You’ll see below I’m sharing an update from Royal City Mission. It’s great to see GBC’s own Megan Ginter’s work there this summer acknowledged. She’s been letting her light shine. Speaking of letting your light shine, thanks to those of you who’ve been supporting us financially this summer. Your gifts help to support much needed ministries like this one. If you’d like to give you can do it through e-transfer, mail in or drop off at the office or I’ll even come by and pick it up (it would be great to say hello in person!) but we need your support to continue to do what God is calling us to. Have a great week!
Royal City Mission (Ministry to Guelph’s Homeless and Vulnerable)
Forecast: Foggy With Patches of Sunshine
It's hard to plan when you don't know what to expect. We look forward to September but with all the uncertainties related to Covid-19, planning is tentative. Here's a short list of things we do know...
Sunday Meals Coming to an End
Starting in September, we will no longer serve meals on Sunday. Another agency will provide take-away meal service. We enjoyed serving 7 days a week, but as things open up, we have other obligations to fulfill on Sundays. Before the Covid-19 restrictions, there were three separate congregations worshipping at RCM on Sundays. As the restrictions are lifted, there will be four congregations using our space.
The Cooling Centre Will Need to Adapt
As the summer wears on, more people accessed our Cooling Centre. We are thankful for our summer students who have been a huge help in running the Cooling Centre, but as they prepare to return to school or other jobs we will need additional support to keep the Centre running. If you are available during daytime and are interested in helping, please contact Lisa Laws at email@example.com
Our Summer Students Have Been Amazing!
Olivia, Ian, Kyle and Megan have been an incredible support over the summer. They have cleaned, painted, prepped and served meals and manned the Cooling Centre. We're thankful for the government's support for this program and for the good work these students have done. It has been a privilege to have them serve with us.
Kevin Coghill, ED / Lead Pastor, Royal City Mission
GBC Prayer Night is shifting to “in-person” gatherings! We plan to meet for prayer on Wednesday’s at GBC (in the side auditorium). Start time – 7pm. Please plan to join us in prayer God’s Kingdom to come, His will to be done, in Guelph as it is in Heaven!
For questions or further details please contact Jacob Ginter– firstname.lastname@example.org or text 519-803-4453
Thought for the day: If you take your fears to God, you won’t be left without answers.
A few weeks ago in my Sunday message I looked at Psalm 34. In it David says he sought the Lord and He answered, delivering him of his fears. Some of you reading this might object and say that you’ve gone to God many times for answers to why you’re afraid and felt they never got answers. I know; I’ve been in those shoes as well and its not fun. However, in those instances, when I look back, it was usually because I still had one hand on the fear while handing it over to God; I still wanted to control how I fought (or embraced) the fear instead of trusting God and letting Him have full control. His answer to you might be to wait, to keep fighting, to let go, or even to get counseling, but if you release your hold on the fear, finger by finger, God’s answer will begin to break through in your mind. Yes, hard to do, but when you take this step of faith, you’ll see so much change!
In His grip,