Special Events

Events offer a time of community with others while enjoying a common experience. There is something for everyone and many ways to enjoy good time in good company.

2nd Act

Adults ages 55 and up gather monthly for a time of music, inspirational speakers, and outreach projects, whether locally or in the Pittsburgh community. Occasional additional social activities will also be planned for those who wish to participate.

2nd Thursdays
September 8 - May 11
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wexford Lobby

For information on the next social activity or service project for 2nd Act, contact Cheryl.

*PLEASE NOTE: 2nd Act is cancelled for Thursday, February 9. 
However please plan to meet at 11:00 am for our scheduled volunteer projects. Food will be provided.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Conference

The power of support! Engage in this Caregiver Conference that is designed to equip you with creative and innovative ways of engaging in the support and care of family members or patients with memory loss. Hear from keynote speaker David Troxel and other experts. Experience demos that include visual arts, creative arts and virtual reality. Breakfast will be served. Suggested donation $5. 

Saturday, May 6
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register by April 29!


Alzheimer's Professional Seminar

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers. Many of our programs offer CEUs.

Click here for more information.

Friday, May 5
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Backstage Pass

If you’re newer to Orchard Hill, this is a chance to look ‘behind the scenes’ for a glance at who we are and our approach to ministry. Meet Kurt and others at this casual family event. Come to the stage immediately after the service or pick up your children from Kidzburgh and meet us downstairs!

April 22-23
Immediately following each weekend service.
Room 15, Lower Level


Discovering Orchard Hill

Examine your own understanding of God while learning more about who we are, how we got here and what we believe. This is a great opportunity to get connected with others as we gather in small group sessions led by Sr. Pastor Kurt Bjorklund and other members of the Orchard Hill Leadership Team. Anyone who wants to learn more about the ministry is welcome to attend but classes are a pre-requisite for anyone who wants to become a member of Orchard Hill.

May 10, 17, 24
7:00-8:30 pm

Childcare is available for children newborn through fifth grade.


Eleos Food Drive

Help those in need with a church-wide Eleos Food Drive. Bring your non-perishable food items and let’s work together to make a difference for those in need within our communities!

Drop Off Locations:
Wexford & Strip District
Benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and North Hills Community Outreach
Wexford: May 6 – 21, before any service
Strip District: May 14 & 21, before service

Butler County
Benefits the Lighthouse Foundation Food Pantry
Worship Core Group Gathering
May 10, 7:00 pm


Life Group Communities

Experience Life Groups in a new way and give a Life Group a try. Life Groups create a place to encourage and challenge each other to grow in faith, develop friendships, and experience life change. In Life Group Communities, the evening begins with an all-group gathering of multiple Life Groups in similar stages of life, followed by individual Life Group meetings to discuss the weekend message.

Mondays: Young Adults, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.Upper Level Lobby
Tuesdays: Intergenerational, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Lobby
Fridays: Families with Young Children (Childcare available) 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Lobby

Mommy Connection

All moms and their newborns through kindergarten-aged children are welcome to join this weekly Friday morning group. Through play and discussions, moms and their preschoolers connect with others while together they enjoy a time away from home.

September 9 - June 2*
9:30 - 11:30 am
Kidzburgh Play Area
Please note: Mommy Connection will not meet on November 25; December 16, 23, 30; April 14


Young Adult Connect

Come out the third Tuesday of every month for Young Adult Connect. This is a time to gather as a community and connect with one another. Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet other young  adults at Orchard Hill. 

3rd Tuesdays
August 16 , 2016 – May 16, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wexford Collide Room
*Please note: Young Adult Connect will not meet in December