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.

Charity Event for Evangel Hall

Come and join us!

On Saturday, November 10, join us for a fabulous evening of live music and a delicious buffet. Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to have some fun and enjoy a splendid night, all for a great cause!

It’s a great opportunity for:

Date Night  Dance the night away with your better half.

Ladies Night Out — Catch up with your besties.

Staff Appreciation — They’ve worked hard; it’s time to loosen up!

Proceeds from Gimme Shelter will go to ehm’s client programs — providing food, shelter, and supports to people who are homeless or living in poverty.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

6:30 pm

Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club

141 Wilson Avenue


Tickets are $195 each and $1800 for a table of ten.

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


Presbytery of Pickering visititation

The Presbytery of Pickering, in its desire to maintain a relationship of support and care between the Presbytery and its congregations, will soon conduct its regular visitation to our congregation. A small team from Presbytery will attend worship on Sunday, October 21st Following worship, the team will meet with the congregation. We hope you will be able to attend.  You are also encouraged to participate in the visitation process by completing a visitation questionnaire. Confidential, completed questionnaires must be placed in a designated sealed box no later than Sunday,October 14th. Completed questionnaires will be forwarded to the Visitation Team in advance of the visitation.