We Ordain Dustin This Sunday

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH

Come celebrate the gift of a pastor to a local church. We will be ordaining Dustin Smetona during our Sunday service and then hosting a reception with food and fun in the Woman's Club garden. Everyone is invited. The meal will be potluck. The church will be providing pies and popsicles.

  • Households of 1 bring bread, chips, dips, and appetizers.
  • Households of 2 bring a salad.
  • Households of 3 or more or more bring a main dish.

Guests should feel no obligation to bring food. Your presence is your contribution to the party.

Throwing Pies Not Books

Dustin's Library Fundraiser

Here's your chance to throw pies at our pastoral team. You know you want to ;)

We'll be raising money for our new pastor's library fund this Sunday after the service. You bring the cash. We will provide the pies.

FYI parents. After everyone has had a try, children will be invited to join in the fun with wet sponges. Plan accordingly. They may get wet.

The Manliest Man Award

Every year on Father’s Day, we bestow the Manliest Man Award on a man (or men) who exemplify the very things that God is looking for in men: humility, love, service, leadership, and grace.

This year, we honored Mark and Ali. They are our Operations Team leaders.

Their leaderships is an example of Christ's leadership: they serve by sacrificing.

Most of the things they do go unnoticed as they labor to prepare the building for our service, usher, tear down and maintain our gear. But God sees and will reward their faithful service.

Latest, StoriesAnne Adam
Do You Know The Higgins House?
Photo by Grant Rivera

Photo by Grant Rivera

The home of Old Towne's first furniture seller.

Gordon Wilmar Higgins, 84, remembers drinking “homemade brew” in the basement of his grandfather’s house in Old Towne Orange. He was, he figures, about 7 years old.

“As a little kid, they let me come down there and they’d give me a little jigger of their booze,” he recalled, leading a reporter on a tour of the property.

The house, built in 1924, is on the market at $1.095 million.

The 1,928-square-foot, Mediterranean Revival style house, with its opera balcony, is a rarity in Old Towne, with blocks full of Craftsman homes and bungalows.

This one was known as the “Higgins House,” for the original owner, George’s grandfather, who built the home and was the first furniture seller in the area.

Read more at The Orange County Register...

Smetona Ordination Service And Reception

Sunday, June 25th

Come celebrate the gift of a pastor to a local church. We will be ordaining Dustin Smetona during our Sunday service and then hosting a reception with food and fun in the Woman's Club garden. Everyone is invited. The meal will be potluck. The church will be providing pies and popsicles.

  • Households of 1 bring bread, chips, dips, and appetizers.
  • Households of 2 bring a salad.
  • Households of 3 or more or more bring a main dish.

Guests should feel no obligation to bring food. Your presence is your contribution to the party.

Pastors Eric and Lucas Are Traveling To Australia

Sydney, Australia

We are on a mission to spread the joy of Jesus all over the planet, starting right here in Old Towne Orange. We want others to enjoy what we enjoy. We see the world as ripe for a harvest. Santa Ana is next!

Our sister church in Sydney is doing the same and Pastor Eric and Pastor Lucas are headed there this week to fellowship, learn, strategize, and encourage. Please pray for them. You can follow along on Facebook (Eric and Lucas) and Instagram.