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A Look Back: Orange Strawberry Festival In Photos

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Jun 202017
 

Orange Congregational Church Strawberry Festival took place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event included an expanded Arts and Craft Fair and Home Show with live music, hayrides, children’s events, a Red Car Show and fabulous food, including sausage and peppers, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, strawberry shortcake, sundaes, and chocolate-dipped berries.

Here are a few photos from the event.

 

Annual Community Tag Sale on The Green May 13

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May 052017
 

Church-aerial-viewThe Orange Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups will sponsor the Annual Community Tag Sale on the Orange Town Green, Orange Center Road, Saturday, May 13, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Space can be rented for $20 (with a table provided — $25) by calling the church office at 203-795-9749.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will take place on May 20.

vendors were setting up their tents this morning.

Orange Congregational Church: Sunday Services, Tag Sale

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Apr 202017
 

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, invites you to come to one of its two weekly Sunday Worship Services:  at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The 10 a.m. worship service includes Sunday School programming for school age children, as well as a church nursery with a child-care experienced Crib Room Attendant for all birth to Pre-K children whose parents or guardians are attending worship service.

Tag Sale

The annual Orange Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship Tag Sale will take place on the Orange Town Green  Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (rain date:  May 20).

If you wish to rent a space, a space without a table is $20, or a space with a table is $25.

To sign up, call Esther in the church office at 203-795-9749.

Donations to the PF Tag Sale are also very welcome and can be dropped off to the church after May 7; call the same number.

Holy Week and Easter Service Schedule at Orange Congregational Church

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Mar 292017
 

Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane (at the corner of Orange Center Road) released its schedule of services and events for Holy Week and Resurrection.

Palm Sunday  
April 9
8:00 a.m.  Worship in Chapel
9:45 a.m.  Palm Processional
Meet us in the back parking lot to receive your palm and process with bagpiper into the Sanctuary.
If you wish not to process please go directly into the Sanctuary.

10:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary
11:30 a.m.  Prayer Walk offered by the Confirmation Class
12:00 p.m. Easter Egg hunt (on the Town Green)
Maundy Thursday  
April 13
Service of Tenebrae at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Lights will be extinguished as we hear the passion of Christ in his final hours. 
Communion by intinction will be offered.

Good Friday  
April 14
7:00 p.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Easter Sunday  
April 16
6:00 a.m.  Sunrise Service at Hannah’s Hill
A service offered by our Youth to celebrate the risen Christ.
After worship meet at Chip’s Restaurant for breakfast

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.  Worship in Sanctuary

Music from our Junior Choir, Bell Choir and Senior Choirs

Church Youth Group Is Freezing Out Friday, Jan. 27

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Jan 272017
 

(Photo by Karen McCausland)

This is the perfect overnight weather for the town’s youth to Freeze Out and see what it’s like to be homeless and living in a cardboard box.

The Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, began its annual Habitat for Humanity event this evening by building a cardboard shanty town in front of the church.

The teens and their adult chaperones will

(Photo by Karen McCausland)

take shifts spending time outside in the cardboard boxes, while others participated in activities inside the church.

Each year the youth group dedicates time during the spring/summer building a home for a worthy recipient in the Habitat for Humanity program. If you have the opportunity, stop by the church and make a monetary donation. All proceeds will go to the Habitat project.

The event will end Saturday morning and everyone will go home and get some badly needed sleep in the warmth of their own beds, but the memory of being out in the cold will stay with them for a long time.

Sept. 10 Memorial Service for Leslie J. Hoffman, 95

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Sep 092016
 

obitLeslie J. Hoffman, 95, a longtime resident of Orange and beloved husband of the late Muriel Hoffman, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1920 to the late Leslie A. and Ruby Belle Culver Hoffman.

A Memorial Service will be held on September 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, Orange, CT.

To leave memorial contributions, donations can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 and/or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111.

The family has been compassionately cared for by the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.

To leave online condolences, visit www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.

Obituary: Linda Beth Ross, 56, Beloved Daughter, Sister, Friend

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Jun 132016
 

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 11.33.04 PMLinda Beth Ross, 56, of Meriden, passed suddenly in her home Monday, June, 6, 2016.

Born in Orange, Linda was an employee of the USPS for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her mother Lauretta and her brothers Steven & David Cavrudatz, along with extended family and loving friends.

There will be a memorial service in the chapel of the Orange Congregational Church on Saturday June 18 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at the Orange Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to a charity of your choice and that you remember to visit your health care professional regularly.

It’s Strawberry Festival Time

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Jun 112016
 

strawberry manStrawberries and family fun will be the name of the game on Saturday, June 11 (rain date June 12) at the 8th annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Orange Congregational Church.

The Festival will take place at the Orange Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The strawberry will be king for the day.

Church volunteers are preparing strawberry treats of every description including jams and pies and shortcakes. In addition delicious fair food will be available throughout the day.

The event includes the third Annual Red Car Show, music, rides, and entertainment plus more than 60 craft and home show vendors make the Fairgrounds the place to be on June 11.

For further information contact www.orangecongregationalchurch.org or call (203) 795-9749.

NOTE: The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is “amazing.”

This Month’s Events At the Orange Congregational Church

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May 022016
 

orange congregational churchOrange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane, announces the following events planned for this month.

Everyone is welcome to come to worship the regular Sunday worship services taking place at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The annual Tag Sale, sponsored by the youth of the Pilgrim Fellowship, will be held on Sat, May 7, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the Orange Town Green.

On Sunday, May 15 there will be only one worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, where we will welcome this year’s Confirmation Class as members of our church community.

On Wednesday May 18, please join us for a midweek service at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, in the Taize style which uses meditative chants and periods of silence to create an atmosphere of contemplative worship.

Children’s Sunday will take place on May 22 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service, hosted by our Church School children and their leaders.

On Sunday May 29, there will be only one worship service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

The Orange Congregational Church Nursery School will also have their annual Bake Sale.  Many baked goods, sweet treats, hot coffee and cold drinks and much more will be available at their tent on the green during the Memorial Day parade.

Join The “Scholar In Residence” Discussion Group On April 17

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Apr 132016
 

126716967The Rev. Suzanne Wagner announced this upcoming program at the Orange Congregational Church:

Come, hear and discuss our religious leaders’ perceptions concerning religion’s role in the public sphere.

The Orange Clergy Association welcomes you to the 2016 “Scholar in Residence”  program to take place at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meeting House Lane on Sunday, April 17.  A reception will begin at 4 p.m., with the program beginning at 4:30 p.m.

This year, our program will be a clergy forum on the topic, “Mixing Religion and Politics:  When Should Religious Leaders Speak out about Political issues?” Are religious organizations best “seen but not heard” in the public sphere? Is there a place for a religious voice in a presidential election?