Thank you for your continued patience with our email system challenges. Shainna, our Administrator is continuing to have challenges with the mailboxATstandrewsguelphDOTcom email address. She is able to receive your emails but has been unable to send from that address for the last two weeks. It is still be worked on and we hope to have it resolved this week. Thanks for your patience.
If you have emailed us in the last week, our Church Office has yet to receive it. Due to some complications related to our current construction project, our Church Office email (mailboxATstandrewsguelphDOTcom) has been unavailable.
We will update you as soon as this issue is resolved. In the meantime, please feel free to call Shainna in the Church Office at 519-822-4772. Thank you for your patience.
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.
Come out on Thursday, October 11, to Crieff to hear Rev Dr Clyde Irvine speak about “Restoring Confidence in God’s Gospel”. The event runs from 10:30 – 3:00 and includes lunch; cost is only $25.00 pp and may be paid at the door. For registration information, click here.
St Andrew’s is going to have a new Church Directory and we need your photo to go in it!
Once again, Lifetouch will be taking the photos. Sittings will be October 24 to 27 (Wed – Sat). Please sign up online here for your sitting, or after worship.
Family Photos make great Christmas gifts – there are many different packages available, and if you bring a non-perishable food item for Chalmers Food Pantry, you will receive a $5 discount certificate toward the purchase of additional pictures.
For more information, including how you can help out, click here.
Order forms are available at the Welcome Centre. A percentage from each card goes directly to St. Andrew’s. Orders are due by Sunday Sept. 30. You can submit your orders via email to Rev. John (email@example.com), or place in Rev. John’s Family Folder.
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Youth for Christ: “We see the hope and potential in every young person”
You will recall that Guelph Youth for Christ is a mission and outreach partner of St. Andrew’s and some of you will have met Karen Bast and/or Mark Stromenberg at the Mission and Outreach Fair last year.
The MOCC is very excited to tell you about the next step in this partnership: Guelph Youth for Christ is relocating to St. Andrew’s! During weekdays, Karen and Mark will be sharing the Director of Children and Youth Office, the Youth Room and (occasionally) the Church Hall.
Thank you to Rev. John and the Board of Managers for helping to make this happen.
Please pray that this relationship will become a powerful way of expanding our partnership with this ministry and give St. Andrew’s a greater feeling of tangibly reaching youth in our community with the Gospel through the dedicated work of the team from Youth for Christ.
For more information on Guelph Youth for Christ please contact Karen Bast, Satellite Director, Guelph YFC at 226-780-0605 or visit www.guelphyfc.com.