OVUC’s office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30.
Reformation Sessions – This fall marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 500 years ago next month Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses for Debate to the door of the castle church at Wittenburg, Germany and the Reformation began. It would be a shame not to mark this significant anniversary. Judy Norton would like to offer four sessions focussing on the Reformation. These would be informal and enjoyable, as well as (hopefully) informative, and would be based on several skits on the subject. This is what’s being proposed:
1. Martin Luther Comes to Kings County – a look at some of the events of the early part of the Reformation;
2. So Close to God, So Far from Each Other – A discussion, from the perspective of Heaven, between Martin Luther, John Calvin and Pope Paul III, concerning what they believed;
3. We Do Remember – A discussion with King James about the King James Version of the Bible; and
4. Christianity’s Family Tree (no skit) – Looking at the various branches of Christianity, and how they split (and amalgamated). Specific attention to the various denominations represented in our Kings County ancestry.
The sessions will be in the sanctuary Wednesday afternoons 3:30 – 5:00 pm from September 27 to October 18, inclusive. Please speak with Judy if you’re interested.
Hurricane Irma Caribbean Relief – The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Irma. The UCC works with several churches and agencies throughout the Caribbean region to assist with evacuations and emergency shelter where necessary, and to plan for post-storm responses. To donate to the Caribbean Relief, you may make a donation using an OVUC offering envelope with the notation “Caribbean Relief” in the “Other” section.
Gentle Chair Yoga – Gentle Chair Yoga is held on Mondays at 10:00 am. (Please note the new time!) Free will offering. All welcome.
Y’All Come to Supper – Congregational Life invites you to our Y’All Come to Supper on Tuesday, September 26. Supper will begin at 5:00 pm. Our menu will be Beef Stew for the main meal and Blueberry Cake for dessert. There will be a free will offering. Please register at the office, so we can make enough. Call 902-681-0366, ext 1, or email OfficeOVC@bellaliant.com.
Search Committee – The Joint Search Committee continues to meet to review applications and prepare for interviews. We look forward to updating the congregation with our progress in searching for our new minister. Peter Oleskevich, Chair
Electric Motor Needed – The Covenanter Committee is looking for a 3/4 horsepower electric motor, needed for the old blower pump organ at the Covenanter Church in Grand Pre. Please contact the OVUC office for more information (902-681-0366, ext 1, email@example.com).
The exhibit is titled “Witnesses to a New Nation: 150 Buildings That Saw Confederation”. The buildings selected highlight the varied cultural groups who made Nova Scotia their home. Residences, churches, commercial and industrial structures, as well as public buildings are represented. The exhibit is a way of showing that these buildings are an important part of Canada’s cultural fabric.
We are pleased and honoured to announce that our own Covenanter Church was among the 150 buildings selected to be part of this exhibit.