Ways to give financially

Giving cash in the collection plate. We are thankful to those who begin their giving this way, or choose to give this way when visiting with us.

Giving by donation envelopes or cheque. Numbered donation envelopes are available from the church office at your request. You can email us or call during office hours. The church is a able to give receipts for tax deduction purposes. These are issued on a yearly basis in February. They can be picked up at the church office, or mailed to you.

Online through the church website www.standrewschalmers.ca or directly through the Canada helps website; look for St. Andrew’s Chalmers, Uxbridge.

Through PAR or pre authorized giving. This form of giving is administered through the United Church of Canada, and is a direct withdrawal from your bank account on a monthly basis. Forms are available from the church office, and donations can be changed or stopped at anytime with two weeks notice required to process the change.

PAR forms are available on the back table or the sanctuary. Speak to Betty Bingham if you have any questions.

Growing Together Fund Applications

The Session has approved an application form for the “Growing Together Fund”. Forms are available from the church office. Application for Mission, Outreach and Special Projects for 2018 will be considered according to the policy approved by the congregation, i.e. $2500 and under, approval is by the Session; $2501 and above, congregational approval is required. There will be four disbursements from the fund per year – February, May, August and November. All applications must be received by the end of the month prior to the disbursement month in order for the Session/congregation to have time to approve and seek the funds through the Trustees. An annual reporting of the funds disbursed will be presented to the congregation.

150th Anniversary Celebration Cookbook

In 2019, St. Andrew’s-Chalmers will celebrate 150 years of our historic church building in! To coincide with this special milestone, our planning committee is preparing a wonderful custom cookbook that will feature family-favourite recipes from our members. The cookbook will be professionally published and is certain to become a treasured keepsake.

Please submit 3 of your favourite recipes so you can be represented in our church cookbook! Submissions can be made online at www.cookbookprinter.com (username: standrews / password: chalmers). Submission forms are also available at the back of the church and in St. Andrew’s Hall (on the bulletin board). All recipe submissions are due by June 15, 2018. Please speak with Bev O’Hearn if you have questions.

Quaker Hill Cemetery

The Trustees are planning on doing some upgrading to the SACPC Cemetery-Quaker Hill. A landscaped pathway and Cremation Wall is planned for the site. If you are interested in knowing more about the proposed changes, or would like information regarding the purchase of a niche please speak to Bill Cornelisse.

 

Community Sunday Planning Committee

In November 2017, our church hosted a weekend event with Dr. Ken Callahan and discussed ways to reach out to the community and grow our church. We committed to planning 2-3 “community-focused” services, which will focus on special themes that directly tie-in with our community. To help plan and facilitate these special services, we need a planning committee of 3-4 volunteers. If you are interested, please sign up in the Hall or speak with David Phillips.

Children’s Sunday School

There is a sign up sheet on the Children’s Ministry bulletin board for Sunday School Teachers, LIT’s and Shepherds for the rest of 2017. Our goal is to only have volunteers signed up one Sunday a month.

A reminder to all those involved in Children’s Ministry and who have children in Children’s Ministry that there is now an after Sunday service program where the kids will stay until parents are ready to leave. Parents must come to the Sunday school room to pick up their children.

Thank you to all those that serve our children and provide care and teaching for them.