ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 10 following the 11:00 am service. Storm date is Sunday, March 17. Copies of the 2018 Annual Report will be available online and in the front foyer of the church beginning Sunday, February 24.
• 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.
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.
Cooking Lessons (5 pm to 7 pm )
• February 18 – Shrimp Oliver and Lemon Semifreddo
• February 25 – Italian Wedding Soup, Donuts and Cookie Jar Snaps
Interest Groups (REVISED) (7 pm to 9 pm)
• February 18 – Hula Demonstration by Tammie Wilson. Suitable for ages 5-95. Wear a colourful skirt or sarong, and come pretend you’re in Hawaii
• February 25 – Death Cafes – group discussions about the end of life.
Guitar Lessons (7 pm to 9pm)
• February 18, 25 – Guitar Lessons with Dave Murphy
Those taking Cooking lessons are asked to contribute toward the cost of food ($2 to 5). Please register for guitar and cooking lessons with the office as space is limited.
FUNdamental: A Women’s Retreat – Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17. Location: Earl’s Place Vacation Home, 319 Medford Rd, Medford. Gather between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Friday, February 15. Pot luck supper & evening session. Gather 9:00 am Saturday, February 16. Two meals and morning & afternoon sessions. Friday & Saturday evening socials and Sunday morning worship.
Cost: Overnighters (2 nights) – $70 (capacity: 15, shared accommodation). Daytimers – $55. Meals: Friday Potluck supper – bring food to share. Saturday – all meals, coffee, tea & water provided. Social times – bring your favourite snacks & beverages to share.
Registration deadline – February 11. Please provide complete contact info & notes re dietary or mobility concerns. Contact Cheryl @ 902-681-0044. Retreat facilitator: Robyn Brown-Hewitt. Retreat Sponsors: OVUC Friday Breakfast Bunch.
Walk a Mile, Skate a While – Let’s keep our church family in community with each other this winter! On February 23, from 10:15 am to 11:15 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.
We have a number fundraising activities planned:
- February 15 is Movie Night: Save the date, more information to come.
- Save up your refundable bottles and cans for us. Bring them to the church by February 17, and we’ll gather to them up and cash them in.
Thank you for helping us help others.
See one of the youth or leaders to make a donation. Thank you for helping us help others.
Y’All Come to Supper – The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, February 26. The main meal has yet to be determined. The dessert will be Brownies with Strawberry sauce. The meal will be at 5:00 pm. Everybody is welcome. Free will offering.
Please call the office (902-681-0366, ext 1) or email (AdminOVC@bellaliant.com) to let us know you are coming.
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, March 3, is our next Food Bank Sunday. The Fundy Food Bank is requesting canned fruit, baking supplies, pancake mix, syrup, and juice. Fundy Food Bank disbursed over 86,000 kgs of food in 2018. We had a wonderful Food Bank Sunday in January, and in February, OVUC donated over 130 kgs of food. Thank you, everyone!
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 begin on March 4 at 7:00 pm and the other on March 5 at 2:00 pm. More information is available from the office.
March Soup & Dessert Luncheon – Please join us for our next soup luncheon on Tuesday, March 5, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll be serving Italian Wedding Soup or Creamy Cabbage Soup, Homemade Biscuits/Rolls, and Apple Crisp with Ice Cream for dessert, plus tea and coffee, for $8 per person.
Take-out or delivery is also available – please order by noon, Monday, March 4 by calling 902‑681‑0366, ext 1, or emailing AdminOVU@bellaliant.com.
We’re located at the bottom of Cornwallis Avenue in New Minas.
Our speaker will be Mr. Jeff Kelly, Executive Director of The Flower Cart Group, New Minas. Jeff will tell us about all the terrific things that the Flower Cart Group does for our Valley community.
If you have questions about our fellowship luncheon, please talk to Cecil White, Dave Murphy or Chris Seymour
“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.
- 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.