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: 
FPCO Contemporary
Sundays  |  10:00 am  |  Flippen Chapel
 
Led by Vanguard University graduates Chris Dickens and Shane Costa, our new Contemporary Worship service is an addition to our Sunday morning program. Our Contemporary service provides a worship experience geared more towards young families and college students looking for a church home. Of course everyone is welcome, and our Traditional service will continue as ever for those who prefer the familiarity of hymns, choral music and a traditional liturgy. The great part is whichever service you attend you will still have the opportunity to send your kids to our awesome Kid’s Cove, enjoy fellowship together, and attend Pastor Winston’s Faith & Practice class at 11:20 am!
Tuesday Nights

Tuesdays  |  6:00 pm  |  Church campus

Tuesday Night Together (TNT), 6:00 pm – TNT is a program designed specifically for adults who are developmentally challenged. We prepare a home-cooked meal, teach a developmentally appropriate Bible Study, participate in the TNT choir, and create meaningful friendships and personal relationships with God. Meets in McAulay Hall. Contact Liz Calvo for further information.

OP Youth, 6:30 pm – Bring your middle-schoolers to us! Fun, Friends, Sillyness, Bible Study and more! Every week for 6th to 12th Grades in the Chapel, led by Sarah Tannas.
Empowered by the Word Women’s Bible Study, 6:30 pm – Our weekly women’s Bible study has changed in name only! Childcare is available for this class upon request. Meets in the Grand St. Center, North Room. Led by Jean Ann Duckworth.
Lydia Circle
Saturday  |  January 18th  |  10:00 am  |  McAulay Hall
 
Our 3rd Saturday study for this year is from the book Love Carved in Stone by Eugenia A. Gamble: What would it mean to consider the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? A fresh embrace of the Ten Commandments (or Words), may ultimately contribute to the restoration of ourselves and our communities and the furthering of the gospel in the world. “Moral behavior matters, not simply because immoral actions can anger or disappoint God, but because principled behavior is how love becomes real, both toward God and in community.” Love Carved in Stone is a Bible study that helps us re-frame the way we look at and live in the world. Come see what Women Connected’s Circle group is all about. Led by Connie Noren.
Book Club
Wednesday  |  January 22nd  |  11:30 am  |  Flippen Chapel
 
For January we are reading and discussing Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life-until the unthinkable happens.
 
Please join us with a sack lunch for an interesting discussion of this book.
Bridge
Wednesday  |  January 22nd  |  1:00 pm  |  Flippen Chapel
 
Join your fellow gamers for fun, dessert and refreshments. $2. Friends, neighbors and relatives welcome!
Beer & Hymns
Friday  |  January 24th  |  7:00 pm  |  McAulay Hall
 
We will be singing all your favorite hymns while tasting beer provided by local tavern/deli Provisions (optional – we will have snacks and soft drinks as well!). $5 admission including a tasting. This is a fun, casual night so please invite your friends and family. Childcare will be provided. Contact Caitlin Giusta for more info: caitlin@firstpresorange.org.
Inquirer’s Class
Saturday  |  January 25th  |  9:30 am  |  McAulay Hall Conference Rm.
 
If you are interested in becoming a member of First Presbyterian Church (or know someone who is), then we encourage you to attend our upcoming class. Here, you can learn more about our church organization and denomination from Pastor Winston. Contact the church office to register for this class: 714 538 2341. Childcare will be provided.