We are Church together

Chalmers United Church’s greatest resource by far is the congregation itself. We are blessed by people with knowledge, energy, and a deep commitment to mission and service.

The church depends on the creative volunteer efforts of all those who affiliate themselves with the congregation. Whether you come to church once or twice a year, or attend faithfully every Sunday, whether you are a life-long member or a brand new follower of the way of Jesus, there is a place for you to serve and belong.

Opportunities to Participate

If you have a passion for:

  • outreach/justice initiatives in the local community
  • creating and participating in meaningful worship
  • the ministry of hospitality (before or after worship on Sundays)
  • support and nurture of our children and youth
  • pastoral care and visiting
  • communication
  • understanding and supporting stewardship
  • specific short-term projects (like planning a social event, organizing the archives, fundraising for our participation in refugee support)

contact the Church House Office: 613 546-3263 ext. 222 (Carol Sleeth) or email: volunteer@chalmersunitedchurch.com


Church Committees

The Coordinating Council of Elders and the various committees of the church coordinate most of the work of the congregation (both short-term and longer-term commitments):

  • Board of Trustees

    is the legal entity responsible for the Church property and other trust financial assets.

  • Ministry and Personnel Committee

    provides a consultative, supportive and supervisory agency that helps staff and members of the congregation build and maintain healthy working relationships for the furthering of the Church’s ministry and mission.

  • Pastoral Care Committee

    working with the part-time Minister of Pastoral Care and the Minister of Word, Sacraments and Pastoral Care, maintains contact with many of Chalmers members and adherents (the people who feel connected to Chalmers in some way but for whatever reason, choose not to become full members).

  • Finance Committee

    prepares, recommends and monitors budgets and expenditures, providing responsible Christian stewardship of the financial resources of Chalmers.

  • Stewardship Campaign Committee

    operates a continuous stewardship education program for the Chalmers community and prepares long range plans, objectives and strategies for fundraising programs.

  • Property Committee

    exercises responsible Christian stewardship by providing oversight of all Chalmers buildings, real property and furnishings.

  • The Presbytery Representatives

    attend the monthly meetings of Kingston Presbytery and the annual meetings of the Bay of Quinte Conference as representatives of Chalmers and they act as liaisons between our congregation and Presbytery.

  • Outreach Committee

    informs, educates and encourages the members of the Chalmers family to support local and overseas outreach opportunities and the many world projects of mission and service.

  • Benevolent Program

    is an evolving outreach program, developed to assist in meeting the needs of those in our community experiencing difficult times, especially food insecurity and homelessness, by distributing grocery gift cards, food items and personal care products every Tuesday morning. Our program is financially supported 100 percent by the congregation of Chalmers United Church and staffed solely with volunteers who aspire to “…demonstrate our faith in practical ways.”

  • Memorial Fund Committee

    administers donations and approves expenditures from the Fund for projects that enhance worship, as suggested by various church bodies.

  • The Worship Committee

    Committee plans, evaluates, and ensures the continuation of regular worship services and the development of lay leadership in worship.

  • Faith Formation/Christian Education Committee

    working with the Coordinator of Children’s, Youth and Family Programs, provides leadership and coordination to the congregation in faith formation and Christian Education for children, youth and families.

  • Lunch and Learn Group

    provides people of Chalmers, Sydenham St and Faith United Churches with opportunities to enjoy community and fellowship by organizing monthly luncheon programs online or in person.

  • All Women of Chalmers

    are members of this group which provides opportunities to enjoy community and fellowship within our congregation.

Representatives from all these committees are members of the Coordinating Council of Elders.

If you wish to offer your time and energy in one of these areas of the church’s life, please contact the church office at: 613 546-3263  ext. 222 (Carol Sleeth) or email us at: volunteer@chalmersunitedchurch.com