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Orange United Methodist Church

1220 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Service Times

Sunday 8:50 am Pathways Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall Cornerstone Adult Class

Sunday 9:00 am Children's church school and drama practices

Sunday 10:00 am Traditions Worship Service in Sanctuary Digging Deeper Adult Class

Sunday 11:10 am Pathways Contemporary Worship Service in Sanctuary Susanna Wesley Adult Class

Congregation

336

Languages

English

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Located in the heart of the Chapel Hill community, OrangeUMC has offered, for more than 175 years, an environment of enrichment, care and growth.

Anchored around a rich Methodist heritage, OrangeUMC has nurtured and encouraged generations of families and members of all ages in steady spiritual growth and in living perspectives for daily challenges - without compromising its faith foundation.

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Located in the heart of the Chapel Hill community, OrangeUMC has offered, for more than 175 years, an environment of enrichment, care and growth.

Anchored around a rich Methodist heritage, OrangeUMC has nurtured and encouraged generations of families and members of all ages in steady spiritual growth and in living perspectives for daily challenges - without compromising its faith foundation.

Reaching throughout diverse communities, OrangeUMC initiates its many programs to focus on faith, love and hope. A firm trust and confidence in a God of wonder, grace and miracles lead an atmosphere of service, outreach, and study - fostering a drive to put love and faith into real action.

OrangeUMC is thankful for its Children and Youth programs that lay early foundations of faith, fellowship and service. Our Adult programs encourage study and education for all ages and drive an environment of fellowship and service that reaches deep into the community.

Worship Styles
OrangeUMC offers three Sunday Services: our Traditions service offers a warm environment with structured sequences of hymns, organ music, choir, scripture and sermons while our two Pathways services offer a more casual environment with praise songs, electric sound, multi-media support and sermons.

Sunday Education
Sunday lessons are held throughout the morning with focus on an array of interesting topics for adults, young adults, parents, high school students, middle school students, and children.

Spiritual Growth Studies
Bible studies, programs and seminars are held throughout the week. Studies might include the Disciple series, Beth Moore study, women’s circles, small group study, and parent-child discussions.

Youth Groups
Our active high school and middle school groups meet every Sunday evening for a light dinner, group activity and focused discussions. These groups perform many service projects throughout the community and participate in many sponsored church events.

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Our Services

Orange United Methodist Church
1220 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Sunday 8:50 am
Pathways Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall
Cornerstone Adult Class
Sunday 9:00 am
Children's church school and drama practices
Sunday 10:00 am
Traditions Worship Service in Sanctuary
Digging Deeper Adult Class
Sunday 11:10 am
Pathways Contemporary Worship Service in Sanctuary
Susanna Wesley Adult Class

What We Offer

Life at OrangeUMC offers a large variety of opportunity for fun, service, ministry, fellowship and study. Some of our programs and activities include:

• Children - the Zone, Crosswired, Confirmation classes, Safe Sanctuary and more
• Youth - Pilgrimage, discussion, service, ski trips, beach trips
• Adults - fellowship, study, service, senior events, Missional Communities
• Preschool program
• Music - choirs, bell ringers, guitars, keyboards, horns and more
• Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
• Spiritual Study and Education
• Vacation Bible School
• Festivals, special events, music events
• Prayer and Bible groups throughout the week
• Opportunities in prison ministries, homeless kitchens, home building, battered women ministries, adopt-a-neighbor ministries and much more

Come visit us and get involved in these wonderful programs!

Today

All Ministries

Pathways Contemporary Worship in Fellowship Hall
Date

Every Sunday from 8:50 am to 9:50 am

Location

OrangeUMC Wesley Fellowship Hall

Overview

The largest of our Sunday services, held in the fellowship hall, combines a contemporary worship style with a contemporary praise band. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month.

Cornerstone Adult Class
Date

Every Sunday from 8:50 am to 9:50 am

Location

OrangeUMC Heritage Hut

Overview

The Cornerstone class meets in the newer Log Cabin “Heritage Hut” on the southern edge of the OrangeUMC campus.

Children's church school and drama practices
Date

Every Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:15 am

Traditions Worship Service in Sanctuary
Date

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location

Sanctuary

Overview

This traditional service, held in the sanctuary, uses the traditional United Methodist Church’s order of worship and includes musical offerings from our chancel choir and other talented musicians. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month.

Digging Deeper Adult Class
Date

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Overview

Our newest adult Sunday School class digs deeper into the current sermon series with thought provoking discussion focused on the Scripture and message of the current week’s sermon. Digging Deeper meets Sunday mornings at 10am in the Parlor.

Pathways Contemporary Worship Service in Sanctuary
Date

Every Sunday from 11:10 am to 12:10 pm

Location

OrangeUMC Wesley Fellowship Hall

Overview

The newest of our Sunday services, held in the fellowship hall, combines a contemporary worship style with a contemporary praise band. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month.

Susanna Wesley Adult Class
Date

Every Sunday from 11:10 am to 12:10 pm

Location

OrangeuMC Parlor

Overview

The Susanna Wesley Class meets in the Susanna Wesley Parlor next to the office and is currently studying the Reformation.

Handbell choir rehearsals Wednesday evenings
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Location

OrangeUMC Sanctuary

Overview

The handbell choir welcomes everyone, age 11 and older, to join. If you can count to 4 and know your right hand from your left, you can play handbells. The Orange Pealers practice on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 until 6:45 in the OrangeUMC Sanctuary. The group plays for worship services four to six times each year. Come join the fellowship and enjoy the ringing of the bells!

Chancel Choir Rehearsal for Weekly 11:00 worship services
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm

Pathways worship musicians/vocalists rehearsals Thursday evenings
Date

Every Thursday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

M. David Gira Jr

Pastor

Within the UMC Connection

Driving Directions

Our church is located at 1220 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd., which is at the intersection of MLK, Jr. Blvd & Homestead Rd
From I-40 East or West:
Take exit 266, which is Highway 86. At top of ramp, turn on to Hwy 86 South. Proceed 1 1/2 miles to the intersection of MLK Blvd and Homestead Road. There will be a stoplight at this intersection.
Turn left at the stoplight into the Orange Church parking lot.

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