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ANNOUNCEMENTS  Sunday Service – February 23rd @ 10:30am

ANNOUNCEMENTS  Sunday Service – February 23rd @ 10:30am

Office Hours: Tues: 9am – 1pm, Wed: 9am – 1pm, Thurs: 11am – 1pm, Fri: 9am – 1pm


Mondays @ 7:30pm – Puslinch Fitness

Join us for an hour of exercise with a certified instructor.  The first class is free and $5 per class after the initial class.  Bring your stability ball and try cardio drumming.

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9:30am to 10:30am – SMART Fitness

Tuesdays & Thursday through February @ 10:30am – Fall Prevention Program

Rachel Hammond (VON Falls Prevention Kinesiologist) who currently teaches the Thursday morning exercise class at Duff’s, has graciously offered to provide an informational program to help raise awareness for seniors and those who are at risk for falling.  It will be a FREE 6 week program that runs twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Topics covered include: chronic illnesses & falls, muscle & bone health, arthritis, blood pressure, hearing & vision, feet & peripheral neuropathy, mental health & brain exercises, medications, home safety, walkers & canes, nutrition, balance plus how to get up from a fall. 

Thursday February 27th @ 1:30pm – Movie Afternoon

Our movie will be Oscar nominee “Greenbook” the story of Dr. Shirley a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. He hires a driver, Tony Lip and the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Come join us for popcorn and fellowship!

Tuesday March 3rd @ 7:30pm – Fireside Annual and Spring Meeting

Join us for the Annual and Spring Meeting with a guest speaker from Chalmers Community Services. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday March 11th @ 11am – Lunch & Learn

Meet Guelph Sports Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Barnes, 83, and hear his story of continuing to participate in triathlons in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


** Sunday March 15st @ Noon – Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Please join us after service for the AGM – if you live on the east side of Brock Road or Gordon Street please bring DESSERTS and those living on the west side please bring sandwiches for the lunch.




Eight Passenger Vehicle still needed by Mary Rife. Once again she is hosting a refugee family, of 7 this time. There has been a delay at the Embassy in Cairo and the family will be arriving within the next few months. She is in need of an 8 passenger vehicle to help transport the family. If you are able to assist please contact Rev. Jane or Mary Rife.

Donations Welcomed: the Outreach Community Red Clothesline, supporting the Drop-In Centre & Wyndham House is still accepting donations of new men’s socks, underwear and gently used cold weather items, camping ground tarps. The Centre has specifically requested donations of sugar, coffee whitener, cheese slices, luncheon meats, sandwich fixings (ie. mayo, mustard, etc.), hot dog buns & fresh fruit for their clients to take away with them when the Centre closes at 3pm. Thank you to all who have participated and continue to donate to the Red Clothesline!




TRINITY UNITED CHURCH (400 Stevenson Street North, Guelph, 519-824-4800 extension #1)

Sundays @ 3 to 3:45pm – Yoga for All Ages 

February 23rd & March 1st.

Children and adults alike and all abilities are welcome to join in the fun. No registration required.  Bring your own yoga mat if you have one.


PD Day & March Break Camps for ages 6-12 years 

March 16th to the 20th and April 24th, June 5th  8am to 5pm

Games, arts, music, sports, science experiments and more. Cost $25/day or $125/week for March Break. Registration forms available by emailing 


Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm – Game/Sports Nights for all ages

February 28th & March 27th. Families are welcome to participate in sports or board games as they prefer.


KIRKWALL CHURCH (1545 Kirkwall Rd, Kirkwall)

Sunday Feb 23nd @ 2pm – Going Against the Flow: The Beatitudes as the Christian’s Identity Card.  Join Dr. Anne Jamieson for a mini retreat and reflect on how we are called to live in the light of the Beatitudes. Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served.



Thursday Feb 27th from 10:30am to 3pm – Manna Day

Uniting the Church through Love with guest speaker Rev. Amanda Currie, the Moderator of the 2019 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The registration fee is $30 per person, including a hot lunch. To register please email to or call 1-800-884-1525.



Friday March 6th @ 2pm – The World Day of Prayer Service

All ladies welcome to our service this year that has been prepared by the women of Zimbabwe. We look forward to hearing our guest speaker, Rev. Naomi Miller who is now the Rector at the Church of the Apostles.

Fireside schedule for 2020-2021

The Fireside Club is open to all adults, young & old, and the young at heart.

Our focus is in promoting Christian Fellowship and undertaking projects that benefit our congregation as a whole.

This is your invitation and we extend a warm welcome to YOU!

President                               Brenda Law

Vice President                     Glenna Smith

Secretary                              Gillian Mahnke

Assistant Secretary             Karen Harding

Treasurer                              Lois Mast

Pianist                                 Lois Mast

Card Secretary                   Etta Vandenheuvel

Examiner                             Mike Evelyn

 Programme Committee      Neil & Janice McCaig                                            Fred & Brenda Law

 Bazaar Committee   Judy Nederpelt    Marion Hunter  Glenna Smith  Florence Peer         

                                                        Nominating Committee     George & Ruth Nap  Murray & Carolyn Vandenheuvel

 Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month, except February, July and August, at 7:30 pm in Nanson Hall, unless otherwise announced.  Anyone who wishes not to, or cannot serve on a committee, please notify one of the programme committee.


March 3rd 2020

“Annual Meeting & Spring”

Committee – Doug & Glenna Smith

Etta Vandenheuvel & Bill Hanning


April 7th 2020


Committee – Karen Harding & Rev. Jane Swatridge

Bill & Joyce Shepherd


May 5th 2020

“Work Bee”

Committee – Jules Ganning & the Board of

Managers + Helpers


June 10th 2020

 (Please note this is a Wednesday)

“Grand River Raceway”

Committee – Neil & Janice McCaig

Dave & Judy McCaig


September 20th 2020

“Kummoniwannago Sunday”

Committee – Ken & Audrey Gunson

Church School Teachers


October 17th 2020

“Duff’s Bazaar”


November 3rd 2020

“Fun Night”

Committee – Fred & Brenda Law

Gillian Mahnke, Marion Hunter & Lois Mast


December 1st 2020


Committee – George & Ruth Nap

Paul & Wendy McDonald and Doug Gilmour


January 5th 2021

“Annual Meeting”

Committee – Murray & Carolyn Vandenheuvel

John & Norma Gilmour

Fred & Brenda Law