Christmas at Chalmers

Everything is different this year…  

All our services to celebrate this wonderful season, will be online. 

Missing worshipping with your loved ones, who will be far away this year? Why not tune into a service together. Join on Zoom, then share and listen to the service together. A brief how-to tutorial is attached here and will also be posted under ‘Weekly Worship’.

If you have not used Zoom and would like to, zoom has lots of tutorials to get you started! Just google ‘Zoom how to get started’. If you have problems, please phone Monika at 613 541 3939 and we will help you sort it out.

20 December

  • Todays Advent 4 Service was pre-recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

24 December

  • Christmas Eve: Hear the Christmas story in music and word.

We are bringing you Katherine Paterson’s Exultate Jubilate, a Christmas story appealing to adults of all ages. Please feel comfortable to invite anyone – they don’t have to be churchgoers to appreciate this wonderful story, and the music to go with it: Holly Gwynne-Timothy, Director of Melos, will sing Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate for us.

This is a pre-recorded service that will be available at 4 pm on the Chalmers YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUgl1tZaiRji18sFwjj2P2Q
  • Christmas Eve for families of young children: We regret especially that we are unable to offer an in-person Nativity Play this Christmas, which is always well attended. Instead, we are providing a short reflection to give parents some ideas how to speak to young children about Christmas. The resource will be on our webpage under ‘Weekly Worship’ https://chalmersunitedchurch.org/weekly-worship/ and is also attached here. We ask that you forward it to anyone in your life with little ones!

25 December

  • Christmas Day: We had a beautiful Lessons and Carols Service on 13 December. If you have not heard it or would like to listen again to the prophetic scriptures and beautiful music of our Hymn choir and soloists, you can find it on the Chalmers YouTube Channel.

27 December – 10:30 am

  • In this service, we want to enjoy coming together in a virtual way and singing Christmas carols, which recount an important part of our faith story. We will also hear about the inspiration behind many of our favourite carols – stories of great faith and witness. Sing with gusto at home, where we are allowed to do so, accompanied by Aurora Dokken on the organ in the sanctuary.

A live get-together over zoom and teleconference.

We start with a coffee hour at 10 am, the service begins at 10.30.

Follow this link: https://queensu.zoom.us/j/96724164939?pwd=Y2NCMzlYMXllbHZ5Wnk5WlJJN0ZNdz09

Or phone +1 613 209 3054 (or +1 647 374 4685)

Meeting ID: 967 2416 4939, Passcode: 458454

3 January – 10:30 am: House Church

  • Members of the congregation will minister to each other. Please let us know if you are planning to share a bible verse, a poem or song at the beginning of the new year 2021 – contact Gerald McGrath mcgrathg@queensu.ca. This will be a live get-together over zoom and teleconference.

Follow this link:

https://queensu.zoom.us/j/96492372239?pwd=N0M4NTZzQXBlVXZYbUxwakNzdFViZz09

Or phone +1 613 209 3054 (or +1 647 374 4685)

Meeting ID: 964 9237 2239  Passcode: 777560