Easter Weekend Services and Events

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Good Friday, April 18

  • Ecumenical Walk, 11:00 am, Acadia University Hall (steps on the south side), finishing at St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Wolfville (with light refreshments in parish centre hall), sponsored by Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 1:00 pm, St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, 118 Main St, Wolfville
    sponsored by Wolfville & Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 3:00 pm, Valley Cornerstone Assembly, Hwy #358, Hillaton
    sponsored by Canning Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 7:00 pm, North Alton Baptist Church, 4924 Hwy 12, Kentville
    sponsored by Kentville, New Minas & Area Church Council

 

Easter Sunday, April 20

  • Early Morning Communion Service, with pancake & sausage breakfast to follow,
    7:00 am, OVUC
  • Easter Sunday Communion Service, 10:00 am, OVUC

Yoga Church

Come and join Joy Waterbury and Annika Sangster for Yoga Church, the combination of Bhakti-styled yoga and Christian worship. For the six Mondays of Lent beginning March 10, wewill offer:chair/seated yoga at 10:00 am and beginner yoga at 6:00 pm. Drop-ins are welcome.

Minute for M&P – Read Sunday, March 30, at OVUC Worship Service

Good Morning!

Your M&P committee deals, in a confidential manner, with matters relating to the support of all persons employed by the church. Our committee is responsible for providing a consultative and supportive environment whereby healthy and harmonious relationships are fostered and maintained. We feel it is appropriate at this time to update you about our current work. We hope to continue this practice from time to time.

First of all, we would like to thank all of you who have corresponded with us through formal means, with expressions of support and celebration, as well as genuine concern for the welfare of Orchard Valley. We especially appreciate those of you who recognized the immense amount of work done on our behalf by all of our staff and that, while not perfect, all staff members have great gifts and talents to bring to us. As a committee we realize that many people who write to us will do so from a point of view of concern. We ask you to remember that in order to have a balanced perspective on our staff we need to hear from all segments of the congregation – as the saying goes – “the good, the bad and the ugly”.

We read your correspondence carefully, and appreciate the time and thought you have put into each and every letter. We compile and categorize all formal communications, regardless of whether they offer support or criticism. These communications guide us in our committee discussions as well as our work with staff.

We have met several times since the Annual Meeting, and have formulated a strategy and plans for working with staff. These plans include regular meetings with staff members, evaluation of workloads, and re-examination of job descriptions. We would remind the congregation of the JNAC commitment to reexamine ministry staffing levels beginning in 2014. It is our hope to help Council with this work by examining congregational priorities, identifying gaps and determining whether we have sufficient staff to meet our needs as we move forward. This work is particularly relevant today as we continue to create our vision for our future. Fulfilling our vision will require a dedicated and capable staff who can work within reasonable expectations for their time and talents.

We thank you again for your genuine concern and care for the wellbeing of Orchard Valley. As a Committee, and as a church family, we are still in a period of transition and we are all learning and growing together. As we would say to any family member about whom we care deeply “please keep in touch”……and we promise to do the same.

Soup Luncheon

Treat yourself to homemade soup and dessert on Thurs. April 10th from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Orchard Valley United Church at 130 Cornwallis Ave. New Minas. The meal includes soup, rolls and dessert with tea, coffee and water. There is a veggie/gluten free option: Carrot, leek & rice. The cost is $7.50.

Holy Week Services and Events

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Palm Sunday, April 13

  • Intergenerational Service, 10:00 am, OVUC

 

Maundy Thursday, April 17

  • Christian Passover Seder and Potluck Meal, 5:30 pm, OVUC
    (Registration is required for the Maundy Thursday Christian Passover Seder.
    Please contact the office, 681-0366 or email hidden; JavaScript is required)

 

Good Friday, April 18

  • Ecumenical Walk, 11:00 am, Acadia University Hall (steps on the south side), finishing at St Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Wolfville (with light refreshments in parish centre hall), sponsored by Wolfville Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 1:00 pm, St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, 118 Main St, Wolfville
    sponsored by Wolfville & Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 3:00 pm, Valley Cornerstone Assembly, Hwy #358, Hillaton
    sponsored by Canning Area Inter-Church Council
  • Ecumenical Service, 7:00 pm, North Alton Baptist Church, 4924 Hwy 12, Kentville
    sponsored by Kentville, New Minas & Area Church Council

 

Easter Sunday, April 20

  • Early Morning Communion Service, with pancake & sausage breakfast to follow,
    7:00 am, OVUC
  • Easter Sunday Communion Service, 10:00 am, OVUC

Yoga Church

Come and join Joy Waterbury and Annika Sangster for Yoga Church, the combination of Bhakti-styled yoga and Christian worship. For the six Mondays of Lent beginning March 10, we will offer: chair/seated yoga at 10:00 am and beginner yoga at 6:00pm. Please call the office to register and receive your introductory letter and suggestions list. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Minute for Vision from February 23

Minute for Vision – Sunday February 22, 2014

Imagine for a moment, a time in our future, the not so distant future, the future of Orchard Valley United – 5 years down the road perhaps, what do you see, what do you hope for, what of all the possibilities would you dream of? If you could paint me a picture, tell me a story or sing me a song, what might it look like?

That is the work of the Visioning team and we need the people of OVUC  to help create Orchard Valley United a dream, a vision statement. The Visioning team is doing the work of organizing and coordinating just how we will do this but we are turning to the people for their input and vision ideas. We need people to risk and dare to dream, believe, hope, try and above all listen closely to their visioning ideas. We couldn’t think of a better time than out of the season of Lent when would we start the work to discern and reflect what our vision is for OVUC. There will be weekly opportunities during Lent involving creative activities and small group discussions in which everyone’s input is valued and needed.

Vision Statement Example

From the compilation of the people’s thoughts and feelings we hope to create our vision statement like this one:

We are a community of faith, made up of people from all walks of life who find in Jesus Christ a way of life as God meant it to be from the very beginning; a way of love, justice, hope and peace.

Town of Mont Royal United Church, PQ

 

Apple tree symbol of topics to be explored

The Visioning Team is using the symbol of an apple tree to best display our themes- we will be looking at these aspects of our life at OVUC during Lent.

What are our values?

What are our strengths?

What are our needs? Within our
congregation and community?

What are our passions?

What are our dreams?

We invite you to start to reflect, discern, make notes, chat with others and most of all “Dream Big”.