If so, we’d like to extend a warm welcome and we hope you’ll join us soon. Exploring this website will tell you more about us. Here are answers to some questions you may have about our weekend services and schedules.
Comfortably! Come casual or dress up a little. People wear anything from shorts and jeans to dresses and sport coats, but you’ll see very few ties!
No. If you want to bring a Bible, feel free to do so, although bibles are provided at each seat. We utilize large projection screens during the service to make it easier to follow the service message and the words to worship songs.
Absolutely! We realize that many people want to check out a church without calling attention to themselves. However, you may want to fill out a Communication card (located in the back of the chairs) and hand it in at the Welcome Center. You will receive a complimentary The Orchard mug and a gift certificate to our own coffee shop.
We don’t “pass the plate” during our services. Instead, offering boxes are placed in the back of the auditorium and also in the lobbies to receive these contributions. You can also mail a check or use your credit card to make your donation by contacting the church office.
While services may vary from week to week, each service includes worship with singing, announcements, a sermon and time for prayer and to take communiun, if desired. Other elements often include drama, video clips and visual art.
Our music is contemporary and upbeat and we encourage each person to express to God what we feel from our hearts in a way that is most meaningful and comfortable for the individual. We combine a balance of old and new in a contemporary praise setting. Led by a team of musicians, our services are a time of corporate, intimate communion with God. The worship team includes vocalists, guitars, keyboard and drums. The team draws from various styles of music to unite us in worship, celebration, and praise.
The Orchard has a number of Ministries designed to get you connected with others within the church as well as the Roaring Fork community. Please visit our Ministries page to see which one you might find interesting. We also have a variety of volunteer opportunties.
We believe that the Bible is uniquely God-inspired and without error. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. He then rose again, conquering death. This allows eternal salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. You can read more about this at What We Believe.
At The Orchard we have defined answers to the questions “why do we exist?” (our permanent Purpose), “what it will look like when we are complete” (our future Vision), “how we accomplish our purpose and reach our vision” (our present Mission). For more on this please visit Vision.
The Orchard is located at 110 Snowmass Drive near the Carbondale Middle School and Crystal River Elementary School.
There is plenty of parking in front of the church building.
As you enter the building, we have greeters who will be glad to help you with any questions you have or directions you need. Stop by our Welcome Center to pick up information about our church. Our hostesses and ushers will help you find a seat and will provide you with a program for our service.
The Orchard as a wonderful program for kids. While the parents are enjoying the service on Sunday mornings, the kids are learning about God at their level in a creative environment with trained staff. We also have wonderful nursery personel who will watch your littlest ones while you are in the service and if you require, we have a Mothers Nursing room available for your use.
We have programs for Middle School and High School students under the umbrella of a dynamic youth program (Middle/High School Volition).