We say Good-bye to faithful congregant, Doug Perry, who made Chalmers his spiritual home for many years. https://thewhig.remembering.ca/obituary/douglas-perry-1085489719 Our condolences to his wife, Marilyn and his family.
Please Note: The Church office will be closed July 1-24 inclusive. Telephone messages will be retrieved Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Blessing Box will be restocked on these days as well. For Pastoral Care issues, should you have need of pastoral care support (or know of someone who may) please advise any member of the Pastoral Care Team Al 613-546-4785, Mike 613-542-5883 or Rev. Don Misener firstname.lastname@example.org 613-536-5091.
Benevolent Program Blessing Box Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow! Thank you for the massive food donations to the Blessing Box. We take such joy in seeing the cupboards stocked and no longer bare! Now we feel we can put out items again for the very hungry!! A new option: If you wish to donate specifically to the Blessing Box, it can be done two ways. Make a donation to Benevolent Fund, with the designation “Blessing Box” and purchases will be made on your behalf in the amount you donate. Alternatively, you can make your own purchases … Read More
Meeting of Congregation on June 8 at 7pm Last Wednesday, several of us met to hear details of what has been happening lately in the circles, got some clarification from our Administrator David King on his and other roles in the church, discussed the new Vision Moving Forward statement and discussed the Action Plan for the next 6 to 12 months. If you would like to receive a link to view the meeting in its entirety, please email email@example.com
Many thanks to Jean Sills and Jean Alexander, our annual church flowerbed gardeners. Because of their work, that they’ve done quietly behind the scenes for years, we will once again all enjoy flowers on the church and church house property throughout the summer.
Reading group This is for anyone interested in getting together either in person or on zoom to read and then discuss books. Please call Ruth T. at 613-328-7720 if you are interested. We will make decisions about the types of books we would like to read. One suggestion is, “The Betrayal of Anne Frank” by Rosemary Sullivan, examining who turned in the Frank family to the Nazis and the story and drama behind the withdrawal of the book from publication by its Dutch publisher and later reissue by a New York publisher. Other suggestions have been: Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Biographies/Autobiographies. … Read More
The Outing/Gentle Walking Group This group is intended for people who would like to get out in nature, perhaps see new places, and do some easy walking as opposed to serious hiking. Please call Jane M at 613-546-3905 if you are interested. We will make final decisions regarding details before July. It should be noted that if some want to come along for the ride, but not walk, they are welcome to do so. Some proposed destinations In town: various points along waterfront parking at Olympic Harbour parking at old psychiatric hospital parking at 2 different places at Lake Ontario … Read More
Tejitu and Medina have now moved to start their new life in Toronto. An outdoor celebratory dinner was shared with them last week and then a more formal good-bye was held in church on Sunday. So ends several years of effort to help bring Medina over from Ethiopia and Chalmers congregants providing refugee support. We wish them well as they adjust to their new home. ____________________________________________________________________________
Happy Birthday To the Following People Celebrating June Birthdays! Doug Arrand Bill Galt Marian Holobow Bev Todd If you would be willing to have your birthday month shared in the Chalmers E-Blast, please contact Al Fletcher at (613) 546-4785 or at firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________________
Benevolent Program Blessing Box Thank you for all the recent donations! Some food donations are still welcome: Kraft dinners, small jars peanut butter, bottles of water etc. A new option: If you wish to donate specifically to the Blessing Box, you can do it, one of two ways. 1. Make a donation to the Benevolent Fund with the designation “Blessing Box” and purchases will be made on your behalf in the amount you donate. 2. Alternatively, you can make your own purchases, which you bring in with your receipt, along with a cheque to Chalmers United Church in the same … Read More