We have an author in our midst

We have an author in our midst, our very own Kerry Mewhort is the author of a new book.  The book is called:

Why me? From Pain to Joy: God’s Power in My Life

by Katrina Servant

To order the book you can contact the author here.   Here is a link so you can order the book on Amazon.   Rev. Donald Schmidt wrote the forward for the book.

In her book, Katrina traces her journey from the pain of not having a date to the high school prom to the ultimate joy provided by God’s intervention in her life. The book is presented in three parts, each portraying relevant stories in her own and her family’s life. The first part deals with the history of each side of her family, from the persecution of her Mennonite ancestors in Europe to the migration of members of both sides of her family to Canada. The second part consists of Katrina’s autobiography from early childhood, including details of her parents’ difficult marriage, through her schooling and career as a physiotherapist. Then she discusses her own marriage, the travel and fun she and her husband had, and raising a family of two sons. In part three, Katrina explores her faith and God’s messages to her after she learns that her husband is actually a transgender woman. The challenges she encounters in her marriage and God’s eventual acts to remove her from the situation comprise most of this part. Katrina then meets a Christian man on a walk, and they eventually marry. This relationship provides Katrina with the love and stability she had never known before.

Fundraising Event

Join us for a Fundraising Event on Thursday April 13 at 7 PM.  You will be entertained by the Vintage Voices singers who will be singing some of your favourite tunes including

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Hard Days Night

California Dreamin’

Happy Together

Unchained Melody

Tickets available by phoning 250 460-2560 or 250 497-1171

Bring your friends and neighbours to Okanagan Falls United Church 1108 Willow Street in Okanagan Falls.

Christmas Eve Service

Okanagan Falls United Church will hold their Christmas eve worship service on December 24 at 5 PM in the church sanctuary at 1108 Willow Street.

Our Christmas Eve service will be Carols and Readings with candles.  The service will be lay led and lots of traditional Christmas hymns.

Come one come all!  Local and out of town visitors are most welcome – our Christmas cactus is in full bloom and we have already decorated our sanctuary for Christmas.

Oliver United Church turning 100 years old

Okanagan Falls United Church will be joining Oliver United Church at 10 AM on December 11 to help them celebrate their 100th Anniversary.  Please join us at 511 Church Avenue in Oliver BC to help in Oliver United Church celebrate their one hundredth anniversary.  All the information is below.

Church Services once again being held in the church building

Worship services have begun again in the church building at 9 AM on Sunday morning.  As we have lots of room in the sanctuary we recommend that we practice social distancing.  The offering plate will once again be passed, and singing is allowed.   Fellowship will continue following the church service.  There will be no coffee or food provided.

Here is the link to our calendar to show you who will be preaching this Sunday

Worship Services Cancelled

Okanagan Falls United Church has cancelled the January 2, 9 and 16  worship service at the recommendation of the United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region.   The worship services are cancelled in an abundance of caution for our congregants.

The following Zoom services are available to you

Oasis Sunday Worship
Sunday  10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Zoom link
Phone:    +1 778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 843 1049 2527

Summerland United Church at 10 AM Sunday morning


Meeting ID: 899 9225 0090
Passcode: 592963

Meeting ID: 899 9225 0090
Passcode: 592963
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kciOwuvotH

Harvest Festival Oct. 10 at 2:30 PM

An invitation is extended to all to come join and support our St. Barbara’s Angilcan Church as they seek to reach out to our OK Falls community with the love of Christ. The event is scheduled to take place after our Oct. 10th Thanksgiving Service (1pm to 2.15pm), the Harvest festival/gettogether is from 2.30pm – 4.00pm. You are most welcome to join our service, or come join the outreach event after. Please make sure to mask up when you attend, to be safe and to help others be safe.  Please pass it on to your friends, in all this may the name of the Lord be glorified. Thank you.
Be blessed
The Rev. Dr. Gunavardhan R Vaddadi (DTh M.Div M.Eng M.Ed)

Incumbent Priest
St. Barbara Anglican Church – Okanagan Falls

Worship Services beginning again on September 26, 2021

Worship services will begin again in the church building at 9 AM on September 26, 2021.  The service will be at 9 AM with  Rev. Paul James officiating.   As we have lots of room in the sanctuary we recommend that we practice social distancing.  The offering plate will not be passed, it will be at the entrance and your offering can be placed on the plate as you enter or leave the building.  Fellowship will continue following the church service.  There will be no coffee or food provided.

Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination.  The church board in the interest of protecting our congregants passed a motion that requires all people entering the church building to produce proof of vaccination.  The card you received when you got your vaccination will be sufficient.
We would like you all to follow the following recommendations:
1. If you are unwell, please stay home.

2. Please wear a mask while in the church building.
3. Remember that when you attend an in-person service that you are accepting the risks of doing so.
4. Singing with a mask will be allowed; if you feel uncomfortable with this please remain at the back of the church or continue to attend online worship services.

5. Hand sanitizer will be supplied.  It is strongly recommended that you use it on entering and exiting the church building.

Okanagan Falls Zoom Coffee Meetings and Zoom Worship

Okanagan Falls United Church has been holding successful weekly coffee zoom meetings throughout the pandemic at 10 AM every Wednesday morning. (click on the underlined link to join).  Our coffee sessions have been lasting 40 minutes normally but will continue longer if required.

Okanagan Falls United Church congregants have been attending zoom worships with Oasis United Church and with Summerland United Church.  The services are at 10 AM on Sunday morning. (click on the underlined link to join).  Please email or phone Bob Shanks at 250 460-2560 should the link above not work for you.

Should you want to select a different online worship service please select a service here.

We would love to here from you.  Email us at ok.falls.uc@gmail.com


Okanagan Falls United Church is Worshipping and meeting online

Okanagan Falls United Church is Worshiping  and meeting online at many different locations.  Many are joining Oasis United Church in Penticton.  Okanagan Falls United Church held joint services with Oasis United Church in 2016 for several months while Oasis was without a church building.  Okanagan Falls United Church also shared a minister with Oasis United Church for a year.  Here is a link for the service which is at 10 AM on Sunday mornings.

Oasis Church Service

If you are having problems with the link or getting onto Zoom  email (click the word email) to get help or phone Bob Shanks at 250 460-2560.

There are many other options for a Sunday morning service all across the country:

Find your service

Okanagan Falls United Church is also having a scheduled coffee time each Wednesday at 10 AM.  Come and join us:

Okanagan Falls United Coffee Time