Friends you are important to us.  Meeting face to face has its challenges just now, but we need to stay in touch with each other.  Why not make a call?  Send an email.  If there is anything we can do from the church let us know (a grocery run for example). 

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(Updated April 2)  The Dublin Street United Church building is closed by provincial mandate and Public Health advisement.  In short the building is locked.  Staff will be working from home.  So please put off coming to the church for the normal things like library books, or cleaning the kitchen or the other amazing things you do in our community.

* Dublin's Sunday morning Church service will be online only. (Also past sermons posted too.)

*All scheduled in-person meetings for Dublin groups are cancelled.  Some meetings are happening online.

*A message from our Moderator, The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott is here

 

Reflections and Prayers:

From the Moderator of the United Church:

In this time of COVID-19, we pray:
When we aren't sure, God,
help us be calm;
when information comes
from all sides, correct and not,
help us to discern;
when fear makes it hard to breathe,
and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,
slow us down, God;
help us to reach out with our hearts,
when we can't touch with our hands;
help us to be socially connected,
when we have to be socially distant;
help us to love as perfectly as we can,
knowing that "perfect love casts out all fear."

For the doctors, we pray,
for the nurses, we pray,
for the technicians and the janitors and the
aides and the caregivers, we pray,
for the researchers and theorists,
the epidemiologists and investigators,
for those who are sick,
and those who are grieving, we pray,
for all who are affected,
all around the world...
we pray
for safety,
for health,
for wholeness.

May we feed the hungry,
give drink to the thirsty,
clothe the naked and house those without homes;
may we walk with those who feel they are alone,
and may we do all that we can to heal
the sick—
in spite of the epidemic,
in spite of the fear.

Help us, O God,
that we might help each other.

In the love of the Creator,
in the name of the Healer,
in the life of the Holy Spirit that is in all and with all,
we pray.

May it be so.

—A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott, originally posted on Facebook. Moderator Bott encourages the sharing of prayers he posts throughout his term

A modified prayer from the Iona Community Worship Book:
You never sleep, God.
You are always awake, always willing the world and its people towards
wholeness and healing.
So tonight, will you comfort those who cannot sleep because of illness or
worry, or fear; or for reasons they cannot understand.
And tonight will you be close to those who wait patiently or impatiently for
a birth or death, pr for pieces of their life's jigsaw to fit together.
And God, listen to us
as we share with you
whatever joys or sorrows,
discoveries of questions
we will take with us into the night...
Into your hands we commit ourselves -
our souls, our bodies our minds, our futures - for all things are best kept
in your care. Amen.

 

Further information is available below, check back often for most recent news.

Guelph Public Health:
Latest updates from region and other useful information links can be found here. 

Ontario Ministry of Health Coronavirus Preparation:
The latest updates from the Ministry of Health: howto protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.

United Church communities of faith are referred to this page on the Western Ontario Waterways Regional Council website for emergency planning information https://arwrcucc.ca/emergency-plan/.