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By: Chalmers United Church  09-12-2011

Chalmers United Church, Kingston, Ontario

 Chalmers United Church, a growing and changing congregation, seeks a designated Interim Minister for a period of two years starting September 1, 2011. 

This person will have experience in ministry with multi-generational congregations, and be able to  respect our traditions and embrace new ways. He/She will help us to clarify our goals and empower us to move forward into the future.  A statement of our Initial Goals for the Interim Ministry may be found online at <>  This person will also enjoy working in a worship planning team that includes our dynamic Director of Music.

Jim Reynolds, IMTC, Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie St., Kingston ON K7L 3K3.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

(includes available meals over the Christmas Season within the Kingston Community)

The Hilliker Preaching Lectureship Planning Committee has received word that due to a family crisis, Rabbi Margaret Wenig is unable to be present for the Nov 19-20, 2011  weekend.  As a result, the Lectureship at Chalmers United Church has been cancelled for this year.  We are doing our best to get the word out to others.

We are extremely disappointed in this unexpected change of plans.  We hope that you will pass the word to others with whom you might have shared publicity about the HPL weekend. 

Thank you.

Chalmers’ ministers, the Rev. Dr. Steven Chambers and the Rev. Beth Hayward are off to new congregational ministries in Vancouver in July.

Steven Chambers will join the ministry team at Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Beth Hayward will be in ministry at Trinity United Church.

The Coordinating Council of Elders (CCE) has been considering the need to revise and revitalize our governance structure. This model, which you can see described in a Discussion Paper on our website at, includes more frequent meetings of the congregation for increased communication and accountability, and four Mission and Ministry Clusters which will have:

“general oversight of all activities within [their] areas of responsibility: engaging in visioning, planning and making decisions about the appropriateness and effectiveness of particular programs and events in light of the congregation’s goals. Each will have the power to act within the constraints of the congregation’s self-understanding and its stated goals and the budget as determined by the Council and the Congregation.”

The Outreach Committee and people interested in local benevolent work, global work, refugee sponsorship and other similar areas are invited to gather in a new cluster on TUESDAY, MARCH 1 at 7:30PM IN MACCALLUM HALL. This cluster is tentatively titled: Public Witness.

If you are interested in a fresh new way to explore these areas of our mission, ministry and program life, then come to the cluster meeting that night. We will spend the first while in a wider circle, praying and reflecting on our mission and tasks, and then move into smaller groups. You will be invited to ‘self-identify’ your place in those smaller task-related groups – going where your passion and interests lead you.

Consider being part of this experiment in a new way of planning and leading in God’s mission at Chalmers. All are welcome.

Benevolent Fund

– This local outreach fund provides food and other support for people in the Kingston community.


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