Please join us on Sat, Nov 28 from 5-7pm at Dublin for a "Journey to Advent!" This is a chance to pause during the busy season and catch our breath. This gathering is for all ages; singles, families and friends. The night starts with a meal of lasagna (veggie and meat option), salad, bread, dessert, juice, tea and coffee. Macaroni and cheese for the younger crowd. A freewill offering to cover the food cost is appreciated. We will then make an Advent candle, followed by a reflective and creative worship that will allow you to wander on the journey. An RSVP is required to confirm numbers for food; also, indicate any food allergies or dietary requirements by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wed, Nov 25 or call the church office, 519.821.0610, ext 221.
November 25, 7-9 pm: Dublin United Church (68 Suffolk St W) is hosting an evening of information and conversation on Syria and ways to extend our welcome to Syrian refugees settling in Canada. This evening is open to the public and will be of particular interest to groups and individuals who are involved in, or considering, refugee sponsorship. There is no charge to attend this event.
University of Guelph History Professor Renee Worringer will speak on the historical legacies in Syria leading to the current situation and her experiences living in Damascus. Mitra Salarvand, Peer Parent Coordinator at Onward Willow Community Centre, will present ways we can welcome and get to know immigrants to enable them to take ownership of their futures in Canada. Mitra will draw on her professional knowledge as well as her personal experiences moving to Canada from Iran.