Y’All Come to Supper – Congregational Life invites you to our Y’All Come to Supper on Tuesday, November 28. Our meal is Lasagna with garlic bread. The dessert will be Stained Glass Windows (a Jell-O dessert). We will be decorating the church for the Advent Season. Decorating begins at 3:30 pm, and supper is at 5:00 pm. Please join us. There will be a free will offering. Please register at the office by calling 902-681-0366 ext 1 or emailing email@example.com.
Orchard Valley United Christmas Coffee Party, Bake & Craft Sale, hosted by OV-UCW – Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Free will donation. Come and enjoy the fellowship and do some “Christmas Shopping”. For information contact Jean Millett – 902-681-0043.
Nominating Committee – The Nominating Committee is beginning its work for 2018. Orchard Valley United Church is an active congregation that does a lot of work, in these communities, as well as for and with our own groups. We are most effective, and happiest when everyone is contributing as they are able. Would you be interested in serving on a committee? Committees include: Christian Development, Communications, Congregational Life, Covenanter, Finance, Ministry and Personnel, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Property, Stewardship, and Worship. For more information, or to volunteer, please speak with Gary Dunfield (Chair of Council) or Ivan or Judy, or leave a message with the Church office.
UPDATE – If you would like to support one family this Christmas, hampers vary in cost depending on the size of the family — from $60 to $100. What a significant gift that would be! Please speak with Susanne Sweatman or Helen Seymour for more information.
Orchard Valley United Church, as part of our Outreach mission, will be providing 40 less fortunate families from the Kentville/New Minas communities with Christmas Hampers, as well as financially contributing to hampers distributed in Wolfville and Canning. Please support this much-needed outreach program with monetary donations. Our goal is to raise $4,000 by December 10th. We can do it with your help. Donations can be put in the specially marked envelopes at the back of the church or by using an envelope that you clearly indicate for the Hampers, mailed to the church, or placed in the offering plate. Cheques should be made payable to Orchard Valley United Church, and must note “Christmas Hamper Program”. If you have questions, please speak to Susanne Sweatman or Helen Seymour. Thanks for your generosity.
Guy’s Cans – The Men’s Group would like to remind everyone that the Guy’s Cans are due back to the church no later than Sunday, December 3. Thank you.
Valley Foodgrains Bank Project. Blueberry Sale – November 12 to 26, 2017. A 5-lb box of frozen blueberries for $20. Includes a $5 donation to the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to “Help End Hunger”. Donations are matched 4 to 1 by the Government, making your donation $25. Pick-up of your berries will be Thursday, November 30, approx. 4:30 pm at OVUC. The sign-up sheet is on the OVUC bulletin board. Thank you for you help.
Christmas Assistance Program – The Salvation Army in partnership with the Kentville and New Minas Area Council of Churches will be holding registration for their “Christmas Assistance Program”. Registration will take place during the week of November 13–17. Please see the OVUC bulletin board for registration dates and times. Please bring ID for each person in the household, proof of income for all those over 18, and proof of address.
“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 through Friday.
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.