Greetings, Orchard Valley!
Please click on the link below to access the 2016 Advent Newsletter. Merry Christmas to all!
Christmas Congregational Breakfast and Entertainment – The Friday Morning Breakfast Women invite the congregation to a Christmas Breakfast on December 16 at 9:00 am. The cost is $8.00 per person. The proceeds will go towards the Christmas Hampers.
Also . . .straight from the BBC, a group of talented actors will present for your viewing pleasure, ‘Christmas at the Bethlehem Fawlty”. You won’t want to miss it!
Chrysalis House Fundraiser – Chrysalis House is an ongoing fundraiser for the Orchard Valley UCW with the assistance of the congregation. Members of the congregations are asked to help with this project. A list of needs can be found on the bulletin board at the back of the Sanctuary. The green collection basket is in the coat area of OVUC. It would be nice to remember the women and children and to be able to deliver a basket by December 16. Thank you for your assistance.
Christmas Eve at Covenanter Church – There will be a Christmas Eve Service at the historic Covenanter Church in Grand Pre, 11:00 pm, December 24. The evening will feature scripture readings, poetry, carols, and prayers to celebrate the welcome presence of Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and Christ in our world. Special music will be offered by tenor Stephen McClare, the Gaelic Choir, and choir members and friends of Orchard Valley United Church. The presiding ministers for the service will be Rev Ivan and Judy Norton. There will be no sermon. This traditional and much-loved service is organized by the Covenanter Committee of the Orchard Valley United Church, for the benefit of all. Freewill offering. Everyone is welcome!
White Gift Project – Sunday, December 11 is White Gift Sunday. The White Gift project for this year is the “Fill A Box With Cheer” project of the Kings County branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Boxes will be shared through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Chrysalis House, The Youth Portal and The Evangeline Club. Items needed for the boxes may include any combination of the following items:
• Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, roll of toilet paper, small packs of tissues, feminine hygiene products
• Clothing: socks, slippers
• Stationery: pencils, pens, notebook, coloured pencils, markers
• Gifts: instant coffee, mug, food gift cards, candy, gum, cards, adult colouring books
Christmas Hamper Update – We have raised just over $3,000 to date. Thank you to all who have contributed. Now help us meet our goal of $3,500. The hamper grocery cards will be distributed on Saturday, December 17. If you belong to a group associated with OVUC, consider contributing as a group. We can all “join in to reach out” to make this a special Christmas for others. Please speak with Susanne Sweatman and Helen Seymour for more details.
FOR SALE – AMG Transport Wheelchair – The AMG Transport Wheelchair has been declared surplus by the Property Committee and is available for sale. Excellent condition; 17″ nylon padded seat; weight capacity of 250 pounds; back wheel brakes; safety belt; anti-tip supports; removable foot rests; collapses for storage. Inquire at the office (902-681-0366, ext 1).
OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.
Worship Services – Orchard Valley offers two worship services: a contemporary worship at 9:00 am and a regular worship service at 11:00 am. Please feel free to join us for either.