Welcome to the website of the Orangeville Charge of the United Church of Christ! Our charge consists of three churches, each with its own history and identity, serving a common mission in the name of Jesus Christ. Perhaps you know Orangeville United Church for its bake stand at the carnival, or St. James for its ice cream festivals, or Zion for its chicken barbecues. We do like to feed people! But even more than feeding people's bodies, we are committed to feeding people's spirits.
We invite you to join us for worship at any of our churches on Sunday morning. Our worship is traditional, but informal, hope-filled and encouraging. We sing, hear God's word, and lift up our prayers for one another, for the community, and for the world.
We believe that God's intent is for wholeness for all God's children, and that God can use our prayers as pathways for God's healing power. Our Pastor generates two weekly messages shared via e-mail and social media Facebook pages. Sunday morning and special services are being recorded and shared in the same way as the messages. We publish a monthly newsletter with events and news from the congregation. Our doors are open to all who are searching for Bible based messages and a warm welcoming congregation.
Anyone wishing to contact us, please refer to the box below with contacts for Pastor Mark Rowell and secretary Patti Roberts – or just stop by the church at 223 Main Street Orangeville on Sundays at 8:45am. NOTE that in the event we have a special service with our joined congregations at another church in the charge, it will be listed on the sign near the parking lot.
Pastor Mark Rowell 570-683-5104 (office) 570-204-7937 (cell) <>< email@example.com
Orangeville United Church 223 Main Street, Orangeville @ 8:45am
Zion UCC 24 Zion Church Rd., Orangeville @ 9:45am
St James UCC 443 Zaners Bridge Rd., Bendertown @ 11:00am
|Fifth Sunday of Lent|
Mar 26 2023 - at Zion United Church
Fifth Sunday of Lent: John 4:34-36 – 2pm
|Children's Easter Egg Hunt|
Apr 01 2023 - at St. James UCC
Children's Easter Egg Hunt Saturday - 10:30 am
Apr 02 2023 - at St. James UCC
Palm Sunday, special service at St. James combining congregations from St. James, Orangeville and Zion Matthew 21:1-11 – 10:30 am
Apr 06 2023 - at Orangeville United Church
Maundy Thursday John 12:20-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Apr 07 2023 - at Orangeville United Church
Good Friday John 18:1 - 19:42 - 7pm
Apr 09 2023 - at Orangeville, Zion, St. James
Easter Sunday featuring special music John 20:1-18
Apr 16 2023 - at Zion United Church
Joint Service Guest pastor Gloria Kramer
|Preparing for Chicken BBQ |
May 04 2023 - at Zion United Church
Preparing for Chicken BBQ 9am
May 06 2023 - at Zion United Church
Chicken BBQ cooking starting at 9am, serving starting at 4pm takeout only.
|Mother’s Day lunch|
May 13 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, May 13 – Mother’s Day lunch, 11:30 a.m.
|Father’s Day brunch|
Jun 17 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, June 17 – Father’s Day brunch, 11 a.m.
Jun 25 2023 - at Zion United Church
|Ice cream festival|
Jul 01 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, July 1 – Ice cream festival, 3:30-6 p.m.
|60th Wedding Anniversary for Carol and Mel Parks|
Aug 13 2023 - at Zion United Church
1-4pm 60th wedding anniversary open house for Carol and Mel Parks.
|Ice cream festival|
Aug 19 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, August 19 – Ice cream festival, 3:30-6 p.m.
|World Communion Sunday|
Oct 01 2023 - at Zion United Church
World Communion Sunday
|Fall Chicken BBQ|
Oct 28 2023 - at Zion United Church
Fall Chicken BBQ
|Children’s Halloween party|
Oct 28 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, October 28 – Children’s Halloween party, 2-4 p.m.
Nov 04 2023 - at St. James UCC
Saturday, Nov. 4 – Pork dinner, 3:30-6 p.m.
|Annual congregational meeting|
Dec 10 2023 - at St. James UCC
Sunday, Dec. 10 – Annual congregational meeting, with Christmas party following the service.
|Christmas eve, special service|
Dec 24 2023 - at St. James UCC
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Christmas eve, special service, 7 p.m.