On April 13, two OPC volunteers and an OPC Team Leader helped get the roof on the Habitat home of Blas Sotelo in Glendale.  The remaining day you could help with the rest of the house is Saturday, May 18 from 6:30 am to about 11:00 am.  No experience is necessary; the minimum age is 16 years old.  There are Team Leaders who can help you find a project and teach you how to do it.  More information and a sign-up sheet is at the Mission table, or contact Dirk Oosterwyk. 

Agua Fria School Uniform Drive

Sunday, May 19, Leanne Leonard will be at OPC to talk about the services provided at the Agua Fria Food and Clothing Bank, which serves the West Valley.  Agua Fria has expanded the scope of the annual school uniform drive to include two pairs of khaki pants, two polo shirts and a backpack with school supplies, all for $40.  Last year they provided 830 backpacks with school supplies and 1,200 school uniforms to students in need.  They expect to exceed these numbers this year. They are also working on some partnerships that will enable them to provide free immunizations, free school physicals, and dental screenings for all children 0-18 years of age.   Come hear Leanne speak on May 19 and we hope you will consider donating to these worthy programs.  Thank you!

Money Counter needed

We are looking for one money counter.  It takes about an hour after second service on Sunday.  You only have to do it once a month on the fourth Sunday.  If you are interested contact Hedy at 602-789-9624 or call the office.

Spring Tea

Come, enjoy a buffet of finger sandwiches, scones, lemon curd, a variety of mini sweets and so much more. The morning will include OPW Summer plans, the annual birthday offering, and  guest artist, pianist, Salome Claussen.   Join us this Saturday May 18th Spring Tea in Page hall at 11:00 am.  Stop at the table on the patio and make reservations for you and your guests 


Orangewood's SAGES will hold their final luncheon for this season this Tuesday, May 14, in Page Hall. As you know, we take a "break" for  the summer, as many are out of town, or have other plans for the summer. We meet at 11 am for fellowship, with lunch served at 11:30 am. Our theme for this lunch is "MEXICO", Plan now to attend, and call the church office should you need a ride to this last SAGES event until the fall.

Pentecost Offering – Children at Risk

Educate yourselves on the dangers for children and sex trafficking. Learn more in the Presbytery E-focus message this month, and why children in foster care are at particular risk. Support the Pentecost Offering, a portion of which goes to organizations helping children at risk.

Wear your Orangewood name badge! 

We have been encouraging our members, and especially all Elders and Deacons, to wear their name badges for our church services and functions. Along with our recent request to update our members’ information to the church office, so that an updated directory can be issued, we are now in the process of ordering new nametags. Any member who does not have a nametag and wishes to have one, please sign up on the table on the patio. If you have a nametag, but have misplaced the magnet, let us know. We have extra magnets in the church office.


We are looking for new set-up people.  You must be able to take the tables down and put them back, move stacks of chairs, and get to Orangewood by yourself.  If you live close that is the best, or if you drive here by yourself.  Contact Pam at the church office if you are interested or have more questions.