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2017 Challenge

  • Additional monthly pledges and lump sum donations needed to help cover the ongoing construction costs.
  • $2 Million was needed for initial investment to start construction.
  • Construction Cost estimated at over 6.5 million.
  • Over $2 million raised in past years to pay for land purchase.
  • Thanks for continued support from Guelph sangat and those donating online.
Thursday
Feb022017

Condolences and Support for Mosque shooting

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh


Our condolences go out to the Muslim community for the senseless shooting at the mosque in Quebec City. We share their loss and sense of tragedy that is heartfelt and close to home.  It is a horrific tragedy with innocent victims killed during peaceful prayers.  We stand with the community during this most difficult time.

Our Guru has taught not to instill fear into others but also be brave enough to stand up for the dignity and rights of all human beings under the One Lord's creation.  

We in the Sikh community do remember the August 2012 shooting where 6 people were killed and others critically injured  at the Wisconsin Sikh Temple  (Gurdwara) in the USA.  

All communities must come together to prevent these ignorant acts of violence in the future amongst people and neighbours who share values of equality for all human beings. 

May God Bless and Protect All.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh 

 

Saturday
Jan282017

Sewa Sewa Sewa

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
'Satgur ki sewa safal hai Je ko kare chit laye'
Service to the True Guru is fruitful and rewarding, if one performs it with his mind focused on it.
Currently we have open weeks of sewa available in January, February and March where langar and diwan sewa is not booked. 

 

We know we are busy,  but one weekend a year of sewa,  be it for Gurpurabs, Shaheedi purabs or personal events, like birth or death anniversaries, can be a opportunity for us to spend time with our Guru, family and community in an environment where spiritual, physical and financial sewa comes together. 

How can you help: 
  • Book langar, diwan and Akhand Paath sewa for upcoming weekends or annual events
  • Form a team to take turns in making langar on Sundays, especially where weekends not booked
  • Share in cleaning routines: shoveling snow, cleaning floors, carpets, washrooms, kitchen area and appliances
  • Make a donation for supplies we are short on (or financially, since we don't have much storage space) . eg langar plates, cups, spoons, baggies, washroom and kitchen supplies etc.
  • Commit to 2-3 hours a month of sewa and make it happen!
  • Fundraise for our 410 Clair Rd Gurdwara in construction
  • Contact us via email, website, or at gurdwara or any committee member 
We thank those families and individuals who continue to provide their valuable time and who have already made a commitment for the upcoming year.  Kirat Karo, Naam Japo, Vand Shako.

Please join in Sunday Diwans and help out any way you can. 

1.   Sunday Jan 29 -  Regular Sunday Diwan
       sewa jointly by sangat
      Kirtan by Sukhwinder Singh Ji and jatha
       
2.   Sunday Feb 5 -  sewa is available     
   

2016 Donation Receipts:  
Please pickup your 2016 charitable donation receipts to claim at tax time including those for monthly pledges.   These are available at gurdwara at secretary's desk on Sundays. Thank you.


Did you know:
We have over 350 families in the Sikh community of Guelph and Wellington County.  As such, it would take over 5 years for each family to get a turn at doing one weekend of langar, kirtan and diwan sewa. The gurdwara is our community's pillar, so let's dedicate some time to gurdwara sewa.

 

Gurbani - Sewa - Simran - It's for the soul.

 

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Thursday
Jan192017

January 22 2017 Programs

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
Please join in this weekend's Sehj Paath Bhog and Sunday Diwan.  Please note this is the last weekend of sewa for our present hazoori ragi jatha.   We hope sangat will show their appreciation for their time and sewa here at Guelph Sikh Society by being part of Sunday's diwan. Thank you.

1.   Sunday Jan 22 - Sehj Paath Bhog
      Sehj Paath was started earlier this week.
      Bhog Slok: on Sunday morning 
       
2.   Sunday Jan 22 - Regular Diwan 
      Paath, Katha, Kirtan
          
2016 Donation Receipts:  
Please pickup your 2016 charitable donation receipts to claim at tax time including those for the monthly pledges.   These are available at gurdwara at secretary's desk on Sundays. Thank you.

410 Clair Rd Construction:
We appreciate your help in fundraising and look forward to your continued commitment to the success of this project.  We thank everyone who has donated throughout the past years. This is our Guru's project.  We are in it together. Thank you for your time and financial support.

Satgur ki sewa safal hai Je ko kare chit laye

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

 

Thursday
Jan052017

Jan 6-8th Akhand Paath - 350th Prakash Utsav Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,
To everyone,  Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan on 350th Prakash Utsav of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji , Sahib-E-Kamaal!  Please join this weekend's Gurpurab celebrations.

1.  Friday January 6 to Sunday January 8 - Akhand Paath Sahib Ji
       Guru Gobind Singh Ji's Prakash Utsav
       Aramb: Friday 9am   
       Bhog Slok and Ardaas: Sunday 915-10am
       followed by Katha and Kirtan
       Diwan Bhog 12:30-1pm

Please join in remembering the everlasting legacy of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.   Guru Gobind Singh Ji forever passed onto us, our Great Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

In our continuing effort to learn from and to expand this legacy, our 410 Clair Rd gurdwara construction is  a dream that we look forward to realizing in the upcoming months in 2017.   As we celebrate Guru's 350th Gurpurab and remember that so many unbelievable sacrifices were made by our Gurus, their families and devoted Sikhs, we must remember to make a difference now.   Any small sacrifices we can make now will help us to achieve our dream. Let's not wait,  make the financial commitment today and be part of the reality.

Bhai Nand Lal's  poetry of praises for Guru Gobind Singh Ji
original is in Persian - few verses below  as translated:
SHAAMIL AL-ASHFAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
KAAMIL AL-AKHLAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh’s blessings are unending; he is virtue personified.
ROOH DAR HAR JISM GURU GOBIND SINGH
NOOR DAR HAR CHASHM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh is the soul of every one; he is the light of every eye.
JUMLA ROZI KHWAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
FEIZ-E HAQ AMTAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh provides sustenance to all; he showers His graces.
SAA-EL AZ IN-AAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
KHAAK-E PAAK IQDAAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Nand Lal is begging to get the gift of holy dust of Guru Gobind Singh’s feet.
BAAD JAANASH FIDAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
FARQ-O BAR PAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
His (Nand Lal’s) life may be sacrificed for Guru Gobind Singh and Nand Lal’s head may always remain at his feet.
    

Please note: Annual General Body meeting this Sunday Jan 8 at 4pm at gurdwara sahib. All members requested to attend. Thank you.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,  Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

 

 

Sunday
Dec252016

General Body Meeting - January 8, 2017 at 4pm

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji, 

Please read this Important Notice:

All members are requested to join the General Body Meeting on Sunday Jan 8th at 4pm.

General Body Meeting

location:  Gurdwara Sahib Ji (70 Stevenson St S) 

date: Sunday January 8th 2017

time: at 4 PM  

Agenda

 

  • 2016 Financial Information
  • Three new members to executive
  • Updates on 410 Clair Road E Building Construction


We look forward to your participation. Thank you.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
 

Executive Committee / BOD

Guelph Sikh Society