Orangethorpe United Methodist Church:
Latest News — July 20, 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.>
- July 2018. Who's celebrating a birthday this month? Please visit our birthdays page.
- July 15. Alice's sister-in-law, Krista Brown, is with us once again to accompany our Sunday morning worship. Parson John's message, "Living Water", focuses on the Holy Spirit.
- July. Avery special Thank You to SCE & FESS Energy Solutions, for their contribution to upgrading the entire Church Campus with LED lighting!
- July 11. Our accompanist, Alice Song, is away on vacation with her husband, Nate Brown, visiting Nate's native country, the Czech Republic. Alice's place is taken at our Then Sings My Soul ministry by Nate's sister, Krista Brown. Thank you, and welcome to our churchfamily, Krista!
- July 7. With outside air temperatures hovering around 100ºF., we distribute food to our neighbors inside the OUMC Fellowship Hall. We have an international volunteer crew on hand which includes Nedda from Perú, Roberto from Argentina, Sandor from Hungary, Marilyn from Canada, and two Marías from México. All goes smoothly, with the help of the Second Harvest Food Bank driver, who lines up the groceries neatly along the wall on their pallets. 93 neighborhood families receive generous quantities of fresh fruit and veggies, and packaged goods.
- July 5. We learn today that our sister Margaret Padrick fell this morning, broke her hip, and must have surgery today. Please keep her, and her daughter Wendy, in your prayers!
- July 1. The enthusiastic little guys from Cub Scout Pack 1294 help us celebrate Independence Day three days early, leading us in the flag salute, and helping Parson John present his sermon:
"Of the People by the People for the People"
- June 2018. Who's graduating this year? Please visit our 2018 graduates page.
- June 23. A big thank you! to a dozen or so hard-working OUMCers who cleaned up our garage this morning! There was a whole dumpster-load of accumulated trash when they were done.
- June 17. This morning, we are blessed to have the Rev. Walter Fenton in our pulpit. Walter is a leader of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Walter has kindly permitted us to include his message among the messages available at the OUMC web site. Read Walter's message — Modeling Christ in a Secular Culture / 1 Corinthians 8.
- June 15. We learn that Dolores (Dolly) Love, who has been attending our church regularly, has just moved from Fullerton Villas to:
That's about five miles from here. She would welcome cards or visits from her OUMC friends. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You may call the Center at 714-826-8950.
- Room 30 [please note CORRECTED room number!]
- Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Anaheim
- 3415 W. Ball Road (near Knott Ave.)
- Anaheim, CA 92804
- June 14. It's Annual Conference time in Redlands once again. Parson John, and others, are invited by Bishop Hagiya to address the attendees. According to today's minutes:
Rev. John MacFarland models his study of the Bible on how Jesus uses Scripture in the Gospel
of Luke. In times of spiritual revival, God brings people back to the Word. United Methodists are
trying to find the way forward, which is to return to the Word of God. Rev. McFarland is
passionate about the foundational role of Scripture, and said his friendship with an LGBTQI
seminary roommate eased his fears and prejudices. The Word of God, he said, will help us
- June 14. A few weeks ago, a member of our OUMC churchfamily, Nate Brown, performed in Carnegie Hall, in New York City, with the Pacific Chorale. Today, the choir of Hope United Methodist Church, which includes Chuck and Jeanette's daughter, Alice (Carey) Davies, hits the road for the Big Apple, where they are scheduled to sing in Carnegie Hall this weekend. To see and hear the Hope choir in action, click here.
- June 11. Our world traveller brother Stephawn is back from Australia. He has posted a ton of great photos from his trip on Facebook. Be sure to check 'em out!
- May 25. Today, your webservant updated our Local Help For Those In Need page, correcting much obsolete or erroneous information. The page lists local ministries, including those of our own church, where needy people can go to obtain food. Please take a good look at its information and don't be afraid to question it, or to send corrections.
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.