On April 8, 2018 a congregational meeting was held to discuss the recommendation from the Joint Search Committee regarding the appointment / calling / engagement of a part time minister to supplement the work of Rev. Don Sellsted. At that meeting, the following motion was passed:
MOTION: that the Council and the Search Committee will seek direction from Presbytery about how to move forward the suggestion to add a part-time minister at Orchard Valley.
The Rev. John Moses, chair of the Pastoral Relations committee of the Presbytery, met with OVPC Council. It was recommended that we wait until the arrival of Rev. Sellsted, and then approach the Presbytery in September to initiate the Joint Needs Assessment process. Once the Joint Needs Assessment report has been accepted by the congregation and Presbytery, and if it recommends additional pastoral staff, a Joint Search Committee would be appointed to seek to fill the position recommended in the report.
Rev. John Moses has suggested that we start this process in early September. Therefore, a congregation meeting has been called for
September 16, 2018 following the 11:00 o’clock service.
Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Please join us for our next Soup & Dessert Luncheon on Tuesday, September 4. We’ll be serving a choice of Beef & Barley Soup or Roasted Tomato Soup, homemade biscuits and rolls, tea/coffee, and Peach Crisp with whipped cream for dessert, for $8.00 per person. Lunch is served from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. (Please note that delivery will not be available in September.)
During the summer months, we will offer an 11:00 am Sunday worship service at Covenanter Church. Following are the presiders for July and August:
|Date||Presider / Preacher|
|July 1||Rev Timothy McFarland|
|July 8||Rev Bob Lockhart
|July 15||Rev Dr Roger Prentice|
|July 22||Rev Don Sellsted|
|July 29||Rev Trent Cleveland-Thompson|
|Aug 5||Rev Dr Bruce Matthews|
|Aug 12||Rev Sarah Scott|
|Aug 19||Rev Sarah Scott|
|Aug 26||Rev John Wray|
OVUC’s summer office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly foot care is available from licensed foot care nurses during three sessions per month. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet
Worship Services – Orchard Valley offers two worship services:
- 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.