It has been incredible to see how needs are being met here at Royal City Mission.A local school (Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute) recently donated the contents of their kitchen to RCM. I wondered as I loaded it into our kitchen: “Where will I put all of this?”
As I opened and closed our freezer doors again and again, hoping that space would magically appear, Gavin came in and asked me to move my car so that he could get a newly donated freezer in.
With a little juggling, all of the food was nestled into the new freezer (thanks Country Hills Church, Kitchener), with some room left even, to add labels.
This type of “coincidence” happens over and over as we make our needs known. In fact, I found myself laughing out loud as I put together a newly donated fan and finished unloading a truckload of drinks that the University of Guelph dropped off.
God continues to provide for our needs through community, with abundance.
Donation of food from GCVI
Last Sunday we had issues with our internet and so our online service wasn’t what we hoped for. A serviceman has been in to fix the issue and we hope that this will make a big difference for this coming week. Please note that we will be experimenting as we go (of course testing prior to the service) and sometimes we will fail...or the internet will fail...or ...
We will continue to gather on Sundays (respecting Public Health guidelines), and also provide an online presence on Facebook. Some people have asked about singing...unfortunately, singing will not be part of our gathering for some time as it increases the risk of transmission. We are hoping to provide some music (ie. background, solo etc.) as a way to remind us of the tradition of many voices becoming one, and we will do this in consideration of everyone’s health. (Please see these guidelines for places of worship.)
We have been awarded a grant to hire summer students. If you know of someone who would like to work for RCM for eight weeks this summer, please have them forward a resumé to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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