According to an announcement on the church’s Web site that I also received from a member:
The congregation will officially re-open its doors to existing members as well as the surrounding community on September 7, 2008 with worship services and Sunday school taking place at the Matthew Thornton Elementary School on Mammoth Road in Londonderry.
“We are excited to move forward with our new name and to resume our full focus on the good work that Jesus has called us to do, both here in Londonderry and beyond,” said the Rev. Kenneth Glasier, pastor of Orchard Christian Fellowship. “We are blessed to have Matthew Thornton as our temporary home, and will wait on the Lord to reveal His ultimate plans for our permanent worship location. In the meantime, we will continue with our many ministries and community events, revealing Christ’s love to all through fellowship and Scripture-based teachings.”
The folks in Londonderry are off to a great start, from what I’ve heard, and I’ll be praying for them as they get started in the elementary school (as it happens, my own church plant, Redeemer, will be returning to our former home at Belmont Elementary School in Woodbridge the same day). May Orchard Fellowship see a bountiful harvest in the days ahead!
(Hat tip: Rob Holland.)