Invest in others

We grow by investing in others. By finding our unique place in God’s story and our unique spiritual giftings, we are able to serve and love others. Investing in others helps us strategically accomplish our mission as a church: To help next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world.

Bring a Meal to Try Pie

Try Pie is a social enterprise structured youth ministry that uses employment as an opportunity to engage and equip young women for their future. Classroom time meets in different locations throughout our community, so you will be contacted the week before with location details. Please arrive at 4:45 p.m. with food prepared to serve by 4:55 p.m. If you can stay to serve the meal, that is great! *Please prepare for 24 people (this will include the teens and adults that will be present). You can make homemade meals or order pizza. Please provide beverages, plates, napkins, silverware, and cups. This is a super fun way to work together with your family, a small group, or friends to support the Try Pie team with your generous gift of a meal! The Try Pie crew would always invite you to eat with them.

Sign-up to serve in our community by providing a meal to the Try Pie team on the first Wednesday of the month during their classroom time.

Sign-up for a Date!


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is doing great things throughout our community and in the Walnut Neighborhood! Orchard Hill Church is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build houses, build community, build hope.

Ways to get involved:

Monthly OHC Saturday Workdays
The volunteer hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm with an option to work a half a day (just make a note in the comments). Habitat will provide all the tools and materials necessary for the workdays. Habitat’s volunteer coordinator will email volunteers with location, tasks, site supervisor information, etc. We ask volunteers to bring a lunch and to wear clothes that they won’t mind getting dirty and work boots or tennis shoes. All skill levels are welcome! If you are at least 18 years old, consider signing up for a work day. Future dates on volunteer registration.

Volunteer with Habitat

Provide treats/lunch
If you'd like to bring some treats or a simple lunch for those working, let us know! This is another great way to serve!

Questions, contact Kris Hoskinson, 319-266-9796 or khoskinson@orchardhillchurch.org.


International Partner Update

Orchard Hill Church has focused partners in two places internationally, Haiti and Mozambique, Africa. We have 3 concrete ways right now that you can get involved with our partnerships. 

Go On A Trip!

Mozambique, Africa

Tentative Summer 2023 (Exact dates dependent on airfare)
Cost TBA
Trip Contact: Karla Chestnut, kchestnut@orchardhillchurch.org

During our visit with Food for the Hungry partners, we will connect with churches, community leaders, Savings Groups, Maternal Health groups, and visit families, getting an up close look at how God is at work. Most of our time will be relationship building with our partners, listening to and celebrating the stories of God at work, and participating in some training and team building. We will share meals in many different settings. We have so much to learn from the people we will meet. You will make new friends, bring much needed encouragement, and get a chance to meet some of our sponsored kids and their families.


Haiti Intergenerational Trip

Tentative Dates: Week of March 12, 2023 (Exact travel dates TBA)
Cost: TBA
Trip Contact: Diane Oehler, doehler@orchardhillchurch.org

God is using United Christians International to change Haiti from the inside out and we will go there to see it firsthand. While we are there, we will be encouraging our partners, building relationships, worshiping together, helping with projects, meeting sponsored children, and opening our eyes to a different world. We will learn and be challenged and have fun as we experience how God is at work in Haiti.

Child Sponsorship

We believe one of the best ways you can make an impact in both an individual life and the life of a community is to sponsor. Sponsorship affects a child’s nutrition, access to clean water, opportunity for education, and chances to learn more about Jesus who loves them. When you sponsor, you have a chance to write letters and possibly even meet your child.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CHILD SPONSORSHIP

Special Opportunities

There are specific ways we can give & have powerful impact in our partner communities:

$40- Give a goat to a family
$65- Start a savings group
$300- Put a cement floor in a home
$400- Latrine for sponsored child school
$1,500-$10,000- Well - clean water for a community
$16- 2 Chickens for a family
$17- Seeds for a family

Contact Kris Hoskinson with questions.

To Donate: Pushpay or Checks can be given to Orchard Hill Church with “Special Mission Opportunities" in the memo.

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