An Archival Photo Exhibit From China : Canadians in China : Old Photographs from Sichuan 1892- 1952 will be in Kingston. Date: August 9 – August 12, 2022. Tues. and Fri.10 am to 4 pm Wed. and Thurs. 10 am to 8 pm Opening ceremony is at 1 pm on Tuesday, August 9. Place: Queens University, Douglas Library. 93 University Ave.,Kingston This exhibit is a fascinating pictorial record of the courageous Canadians who, contributing to the medical and educational modernization of China left a lasting footprint and a long legacy of friendship. The exhibit is a gift from a group of Chinese historians and artists. … Read More
Gifts for Chalmers This week we had the pleasure of meeting Emmeline Banister Patton, the daughter of Rev. W. Franklin Bannister (8th Minister at Chalmers from 1950 to 1965) and her husband Bob Patton. They have kindly donated several bibles belonging to Rev. Banister, as well as CKWS records of sermons he gave in 1955 and some books. Emmeline has granted permission for Chalmers to use the records as we may wish. The items are in Church house if anyone wishes to view them. One behalf of Chalmers, we thank Emmeline and Bob for their generous donations and wish them all … Read More
Need to get into summer? Join the walking group every or any Tuesday to explore Kingston’s beautiful corners. There have been three different walks so far. We meet at Chalmers at 3:30 for ride sharing and at 4:00 at the week’s destination. Check the website calendar at https://chalmersunitedchurch.org/events/ for the latest destination. Walks will be cancelled if it is raining or there is no leader that week. This Tuesday’s destination (August 2) is Doug Fluhrer Park off Wellington St.
Tech Team needs a new member We welcomed Dylan Lodge to the tech team this year and he has been an invaluable member of the team. He has a new opportunity and now will be moving on to bigger things. We congratulate him and wish him well in his career while at the same time we will miss him. Please take the time to thank him personally during his last Sundays with us in July and August. Meanwhile, if you or someone you know, or know of someone who might know another someone… that would be interested in joining the … Read More
Something big is coming on November 19 that you won’t want to miss. It’s the United Marketplace Tour But first a little background…. For the past 6 months, Chalmers has been involved in a collaboration with some of the other United Churches in town. The purpose was to explore ways that the churches can share resources so that each congregation gets more access to a greater variety of programs. They have also been exploring ways to share special events that are happening with other churches (special speakers, fundraisers, and special events.) Their latest venture is the United Marketplace Tour. This event, hosted … Read More
Gift for Chalmers Helena Neveu, a proud Ojibway woman from the Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario, and a member of the crane clan, and the Knowledge Keeper in Residence for St. Lawrence College presented Chalmers with the gift pictured here. The Joint Truth and Reconciliation Action Group (JTRAG) hosted an online reading group in the spring of 2022, focused on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Helena was a participant in the group and like all of us, was moved by the content of the texts we were reading and the stories we were hearing. One of the projects we … Read More
Reading group The proposed reading group will be delayed until September to revisit the amount of interest at that time. Please call Ruth at 613-328-7720 if you have questions.
Reopening Team Protocols Chalmers’ Administrator, David King, in consultation with the reopening team, is making the following Covid protocol changes for Chalmers worship services effective this Sunday. The position at this point is that we have all learned over the past couple of years to manage our lives and our safety in a constantly changing health and regulation environment. We see increasing returns to previous unmasked states while many people are still wearing masks and taking abundant caution for both themselves and for other loved ones. We want Chalmers’ worship to take place in a safe environment yet acknowledge that … Read More
Reference Team Update Plans are afoot! We would like to update you on the Moving Forward Statement and Action Planning discussed during the June 8 Circle. There were lots of items discussed including our Administrator David King’s recommendation to the Region, various roles in our current and potential future governance, how we live and work together, and the process/timelines in obtaining a new Minister. The Moving Forward Statement has been modified according to suggestions from several of the attendees. Like many of you, the Reference Team will be taking the summer a bit slower. However, we are already planning … Read More
Cookie Bakers wanted The Holiday Cookie Delivery team will be delivering cookies once again to Chalmers folks on the Pastoral Care list. If you would like to help by bringing cookies (preferably on disposable plates) please contact Mary, Heather or Linda and bring them to MacCallum Hall Thursday morning June 30. Thanks!