Orchard Valley United Church is now holding in-person worship services each Sunday at 10:00 am. Participants need to pre-register with the Church. To pre-register to attend a worship service, or to leave questions or comments, please email us at AdminOVU@bellaliant.com OR leave a message on our phone line: 902-681-0366, ext 1.
The Worship Service for Sunday, January 17, will be live-streamed beginning at 9:50 am. Please click on the following link to join us online:
Video-recorded worship services may be viewed by clicking on the following link: Video Recorded Messages.
As the 2020 Christmas Hamper Program was launched, we set our goal to provide volunteers, prepare Christmas Hampers for 40 families in New Minas, Kentville and surrounding area, and to assist both Wolfville and Canning with $500 contributions respectively. Our goal was to raise $4,000. Due to your generosity, we were able to complete our pledges plus provide in excess of $900 toward toys for young families. You helped many families have a brighter Christmas. Thank You.
Greetings, Orchard Valley!
We will gather for an in-person service this Sunday at 10:00 am. Due to our limited seating capacity, attendance is by pre-registration only. Please do not arrive at the church before 9:30 am Sunday morning. For the protection of everyone, face masks, hand sanitizing and physical distancing rules will be strictly adhered to. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
This week’s worship service will NOT be pre-recorded. Instead, we will be LIVE-STREAMING the 10:00 am Worship Service. An email will be sent to the congregation containing the link so you can join us online, live, this Sunday morning. The recording of the live service will be uploaded later in the day for home viewing.
Join the Zoom Meeting:
1-855-703-8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 834 7410 7986
The OVUC Men’s Group will meet at the church on Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 am to discuss our Fall Turkey Dinner, to be held on Saturday, October 9 at the Louis Millet Centre. Bill Woodman will Chair this meeting. All interested men are asked to participate in this meeting. Please contact the office to pre-register (902-681-0366, ext 1, or AdminOVU@bellaliant.com). For further information about the meeting, please speak to Bill Woodman or Chris Seymour.
The Affirming Resource Library for Children, Youth and Families currently has an extensive collection of titles. Unfortunately, there are currently three children’s books missing from the Library: And Tango Makes Three, I am Jazz, and Red: A Crayon’s Story. If you currently have these books on loan from OVUC, we would ask that you return them as soon as possible. Thank you.
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.
Do you love to read, or have a flair for the dramatic? Is poetry something you love to share with others? Do you love to read stories for children to enjoy? If you have answered yes to any of the above, or if you have something unique to offer to our weekly recorded services, Rev. Don and the Worship Committee would love to hear from you. We would love to expand the already fabulous group of people contributing through reading scripture and poetry, reading to or engaging our children and youth, and sharing a Minute for Mission. If you would be interested or willing to share your talents, please reach out to Rev. Don or Theresa to share your interest in participating. Your church family would love to see you, and we would love to welcome you to our weekly creative worship endeavors!
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).
Orchard Valley United Church has many ministries working for our congregation, our community, and our world. These are a series of video recorded interviews with those inspired to make these important ministries happen.
Episode Five – “Christmas Cookies” / Congregational Life Ministry – This week’s “Fruit from the Orchard” highlights our Christmas Cookie delivery from Congregational Life ministry with a conversation with Gail Gordon and Rebecca Godfrey.
Episode Four – Christmas Hamper Ministry – This week’s “Fruit from the Orchard” highlights our annual Christmas Hamper ministry with a conversation with Helen Seymour and Dale MacArthur.
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.
In the event that one or more of our Sunday Worship services is cancelled due to weather, a message will be left on the OVUC phone line and website. We will also do our best to send out an email (but cannot guarantee this option will be available). We also endeavour to place cancellation messages with all the local radio stations. In the event of a power outage, your first source for cancellation news should always be our phone line – 902-681-0366.