We will gather for an in-person worship service this Sunday at 10:00 am. This week’s service will be live-streamed beginning at approximately 9:50 am and available anytime after. Please click on the following links to view the live-stream or recordings.
Join the Zoom Meeting:
1-855-703-8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 834 7410 7986
The next Church Council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 27th (i.e. the fourth Wednesday of the month) in person or via zoom depending on preference.
Mystery friends is an anonymous pen pal program where a member of the youth in the congregation is partnered with an adult in the congregation for five weeks. They write letters using their secret codenames for the first four weeks about hobbies, life, school, work. They either Email their letter by Saturday evening to firstname.lastname@example.org to be printed off on Sunday OR write a handwritten letter to be left on the table to be picked up. There will be two tables set up in the sanctuary, one to receive letters for the Jr. members and the other where letters for the Sr Mystery Friend may be dropped off. Following church the juniors check the Jr. Table to see if they got anything from their Sr. Mystery Friend, and the seniors check their table. Then the pairs all meet on the fifth week at our breakfast with Santa Clause held before the white gift service! You will be contacted the week before mystery friends with your codenames!
Be part of Katie’s exciting new ministry for children and youth! If you enjoy working with children and/or youth, please consider applying to teach or help lead one of the following programs. Police record check required. Contact Katie (902-681-6010; email@example.com) or Andy (902-542-1545; firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.
Voyagers (aka Sunday School) for Preschool, Primary-Gr 3, and Junior Youth: teach one age group once or twice a month; curriculum provided.
Kids Hang Out: 3rd Saturday of each month for Primary to Grade 3 children, 1pm – 2:30pm. (Note: for this month, only, Kids Hang Out will be changed from Oct 16th to Oct 23rd so it can be combined with the Pumpkin People visit.)
Junior Youth Group: 2nd and 4th Fridays each month, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; in the sanctuary and loft
Please view our video recorded services by hovering over Worship Services on the ribbon above and then clicking on Video Recorded Messages OR by clicking on the following link: Video Recorded Messages.
For those in the congregation who would like to continue supporting the church financially while we are experiencing our temporary closure, we have several ways you can donate:
- Mail your post-dated cheque(s) to the office (OVUC, 130 Cornwallis Ave, New Minas, NS B4N 3M7);
- Drop your offerings into our mail slot. It’s located on the outside of the OVUC building, on the left corner. This is a secure, internal mailbox;
- Click the DONATE button on our website;
- Transfer funds to us via bank e-transfer. Please contact the office for details; or
- Sign-up for PAR. Please contact the office for details.
Regardless of the method you choose, you will receive a tax receipt in 2021 for your donation(s). For more information or assistance, please contact the office (902-681-0366, ext 1, or AdminOVU@bellaliant.com).
Want to know when the latest “Fruit from the Orchard” video is released? One way is to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Simply select the ‘Subscribe’ button the next time you are watching one of our videos or during the Live Streamed Worship Service. (Please note that you must have a Google account in order to subscribe.) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEW4VOpk_znrA5qevOqCr9Q
Hope Al-Anon is a fellowship that offers help and hope for families and friend of alcoholics. The group will be using FONGO for phone meetings on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am until further notice. This program lets 15 people meet by phone. To enter the meeting, call 1-902-932-1200 and enter 902-932-7986#. For more information about Al-Anon visit www.al-anonmaritimes.ca or Al-Anon World Service Office at al-anon.org.