Fall Youth Forum – You may or may not have heard, but Fall Youth Forum is happening Sept 28-30, 2018. Get your youth in your church to register for Youth Forum TODAY. We are gathering at Sherbrooke Lake United Church Camp in Nova Scotia. We are looking into getting transportation for our youth from various pick up locations between Moncton, Aulac, Truro and Halifax. You still have time to register. Registration is now available online. To register, go to www.youthforum.ca, and the application is easy to fill out and all online!
Y’All Come to Supper – Congregational Life invites you to our Y’All Come to Supper on Tuesday, September 25. We’ll be serving Beef Stew and Fruit Crisp. Supper will begin at 5:00 pm. There will be a free will offering. Please register at the office (902-681-0366 ext 1, AdminOVC@bellaliant.com) to let us know if you are coming.
Covenanting Service – You are invited to the Covenanting Service on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Orchard Valley United Church, for the Rev. Don Sellsted, the Orchard Valley Pastoral Charge and the Valley Presbytery. The Rev. Tom Woods, Chair of Valley Presbytery, will preside. Special symbols will be presented by members of the Orchard Valley Pastoral Charge to the Rev. Don Sellsted. All are welcome. Come and help celebrate this new pastoral relationship.
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.
Senior Men’s Luncheon – All retired and semi-retired men are cordially invited to the next Senior Men’s Luncheon at 12 noon on Friday, September 14. Our guest speaker will be Daphne Craig, who will inform us about the Elder Dog organization. A sign-up sheet is available in the church foyer, or contact the office to register. (We need to know numbers so we can order food.)
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30
A congregational meeting was held on April 8, 2018, 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.