ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MORE.....
Sunday Morning Schedule
Early Church Service
9:00am - 9:45am
Children's Sunday School & Adult Sunday Groups
9:45am - 10:45am
Kid's Choir 10:30
Worship Service / Children's Church
11:00am - 12:00pm
Nursery provided 9:00 - 12:00
220 Orange Church Circle Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (770) 886-9662
Hours: 10:00a - 4:00p Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri.
History of Orange UMC
"The Prince of Orange"
So, how did Orange UMC get its name? Well, our name actually dates back a few hundred years, starting with the settlement of local communities of Lathemtown and Free Home - they're still around and growing! Free Home and Lathemtown were in turn settled by a few families hailing from South Carolina who helped found the city of Orangeburg, SC; named aptly after William IV, Prince of Orange.
The founding members of Orange chartered the Methodist Episcopal Church of the South in 1848, which originally met in the home of locals Tyre and Martha Lathem Smithwick. Needless to say, Orange has flourished from its humble beginnings and we still hold value to welcoming others with the Word of God.
For a more detailed history click here.
The Wonderful People We Have
Helping to Lead the Flock.
Phone: (770) 886-9662
Pastor, Mark Outlaw
Dr. Outlaw has been an Elder in the North Georgia Conference, serving churches in the Conference since 1990. Though born in Hartsville, South Carolina, Dr. Outlaw attended primary and secondary schools in north Georgia. He split his college time between North Georgia College in Dahlonega and Georgia State University, where he received a BBA degree in Finance in 1981.
After working in business in the '80s, Dr. Outlaw answered the call to preach and started his ministry at Red Oak UMC in College Park in March of 1990. He received his Master of Divinity degree in 1993 and Doctorate in 2002. Dr. Outlaw and Lynn married in 1983. They have two grown, married children, Lindsey and Mark, Jr., and three grandsons. In addition to church life and ministry, Mark and Lynn enjoy family time, travel, and lake activities on Lake Lanier.
Music Ministry Director
Phone: (770) 889-1278
Joy was born and raised here in Lathemtown. Her love for music came mostly from her Father, Ralph Gaither. He sang beautifully and also played the piano and was the music leader here at Orange UMC for many years. She was surrounded by many other wonderful musicians here at Orange throughout her life. From talented pianists, organists, and instrumentalists, to fabulous vocalist—the influence on her was, in her words, life-changing! No wonder music became so important to her!
Joy has led the Adult Choir since she was a young adult. She also leads the Kids Choir and Hand Chimes Group.
Quote: "It is such a blessing to me. I feel like music is an important part of our ministry here at Orange UMC. I pray that it touches the lives of everyone in our Church and throughout the community".
Phone: (404) 402-5697
Bethany also grew up in Lathemtown. She is the daughter of our choir director, Joy, and has attended Orange UMC all of her life. She has fond memories of participating in VBS, Sunday School, Kids Choir, and other children’s programs at OUMC. Her goal is to provide great opportunities for fun and learning to the current children of Orange. She is a member of our Adult Choir as well as singing in our smaller ensembles. Her husband, Brandon, operates the sound system at church and helps out with all the kids programs.
They have one daughter, Camille, who loves spending time with the other children at church, and a cute doggie named Foxy. During her free time, Bethany enjoys spending time at Lake Lanier, singing, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions about our Kids programs.
Phone: (770) 886-9662
Any time you have business at the church office, need to call for information, or are in the neighborhood and want to stop to say “hello”, chances are very good that you will be greeted by the smiling face of Sharon Schwab, the administrative assistant for OUMC.
Sharon has lived close to Orange UMC for twenty years. After living in both Macedonia and Hickory Flat, she has finally settled in Ball Ground. Sharon grew up in Misowa, Japan and Stuttgart, Germany, thanks to her parents who were DoDDS teachers. Later, she moved to Columbus, Ohio for college at Capital University and graduated with a Business Administration degree. She married her husband, Tom, and 24 years later they have three beautiful daughters and a cat. She currently works part-time at Orange UMC and loves to read, run, and laugh.
Senior High Youth Leader
Patrick graduated high school from Mount Paran Christian School in 2015 and is currently a student at Kennesaw State University. He grew up in the Methodist Church with his family in Marietta. After graduating, Patrick plans to join the army as a chaplain and one day be a theology teacher.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US...
Worship at Orange could be described as “traditional Methodist style,” but surrounded by a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Services are held on Sundays at 8:45 and 11:00am, with special services during the holidays. View our Calendar for up coming events during the year.
On the first Sunday of each month, our congregation participates in Holy Communion. Our Lord’s table is open to anyone who professes the Christian faith, regardless of church affiliation.
We offer Sunday School classes available for all ages, including youth and children, that meet every Sunday at 10:00am. Please visit our Sunday School Page to view class information. You are welcome to drop in and our friendly greeters will point you to a class that is right for you.
Tip: Look Under the "Ministries" tab
for the entire list!
For more information, please contact the church office (770) 886-9662 or
visit the Contact Page to send us an email or inquire about more information.