Big news! Chalmers has a new website. It is still at the same address https://chalmersunitedchurch.org/ however, it has been modernized to fit today’s devices and lots of new features have been added. You will find a calendar of what is happening at Chalmers. We also now have a team to keep the site updated so that you can always see the latest news and events. There is even a member’s page where Chalmers specific files such as meeting minutes, reports, and budgets can be seen only by those with registered accounts. Account setup is available by contacting the website team. … Read More
PASTORAL CARE – A Message from our Regionally Appointed Administrator Jointly with the Pastoral Care Team, I am delighted to advise that The Rev. Dr. Don Misener has been retained to both provide and shepherd the provision of pastoral care to the Chalmers Church community. As a contracted service provider, retained for the next 6 months, and at cost of $1,500 per month, Dr. Misener’s work will entail visiting parishioners, resourcing the pastoral care team, and being available when emergency pastoral care situations arise. Additionally, and as his schedule allows, Don will also be available to preside at funeral/memorial services. … Read More
Westbrook United Our friends at Westbrook United invite us to their monthly breakfast on the first Saturday of every month (May 7) for a cooked to order meal. On every second Thursday, (May 12 & 26) they host a lunch from 11-1 for $8. ___________________________________________________________________________
Brigitta Holzschuh We wish Brigitta Holzschuh well, as she will be studying in Germany for the summer. Luckily (through the magic of the internet) she, as a Chalmers Media Tech, will still be able to prepare the slides for Chalmers services from afar. Have fun on your adventure.
Thank you to Marian H. for volunteering to submit music copyright materials! Music LicensingLooking for a volunteer to submit music used during services to the licensing company, OneLicense. This is done online. We all enjoy the wonderful music at Chalmers, but musicians need to be paid, and by submitting the copyright information that is shown in the bulletins, is how it happens. Past bulletins are stored in a binder in the office. Some computer skills are required and musical knowledge would be an asset. Should take less than an hour a month. Please contact Linda Steinberg for more details. ___________________________________________________________________________
It’s all about the Bass We have greatly enjoyed our addition to the choir for the month of April, the Rev Paul Currie. Unfortunately, we released him to return to his home choir at Edith Rankin Memorial United Church and now no longer have a bass. If you can sing bass and read music, please consider joining the choir. Currently the only rehearsals are before church Sunday morning. Please contact Linda Steinberg or a choir member to volunteer as Juliet will be on vacation for a few weeks.
Chalmers is open for live services Chalmers’ regionally appointed Administrator David King and the Reopening Team continue to monitor and re-evaluate our protocols as the provincial pandemic response evolves. We are balancing the need to get together and the need to stay apart. You will notice certain changes have already occurred – hymn books, choir changes, processions. Travel restrictions have been lifted. MacCallum Hall is open for a bit of social time after the service (but no coffee or tea yet). However, certain restrictions such as Double Vaccinations, Physical Distancing, and Masking are still required. Caution is still necessary as potentially several thousand people in … Read More
Pastoral Care Team Visitation The Pastoral Care Team, consisting of 9 members of Chalmers, provides a Ministry of Visitation to over 45 members of our Congregation. Mike Hartlin maintains an up to date Pastoral Care Visitation List with names and contact information. Everyone from Chalmers is encouraged to bring forward names of members of our Congregation who need or would appreciate receiving visits. Please contact Al Fletcher at 613-546-4785 or Mike Hartlin at 613- 542-5883 if you have names to add to our visitation list.
Benevolent Program The Blessing Box is in need of: Kraft Dinners and small jars of peanut butter. Your donations are welcome at Church House any day of the week, just let us know when you are coming please. Note: We were informed on Tuesday, that a gentleman we’ve been assisting has sadly passed away, he was only 61. It was he who had had this meal, in the photo we shared earlier this month. May we continue to do what we can, to help those in need.
Interested in Volunteering? If you would be willing to be part of a team to deliver copies of our weekly Worship Bulletin and E-Blast to members of our Congregation who would appreciate receiving a paper copy, please contact Al Fletcher at 613-546-4785 or email@example.com