Come and join Joy Waterbury and Annika Sangster for Yoga Church, the combination of Bhakti-styled yoga and Christian worship. For the six Mondays of Lent beginning March 10, we will offer: chair/seated yoga at 10:00 am and beginner yoga at 6:00pm. Please call the office to register and receive your introductory letter and suggestions list. Drop-ins are always welcome
Minute for Vision – Sunday February 22, 2014
Imagine for a moment, a time in our future, the not so distant future, the future of Orchard Valley United – 5 years down the road perhaps, what do you see, what do you hope for, what of all the possibilities would you dream of? If you could paint me a picture, tell me a story or sing me a song, what might it look like?
That is the work of the Visioning team and we need the people of OVUC to help create Orchard Valley United a dream, a vision statement. The Visioning team is doing the work of organizing and coordinating just how we will do this but we are turning to the people for their input and vision ideas. We need people to risk and dare to dream, believe, hope, try and above all listen closely to their visioning ideas. We couldn’t think of a better time than out of the season of Lent when would we start the work to discern and reflect what our vision is for OVUC. There will be weekly opportunities during Lent involving creative activities and small group discussions in which everyone’s input is valued and needed.
Vision Statement Example
From the compilation of the people’s thoughts and feelings we hope to create our vision statement like this one:
We are a community of faith, made up of people from all walks of life who find in Jesus Christ a way of life as God meant it to be from the very beginning; a way of love, justice, hope and peace.
Town of Mont Royal United Church, PQ
Apple tree symbol of topics to be explored
The Visioning Team is using the symbol of an apple tree to best display our themes- we will be looking at these aspects of our life at OVUC during Lent.
What are our values?
What are our strengths?
What are our needs? Within our
congregation and community?
What are our passions?
What are our dreams?
We invite you to start to reflect, discern, make notes, chat with others and most of all “Dream Big”.
Women of Egypt wrote the service, “Streams in the Desert”.
Services will be held at:
10 a.m. St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Route 358, Canning
2 p.m. Wolfville Baptist Church, 487 Main St., Wolfville
7 p.m. Bethany Memorial Baptist Church, Aldershot. Storm Date – March 8th, 7 p.m.
March 7th – Centreville Baptist Church – Centreville
March 14th – Emmanuel United Church – Kingsport
March 21st –St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church – Canning
March 28th – Valley Cornerstone – Route 358
April 4th – St. John’s Anglican Church – Port Williams
April 11th – Pereau Baptist Church – Pereau
I just received the following text from Randy. He seems to be able to text, but cannot get a stable enough connection to send tweets.
It is currently 7:40 pm in Burkina Faso and the temperature is 31 degrees.
“Just back from a day long drive, project, & gathering with beneficiaries in Piella district. Armed guard was necessary because of risk of (highway) robbers. All went safely and well. This region is considered Sahel, “coastline desert”. Food insecurity is chronic. Life is better because of our support and villagers appreciate our effort. However, they are still in crisis. The soil is mostly sand and shallow. These people are wonderfully resilient, creative, and passionate. Very inspirational! They ask our prayers and the possibility of CFGB further support
Please pass this on to Annika and to our family and friends.”
Update: Randy Crozsman
Last nite. CFGB Food Study Tour team and Burchina NGO reps ate out, feasting on pizza, safe salad, & dessert. Mon. Eval, planning, travel.
In order to ensure we are meeting the needs of many different people, we are hosting a conversation about worship and your particular worship needs. If you cannot come to the conversation taking place January 28 after Families on the Run, please take a moment to fill out this survey. Thank you for your time.
begins again on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the New Minas site of Orchard Valley United Church. The menu is child friendly, and the supper is organized by the Congregational Life committee.