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Moderator Offers Statements on Fighting Racism and Working for Reconciliation

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism (March 21), Moderator Jordan Cantwell offered a message on the church's commitment to fight racism. "If we give in to fears based on religious or racial grounds, we will be providing fertile ground for hate and extremism to flourish," the Moderator wrote. "The antidote to this type of fear is love."

Mandate: Darkness to Light

The latest issue of Mandate magazine is available. “Darkness to Light” is a timely theme for this issue, which features a collection of inspiring and useful stories and resources on mental health, mining justice, Earth Hour, and Lent. 

Mandate is a quarterly magazine providing tools for use in all areas of congregational life, including spiritual growth and discipleship formation, justice and advocacy, worship, stewardship, outreach, and Mission and Service Fund awareness. 

Moderator's Lenten Message

This Lent, Moderator Jordan Cantwell reflects on healing our relationships with our neighbours. "For Jesus these two are inseparable: love of God and love of neighbour. They’re part of each other," the Moderator says in her message. "So during this Lenten season I encourage each of you to think about what is one step that you can take today to bring some healing to a relationship in your life that is broken." 

Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre Prayer Bulletin – February/March 2017

We Praise God for:

  • some very generous gifts from our supporters over the past month, starting the year off well for us;
  • two of our clients requesting and undergoing baptism;
  • the dedication and resilience of our staff and volunteers;
  • seven new monthly “angel” donors, with more people expressing interest as we speak to churches;
  • a new staff position to oversee special events;
  • all those working hard on our upcoming events, especially the Bowlathon (May 6th) and the Golf Tournament (June 13th).

We Pray for:

Seniors' Potluck Luncheon

Wednesday, April 5th - Noon (gathering 11:30 a.m. on) - Seniors' Potluck Luncheon at the Community Centre in Aberfoyle sponsored by Mount Carmel-Zion United Church.  Reservations appreciated call Mary Beth at 519-822-6211 or email janetc@sentex.net.  Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.

See the attached poster!

A meeting with Ron Klusmeier


Please consider the information contained in the attachment to this message.

I hope you’ll be able to encourage someone(s) from your pastoral charge to attend one of our information meetings. Attendees will learn about an opportunity to support the important work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which the United Church of Canada and 14 other Canadian denominations and agencies are committed members.


Moderator: Letter of Solidarity for Our Muslim Neighbours

We share your grief, as we share your determination to stop the forces of hate that seek to divide and destroy us

Published on January 30, 2017

To all of our Muslim brothers and sisters,

Garage Sale in support of Chalmers Community Services Centre

Garage Sale in support of Chalmers Community Services Centre.  Saturday, March 18, 9 am to 12 pm at Harcourt United Church 87 Dean Ave. Guelph

  • Collectibles
  • Books
  • Household items

Donations of quality household items, books, collectibles, and small furniture can be made at Harcourt Memorial United Church from Thurs. March 16 to Fri. March 17, from 9 am to 6 pm each day.

For donation information or to make an early donation,  please call 519-766-0874

Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre Prayer Bulletin – January 2017

We Praise God for:

  • a wonderful Christmas Party hosted by the Guelph Bible Conference Centre and many generous donations from the community for our clients and their families;
  • three new board members;
  • the dedication and resilience of our staff and volunteers;
  • new monthly ‘Angel Donors’, with more people expressing interest as we speak to churches;
  • the hard work of staff and a past resident speaking on behalf of the United Way campaign;
  • His provision for all our needs, in smooth times and in rough ones.

We Pray for:

United Church Moderator Reflects on Loving Donald Trump

Toronto: In a commentary posted today on The United Church of Canada’s website, the church’s Moderator, the Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, reflects on the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Cantwell begins by confessing, “I need to say I love Donald Trump.” 


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