Loving Others Through Giving

Loving Others Through Giving

Orange teaching revolves around the two greatest commandments: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’” (Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV). As our children and youth learn to follow both of these commands, they more fully honor Christ. That’s why Orange is partnering with Operation Christmas Child to encourage kids to love a child in... Read More
Jingle Jam and the Generosity Challenge

Jingle Jam and the Generosity Challenge

By Mike Clear On a Saturday afternoon, back in 1942, a man wanted something fun to do with his two daughters, so he took them to an amusement park. He was looking forward to a meaningful time and a shared experience with his kids. However, while he was sitting on a bench at this amusement park watching his daughters play, he looked around and noticed how run-down and filthy the small amusement park was. He also observed people’s reactions to the different rides, and he noticed how the parents... Read More
It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Christmas Program!

It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Christmas Program!

’Tis (almost) the season. Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner, ready to pounce. In a short time, you’ll be WRAPPED UP in enough festive details to make your head dance with far more than just Sugar Plums! If planning a Christmas production to please everyone is enough to send your blood pressure up the chimney… Stop. Take a deep breath. This year you can create an event for the WHOLE FAMILY in a few simple steps with “JINGLE JAM: WRAPPED UP.” JINGLE... Read More
Creating Christmas Traditions With Your Team

Creating Christmas Traditions With Your Team

Hold on to your mittens. There are oodles of things to check off your list in December. We know great leaders like you make the most of opportunities to build relationships and say thanks to volunteers. Ever thought about creating a simple little Christmas tradition with your team? Here are a few ideas: Cookie fest! There are lots of cookie bakers out in full force this time of year. How about inviting everyone to a classic cookie sampling when they arrive to serve one of these December... Read More