Services

SundayS - 10:30 AM

Location

2025 Orchard Beach Rd.
North East, PA 16428

Contact

814-725-3435

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE:

January 13, 2021


IN-PERSON CHURCH SERVICES RESUME

We will resume in-person Sunday services beginning Sunday, January 17th.  There will be one service on Sundays at 10:30 AM.  All entrances will be available.  Ideally, children should enter thru the North or East entrance.  Services will also be available on line but posted one week behind our in-person services until we are able to go live.    

 

 

WITH YOUR SAFETY IN MIND

We encourage all to abide by our current government and CDC guidelines.  

Also, every other pew is marked off, we'll avoid hand shaking and passing of offering plates, we have several hand sanitizing stations, Plexiglas has been installed on the platform for singers and speakers, and thorough cleaning takes place after each service.

 

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

Sunday and Wednesday children's and youth ministries will resume also.

All children/students over the age of 2 and all student ministry volunteers are required to wear masks.

CHILDLREN

Ideally, children should enter the North or East entrance for temperature checks and hand washing as they enter on Sundays and Wednesdays.  

The nursery (for toddlers), the preschool ministry, and Kids Church for kids up to grade 5 will all be available.  The infant nursery will not be staffed but open for parents to use.  

Wednesday CHAMPS will begin on January 20th at 7PM for all kids up to grade 5.    

YOUTH

On Sundays, students in grades 6-8 are invited to attend a small group following our singing time together.  

On Wednesdays, beginning January 20th at 7 PM, --it's time for Youth Group!! All students in grades 6-12 will meet with our new Youth Director, Rhonda Keith.    

        

 

LIFE GROUPS & SPECIALTY GROUPS

We have several Life Groups that meet during the week in person and others through Zoom or both.  We'd love to help you connect with one that would be best for you.

Also available is a Celebrate Recovery group, a MOPS group, and a Widows group.  

Please contact us at the church for help or further information.   

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

As water baptism is a public expression of our commitment to Christ, membership is a public expression of our commitment to the local church.  To learn more about Orchard Beach, our heart, beliefs, and ways to get the most out of your experience here, join us:  All are invited to our next Membership Class on Saturday, January 23rd from 9-12 noon at the church.  Junior membership is also available, through this meeting, for students ages 9-16.  To reserve your spot, please contact us at the church by Friday, January 22.     

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT GOD WILL DO IN 2021.  

 

Pastor Troy

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE:    December 9, 2020


IN-PERSON CHURCH SERVICES SUSPENDED

On Tuesday evening, December 8th, Orchard Beach leadership decided together that due to all circumstances involved, regarding the safety of our church and community members, to suspend in-person Sunday services and Wednesday night student ministries.  There will be a board meeting on Tuesday January 12 to decide if we will be going back to in person service.

 

             

GOOD NEWS

Our Sunday services will be available on line on Facebook, Youtube, and on our website.

1.   Please join us in interacting live together on Facebook at 9am, each Sunday.   

(You may engage in the experience by liking, sharing, saying hi to each other, commenting, etc.)    

2.  Over the course of these next few weeks, you can also expect a virtual candlelight experience, several on line postings from staff members, special Christmas music numbers, and Christmas Zoom experiences.   

3.  Let's experience and share the good news together!

 

 

CELEBRATE WITH US

- We currently have 5 more people desiring to go public with their faith in Jesus through water baptism

- Because of your faithful giving, church finances continue to be strong.  

- This week, a young man reached out for help in reading his bible

- We will soon be delivering gifts of Christmas donuts to all NE school staff 

- Pastor Tammy shared how great things are happening in her Life Group- relational connections

- Our Care Team did a great poinsettia drop-off to several people. One newer family posted great appreciation thru Facebook

- Several newer people have expressed a desire for membership (meeting on Jan. 23)

- Our new Youth Director, Rhonda, began serving this week and has over 20 people interested in joining the team.
 - We took on support for another missionary and increased our monthly support to all our missionaries from $75/mo to $100/mo.   

- Progress is being made in securing video camera equipment to upgrade our on line experiences

- Because of your ONE DAY TO FEED THE WORLD offering, we are able to give a total of $10,000 to help feed the hungry (80% to Convoy of Hope and 20% to the North East Food Pantry)  

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND SUPPORT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  WE PRAY CHRISTMAS 202O WILL BE UNIQUELY SPECIAL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.   

 

Pastor Troy

ORCHARD BEACH WELCOMES NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR


Hello Orchard Beach

Celebrate with us as we look forward to the hundreds and hundreds of teenagers we are expecting to reach and disciple in the days, weeks, months, and years to come!

A new Youth Director is in town.  Rhonda Keith has been hired full-time at Orchard Beach Assembly (2025 Orchard Beach Rd) to coordinate and oversee ministries to teenagers in the North East community. Selected from several candidates, Rhonda comes with a passionate enthusiasm and commitment to and love for young people. She and her now deceased husband were Youth Pastors in Albion,  PA for over eight years. She has served in various areas of church ministry, alongside her current husband, lead pastor at Orchard Beach Assembly, for the past 12 years.  Along with years of church ministry, she has led the charge in her home, raising five children and fostering twenty-five additional children, including one miracle child everyone knows as Zoey. Rhonda is uniquely gifted to provide love and leadership to parents and students.  Recently, she had been serving in the North East High School as an aid for social and emotional support. She is now working to add pastoral ministry credentials, through the Assemblies of God, to her personal experiences. The church is excited to welcome Rhonda to their student ministries team and looks forward to her contributions in helping the church fulfill its mission to reach students far from God and teach them how to follow Jesus step by step. 

 

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE 11/25-2020


IN-PERSON CHURCH SERVICES SUSPENDED

We've prayed.  We've consulted.  We've decided together that due to all circumstances involved, regarding the safety of our church and community members, we are suspending in-person services for the next two weeks- Nov. 29 & Dec. 6th.   This will be revisited on December 8th. 

             

We'd love to see you on line for these services. (Reminder:  our on line services are one week behind our in person services.)  On Nov. 29th, you will be encouraged by a message from our Children's Pastor, Tammy Yukon.  On Dec. 6th, you will be encouraged by a message from our Next Step Director, CaroLynn Kitchen.   

 

(I, Pastor Troy, am on vacation and in quarantine. When I returned from out of town, visiting a friend, he informed me that he tested positive for Covid-19, therefore I've been exposed.  I have had and still have no symptoms, but out of concern for others and especially for my daughter Zoey's health, I will be getting tested.)    

 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT KIDS- CHAMPS & YOUTH

All Wednesday night in-person student ministries are suspended until further notice.   

 

 

LIFE GROUPS, MOPS, & CR

All small groups may continue to meet at their own discretion.   

 

 

THANKSGIVING

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.  Psalm 118:1

While these continue to be trying times, some things don't change and never will - God's goodness and his love!  Please know, this Thanksgiving, you are deeply loved by a very good God!   Happy Thanksgiving!

 

God bless you and your family!!

 

Troy Keith

Pastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE 11/12/2

Good news:  the Spirit of the Lord is in control!  He is guiding YOU.  He will ensure your victories.  He is your strength.  You can't see him but he's always there!    "The Spirit of the Lord took control of Othniel, and gave Othniel victory."  Judges 3:10

This Sunday, we will be sharing some VERY EXCITING NEWS!  We'll also be strengthened and encouraged through part 3 of our series:  Crush it!  If you missed part 2 last week, you won't want to miss it on line this Sunday!!  It contains important thoughts in processing this year's elections.  

With the increase we've been seeing of Covid-19 cases, please continue to be diligent in your efforts to keep yourslef and others safe.  We continue to "highly recommend" wearing a mask and we've set up the room for social distancing.  Don't forget the hand washing stations in the lobby--as you come in and leave.  (all kids in our ministries and volunteers are "required" to wear masks)

NOTE:  to help keep adequate seating available, we are asking all middle school students, who attend our FUSION group following singing time, to sit up in the front two rows together-  on the drum cage side.    After singing time, all may depart together.  Thank you! 

God bless you and have a great weekend!

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE 11/5/2020


1.  This Sunday is part 2 OF"Crush it - confronting complacency".  I believe it will be encouraging for all who believe, as our passage is addressed to believers who need a little boost to keep going.  (those watching on line will view part 1-gaining assurance of our salvation) 

2.  I heard a couple families had difficulting finding seats last week.  Please know as our attendance has been reaching capacity (with 6ft guidelines) , this week we will be better prepared to assist you and have added seating up front and in the far back.  It would help greatly if those who come earlier would seek seating closer to the front. 

3.  Last Sunday we enjoyed welcoming several families at our Newcomer Lunch!  (next one-Jan. 10)

4.  Last week, we were thrilled to love on hundreds of families during trick-or-treating and over 100 kids came to our Fall Party!

5.  A meeting to preparing for water baptism is coming up soon.  If interested in learning more, you can just reply to this email.  

We hope you are well and wish you a great weekend!    . 

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly

ORCHARD BEACH UPDATE 10/29/2020


I think many of us are getting tired.  Today I prayed:  "Lord, it's hard down here.  I'm looking forward to your return." 

Maybe you feel that way.  Maybe the dreary whether has something to do with it.  But, I think we all know, it's so much more.  It's been a long, hard year!  Tensions over the elections are high.  Divisions, even in the church, are deep.  The news is constant with Covid-19 stats that many say are and will get worse.  Staying "in the fight" gets wearisome.  I get it.  I'm with you.

Listen:  weariness can lead to apathy.  When we're tired, we're more prone to falling.  The devil  would love to kick us when we're down.  Let's not let that happen.  It's the 4th quarter and we are guaranteed a win as long as we don't quit.  Let's get back out on the field and CRUSH IT!  

This Sunday, in person, at 10:30, we begin a new series called "CRUSH IT! - confronting complacency"  Believers, in the first century, were weary just like we are.  God spoke to the Apostle John a word to give them.  This word is also for us.  If you feel safe (we hightly recommend masks), I'd love for you to join us to hear God's word for people who are tired.  Together, we can CRUSH IT!.  (the room has been getting fuller, so if able, please consider sitting way up front)

(Reminder, currently our online message is one week behind our in person gathering.  So, online this Sunday- you'll hear a great reminder of the purpose of the church from our missionary friend to the Jews- Robert Specter.  If you are only watching on line- you can tap into CRUSH IT! the following week, )

We love you.  Have a great weekend!.   It's gonna be ok!.      

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Troy KeithPastor - Orchard Beach Assembly