- During the fall/winter/spring session, we offer an informal 9:00 am service, and an 11:00 am service that is more structured, both at Orchard Valley.
- During the summer session (July & August), we offer a 9:30 am worship service at Orchard Valley United Church in New Minas and an 11:00 am worship service at the Covenanter Church, in Grand Pre.
All God’s children are welcome at each service.
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.
Seekers’ Fundraiser — In order to raise funds for their Coldest Night of the Year walk, the Seekers will hold a fundraiser after church on Sunday, January 26, following the 11:00 am service. They’ll be selling Seekers’ Sundaes, so please enjoy a sundae and help raise funds for their Walk. They will also be selling toques ($20 each), donated by Valerie Mosher.
Men’s Group Meeting – The OVUC Men’s Group will meet Monday, January 27, in the boardroom at 1:00 pm. We will discuss the next upcoming Fall Turkey Dinner with Bill Woodman, our Chairman. Please come out and lend your suggestions and input for this event. For more information, please speak with Bill Woodman or Chris Seymour.
January Y’All Come to Supper – The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, January 28. The main meal is yet to be determined. The dessert will be pineapple upside down cake. We’ll start serving at 5:00 pm. Everyone 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.
Food Bank Sunday – The Fundy Food Bank would like to thank the congregation for all your support throughout 2019. This past year, the Food Bank served 753 families, which included 6,504 individuals (1,867 children and 4637 adults). The total food distributed was 83,769 kgs. OVUC donated a total of 2,180 kgs! Sunday, February 2, is Food Bank Sunday. We would ask that when you are thinking about what to donate to the Food Bank, think about what you would like to see on your own table. And thank you – every can helps!
Soup & Dessert Luncheon, Tuesday, February 4 – Please join us at Orchard Valley United Church for our monthly Soup & Dessert Luncheon on Tuesday, February 4. We’ll be serving a choice of French Ham & Vegetable Soup or Borscht (Beet) Soup, freshly-made biscuits, tea/coffee, and homemade dessert, for $8.00 per person. Lunch is served from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Take-out or delivery is also available – please order by noon, Monday, February 3 by calling 902‑681‑0366, ext 1, or emailing AdminOVU@bellaliant.com.
Walk a Mile / Skate a White — Let’s keep our church family in community with each other this winter! On February 8, from 11:30 am to 12:30 am, we will gather at the Acadia Arena in Wolfville for a time of either skating or walking the track, followed by a pizza lunch back at OVUC. Please contact the office to sign up for pizza (free will offering).
“Meet Your Feet” free monthly footcare is available from licensed footcare nurses during three sessions per month in Kentville, New Minas and Wolfville. No appointment necessary. Visit our webpage for more information: Meet Your Feet
Men’s Fellowship Luncheon – Our next Men’s Fellowship Soup Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 14, at noon when our guest speaker will be Robert Lutes. Mr. Lutes is a retired Chief Crown Prosecutor for NS and will speak on “Helping with the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders”. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or let the office know so we can buy the proper amount of supplies.
Sherbrooke Lake Camp: UPDATED – Too soon to think about camp? Not if it is Sherbrooke Lake! Registration opened Thursday, January 2, and the Family Camp is already full!!! If you are interested in registering yourself or a young person for a camp, please do it as soon as possible (SUMMER 2020 | sherbrookelakecamp). If you would like assistance from Orchard Valley (registration cost and/or transportation), please fill in an application form available in the church foyer. Please note: Orchard Valley offers only one camp sponsorship per person.