Chalmers is a congregation committed to life long learning. There are several groups, that meet on an ongoing basis. As well, throughout the year many groups meet for four to six week sessions including: Bible study, faith formation and spirituality.
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Women of Chalmers
Our mission is to provide opportunities for women of the congregation to gain a sense of community and fellowship within our church. The Women of Chalmers provide fellowship, education and service through our many efforts in the congregation. We host several fundraisers throughout the year directing monies raised to a worthy cause within the congregation, the community or beyond. Watch for the Christmas cookie sale in early December.
The women of Chalmers also host potluck suppers five to six times a year, providing times of fellowship and education the whole congregation.
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The Two Church Lunch and Learn Group
The Group meets at 11:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May to share LUNCH and fellowship. Following the meal, we LEARN from interesting speakers who share with us their knowledge and opinions on a wide range of topics. This is followed by a question and answer session with the program ending at 2 pm. The topics and speakers for our monthly Lunch and Learn meetings are chosen at an annual planning meeting, held every June, by a team consisting of five members from both Chalmers and Sydenham United Churches. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information on upcoming meetings please refer to our weekly Worship Service Bulletins.
Eleanor Neil Ladies’ Lunch Bunch
In 1992 Eleanor and Palmer Neil moved to Kingston and chose Chalmers United Church as their church home. At a Women of Chalmers meeting a few months later, Eleanor told the gathering about a ladies lunch group that had operated at their previous church. Those ladies would go out together to a restaurant once a month. Eleanor asked if anyone would be interested in forming such a group. Thus our Ladies’ Lunch Bunch was born. Eleanor led the group by making reservations and inviting new people until her untimely death in 2003. In memory of Eleanor, we decided to name the group the “Eleanor Neil Ladies’ Lunch Bunch.”
We visit many restaurants in Kingston. Our December Christmas lunch is always held in a private room at a restaurant, at which time we invite extra guests and have a fun gift exchange.
We meet the first Friday of each month. All ladies of the congregation are very welcome. If you are new at Chalmers, it is a wonderful way to get to know people.
This group has ceased meeting for now. – Sept. 2020