Calling all local churches to participate in a community wide service outreach project in Orange.

The Rev. Evan M. Dolive, associate minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Orange is inviting congregations to ShareFest Orange- a coalition of churches gathering together for a one-day blitz of service to the community from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Orange parking lot, 501 N. 6th St. Churches will be sent out from there to work on projects at different locations all over the city.

“The goal of these churches is to make a visible impact on families, neighborhoods and schools in our community,” Dolive said.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

• 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Refreshments and fellowship at 1st UMC Welcome Center

• 8:30 a.m.: Prayer and instruction at 1st UMC Chapel

9 a.m.: Depart to project sites (lunch on your own)

3 p.m.: Return to TBA for Celebration Service

Dolive said the churches involved with ShareFest can choose how they want to share the love of Christ. The projects can range from serving meals in the park, to fixing someone’s home who is in need of assistance, The choice is up to the churches.

The event is centered on the Bible verse found in Matthew 25:40- “And [Jesus Christ] will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

“It is my personal belief that ShareFest can have remarkable impact not only on the city of Orange, but with all of those involved,” he said.

ShareFest Orange will provide promotional materials, banner, flyers, bulletin inserts. A donation of $250 is asked to offset the cost of printing.

For additional information or for those who wish to be a partner may contact the Rev. Evan M. Dolive at or at 883-4483. Information may be found on the Internet at, Twitter@ShareFestOrange or at

Dolive added he would be more than happy to speak to churches’ leadership teams or congregations about the endeavor.