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!
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 is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please call ahead, if you wish to come in. Staff can be reached by email and phone Monday to Friday. 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