March Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Our March Soup & Dessert Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. The menu consists of a choice of either Italian Wedding Soup or Tomato Tortellini Soup, homemade rolls and biscuits, cupcakes with ice cream, and tea/coffee. The price is $8.00 per person. Take-out / local delivery is available – please call 902-681-0366 ext 1 (or email the office) no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, March 5, to place your order.
Valley Foodgrains Bank February Blueberry Sale – 5 lb boxes of frozen Blueberries will be available for $20 each. Five dollars of each box will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, to assist people in developing countries with projects to improve their living conditions. Orders will be taken till Sunday, March 4. There is a sign-up sheet on the church bulletin board. Berries may be picked up at OVUC on Thursday, March 8 at 4:45p.m. Thank you.
Y’All Come to Supper – The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, February 27. The menu will be roast beef with apple crisp for dessert. The meal will be from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. At 7:00 pm, we will show a family movie. 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.
February 25th: Rebekah Friesen and Forgiveness. Did you happen to hear the CBC Tapestry program featuring Rebekah Friesen, speaking about how she dealt with overwhelming tragedy? Her story is one of tremendous forgiveness. Our Pastoral Care Committee has invited Rebekah to come and meet with people from Orchard Valley United Church next Sunday, following worship. Forgiveness is a wonderful focus for Lent. Please sign the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or call the office if you would like to be part of this afternoon. A light lunch will be provided.
School for Fun in February – Congregational Life presents School for Fun in February on Monday nights, February 19 & 26.
• Cooking lessons – 5:00–7:00 pm, limited to 10 people. Those taking Cooking are asked to contribute towards the cost of the food ($2–5).
o Feb 19 – Perogies
o Feb 26 – Pavlova
• Guitar lessons – 7:00–9:00 pm will be led by Dave Murphy.
• “Interest groups” – 7:00–9:00 pm in the Sanctuary:
o Feb 19 – Watercolour Painting, taught by Anne Clattenburg
o Feb 26 – Armchair Travel, with Jim & Carol Dewar. A two-week adventure in a small ship from Edinburgh, first to the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, and then up the coast of Norway, daily going into the fjords. Everyday we had a variety of land excursions.
Anne Clattenburg will supply materials free of charge for the watercolour workshop, so please register for painting early, so we can give her the number of attendees in advance.
If you have an interest in attending a Monday night session, please email Rebecca Godfrey at RBJgodfrey@gmail.com or register with the office.
Senior Men’s Luncheon – All retired and semi-retired men are most cordially invited to our first Senior Men’s Luncheon on Friday, March 9 at noon at OVUC. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served. Cost is $5 per person. Our inaugural speaker will be our own Ned Chase. Ned is Vice President of Kings County Seniors Safety Society, a registered non-profit charity. Ned will speak on recent senior safety initiatives. All men are welcome. Senior Men’s Luncheons will be held on the second Friday of each month. Mark your calendars for future gatherings on April 13, May 11 and June 8. For more information, feel free to chat with Chris Seymour, Dave Murphy, Cecil White, and Ian Godfrey.
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.
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly foot care is available from Cheryl Manzer (LPN) during three sessions per month. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.