Congregational Lunch

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Coming Sunday, December 17

After the service there will be a Soup Lunch plus a Mini Bazaar and Cookie Sale

See you there!

Veronica’s Veil – Volunteers Needed

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Overnight Men’s Shelter – Help Urgently Needed
St Mary’s Cathedral runs Veronica’s Veil, an overnight shelter for homeless men in our Parish Centre on 260 Brock Street. We would like to open on Dec. 4, but do not yet have enough volunteers to do so. We are looking for 20 men who are able to dedicate their time once a week for the following shifts:
Shifts still needed to be filled before we can open Veronica’s Veil Overnight Shelter for the Winter

  1. First Shift 8:30 pm to 12:30 pm
    Monday – 1 volunteer
    Saturday- 1 volunteer
  2. Second Shift 12:30 am to 4:30 am
    Sunday – 2 volunteers
    Monday – 1 volunteer
    Tuesday – 1 volunteer
    Thursday – 2 volunteers
    Saturday – 3 volunteers
  3. Third Shift 04:30 am to 8:30 am
    Sunday – 3 volunteers
    Tuesday – 3 volunteers
    Wednesday – 3 volunteers
    Friday – 3 volunteers
    Saturday – 4 volunteers

In order for the men’s shelter to open for the winter we need men to sign up. We need your generosity. We hopefully will begin Dec. 4 and go to the end of April. If you could volunteer for one of these shifts one day each week it would be a great help. Training will be provided. Please contact Ann Lyng at
to sign up or for more information.

Musicians wanted

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Musicians wanted
Do you know a musician that might be interested in performing at Chalmers before, after or during the service? Is it you? A family member? A friend? The Advent and Christmas season is made even more special with music. Please contact Juliet Milsome ( ) for more information or to “sign up” for a week in December or any other time of the year.

PS – New choir members are welcome to join at anytime!

Warm Feet for the Street

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Warm Feet for the Street where we help others who are doing without, is a program supported by the congregation.

We hope to assemble Warm Winter Wear Packs for the most vulnerable men and women, to be distributed on Tuesday mornings from Nov. through Feb. but we can’t do it alone. Please make a donation to this program using the envelope inside your bulletin. The packs will be filled with a pair of warm socks, gloves, a toque, a treat or two and hopefully a gift card.

Coat Drive

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Coat Drive
Do you have jackets or coats you no longer need, that are too big, too small, gently worn?

St Mary’s Parish Centre 260 Brock St is now accepting coat donations
Mon to Fri 12 – 4:30pm

Blessing Box

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The Blessing Box Pantry Program
Thank you for the donations of toilet paper!! We are now well stocked!
We still need:
• tuna, ham, turkey, sardines cans with pop lids
• laundry pods
• blankets
• normal bottles of shampoo for families

Thank you to all for all your support to this and the Benevolent Tuesday Program.
It can only happen with your participation.
The people we serve are very grateful!

Flowers in the Sanctuary

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Flowers in the Sanctuary

If you wish to place flowers in the sanctuary or in memory of a loved one, or in celebration of a life event, please email: and or call the office 613 546 3263 x 222 and we will get back to you for your details and to make the arrangements. The cost is $75 and is tax receiptable. There are immediate available openings.

After each service, the sanctuary flower display is broken down into smaller bouquets, and delivered by the Pastoral Care Team, to people who may be experiencing health issues or grief, who would enjoy being thought of. Such a wonderful ministry, we all can enjoy!

Pastoral Care

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Chalmers’ Pastoral Care
If you or someone you know is in need of Pastoral Care support, please contact or speak to a member of the Pastoral Care Team.
(Mike Hartlin, Marjorie Mason, Ruth Tracy, Mary Davis Little, Heather Faris, Linda Steinberg). If you are moving, please
notify the office by email:
or by phone 613-546-3263 ext. 221

Monthly Phone Calls to Keep in Touch
If you are willing to touch base with three to five people once a month by phone, it would be deeply appreciated. Please call Heather Faris to help. 613 484 2141

Bazaar Thank yous

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Congratulations Chalmers
Together Chalmers folk helped raise just over $2400 and as an added bonus collaborated with 5 other United Churches in the inaugural project of the lay group of Collaboration of United Churches of Kingston .
Many hands make light work’ and it was a monumental task to get Chalmers’ first bazaar in a great number years, off the ground! So much assistance was offered by so many, both in the foreground and background that it was a rewarding
experience! A humble ‘thank you’ cannot express our gratitude to you all!

But –
Your bazaar organizers,
Rosalie, Jean, Joan, Jane and Linda

Thank you, Dawn House!

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Dawn House kindly donated eleven boxes of items useful for folks who use the Benevolent Program.
It is wonderful to be working alongside other community members!