Let the trickle of living water

cool cracked lips

and lay the damp cloth of hope

on those who will begin in these next days

to search for precious things,

to plan re-building.

—Maren C. Tirabassi


Halloween Party


  • Candy Donations
  • A Renaissance of Wonder
  • Young Adult Gathering
  • Coffee, Tea, Chocolate & More!
  • 2018 Nominating Committee Update
  • Cravings
  • Green Chalice Ministry Tips

 Upcoming Events


Halloween Party

Sunday, October 29 3:30 p.m.

Games, face-painting, snacks, and fun! Wear a costume!  Bring a friend!

Especially for grade 5 and younger.  Parents welcome.  High school and middle school youth, along with adult leaders of First Christian Church of Orange Youth and Children’s Ministries, will gladly be your hosts!


Candy Donations Needed for
Sunday October 29 Halloween Party

Your candy donations help make the family Halloween Party a really sweet experience!  We welcome your individually wrapped candy donations.  Bring Sunday mornings, October 15, 22 and 29, to the basket in the courtyard/narthex.  Grab an extra bag of candy at the store to fill the buckets of treats for Sunday’s Halloween Party!

If you would like to donate chocolate candies, we ask that they be only fair trade chocolate.  Thanks for helping us honor our values considering what we’ve learned about child labor practices in the chocolate industry.


Painting the Stars

October 8 – A Renaissance of Wonder

Adult Study Class   Sundays 8:30 a.m. – Fireside Room

 Painting the Stars is a seven-week study that examines the intersection of faith and science.

Weekly course materials will be available in Church Life, emailed each Tuesday. Doubters welcome!  If you need childcare, please contact the church office.

Click below for Chapter 2.

PtS 2 A Renaissance of Wonder


Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and More!

The Youth will be selling Equal Exchange products in the courtyard on Sunday, October 15. You can purchase fairly traded coffee, chocolate, nuts, and olive oil to enjoy at home and know you are supporting small farmers and their families around the world. The Youth are happy to assist you in making selections and appreciate your ongoing commitment to this social justice opportunity.





2018 Nominating Committee Updates

 At the Congregational Meeting in December, we will be electing Church Officers for 2018.  We need candidates for these positions; Trustee, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Leadership Board Member at Large, member of the Diaconate, and Assistant Treasurer among others.  The Nominating Committee will be preparing a slate of candidates for our vote in December.  The committee is – Natasha Corich, Tim Ringgold, Rose Thomas, Nita Warren, and Joe Quartucci (chair).

If you would like more information about those positions, or would like to volunteer as a nominee, or would like to nominate someone for a position, please either go to the “Opportunity to Serve” table in the patio after Sunday’s service or reply to Joe Quartucci.

Joe Quartucci, Nominating

Committee Chair



Check out Pastor Dayna’s sermon “Cravings” from Sunday October 8, 2017.

Go here to get the full text.


Green Chalice Ministry News . . .

Monthly Energy Production Report for First Christian Church of Orange

The monthly energy report shows how the system performed and how much was contributed to offsetting the global carbon footprint.


Week                                        Peak Power  Energy Produced

09/01/2017 – 09/07/2017            34.9 kW        1.26 MWh

09/08/2017 – 09/14/2017            31.7 kW        1.32 MWh

09/15/2017 – 09/21/2017            32.6 kW        1.03 MWh

09/22/2017 – 09/28/2017            31.3 kW        1.43 MWh

09/29/2017 – 09/30/2017            29.0 kW        402 kWh

September 2017 Total:                                5.44 MWh

Previous Month Total:                                  6.70 MWh

Year to Date:                                               50.2 MWh

Carbon Offset for this month: 3.76 tons

Offsetting the equivalent of: 96 Trees


Upcoming Events

Online Giving to First Christian Church of Orange

Online giving is now available.  Online giving uses one’s debit card or credit card for contributions.

Donations to FCCO have never been so easy!

  • Give tithes and offerings and other payments from your smartphone or computer
  • Donate anytime, anywhere
  • Track your donations
  • Free to download and use
  • Credit or debit card

To make an online donation using your computer please go directly to: bit.ly/FCCOgive.