Anxiety Course

BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING

“Be Anxious for Nothing” is a five-week online course on anxiety which is so prevalent right now. You can be part of the course on your computer or other visual device or joining by telephone. There is no cost but if possible we would like you to register in advance in order to get an approximate number who are interested. The information is on the poster that is attached. This is a project sponsored by the Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches in Uxbridge. There is no need for a church affiliation to be part of this five-week course.

Letter to the congregation

March 24th, 2020

To the members of our St. Andrew’s Chalmers Church family:

We hope you and your family are in good health and remain so. This letter will bring you up to date on our situation at St. Andrew’s-Chalmers. The events of the last few weeks have created a heightened level of anxiety for everyone – about jobs, about health, about relationships with family and friends and about making ends meet. Organizations of all sorts are facing decisions on how to adapt to these changing conditions.

Churches are among them. And, like other organizations, a major area of concern is how to make ends meet. Put bluntly, how to maintain a flow of funds to pay expenses. Finances are always an issue, but with no worship services and no offering, this issue has become more pressing.

A group under the leadership of Rev. Sean has identified ways in which we can all help our financial position.

  1. We have revised our annual Budget by finding a number of areas to reduce and postpone – hopefully on a temporary basis.
  2. We urge you to maintain your monthly support of the church during the period when we are unable to hold worship services. Here are some ways to do this:

–          by E transfer. Please call the church 905-852-6262, if you need help.

–          by mailing a cheque to the church at  40B Toronto St. W., Uxbridge, ON L9P1G9

–          by dropping a cheque at the church    (Tuesday 9-10 or Friday 11-12)

–          by becoming part of the very effective Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program. We use pre-authorized arrangements for convenient payment of taxes, utilities, etc. and you can support your church with the same convenience. A sign-up form is attached.

Please make a decision to join with other members of our congregation to help St. Andrew’s-Chalmers maintain our strong presence in the Uxbridge community. God is ready, anxious and willing to help us but we must take the first step.

Blessings, stay safe and good health to all.

Rev. Sean Astop, John Beattie, Betty Bingham, John McCutcheon, Ian Newton and David Phillips

Phone Number 905-852-6262

Online Happy Hour

Online Happy Hour— (Monday and Thursday at 4 pm) – Join Katharine Gebhardt and Rev. Sean and others from the church as we check in, chat, share encouragement and prayer.
Here’s how it works:
If you haven’t used Zoom before:
Your first time, you may need to download the Zoom App.
Each day that you want to join, follow these steps:
You’ll be asked for a meeting ID.
Phone the office at 905-852-6262 for details.
You’ll be asked to join by phone or by computer audio.
Follow the steps to check your Audio Settings (Both hearing and speaking).

Adult Bible Study

The Adult Bible Study has been postponed.

The material is here for the Lenten Study on “Forgiveness”. We will finish Colossians in the first 30 minutes on Sunday then start the Lenten study. It will go until Palm Sunday, April 5th.

Job Posting – Youth and Outreach Coordinator

YOUTH & OUTREACH COORDINATOR POSITION

 

This is a new position for St. Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church. The position requires someone with enthusiasm and initiative to work directly with youth and with the congregation to build relationships with Youth.

Accountability

The successful candidate will work closely with the minister/pastor, and be accountable directly to the Session (Leadership Team). The successful candidate will meet regularly with the Session and congregation for feedback, suggestions and encouragement.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate/run a program for youth (for ages 9-15) on Sunday mornings (Video, discussion, activities), coordinate a family-based Youth Ministry (helping adults mentor youth) See Mark DeVries book
  • In partnership with the minister facilitate an engaging intergenerational worship service (once a month) with youth participating in readings, offering, music, and other aspects of the service.
  • Promote and execute a youth group with other leaders (1 gatherings and/or events per month)
  • Work with a team of volunteers to outreach to youth and families in the community (monthly Messy Church program, https://www.messychurch.org.uk/what-messy-church-and-isnt)
  • Attend Sunday service regularly (2-3 Sunday’s min.) in order to develop closer relationships with the youth, families and the congregation

 

Requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Exhibit a deep sense of Christian faith including a passion and commitment to participate in Christ’s Mission, teach from the Bible and have an understanding of the theology and ethos of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
  • Demonstrate experience building relationships within the church, preferably in a leadership role working with youth and volunteers
  • Possess strong relational, leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, innovation and a positive attitude along with a passion/experience for developing new gatherings of people
  • Be required to work 20 hours per week in the congregation, incl. Sunday morning worship
  • Provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening Check.
  • Some theological education or courses would be an asset

 

Remuneration

The remuneration for this contract position is $20,000 per annum. (Deductions for income tax, CPP and Employment Insurance will be deducted at source as required by law). $5000 Budget.

Quaker Hill Cemetery

The Trustees have created some upgrading to the SACPC Cemetery-Quaker Hill. A landscaped pathway and a Columbarium are now on the site. If you are interested in knowing more about these changes, or would like information regarding the purchase of a niche please speak to Bill Cornelisse.

 

P.A.R.

Consider giving your offering through the Pre-Authorized Remittance Program. This is a convenient and effective way to give faithfully, in a consistent manner, as you have determined. If interested, please pick up a P.A.R. brochure from the table at the back of the Church.