Fellowship & Events

Our Deacon / Congregational Life committee is dedicated to providing fun and exciting social activities within the life of our church. Activities include movie and game nights, karaoke nights, trips to Angels games, regional day trips and so much more. They are supported by our long-term groups: Flagship, Windjammers and Women Connected, who together provide activities for all ages of adults. Contact the church office for more information.


Forthcoming Events: 
Worship With Us on Facebook!
Sundays  |  10:00 am
Thank you to those of you that have been joining us for Worship via our Facebook Video Premieres. We are grateful for your support and patience as we navigate this time together. Log on at 9:50 am for a time of greeting and fellowship messages prior to the service if you wish. Follow this link to view:
 
 
Thank you to those of you that have been joining us for Worship via our Facebook Video Premieres. We are grateful for your support and patience as we navigate this time together. Log on at 9:50 am for a time of greeting and fellowship messages prior to the service if you wish. Follow this link to view:
Permission to podcast/stream the music in our services obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-733080.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Thursday  |  August 20th  |  4:30 pm  |  Church Courtyard
Families and kids can come and participate in our annual blessing to guide students as they begin their new school year. We will be filming this segment for broadcast as part of our August 23rd Worship service so please arrive a little early so we can be ready. This will be an outdoor event and masks and social distancing are required. Don’t forget to bring your backpacks! This event will last approximately 1 hour.
Messy Sunday
4th Sundays  |  Beginning August 23rd  |  11:30 am  |  Church Courtyard 
We are happy to announce the return of our in-person Messy Sundays on the fourth Sunday of each month! This week we are going to be reading The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado, planting seeds, making an art project as well as making prayer notes for all of our food pantry bags. The fun will happen outside and last 45 mins – 1 hour. Children and families that participate will need to wear masks and practice social distancing. Parents are free to drop off their kids and get a coffee in the Circle etc, as they wish.
FBI – Faithful Bible Investigators
2nd Sundays  |  September 13th  |  Church Courtyard – in your own time
Kid’s Cove is taking a break from virtual learning and doing some more exciting in-person activities. Your kids will get to become part of the Kid’s Cove FBI (Faithful Bible Investigators). Every 2nd Sunday a mission for our own FBI agents will be posted on our Facebook page and our ‘Investigators’ are encouraged to travel to the church campus in their own time (accompanied by a parent/guardian) and comment with a photo showing they completed their mission. Mission objectives will always be outdoors. Contact Violet Fenton about any of our forthcoming activities for kids: violet@firstpresorange.org.
School Supplies Drive
Through August 23rd
The Mission Committee is hosting our annual School Supplies Drive and accepting donations through August 23rd. Supplies will be distributed to our food pantry guests beginning mid-August and any remaining supplies will go to local non-profit organizations. Supplies can be delivered to the church office during office hours or during our twice weekly food pantry distribution (Wednesdays: 10am-12pm & 1-3pm, Sundays: 2-4pm). Please do not leave supplies at the church outside of these hours.
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Mondays  |  Through September 28th  |  7:00 pm  |  via ZOOM
Our class continues for this study exploring the difficult conversation surrounding race. It is important to maintain a small class-size, engage in personal-guided sharing, and commit to the self-discipline of a weekly reading schedule. You are encouraged to journal your thoughts in the process. There are 12 chapters and 12 Sessions. After the class concludes, if you wish to teach a small class of five people, we would be delighted. Those who have signed up for the class have received sign-in credentials. Please note that registration for this session is now closed.
Word & Wine
Wednesdays  |  5:30 pm  |  via Facebook
Pastor Winston is also offering his weekly Word & Wine class as a Facebook premiere option during this period of isolation. Why not pour yourself a glass and settle in on the sofa? www.facebook.com/firstpresorange
You do not need to be logged into Facebook to watch as we have a public page – you just need an internet connection! Every week Pastor Winston offers a behind the scenes look at the upcoming lectionary passage that will be used in the sermon. Contact him to join our Word email list: rwinston@firstpresorange.org.