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Have you considered giving up something for Lent? If it is a monetary item (like a daily or weekly treat from Starbucks, eating out, etc) we ask you to consider donating that money to our Significant Sacrifice Campaign. What may seem like an insignificant amount of money ($5 a week or day for that Starbucks treat) makes a significant difference in the life and health of an entire village, not only now, but for generations to come. Donations will be collected throughout Lent. Information on how to donate to Significant Sacrifice will be shared with the congregation soon.

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Grow Where You Are Planted - Fellowship, building relationships with others - Thoughts with Matt

This week's Thoughts with Pastor Matt.

This week Pastor Matt shares the second key part to our "Grow Where You Are Planted" goal; Investing in Relationships! We encourage everyone no matter where they are at in their walk with Christ to invest in relationships with fellow believers. Fellowship is building those relationships through simple conversations on the church patio or over the phone, to deep in-depth studying of the Bible in a small group, and everything in between. We have several ways for everyone to fellowship and grow!

Click here to find a small group that is just right for you!
Your help is needed to put the new top on the tent. March 13 at 9 am. Please wear a mask!

More ways to serve!


NOW (Needs of the Week) Projects serve under-resourced seniors, families, and those with disabilities by meeting critical minor repair needs that improve their safety in the home. In order to meet the ever-increasing level of needs in Ventura County, we need committed volunteers like you!

Throughout the year, we connect volunteers to service projects in their communities for neighbors in need. NOW projects can be completed with your skills on your schedule, and most projects take less than 2 hours. Grab your spouse, your kids, a friend or a trusty hammer and sign up for a project!

Weekly Service Opportunities
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Sean Martin, MDiv, CFRE is Lifewater’s Regional Director of Donor Relations for the western USA. Lifewater is a Christian clean water nonprofit. For 44 years they have been bringing clean water, improved health, and gospel hope to rural villages and they are currently serving Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Cambodia. Sean previously served as the lead pastor of a Presbyterian church on California’s Central Coast. It was during these years that he became aware of the scale of the water crisis and an advocate for Lifewater’s mission. Sean spent two decades in church ministry before beginning work with Lifewater in 2017. Today, Sean lives in the mountains of Idaho with his wife, Hollyn, and their three kids. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and playing the guitar.

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Along with the pandemic, hurricanes whipped Honduras leaving thousands without jobs, houses, and furniture, sick with COVID-19 and other infections. In their desperation, caravans with hundreds and thousands of families are leaving for the U.S; it's no longer chasing the American dream, it's fleeing death.

Hear about some of the hard reality of the situation in Honduras right now

Continue building relationships with our global mission partners from Union Biblica in Honduras

Pray for our Honduran brothers and sisters in Christ.

There is no cost to attend this event.

This Week's Messages!

Feb 21 - Shaken: When Bad Things Happen

We are called to build a firm foundation for our life and faith on Jesus so that we can weather the shaking of the storms of life that will inevitably come.

Luke 6:46-49 & I Corinthians 3:11

Digital Bulletin

Digital Bulletin

With the digital bulletin you can view the lyrics for the song, view Pastor Matt's message notes and as well as add your own. The weekly scripture can be found here too! AND just like our paper bulletin, you will see important upcoming church announcements to keep up to date on all that is happening. Check it out!!

A printed version of the lyrics and scripture will be available for for those who are worshiping under the tent found at the Welcome Table. 

Did you miss a service? Want to watch the service again? Find it on our YouTube Channel


Ways to Give


Giving online is safe and easy with Pushpay. Use the link below, download the app, or text orchardventura to 77977.

Give with Pushpay


Your bank most likely offers a bill pay service. Go to your bank’s website and log on to your account. Find the “Bill Pay” tab and set up a one time or recurring payment(s). Your check will be mailed to the church office.


Make your check payable to “Orchard Community Church” and drop it by or mail it to the church office.

Small groups are a big deal! They help you grow by connecting with others, studying the Bible, and praying together. Contact Jo Schultze ( or Richard Smith ( or text 805-766-6549) to learn more.

Click here to download the February Issue of the Orchard Life

Mark your calendar

Cheer and Dance Camp (June 14-18, 2021)

VBS (June 21-25, 2021)

Contact Melinda Hoyt for more information, to get your kids registered, or to sign the older youth up to be helpers.

With the uncertainty surrounding travel and COVID, IMPACT will not be sending teams overseas this summer. Instead...

This June IMPACT is offering a local weekend experience for you to receive our high-caliber missional training, develop your vision for potential new ways to serve locally, and still connect with our global mission partners virtually.

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