April Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Our April Soup & Dessert Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. The menu consists of a choice of either Wild Rice & Chicken Soup or Borscht Soup, homemade rolls and biscuits, fruit salad, and tea/coffee. The price is $8.00 per person. Take-out / delivery is available – please email the office no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, April 2, to place your order. Please note that delivery will not be available until after 2:00pm this month only.
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, April 1, is Food Bank Sunday. Last month, OVUC donated 88 kg of food items to the local food bank. This month we are concentrating on Babies – baby food, formula, diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5, 6 pull-ups) and Personal Hygiene items – toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, razors, hand soap, deodorant, Boost, etc. Please remember to bring your non-perishable donation to put into the shopping cart.
Y’All Come to Supper – The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, March 27. The meal will be from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. At 6:30 pm, we will show a family movie, “Finding Nemo”. Everyone is welcome. Freewill offering. Please call the office (902-681-0366 ext 1) or email (OfficeOVU@bellaliant.com) to let us know if you are coming.
Copies of the 2017 Draft Annual Report are available in hard copy at the church or by clicking the following links:
In addition, a copy of the Final Report to the Congregation from the Facilities Research Committee is available by clicking the following links:
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.
This is an important announcement. On Sunday, March 18, there will be one service at 10:00 am. This will be followed by our Annual Congregational Meeting. At the close of the meeting, we will share in a potluck, finger-food lunch. At 12:30 pm, a Special Congregational Meeting will be convened to hear the report of the Joint Search Committee with a view to calling a minister. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend.
Newsletter Articles – Our Easter Newsletter will be published on March 23, the beginning of Holy Week. If you have an Easter-themed article or a story you would like to share with the congregation, please send it to Sylvia Jacquard at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the office no later than Tuesday, March 20. We would love to include stories from our congregation.
Special Congregational Meeting – The Joint Search Committee of OVPC is calling a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, March 18. At that meeting, the Committee will bring forward its recommendation to the congregation with the name of the person it believes to be the right individual to lead OVPC as our Full Time Minister. The meeting will be held after the Annual Congregational Meeting/lunch, 12:30 pm.
Worship Services – Orchard Valley offers two worship sessions:
- During the fall/winter/spring session, we offer an informal 9:00 am service, and an 11:00 am service that is more structured.
- During the summer session, we offer a 9:30 am worship service at Orchard Valley United Church and an 11:00 am worship service at the Covenanter Church, in Grand Pre.
All God’s children are welcome at each service.