Orangethorpe United Methodist Church:
Latest News — May 10, 2018
This is an informal collection of recent news items about people and events in the life of our church. Your contributions are always welcome.>
- May 2018. Who's celebrating a birthday this month? Please visit our birthdays page.
- May 6. In today's message, "Be Known To Us...", Parson John describes the various appearances of Jesus to his disciples and others, after his crucifixion, as recorded in the Bible.
- Welcome, neighbors! During recent weeks, we have been joined at Sunday worship services by various residents of the Fullerton Villa, which is next door to OUMC, and where our "Then Sings My Soul" group meets each Wednesday at 7:00pm. The regular attendees on Sunday mornings include William, Joanne, Horace, María, Lorri, and several more.
- Hey, Mister Sound Man! We now have four people helping out in the sound booth during Sunday services, making things easier, we hope, for long time "sound man" Rusty Powell:
In these modern times, having a smoothly functioning sound and visual system is an extremely important part of Sunday morning worship. No, our sound guys don't all help on the same Sunday, but take turns serving on different Sundays.
- Chad McFarland,
- Stephawn Spears,
- Gospel Whyte, and
- Joel Wirth.
- April 29. The annual CROP Hunger Walk takes place in downtown Fullerton, with six OUMCers participating, who walk together for about 2 miles through the streets of Fullerton. A big thank-you to all those who sponsored them to support CROP. "We can work together to help end hunger, one step at a time."
- April 22. Once again, Jared Hughes provides the keyboard accompaniment to our worship service, and we learn that our regular accompanist, Alice Song, is in New York City where her husband Nate is performing as a singer with the OC Philharmonic, at Carnegie Hall.
- April 21. We thank Barry Ross, and St. Jude Medical Center, for sending us a wonderful group of volunteers to help us distribute food from Second Harvest Food Bank to 96 of our neighbor families. We look forward to having more St. Jude people help us at future distributions!
- April 17. We learn, via a news bulletin from United Methodist Bishop Grant Hagiya, that one of OUMC's earliest pastors, Rev. H. Elwood Wissman, passed away on April 8. Rev. Wissman was our minister during one of our periods of greatest growth, when our present sactuary was planned and built.
- April 8. On the first Sunday after Easter, Dr. William Jeynes joins us and delivers an inspiring message, just as he did on the Sunday after Easter last year.
He descibes his success at "putting the Bible back in public schools". The three points of Bill's sermon this morning are:
- God knows what He is doing,
- We need Him, and
- We must abide in Him and depend on Him.
- April 1 is Easter Sunday, Parson John's sermon is all about "Living a Butterfly Life in a Caterpillar World", and we celebrate by going outside at the end of the service to release butterflies into the air. Read the poem which Beth Robinson wrote, for this very occasion!
The news, in print. A number of copies of an up-to-date printed version of this web page are placed on the table in the narthex nearly every Sunday for the benefit of those persons who do not access the internet regularly. When you come to church, please pick up a copy for your own use, or to share with your friends. We urge you, however, to visit the OUMC web site regularly, to get the full benefit of the information which is available there for you.