Upcoming Advent & Christmas services - a time to Wonder, Whisper, Wait and Awaken
Dec 7, 10:30am - Advent II - Lighting the Candle of Peace
Dec 14, 10:30am - Advent III - Lighting the Candle of Joy and celebrating the telling of the Christmas story by our Sunday School children with a presentation called "Gifts," written by Lori Freeman, a former member of Dublin
Dec 21, 10:30am - Advent IV - Lighting the Candle of Love and joining together for Readings and Carols featuring Dublin's Chancel Choir, Youth Ensemble, Joyful Noise and Handbell Choir
Dec 21, 7:00pm - Longest Night service in the sanctuary: reflections, prayers, candles; a night of remembering
Dec 24, 7:00pm - Christmas Eve family service - Lighting the Christ Candle (no communion)
Dec 24, 10:00pm - Christmas Eve Candlelight communion - Lighting the Christ Candle
Dec 28, 10:30am - combined worship at Dublin Street United
About NEHM - One of the most underserviced areas in Guelph is the north-east corner, especially the Brant Avenue neighbourhood. Early in 2013, two Guelph United Ministries members - Trinity United and Chalmers Community Services Centre - initiated a conversation with the Brant and Waverley neighbourhood groups, other local churches and the Upper Grand District School Board about the possibility of distributing free nutritious food to residents of that area. Guelph United Ministries stepped forward and agreed to fund food purchases for a six month pilot project beginning in July. The response to the market has been stunning.
At several sessions in March held at Dublin United, Elaine Weir of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit presented information about the Bridges Out of Poverty program. In 2013 the Unit launched a new initiative aimed at tackling poverty in our community. There is no question that poverty is one of the critical determinants of poor health.