Holiday Emergency Pastoral Care – In the event of a pastoral care emergency over the Christmas holiday, please contact the following individuals:
|December 18–23, inc||Rev Beth Johnston||902-352-2054 (home), 902-684-0211 (church)|
|December 24–29 inc||Rev John Moses||902-691-3288 (cell)|
|December 30–January 3 inc||Rev Beth Johnston||902-352-2054 (home), 902-684-0211 (church)|
Christmas Office Closure – The church office will be closed December 23 through January 2, inclusive. Email and telephone will not be monitored during this time. Phone calls and emails to the office will be returned on January 3, 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.
PLEASE NOTE: The office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays, from 4pm on Friday, December 22 until 9am Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
White Gift Sunday – White Gift Sunday this year is December 17. The children will be taking part in both services. Our White Gift emphasis this year is personal care products and toiletries for the Fundy Food Bank. Gifts of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, etc. will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Congregational Christmas Breakfast – The Friday Morning Breakfast Women invite the congregation to a Christmas Breakfast on Friday, December 22 at 9:00 am. Freewill offering. Entertainment to follow. All members of the congregation are welcome.
Greetings, Orchard Valley!
Your Advent Newsletter for December 3, 2017, is ready for download. Please click on one of the following links.
There are also a small number of printed copies available on the front table in the Church foyer.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas,
from the Communications Committee!
Longest Night Service – On Wednesday, December 20, at 7:00 pm, Orchard Valley United Church will hold a Longest Night service. It will be a service of music, candle lighting and comfort during this overly busy and sometimes frantic time of the year. All are welcome.
OVUC’s schedule of 2017 Advent & Christmas Services & Events is available in regular print and large print formats. Please click on one of the links below to open a PDF.
OVUC Memorial Giving Tree, 2017 – The annual Giving Tree will be raised in the church on the First Sunday in Advent, December 3. However, donation cards and envelopes are available this Sunday if you would like to get a head start on Christmas giving! Please put your completed card and donation into the offering plate or give it to a member of the Stewardship Committee (before or after the service). Your gift will be acknowledged on the following Sunday, at which point a red ribbon will have been exchanged for a white one on the tree. Thank you.
Coats for Brunswick Street Mission – The Wolfville UCW are collecting coats that are in good condition, especially winter coats for kids, for the United Church’s Brunswick Street Mission in Halifax. Please put coats in the marked cloth bin in the mail nook by Sunday, December 17. For more info, go to www.brunswickstreetmission.org. Thank you!
Nominating Committee – The Nominating Committee is beginning its work for 2018. Orchard Valley United Church is an active congregation that does a lot of work, in these communities, as well as for and with our own groups. We are most effective, and happiest when everyone is contributing as they are able. Would you be interested in serving on a committee? Committees include: Christian Development, Communications, Congregational Life, Covenanter, Finance, Ministry and Personnel, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Property, Stewardship, and Worship. For more information, or to volunteer, please speak with Gary Dunfield (Chair of Council) or Ivan or Judy, or leave a message with the Church office.
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly foot care is available from Cheryl Manzer (LPN) during three sessions per month. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet