Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan is an ancient tradition which began at a time when
wearing of the tartan was forbidden by law. Present-day Scots wear or carry their tartan to be
blessed at this service. A Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan service will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2:30 pm at the
Covenanter Church, 1989 Grand Pré Rd, Grand Pré, with guest speaker Rev. Ivan Gregan leading
worship. Reception to follow at St. John’s Anglican Church, Wolfville, hosted by the Valley Branch
of Clan Donald. All are welcome.
Orchard Valley United is hosting its spring Canucopia Food Bank Drive on Saturday, May 18, at Sobeys New Minas from 8 am to 8 pm. All food items and money raised will be divided between our three local food banks – Canning, Wolfville & Fundy (serving Kentville & New Minas Area). Please come out and support this worthy cause.
Youth Taco and Baking Night – Monday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 pm. Any youth grades 6 and up are welcome to share in a taco supper and then do some baking together! For more info, contact Cheryl Hill, Heather Hennigar or Andy Pitter.
The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, May 28. The main course will be cabbage rolls, with blueberry cake for dessert. Supper will be served at 5:00 pm. Everybody is welcome. Free will offering.
Please call the office (902-681-0366 ext 1) or email (AdminOVU@bellaliant.com) to let us know you are coming.
May Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Please join us for our next soup luncheon on Tuesday, June 4, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll be serving Beef & Barley Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup, Homemade Biscuits/Rolls, and Cupcakes with fruit Sauce for dessert, plus tea and coffee, for $8 per person.
Take-out or delivery is also available – please order by noon, Monday, June 3 by calling 902‑681‑0366, ext 1, or emailing AdminOVU@bellaliant.com.
We’re located at the bottom of Cornwallis Avenue in New Minas, overlooking the dykes.
Volunteers Wanted for Seniors’ Services – The Worship Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with our monthly Seniors Services. Leaders are also welcome to lead these short services put together by Rev. Don, but we’re specifically looking for people to help the seniors during the service. It is so meaningful for participants to have support opening hymn books and participating in other ways – you can even help sing if you like! If you can offer assistance, please contact Theresa in the office who will be happy to pass along your offer to the organizers.
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.
New OVUC Guitar Club – OVUC’s newest group for church members is a Guitar Club. The “Steeple Strummers” Guitar Club is open to all congregants of OVUC. The only prerequisite is that you bring your guitar, as these are participation sessions. The Steeple Strummers meet the first Monday night of each month (except during the summer). Please contact the OVUC office to register (902-681-0366, ext 1, AdminOVU@bellaliant.com).
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly footcare is available from licensed footcare nurses during three sessions per month in New Minas, Wolfville and Kentville. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet
Come and join Joy Waterbury for Yoga Church, the combination of Bhakti-styled yoga and Christian worship. Joy will offer chair/seated yoga from on Mondays from 10:30 am-12:00 noon. Please call the office to register (902-681-0366, ext 1).
Drop-ins are always welcome. Free-will offering.