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Welcome to Orangethorpe United Methodist Church's newsletter – THE NET! We don't publish a newsletter on a strict monthly schedule, but whenever there is sufficient news to warrant an issue.

THE NET is accessible four ways:

  1. It is posted on the church website. Bookmark this page to find any issue of THE NET, at any time.
  2. It is emailed to all church contacts for which we have email addresses.
  3. It is mailed in hard copy to those who request it.
  4. Extra copies are available in the narthex.

Our newsletter's name reminds us of Jesus' call to his first disciples:

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him. – Matthew 4:18-20

To read a recent issue, just click on the issue you want in the list on the left. For earlier years, please click on a year to see what's available, then on the month.

Having problems accessing THE NET? Questions? Please visit our  help page! 

Please note that the Cal-Pac Annual Conference recently changed its web site address, which may now appear incorrectly in some past issues. Cal-Pac's current address is

Please visit our church's web site at for up-to-date information about current church activities and events, and share that information with your friends who don't have internet access.

Each month, we'll feature here an article which one of our past pastors wrote...

We invite you to read Pastor Terry Van Hook's column in the May 2007 issue of THE NET. (Scroll down a page for Soundings in which he discusses the future of our church and reminds us that "the mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.") Sound familiar?

From 2003 to 2005, OUMC's Latino Ministry published its own newsletter, LA RED, which, coincidentally, means THE NET. For some interesting background on our Latino Ministry, be sure to read LA RED