Calling All Our Bakers

Calling All Our Bakers of St. Andrew’s-Chalmers church, for baking donations to our annual Bazaar and Bake Sale, being held Saturday, November 24th, 2018.

We are requesting 2-3 dozen of your family favourites to be included in our St. Andrews favourite’s plates. Any other donations of pies, tarts, cookies, loaves and candies would be greatly appreciated.

Please drop off your baked goods on Friday, November 23rd, between 6-8 pm.

Volunteers are needed to package the baked goods on Friday evening and/or to staff the bake tables on the day of the sale.

The Ladies Association

It’s hard to believe

Christmas is near.
Come help us spread
Some Christmas cheer.

The Ladies meeting will be in the Ladies Parlour on Tuesday, Nov 20th at 7:30 pm. Joyful Johann will get us in the Christmas Spirit with a hymn or two.  We will spread Christmas Cheer by picking our annual Christmas donations at this meeting. Is it too soon to show Christmas Spirit? The Lady with the most Christmas Spirit will win a prize. All Ladies are welcome to join the fellowship, fun and food. Singing Sandra and Lyrical Laura will provide the refreshments for the meeting.

Remember the date! Our Annual Christmas Craft/Bake sale will be

Saturday, Nov 24th.

The Ladies are in need of some Christmas elves.

If you can help with baking please contact Baking Betsy.

Merry Mary is looking for gently used books and Christmas decorations.

Are you feeling Christmas crafty? Please contact Inspiring Irene.


If you would like to purchase a 6 inch potted Poinsettia, (greenhouse quality), in memory of a loved one, there are sign up sheets on the bulletin board, in St. Andrew’s Hall. The approximate cost should be between $7.75-$8.00 each. They will be placed at the front of the sanctuary during Advent, and can be taken home Christmas Eve. Please remember to indicate who the Poinsettias are in memory of. Cards will be available at time of payment, on December 2nd,2018. Contact Betsy Convery for more information.

Pinegrove Pioneer Church Carol Service

The carol service takes place at the church located on Con.Rd.7 (Main Street) just north of Durham Rd. 21, 7 PM, Tuesday December 4.

Once again Jennifer Neveu and the Bella Nove girls chorus will be presenting special Christmas music. Jennifer Carroll will be reading a Lucy Maude Christmas story.

As the church only seats 110 people suggest you plan to arrive early.

A great way to start the Holiday season. For more information please speak to John McCutcheon

Soup Lunch

The Community Soup Lunches will begin again on Wednesday, October 10th at noon in St. Andrew’s Hall.  All are welcome to come out for great soup and fellowship.  Cost is donate what you can.  All proceeds support the Loaves and Fishes Foodbank.

Job Posting : Administrative Assistant

St. Andrew’s Chalmers Presbyterian Church



Position Title:            Administrative Assistant (part-time) 9:00am-1:00pm


Accountable To:          Directly accountable to the minister and through the minister, to the Session


Job Summary:


Responsible for providing administrative support to the minister; coordinating room bookings for church and community groups; ensuring a good communication chain between the session and members of the congregation; providing a warm and welcoming presence to visitors and members during the week; providing assistance to the Treasurer. Ad hoc member, church liaison for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank Board.


Function Tasks and Responsibilities


Administration * Pick up and open mail; distribute and/or respond appropriately
  * Prepare Open LP service projection or provide volunteer with service information
  * Maintain up to date congregational mailing and email lists
  * Order office supplies as required
  * Order supplies for worship as directed by the minister, i.e. bulletins, funeral bulletins, candles for Christmas Eve, offering envelopes, etc.
Communication * Facilitate communication within the congregation and in the community for events and as an information center
  * Prepare service PowerPoint for announcements
  * Post to social media and web site as requested
  * With the minister vet all requests for posting promotional materials
   * Facilitate communication between staff members re building maintenance and building use needs.
Finance * Ensure proper posting of givings and income
  * Issue offering envelopes
  * Send thank you notes and receipts for individual donations
  * Issue charitable donation receipts & quarterly giving reports
  * Provide support for special fundraising campaigns
Reception * Provide necessary communication and information related to the food bank (the church telephone number is the number for the food bank)
  * Act as a welcoming presence for all people entering the church for any reason during the week
  * Coordinate room rentals and bookings by church and outside groups, prepare applications, distribute leading with care and church use guidelines, receive donations and fees for church building use.
  * Coordinate distribution of church keys to members and rentals
Admin Support * Coordinate the preparation and distribution of the annual report, minutes of the annual meeting.
  * Weekly staff meeting, participate in staff prayer time
  * Provide information regarding pastoral needs to the minister, district elder and prayer team
  * Maintain confidentiality of pastoral care and food bank issues
  * Provide support for Clerk of Session
  * Maintain Marriage, Baptism and Burials registers.
  * Assist in the preparation of promotional materials, for visitors, social media and website
  * Encourage volunteers
  * With the pastor, receive benevolence requests.



Position Requirements


The ideal candidate will:

  • Possess skills in Windows 10 and Office. A knowledge of Quick Books, Social Media, Canva, Mail Chimp are an asset.
  • Be well organized, accurate and efficient. Be able to coordinate and meet deadlines.
  • Be patient and tactful with people coming to the church
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Be willing to work in a church environment and be supportive of the mission and ministry of the congregation – an understanding of The Presbyterian Church in Canada is an asset