Please remember to wear your Camp clothing.
Before the 11am service, we’ll have a Hymn Sing, so come prepared to shout out your favourite hymn numbers.
Mat Whynott will join us at the 11:00 am Worship to celebrate the work of Sherbrooke Lake Camp. Mat has been involved in the camp as a counselor-in-training, summer director, parent and now Executive Director.
Following the 11am service, we’ll have s’mores and hot dogs for the young and young at heart.
Camp Sponsorship – Our camp sponsorship drive last year was again a huge success and Christian Development would like to continue helping some children, youth and families enjoy church camping by sponsoring them for Sherbrooke Lake Camp. If you would like to help sponsor campers, please designate this on your envelope or use one of the marked envelopes available over the next few Sundays. Note that any funds not used for camp sponsorship will go to Orchard Valley’s cabin replacement at Sherbrooke Lake.
• Are you 13 years old or older?
• Ever think about becoming a member of the Church?
• Ever think about joining with the people of God and enjoying the fellowship?
If so, we would love to hear from you. Confirmation classes are the pathway to becoming a full member of the United Church by understanding what we believe while exploring faith and values.
Membership Transfer! Have you made Orchard Valley your church family? Are you looking to transfer your existing membership here? We would love to hear from you. Please let the office know and we would be excited to be part of the transition experience.
Lenten Study Series – This study series will focus on the last week of Jesus’ earthly life, Holy Week, from his jubilant entry in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to the week’s climax on Easter Sunday. We will run two sessions, meeting once a week for six weeks. One session will be held on Monday nights at 7:00 pm and the other on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 pm. More information is on the bulletin board.
April Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Please join us for our next soup luncheon on Tuesday, April 2, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll be serving Wild Rice & Chicken Soup or Gingered Carrot Soup, Homemade Biscuits/Rolls, and Cake with Rhubarb Sauce for dessert, plus tea and coffee, for $8 per person.
Take-out or delivery is also available – please order by noon, Monday, April 1 by calling 902‑681‑0366, ext 1, or emailing AdminOVU@bellaliant.com.
We’re located at the bottom of Cornwallis Avenue in New Minas.
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, April 7, is our next Food Bank Sunday. Last month OVUC contributed 101 kg of food donations to the Fundy Food Bank. This month we are asking for baked beans, canned meat / tuna, pasta sauce and puddings. Fundy Food Bank has served over 1,200 people so far this year, including 400 children. The Food Bank would like to thank everyone for your generosity.
Our speaker will be Richard Haworth, a renowned Canadian geophysicist, who will speak about his time as Canada’s representative on the U.N. Commission Surveying Continental Shelves.
For more information please chat with Dave Murphy, Chris Seymour or Ian Godfrey.
New OVUC Guitar Club – OVUC’s newest group for church members is a Guitar Club. The “Steeple Strummers” will hold their first monthly guitar session at OVUC on Monday, March 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, weather permitting. It is open to all congregants of OVUC. The only prerequisite is that you bring your guitar, as these are participation sessions. After the first session on March 11, the Steeple Strummers will meet the first Monday night of each month (except for the summer). Please contact the 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.
Have you been taking your refundable bottles, cans and tetra paks to the local depot? Would you like to make a difference to our Sunday School? We now have accounts with Valley Recycling (in Greenwich, across from Avery’s) and New Minas Recycling (in New Minas, across from H&R Block).When you drop off your recyclables, please ask that the money be donated to Orchard Valley United Church.
Weather Cancellations – 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 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.
- 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.