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Spring Start-up


Belong in Community is a value of Orchard Hill Church. Accomplishing this value outside of Sunday mornings has been a challenge for the Grundy County Campus until recent-ly. Without a space to call their own, opportunities to experi-ence community have been limited.

With the launch of the new building, the Grundy County Women’s Ministry hosted a Spring Start-up Event. On April 3, women were invited to meet, craft, and get to know each other.

The night started with time at round tables answering questions such as, “What is your dream vacation?”, “As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?”, and “Who was the biggest influence in your life?”

Karen Freed challenged the women to work at building community. She shared from Hebrews 10, encouraging them to continue to meet together and “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

The women also enjoyed a time of crafting. They painted flower pots and crafted crosses using wood, old picture frames, burlap, and fabric.

“The worship center was covered in plastic,” explained Jenn Venenga, Grundy County staff member. “Everyone was so careful not to spill in the new space. However, I am glad it is there to use in this way.”

Other fun details of the night included fresh flower door prizes and appealing appetizers. Over 55 women came to experience a fun night of getting to know each other through conversation and crafting.

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