Small groups Connections

Welcome to Small Groups Connection!

If you would like to add the ORCN Calendar to your calendar, click the ORCN Calendar link below to be up to date on Small Groups times and dates.

Orchard Ridge Men’s Group

Tuesday Night @ 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Orchard Ridge Church, 64600 Mound Road, Washington, MI 48095

Facilitators: Bob Hoffman & Chris Hines

Questions? Call Bob @ 512.993.1507 or Chris @ 586.322.9830

We are a group of men who love the Lord, that meet every Tuesday to dive into God’s Word. 

This is for any guy, at any experience level, who wants to deepen his knowledge of what God said; in other words, all men are welcome!!!

Orchard Ridge Prayer Meeting

Wednesday Nights @ 7 pm

Location: Sanctuary, Orchard Ridge Church, 64600 Mound Road, Washington, MI 48095

Facilitator: Pastor Steve Barkey

Questions?  Call Pastor Steve @ 586.381.0070 or e-mail @       Once a week, Orchard Ridge Church gathers for PRAYER!  Jesus said some things in our lives would never change without prayer.  There’s a time to pray by yourself – but on Wednesday nights, we pray TOGETHER.  And there is POWER, PEACE & PURPOSE available to us when we pray!  THERE IS NO GATHERING IN SMALL GROUPS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS GATHERING. 

Please join us.                                      


Tuesday Nights @ 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: IGNITE NIGHTS @ The Lake.  West side of Mound Road, just north of 30 Mile in Washington, MI

Facilitator: Pastor Steve Barkey

Questions?  Call Pastor Steve @ 586.381.0070 or e-mail @

Faith, Friends, Fun & Music!  Something special is beginning this Fall for Orchard Ridge teenagers!  Who is God?  Who is Jesus?  How is the Bible – written over 2,000 years ago – relevant to my life in Junior High / High School today?  These topics and so much more will be explored on a level students can understand.  Come prepared to GROW and build relationships with God and others!  This setting is awesome!!  You’ll love hanging out with friends on the lake.  Some nights we will chat around the fire, others will be indoors.  BRING FRIENDS!  Additionally, our Student Ministry will offer service projects and fun weekend activities.  FALL RETREAT is NOVEMBER 11-13 @ Camp Faholo in Grass Lake, MI.

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday Mornings @ 10 am (Check Calendar in The ORCN App for exact dates)

Location: Fireplace Room, Orchard Ridge Church, 64600 Mound Road, Washington, MI 48095

Facilitator: Sharon Drake-Ross

Questions?  Call Sharon @ 810.444.8484 or e-mail @

Mens Breakfast and Bible

Men’s Breakfast & Bible at The Pantry Restaurant  

Wednesday Mornings @ 6 am             

Location: The Pantry Restaurant, 58884 Van Dyke Ave, Washington, MI 48094

Facilitator: Frank Sandomierski  

Questions? Call Frank @ 586.744.9701 or e-mail @

We gather early every Wednesday to share breakfast and dive deeper into the Word to consider how it applies to our everyday lives.

Young Adult Ministry


Facilitator: Skylar Ryskamp

Questions?  Call Skylar @ 248.842.5076 or e-mail @

This ministry is in its infancy here at Orchard Ridge Church, but efforts are being made to gather our Young Adults whose lives are on many divergent paths.  Some are in college, some are in careers.  Some are living locally at home, while others are away at school.  Some are in relationships or married, others are single.  ALL, however, NEED CHRIST and COMMUNITY!  If you’re interested in seeing this group thrive, please reach out to Skylar today!

Ladies Monday Night Bible Study

Monday Nights @ 7:00 pm

Location: Fireplace Room, Orchard Ridge Church, 64600 Mound Road, Washington, MI 48095

Facilitator: Gail Kozyra & Sharon Spahar

Questions?  Gail Kozyra @ 810.338.5382 or Sharon Spahar @ 248.561.7761

The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth.

This book “What Love Is” by Kelly Minter not only reveals the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. This Optional book is a study that includes recipes and a more relational approach.

This 7-session study book is available through Amazon or

Additional Ministries:

Gathering Tables

Multiple Leaders

Meet Once or Twice a month

Locations vary/virtual option possible

Facilitator: Chris Hines

Questions?  Call Chris @ 586.322.9830 or e-mail @ 

Prime Timers – Ages 50 and up

Fellowship Events scheduled 3 times a year at various locations. 

Facilitators: Sharon Drake-Ross & Joyce Miller

Questions?  Call Sharon for information on the next Prime Time gathering @ 810.444.8484 or e-mail @ ; or Joyce @ 586.764.2211 or

The goal of this ministry is to provide spiritual growth, encouragement, support, and fellowship for our Seniors. We will meet once a month at the church where we will share in a light meal and fellowship together. At the first meeting we will share ideas and topics for future meetings, and we will also determine future meeting dates.

Community Christian Groups outside of Orchard Ridge Church:

BULLDOG Men’s Group

Thursday Mornings @ 6 am

Location: Coaches Room, Romeo High School, 62300 Jewell Road, Washington, MI 48094

Questions?  Call Pastor Steve @ 586.381.0070 or e-mail @

SHELBY Men’s Group

Wednesday Nights @ 7 pm

Location: 54255 Franklin Drive, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

Questions? Call Chris Hines @ 586.322.9830 or e-mail @


Friday Morning’s @ 7:30 am

Location: 971 Dutton Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Questions?  Call Pastor Steve @ 586.381.0070 or e-mail @

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