• to God, through Christ,
• to the Church body,
• to other women,
through three gift-oriented and interest-based groups.
“...to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:12-13
Regardless of life circumstances all women have a central need for the gospel, fellowship and encouragement to grow in their Christian life. We encourage all women to participate in the Connecting Women ministry and to serve in the church body in some capacity as in serving, we form deeper relationships with each other and are drawn closer to our Lord.
Our goals are to connect women
...through Bible studies taught by women for women so that our love for the Lord Jesus Christ increases and we become more godly examples of Christian life.
...through women’s prayer groups that meet regularly each month.
To the church
...by providing a clear entry for service at Orchard for women to use their gifts
...by providing mercy ministries to our local body
To other women
...through encouraging loving connections among women of all generations and life situations
...by providing an effective framework for creating women’s activities
Within Connecting Women
For information on Bible studies and events, please email connectingwomen@
We have three main groups established to accomplish these goals. We work in teams, with jobs broken down into small tasks so that women can find it easy to participate no matter how much time they have available.
...provides meals, visitations, cards and other service, reaching out to our church body with practical love.
...provides opportunities to connect and grow spiritually through Bible studies and prayer groups.
...provides opportunities to connect relationally through various events or over a good book.
We encourage you to contact us with your questions or for ideas on how you can find your niche at Orchard.
We look forward to talking with you!