Y’All Come to Supper – The next Y’All Come to Supper will be Tuesday, May 29. The menu will be chicken cacciatore; the dessert will be white cake served with chocolate sauce. The meal will be 5:00–6:30 pm. Everybody is welcome. Free will offering. Please call the office (902-681-0366 ext 1) or email (officeOVU@bellaliant.com) to let us know you are coming.
Spring Canucopia Food Drive – Orchard Valley United is hosting its spring Canucopia Food Bank Drive on Saturday, June 2 at Sobeys New Minas from 8 am to 8 pm. A sign-up list for volunteers will be available in the church foyer on Sunday. All food items and money raised will be divided between our three local food banks – Canning, Wolfville & Fundy (serving Kentville & New Minas Area).
Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan – Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan is an ancient tradition which began at a time when wearing of the tartan was forbidden by law. Present-day Scots wear or carry their tartan to be blessed at this service. A Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan service will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2:30 pm at the Covenanter Church, 1989 Grand Pré Rd, Grand Pré, with guest speaker Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt leading worship. Reception to follow at Wolfville Baptist Church hosted by the Valley Branch of Clan Donald. All are welcome.
June Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Please join us at for our last Soup & Dessert Luncheon for the season on Tuesday, June 5. We’ll be serving a choice of Beef & Barley Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup, freshly-made biscuits and rolls, tea/coffee, and cupcakes with ice cream for dessert, for $8.00 per person. Lunch is served from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Take-outs are also available – please order by 12:00 noon, Monday, June 4 by calling 902 681-0366, ext 1, or email OfficeOVU@bellaliant.com.
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, June 3, is Food Bank Sunday. This month we are concentrating on the following items – juice packs or juice, condiments, canned fruit or pudding cups, KD, peanut butter or jam, canned meat or tuna, cereal, sugar, tea or coffee. OVUC donated 108 kg of food in May. Pretty awesome! Thank you!
Senior Men’s Luncheon – All men are most cordially invited to our next Senior Men’s Luncheon at noon on Friday, June 8, at OVUC. Our speaker is Judy Norton who will talk to us about “Genealogy – How the Past can help us prepare for the Future”. For more information about the men’s luncheons, please speak with Harvey Gilmour, Cecil White, Ian Godfrey, Dave Murphy or Chris Seymour. Please contact the office to register (902-681-0366, ext 1 or OfficeOVU@bellaliant.com) by Wednesday, June 6 so we can plan the meal. There is also a sign-up sheet in the church foyer.
Royal Wedding Breakfast – On Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 am, the Friday Women’s Breakfast Group is sponsoring a Royal Wedding Breakfast. Our menu will consist of Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, fruit, tea/coffee/juice, for $15.00/person. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to the office (902-681-0366, ext 1).
Guy’s Cans – The Men’s Group will soon be starting it’s Guy’s Cans fundraising project by handing out cans to members of the congregation who wish to support this project. Members can also obtain a can from one of the men at the back of the sanctuary. (An announcement will be made in late fall as to when the cans are to be returned to the Church.) The proceeds from this fundraiser are used to support the Church’s general operations and to fund other special projects such as sponsoring needy children enabling them to attend Church camp at Sherbrooke Lake. We thank you for your generous support in past years and look forward to your continuing support in 2018.
“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.
Orchard Valley United Church is very pleased to announce that its new Minister, Don Sellsted, will be joining us on July 1, 2018. A unanimous choice by the Search Committee and the congregation, Don comes to us from the Oak Lake Pastoral Charge in Manitoba, where he has served for five years. Don recently completed his MDiv from the Atlantic School of Theology. His hobbies are fishing, nature hikes, reading & writing, and woodworking. He loves hockey and his wife, Cheryl, loves curling, gardening and knitting. Don’s education and career was in engineering technology and corporate management, specifically conflict resolution.
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.