What We Offer

Outreach

 As "a body of Christian believers growing in active faith, striving to serve God and humankind through love, grace, and material sharing" (Mission Statement) our congregation participates in several outreach ministries.


We publish a monthly newsletter (summer months excepted) called Connections.  Christine Morrison is doing an excellent job as our current editor.  Various members of our congregation, including our Pastor and Church Council regularly contribute articles of both an interest and informative nature but also a faith based growth viewpoint.  Connections is archived and available on our website.
Members from All Saints regularly participate in the ”Saturday Night Supper Program” at Royal City Mission in downtown Guelph.  Our congregation makes donations, cooks the food, looks after the kitchen and serving line (at least 12 each meal) and cleans up afterwards.  We work on a rotational basis with other congregations and groups throughout Guelph.  On a typical Saturday night 160 meals or more may be served.


Each Christmas the ‘Mary Guse Giving Tree’ supports the “Christmas Bureau” in Guelph by collecting gifts for children (for the Christmas Hamper program), items for Women in Crisis and Better Beginnings, and filling gift bags for the Chalmers Community Services Christmas Gift Bag campaign. 


The Silvercreek Community Market.is a free fresh food market that runs from 2-3 p.m. (or until all the food is gone) on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  Doors open at 1 p.m. and Market guests are able to enjoy some refreshments and fellowship while they register and wait for the distribution to begin at 2 pm.  The Market’s goal is to help local families and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity by providing fresh nutritious fruits and vegetables.  COBS Bread partners with us to provide fresh baked goods to our guests. Please being your own bags. Everyone is welcome at the Market!


Another way in which we support the wider community is providing space for community partners to meet.  Since 2005, members of "Flying Blind" AA Group have been meeting in our building.  As many as 25 persons regularly attend weekly meetings on Mondays.  In 1988, the ”Journey Together" Al-Anon Chapter was founded at HOMEWOOD.  These days, as many as 12-15 members attend weekly Thursday meetings.  Other AA groups meet on Wednesdays (Helping Hands) and Fridays (New Life).  TOPS stands for ”Take Off Pounds Sensibly".  Men, women, and teenagers are welcomed at this non-profit support group, and 10-15 members regularly attend Tuesday evening meetings.  Contact the church office if you wish to connect with our community partners.

Special thanks to Church Members who regularly participate in and support our Outreach Ministry.