During the summer months, we will offer an 11:00 am Sunday worship service at Covenanter Church. Following are the presiders for July and August:
|Date||Presider / Preacher|
|July 1||Rev Timothy McFarland|
|July 8||Rev Bob Lockhart
|July 15||Rev Dr Roger Prentice|
|July 22||Rev Don Sellsted|
|July 29||Rev Trent Cleveland-Thompson|
|Aug 5||Rev Dr Bruce Matthews|
|Aug 12||Rev Sarah Scott|
|Aug 19||Rev Sarah Scott|
|Aug 26||Rev John Wray|
Invitation to a Pig Roast – Bruce and Mindy Tymchuk invite their church family to attend their annual potluck pig roast on Saturday, August 4. Come any time after 2:00 pm…the pig is generally ready around 4:30ish, but once it’s done, we start carving, so don’t come too late to enjoy it. Bring something to share, something to sit on, and something to sip on (please do not drink and drive). And bring what you need to enjoy the beach and lake 🙂 This is a family friendly event.
General Council will take place in Oshawa Ontario this year. For many it’s a long way to travel, and not everyone will attend. So we are sharing a link to YouTube to The United Church of Canada’s YouTube channel, where GC 43 will be broadcast. There is a lot of information you can access here, just copy and paste this link into a new window to pick and choose what you wish to view.
In addition, there will be an event to kick start General Council called the Festival of Faith which runs July 21 and July 22 in Oshawa.
OVUC’s summer office hours are:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
Closed for lunch from 11:30-12:30
Canada 150 Book – The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia has produced a book that captures the Canada 150 photo display that toured last year. The book is called Witnesses to a New Nation and, like the photo tour, includes the Covenanter Church. The book is available for $29.95. Anyone wanting to purchase a copy should contact the office (902-681-0366).
CPR Training – There will be a CPR training session on Saturday, September 22, at OVUC from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. It is open to all interested adults in the congregation. (Payment for the session will be covered by the OVUC Church Council.) Please register your name with the office (902-681-0366 ext 1, firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly foot care is available from licensed foot care nurses during three sessions per month. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet
Worship Services – Orchard Valley offers two worship services:
- During the fall/winter/spring session, we offer an informal 9:00 am service, and an 11:00 am service that is more structured.
- During the summer session, we offer a 9:30 am worship service at Orchard Valley United Church and an 11:00 am worship service at the Covenanter Church, in Grand Pre.
All God’s children are welcome at each service.