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
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)
Phone: +1 778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 843 1049 2527
Summerland United Church at 10 AM Sunday morning
Meeting ID: 899 9225 0090
Meeting ID: 899 9225 0090
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kciOwuvotH
Please join us for our Christmas Eve Service at 5 PM on December 24.
The service will be a Carols and Scripture Readings.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Away in a Manger
While Shepherds watch their Flocks
A reminder that to enter the church you must be able to prove you have been double vaccinated.
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 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.
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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
We have received an email from the Pacific Mountain Regional office telling us that we need to suspend services at Okanagan Falls United Church. Many of our congregation are joining Oasis United church on Zoom at 10 AM on Sunday Mornings. We are sure we will hear when they will allow us to once again hold our weekly church services. OK Falls Quilters is also suspended due to COVID-19.
The message from the United Church of Canada indicates that we will still need to carry on our pastoral care. To this end I would ask that you contact us if you require any assistance (grocery shopping, trips for medical appointments, etc.) or pastoral care. Our email and phone numbers are below.
Here is the link to the Pacific Mountain Regions message regarding this topic:
There are the links for 2 online church services:
Log on for online announcements and a personal welcome at 9:55AM and for worship at 10AM
We have implemented the Best Practices recommended by local health officials and the United Church of Canada as a result of COVID-19.
The church has been cleaned and all public areas disinfected, today.
Hand sanitizers have been made available the the front entrance and in the kitchen where our hospitality table is located.
Most important – please do not attend church if you are feeling unwell or have a fever OR if you have returned from outside Canada in the past 2 weeks.
*Changes that will be implemented as of March 15, 2020(tomorrow)
1. Collection will not be taken during the service so we ask you to place your offering in the collection basket on the communion table before or after the service.
2. Please allow each person to have there own separate place in the pews as we have lots of room to spread out.
3. We ask that people greet one another without touching, hand shaking or hugs. Passing of the Peace will be suspended for now.
4. Please use good hygiene when using the bathrooms and in the fellowship area.
5. Coffee and condiments will be provided. We will have 1 person responsible for preparing and serving the snacks around the table, to minimize handling issues.
6. The church will be cleaned and disinfected prior to each worship service.
If services or gatherings need to be cancelled church members will receive an email or a phone call and this website will be updated
Thank you for your cooperation during this time as we all want to stop the spread of this virus as soon as we can..
Okanagan Falls United Church
On December 8 Okanagan Falls United Church will have a reception for new members. If you would like to become a member of the church please contact the church by clicking on the link.
The Reception of New Members service will be conducted by Rev. David Sparks starting at 9 AM on December 8, 2019. Please be sure to join us to welcome our new church members.
Coffee and goodies will follow the service and all are welcome to mingle and congratulate our new church members.