a financial donation to the church to help us buy soup   .  

Click on the "GIVE" button on the upper right of this page  OR    text "GIVE" to 18143034355    (pick "missions" and write a note: "soup"

Thank you

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Troy Keith

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE:

January 13, 2021


IN-PERSON CHURCH SERVICES RESUME

We resumed in-person Sunday services on Sunday, January 17th.  There will be one service on Sundays at 10:30 AM.  All entrances will be available.  Ideally, children should enter thru the North or East entrance.  Services will also be available on line but posted one week behind our in-person services until we are able to go live.    

 

 

WITH YOUR SAFETY IN MIND

We encourage all to abide by our current government and CDC guidelines.  

Also, every other pew is marked off, we'll avoid hand shaking and passing of offering plates, we have several hand sanitizing stations, Plexiglas has been installed on the platform for singers and speakers, and thorough cleaning takes place after each service.

 

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

Sunday and Wednesday children's and youth ministries will resume also.

All children/students over the age of 2 and all student ministry volunteers are required to wear masks.

CHILDLREN

Ideally, children should enter the North or East entrance for temperature checks and hand washing as they enter on Sundays and Wednesdays.  

The nursery (for toddlers), the preschool ministry, and Kids Church for kids up to grade 5 will all be available.  The infant nursery will not be staffed but open for parents to use.  

Wednesday CHAMPS will begin on January 20th at 7PM for all kids up to grade 5.    

YOUTH

On Sundays, students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a small group following our singing time together.  

On Wednesdays, beginning January 20th at 7 PM, --it's time for Youth Group!! All students in grades 6-12 will meet with our new Youth Director, Rhonda Keith.    

        

 

LIFE GROUPS & SPECIALTY GROUPS

We have several Life Groups that meet during the week in person and others through Zoom or both.  We'd love to help you connect with one that would be best for you.

Also available is a Celebrate Recovery group, a MOPS group, and a Widows group.  

Please contact us at the church for help or further information.   

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

As water baptism is a public expression of our commitment to Christ, membership is a public expression of our commitment to the local church.  To learn more about Orchard Beach, our heart, beliefs, and ways to get the most out of your experience here, join us:  All are invited to our next Membership Class on Saturday, January 23rd from 9-12 noon at the church.  Junior membership is also available, through this meeting, for students ages 9-16.  To reserve your spot, please contact us at the church by Friday, January 22.     

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO IN 2021.  

 

Pastor Troy

ORCHARD BEACH WELCOMES NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR


Hello Orchard Beach

Celebrate with us as we look forward to the hundreds and hundreds of teenagers we are expecting to reach and disciple in the days, weeks, months, and years to come!

A new Youth Director is in town.  Rhonda Keith has been hired full-time at Orchard Beach Assembly (2025 Orchard Beach Rd) to coordinate and oversee ministries to teenagers in the North East community. Selected from several candidates, Rhonda comes with a passionate enthusiasm and commitment to and love for young people. She and her now deceased husband were Youth Pastors in Albion,  PA for over eight years. She has served in various areas of church ministry, alongside her current husband, lead pastor at Orchard Beach Assembly, for the past 12 years.  Along with years of church ministry, she has led the charge in her home, raising five children and fostering twenty-five additional children, including one miracle child everyone knows as Zoey. Rhonda is uniquely gifted to provide love and leadership to parents and students.  Recently, she had been serving in the North East High School as an aid for social and emotional support. She is now working to add pastoral ministry credentials, through the Assemblies of God, to her personal experiences. The church is excited to welcome Rhonda to their student ministries team and looks forward to her contributions in helping the church fulfill its mission to reach students far from God and teach them how to follow Jesus step by step. 

 

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly