Session is the governing body of the congregation and is comprised of elders who are elected by the congregation and ordained to serve Christ within the church and community. Chalmers has term-service for the Elders, meaning that they serve for six years at a time. Any professing member of the church may be elected as an Elder.
Christian Education & Faith Development
This committee looks after educational opportunities for children, youth and adults. In particular, they oversees Sunday Morning Youth, youth ministry, retreats, adult study groups including Bible studies, book club, etc., the library and Christian education for all ages.
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
For more information contact Linda Adamson
The Endowment team oversees the promotion and investment direction of the Endowment fund. The team annually disperses the income of the fund to Building, Mission & Youth projects. This five person committee changes membership every 2-3 years.
Meets: once or twice a year, as needed For more information contact Andrew Thibodeau
Outreach & Communication
This committee focuses on sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people of all ages and to invite them to worship God and follow Christ through the ministry of Chalmers.
Meets: 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
For more information contact Heather de Hoog or Erica MacKay
Leading with Care
LWC ensures that all groups and committees educate and train their members, and that policies and procedures are in place to create a safe environment for our adherents, members and outside groups connected with Chalmers Church. We have implemented a policy in which members, adherents, outside groups and committees who work with vulnerable adults and children are to have a police check.
Meets: 3 - 4 times per year.
For more information contact Keith Johnston
For police checks contact Doris Tutt
This Committee provides opportunities for the members of Chalmers to be involved in local, national and international missions. On a yearly basis, they support the Men’s Mission, the Ark Aid Mission, the Salvation Army, and many more local missions. From 2006 until 2009, they also organized a yearly trip to help rebuild the communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
For more information contact Linda Powers
The Pastoral Care Committee visits those who are ill or unable to come to regular services and distributes church bulletins to them, offers them an annual event of lunch and worship, provides funeral receptions and offers an annual Memorial Service, organizes monthly worship services at Meadow Park and assists with the area World Day of Prayer service.
Meets: the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30am
For more information contact Mary Taylor
Policy & Planning
The Policy & Planning committee regularly reviews the financial status of the Church as well as the plans and policies.
Meets: the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm
For more information contact Yvonne Daniel
This committee looks after the physical property of the church and manse. They ensure that all repairs are done as needed and monitor all expenses related to the church & manse (heat, water, etc.)
Meets: the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
For more information contact Bob Taylor
The Social committee plans social events for the congregation throughout the year.
Meets: the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
For more information contact Liz Gough or Shirley George
This team designs programs to promote the congregational sharing of gifts including time, talents and finances.
Meets: as needed
For more information contact Rev. John
The Worship committee provides oversight for the worship service in conjunction with the minister. This includes opportunities for scripture readers, hosting, music, drama, AV operators, and set up crew. This committee also co-ordinates the World of Welcome program.
Meets: the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm
For more information contact Maureen Bruff
Worship Planning Team
The worship planning team meets regularly with Rev. John to assist in the planning of worship and special services.
For more information contact Rev. John