As part of the installation of the new heating system, power will be turned off in the building off and on over the next couple of weeks; power will be turned off completely on October 1 all day and night, and October 2 all day. If extra time is needed, the power will also be turned off during the morning of October 3.
The church heating system is being switched over from the boiler to a forced-air system. All of the radiators have been removed and ductwork is being installed. Heating will come from two external units; a rooftop unit over the Choir Room, and one on the Suffolk Street (north) lawn. Installation should be completed in October; during installation, electricity to the building will be interrupted periodically, and will be off completely October 1 and 2.
The Stairwell Enclosure at the south end of the Christian Education wing is now finished but it is intended for Emergency Exit ONLY from the Basement of the CE wing; anyone opening the CE wing Basement door will set off a door alarm. The upper door at ground level is kept locked at all times, but can be opened from the inside by using the door’s panic bar.
Our Rejuvenate 190 campaign wrapped up at our 190th Celebration Sunday (April 29) and we are delighted to report that we exceeded our goal and raised $196,000. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to seeing this campaign to its conclusion. We look forward to seeing how these funds beautify and restore our beloved sanctuary. These efforts wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of our Rejuvenate 190 Team: Troy Riddell, Brian and Kathleen Black, Gwen Gooyers, Lonny Howard and Ernie Kaethler.
St Andrews has been worshipping in Guelph for 190 years! We celebrated our 190th Anniversary with a delicious sold-out dinner in the Church Hall on Saturday night, with our special guest preacher for Sunday, Rev Dr Vern Tozer, in attendance.
On Sunday, Rev Tozer reminded us in his sermon about the symbolism of the cock crowing on our steeple, and how it is trying to remind us what we need to do to ensure St Andrew’s Christian witness continues in Guelph for another 190 years.
Afterwards, cake in the parlour…
We don’t look too bad for 190 years old!
The scaffolding is up and repairs are started on the steeple.
Someday soon, the rooster will return!