To keep everyone safe, and to abide by our current in-person gathering limits, our Annual General Meeting for 2020 will be held via Zoom on Sunday April 11, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon). All are welcome to attend.
Please read this post in its entirety to ensure that you are aware of how the meeting will be conducted, how to vote, etc. Included are the agenda for the AGM, Financial Statements, Budget and the link to the Zoom meeting.
Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these times.
Guelph has moved back to Red (Control) in its Covid response which means that there is some allowance for congregations to gather for worship again. We will continue to broadcast our services on Facebook and we highly encourage that everyone stays home and participates in worship virtually and safely.
Those of you who are eager to gather in person are welcome to join us in our sanctuary on Sunday at 11 am with masks on. Please note that you can only be in the building for the duration of the worship service. Once the service is complete, please vacate the building immediately to comply with recent Covid protocols.
I sit in a quiet space as I write...and yet I know in another hour we will be experiencing the daily whirlwind of life at Royal City Mission. While we love the life that our open hours bring, we also cherish the peace that down moments offer.
Keeping people safe, warm and healthy is a high priority as we navigate the complexities of life in lockdown, while also caring for those in isolation and those experiencing homelessness. We keep our doors open because so many in our community have so many doors closed to them.
Our staff and volunteers are incredible and adjust to the changing Covid regulations while still doing their best to care for individuals who have trouble following the guidelines.
One way we are caring for those who have tested positive for Covid-19 and/or are isolating is by delivering meals to areas of high risk. For the next few weeks we will be delivering 30 meals/day to one such area.
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Yesterday morning, before the sun rose above the horizon, I took a walk along the river. With a hot cup of coffee in my hands I experienced the beauty of the city of Guelph. Even in the dim light, there were incredible colours. Mist rose off the water, creating a mystical scene. A blue heron shared a few minutes with me while I watched him watch me.
As a community we at the Royal City Mission, Drop In Centre, Hope House, Wyndham House and the Guelph Community Health Centre are combining resource efforts to meet the needs of vulnerable community members during our COVID-19 response. We are supported with funding from the County of Wellington and by generous members of our community.
IF YOU ARE HOMELESS
Breakfast is available Monday - Thursday at 10 am at Lakeside Hope House
Lunch is available Monday - Friday at 1 pm at Royal City Mission
Supper is available Monday - Saturday at 6:30 pm at Royal City Mission
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