Ministries for Children

Church School

Classes for children ages 3 through grade 5, every Sunday during the 10:00 a.m. service.
The curriculum “Walk With Me” is geared for kids! Leaders walk with kids as they learn to love God and their neighbour. They are nurtured and encouraged in their walk with Jesus through bible stories, songs, craft activities and prayer time.

GEMS Girls' Club

(Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour)

The theme for 2017-2018 is In His Steps.  "Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."  1 John 2:6

  • ​GEMS is a relationship-building program for girls grades 3-8, where girls are mentored in small groups by counselors who seek to nurture the girls in faith as they walk alongside them in life.
  • We focus on worshiping God through music, crafts, games, service projects, small group lessons, mentoring, earning badges, and special events.
  • We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm from September-April.
  • Registration: Wednesday, September 27 from 7-8:30pm.
  • Interested? Want more details or information how to join? Contact the church office at 519-822-7720 or
  • To learn more about the international GEMS ministry, check out​​
Calvinist Cadet Corps (CADETS)
  • ​For boys 7-14; from September to April
  • Registration: Wednesday, September 27 from 7-8:30pm.
  • Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
  • The Corps seeks to help boys grow spiritually by providing Christian men as models and mentors.
  • Uniquely designed structure, program and materials. 
  • Boys and their counsellors work side by side on Bible lessons, Christian service projects, great outdoor activities with a wide range of interests and skills.
  • Special events: campouts, derby car races, bowling, winter snow derby, outdoor hockey night, ice fishing.
  • For more information about CADETS check out the website at


Ministries for Teens, College & Careers

High School Youth

Youth Group is a ministry that reaches out to high school students. The goal of this ministry is to:

  • Strengthen and enhance their faith walk with Jesus
  • Enjoy fellowship with each other
  • Serve the community.
  • Develop a living relationship with Jesus Christ!
  • Join us in our weekly meetings: Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Bible study
  • Service nights
  • Social nights
  • Participate in Trillium League events, retreats and Youth conventions!
  • Think about joining a SERVE project!

College & Careers

College and Careers is a self-directed ministry aimed at young adults, ages 18 to 30. Whether you are a post-secondary student, employed, single or married, well-fed or hungry, this ministry offers an opportunity to share your thoughts and questions, to grow spiritually, to build community and to enjoy good fellowship with other young adults.
Come join us for Bible studies, BBQs, bowling, potlucks, games and more good times!


Adult Activities


The purpose of the Friendship program is to nurture the spiritual growth of people with intellectual disabilities in the context of personal and meaningful relationships. Friendship is not a ministry to people who have intellectual disabililties, rather it is a ministry with them. Friends come from all over the city with their caregivers on Thursday nights for worship, praise, music and socializing. We meet Thursday nights from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., September to April.

For more infromation contact Betty Druif 519-836-2307.

Women's Bible Study ministry

On Wednesday mornings, Ladies Bible Study meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for fellowship, worship and the study of God's Word. While they fellowship, story hour is available for children ages 3 to 5, and nursery for babies to age 2. Women's Bible study generally breaks for the summer and resumes in September.

​Ladies' Volleyball

We are a group of fifteen women who meet every Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the church gymnasium for a game of volleyball. Last meeting of the season is mid-May, but we put on our sneakers again in the fall!

But it is much more than "only a game of volleyball for a group of non-competitive ladies." Our group consists of members of First CRC, New Life CRC, and ladies from the Guelph community at large who joined us, and feel welcomed as part of our team. So the "ladies volleyball team" has become a regular ministry of our church where all can feel that they fit!

After the game, a a number of team members go for a coffee social, where all kinds of subjects are discussed and where friendships are developed.

We love the time we spend together and we need the exercise. Please join us! 

Seniors Alive

Seniors Alive: encouragement and support for seniors - meets every second Tuesday at 12 noon. Breaks for the summer and resumes in the fall. ​​

​Men's Ball Hockey

Men's Ball Hockey is open to all men in the church and in the community. We usually play from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday evenings in a fun and friendly, but competetive game of floor hockey. No equipment is required as sticks, nets, and balls are provided; just bring a set of gym clothes. All are welcome and we usually end with a social time afterwards.

For more information email ​ ​

Men's Breakfast Club

Weekly breakfast fellowship at one of the great coffee shops in the city.