Small groups Connections

Men’s Bible Study – Mission Possible by Tim Tebow

Monday Nights @ 7 pm

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

Facilitator: Chris Hines & Fred Moler

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

Call Fred @ 586.634.8707 or e-mail @

For too long, men have sat on the sideline of life. But God intends for us to get into the game. We’ve been content with mediocre while God calls us to greatness. The path to a better world and a better future for our families and communities begins at our door. We need to take hold of our biblical anointing and become men sold out for the kingdom of God.

Orchard Ridge Bible Study & Prayer – Fall 2022 – Parables of Jesus

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 THIS PACKET MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS GATHERING. 

Please join us.                                      

Ignition Student Ministry


Tuesday Nights @ 6:30-8:00 pm (Starting September 27, 2022)

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.

4-Session Women’s Advent Study

Monday Nights @ 7 pm in the church lobby. (Starts Nov. 14 ~ Dec 5)

The Advent season gives us the opportunity to delight in the promises we celebrate at Christmas: the HOPE that Jesus will return and make all things new; the JOY that comes from worshiping Him today and for eternity; the PEACE we experience with God today and we long for our world to experience when it is redeemed; and the LOVE of a God who sacrificed His own Son to be in relationship with us.

Workbook needed, available online (Lifeway, Amazon $17.99)

Contact Karen Hines: text or phone call (586) 453-6822


Orchard Ridge Mountain Moving Men

Orchard Ridge Mountain Moving Men – Dinner @ 6 pm; Bible Study @ 6:30 pm

Every Other Tuesday Night

FALL 2022 – 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22.                                

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

Facilitator:Bob Hoffman

Questions?  Call Bob @ 512.993.1507 or e-mail @

We are a small group that meets every other Tuesday to discuss a chapter of God’s Word. 

We pray, discuss, and deep dive into what God is telling us for this passage.  All Men are welcome to join us!

Womens Bible Study Wednesday Morning

Women’s Bible Study – JOSEPH – Beyond the Coat of Many Colors by Mary Englund Murphy

Wednesday Mornings @ 10 am (now through November 16th)

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 @

Perhaps more than any other biblical narrative, Joseph’s life is a down-to-earth model for everyday relationships. Joseph was a lonely little boy–ignored by his brothers yet coddled by his parents. Feel his fear in the pit; follow his caravan to Egypt; stand with him on the slave auction block. You will experience his struggle for sexual purity, go with him to the dungeons of Egypt, rejoice in his rise to power, weep as he forgives the hurt and betrayal of his brothers.
This interactive workbook study will detail each aspect of Joseph’s life and show readers how to relate it to their own temptations and struggles with envy, disappointment, betrayal, purity, power, and forgiveness–for to one degree or another, each of us is living a Joseph life.

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!

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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