Office Closure – The OVUC Church Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 19 & Easter Monday, April 22.
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Register today for Youth Forum & Intermediates @ Conference! May 23–26, Sackville NB. Bursaries are available.
Contact Lauren King (firstname.lastname@example.org) for funding options – $50, $100, or case-by-case. Individuals or churches can make requests on behalf of participants. Please see the following links to register:
- I@C (grades 7-9): register at https://form.jotform.com/90225024164244
- YF (grade 10 to age 19): register at https://form.jotform.com/90224670995262
The deadline to register is April 30.
Sherbrooke Lake Camp Operation Refresh – We currently have $10,500 sitting in our Cabin refresh fund. All we need is about another $3,000 and we will be able to start the construction of our fifth new cabin. The new cabins are a game changer for our ministry. More kids, more young people applying for jobs and more rentals. Make a commitment today: www.sherbrookelakecamp.org/operationrefresh.
Sherbrooke Lake Camp Clean-Up – Saturday, May 11, starting after 9:30 am until 2:00 pm. We’re looking for people who are interested and able to get camp ready for our spring and summer season. Bring a rake, tools that you are particularly good with, or a chainsaw. Lunch will be provided. RSVP today: www.sherbrookelakecamp.org/campcleanup.
Sherbrooke Lake Camp Amazon Wishlist – Our donors have donated almost $1,000 worth of program supplies. It’s easy, simply go to https://www.sherbrookelakecamp.org/wishlist and then click through to our Amazon wishlist. Purchase what you wish and it gets delivered directly to us.
Help Needed – Like to sing or visit with the elderly? Please consider helping with Orchard Valley’s Worship for Seniors, the monthly worship services at some of the senior residences and nursing homes in our area. You can help with the location closest to you or whichever ones fit into your schedule each month. For more information or to volunteer, contact the office or a Worship committee member.
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.
The next Y’All Come to Supper will be on Tuesday, April 30. The meal will be yummy Beef Stroganoff and the dessert will be Butter Brickle. We begin serving 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, May 7, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. We’ll be serving Cheeseburger Soup or Classic Minestrone Soup, Homemade Biscuits/Rolls, and Cake with Strawberry Sauce for dessert, plus tea and coffee, for $8 per person.
Take-out or delivery is also available – please order by noon, Monday, May 6 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, May 5, is our next Food Bank Sunday. The Fundy Food Bank would appreciate the following food items this month – pasta and sauces, baby formula and food, whole grain cereal, and personal hygiene items. OVUC surpassed the most ever last month, with 137 kg of food donations. Thank you! Hunger is closer than you think. Please donate.
Our speaker will be our own Chris Seymour, a retired Armed Forces Veteran with 27 years of service. Chris will speak about his experiences as a paratrooper in the Canadian Airborne Regiment.
For more information please chat with Dave Murphy, Harvey Gilmour, or Ian Godfrey.
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 for 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.
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.