Dublin has been a community of faith since 1874, when the cornerstone for the Second Wesleyan Methodist Church was laid. Norfolk United Church – 75 Norfolk Street (now Lakeside Hope House) -- was the first Wesleyan Methodist Church at that time and, due to the growing size of the congregation, another church—in the so-called suburbs—was needed. It soon became known as Dublin Wesleyan Church, and then Dublin Street United Church with the formation of the United Church of Canada in 1925.
The congregation has undertaken a major fundraising raffle to "Save Our Sunrise Window," which needs extensive repairs.
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.
Recently, all our books, DVDs and CDs in the adult non-fiction collection were catalogued and are searchable on-line in a "cloud" database available at LibraryThing.com. We will be continuously updating the catalogue, particularly our Adult Fiction and children's collection. Funding for this cataloguing project was provided through the Norfolk Legacy Fund.