Please click on the following link to join our online, live-streamed service on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 10:00 am:
The recordings of our live-streamed worship services are available for viewing on our Worship Services page, under Video Recorded Worship Services. Please click on the following link to view our previously video-recorded and/or live-streamed services:
Worship Services / Video Recorded Worship Services
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 be live-streamed beginning approximately 9:45 am. The recording of the service will be uploaded later in the day for home viewing. Please click on the following link to view the live-stream:
Join the Zoom Meeting:
1-855-703-8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 834 7410 7986
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.
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.
Christian Development is sponsoring a beach clean-up on Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (dependent on tides) in anticipation of Earth Day. A great activity for families! For more information, please contact Kelly Messom at (782) 232 5235. (This number is NOT long distance… 782 is Nova Scotia’s new area code.)
A group of OVUC people are really keen to create a 2022 calendar featuring our church family… members of all ages in our congregation! We were inspired by the “Contilia Retirement Group, Essen, Germany’ calendar…check it out on Google (https://jewishbusinessnews.com/2016/01/14/a-creative-calendar-from-a-retirement-home-in-germany/). The idea is to feature a person or group depicting a scene around the theme of “arts & entertainment”. Some examples could be “Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey” or maybe a scene from the “Titanic”, or “Blues Brothers”, or “Harry Potter”, or…or…the possibilities are endless!!! Besides lifting our spirits and creating a fun keepsake for the years ahead, we hope to earn some money for the building fund. Here’s some of what we need to get this idea off the ground:
- We need volunteers to be our “pin ups”. Come up with a scene and put a group together to bring it to life. The more groups the merrier!
- Hate having your picture taken? Maybe you’d like to sponsor a month to help defray costs?
- Got swag? Maybe you have a tickle trunk and can share costume bits and props.
- Got skills? If you know Photoshop, then we want to know YOU.
We want to hear from you! Contact the “Calendar Club’ by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know when the latest “Fruit from the Orchard” video is released? Or the upcoming daily “Lenten Reflections”? 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
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).
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.