Guelph Campus Ministry (Christian Reformed)
As a student community, GCM worships together, enters into conversation with one another and volunteers in and around the City of Guelph. Our community is supported in large part by the Christian Reformed Church, but it is widely interdenominational. We offer some unique opportunities for all students, including graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.
Matters of Faith
Today's world is changing for better . . . and for worse. It's not healthy for us to put our head in the sand and ignore all that's going on around us. Matters of Faith is a monthly event intended to spark significant conversations. Hosted by both GCM and the Ecumenical Campus Ministry, these events provide local leaders, who are engaged in the community, an opportunity to facilitate a conversation around their area of engagement. Matters of Faith takes place three times each semester, always on the third Tuesday of every month. We meet in the Brass Taps from 5:30-7:00pm.
Since the days of the early church, the Christian community has always eaten together. It’s a way to make new friends and deepen existing relationships. Every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm, the doors of Raithby House are swung open. Everyone is invited to our Community Dinners! There’s some good food and great conversation, and we close off the night by doing dishes together. All students are encouraged to bring a $2 donation.
We gather for worship in the morning, because it’s a great way to start one’s day. It also takes a little bit of effort and a willingness to sacrifice some sleep. Worship is, after all, a sacrificial act. Every Tuesday, from 8:00-9:00am, there’s a time of worship in Raithby House (Room 100). We’ll raise our voices together, spend some time in prayer and open scripture. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you’ve got a class at 8:30am.
All are welcome to join our small groups and bible studies. We typically have a 3-4 small groups running throughout the semester. Contact GCM for a current listing.
Graduate Student Ministry
After several conversations in recent weeks alone, it's looking like there's a desire to bring Grad Group out of its year-long hibernation. Hungry for good conversation? Know any other graduate students? Grad Group is a great way to meet others and open up scripture together, build friendships and grapple with troubling cultural currents. If you're interested, please send a quick e-mail to Sara (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll try to find a time that works for everyone to meet.
Faculty & Staff Bible Study
Faculty and staff gather together every week to open God’s Word and grow in faith. Of course, there’s also good fellowship and a lot of penetrating dialogue. All faculty and staff are welcome to join us in Pathobiology 3829 every Tuesday from 12:00-1:00pm.