Final Report of the Joint Chalmers/SSUC Committee

Chalmers and Sydenham Street United Churches will both be meeting on June 4 to consider and vote on a proposal for joint ministry/staffing between the two congregations. The proposal is contained in the Committee’s Final Report. All members and adherents of Chalmers are encouraged to attend the meeting, which will be held at 11:30 am, directly after the Sunday service.  

Joint Chalmers/SSUC Committee on Shared Ministry: New Report on Congregational Consultations

The Joint Committee has received lots of thoughtful feedback on the proposal for a joint ministry/staffing model for Sydenham Street and Chalmers United Churches. Their latest report responds to that feedback, and suggests some revisions to the original draft proposal. The final report will come to a meeting of the congregations for decision, on Sunday June 4, 2017. Read the May 2 Report  here.

Putting Everything On The Table: A Conversation with the people of West Hill United

Over the past few years, West Hill United Church has been profoundly challenged to engage the nature of their Christian and denominational identity and to imagine what an emerging future church might be. You are invited to join with People of West Hill United Church, Toronto and their minister, The Rev. Gretta Vosper, in conversation with the Christian Church of 2017 Tuesday April 18, 2017, 7 – 9 pm at Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie Street, Kingston West Hill is a people, a place, an idea, a community living out a progressive faith, striving to make a positive difference in … Read More

Joint Chalmers/Sydenham Street United Committee on Shared Ministry moves into consultation phase

The Joint Chalmers/Sydenham Street United Committee exploring greater shared ministry between the two congregations issued its latest report in February, 2017. The Committee presented a preliminary proposal for shared ministry on a single “campus”. The two congregations would continue to meet, maintain two building sites and share the resources of a single staff team. An initial analysis of the proposed plan indicates that if implemented, it could allow both congregations to achieve a balanced budget. The conceptual plan was received by both congregations and now enters a consultation and feedback phase. Based on congregational and staff input, the model will … Read More

Syrian refugee family re-united

The Hamden family are celebrating today! Tarek, Nesrin and their three children are finally re-united with grandparents Wadi and Harbeih and their son Louai, already settled in Kingston. We rejoice with the family and all the volunteers participating in the Inter-church Refugee Partnership who have been working so hard to make this happen. Watch for an ecumenical event later this fall to welcome all the newly arrived Syrian refugees.