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​​News from the Pews
a weekly update of events and activities
Please join us on
The Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, at 11:15 a.m.
as we are led in worship
by Rev. Bruce Lungren.

We are led in worship each Sunday by either our  supervising minister, Rev.Dr. Éloi Gunn, members of our congregation or guest worship leaders. Rev.Gunn is also the Chief Instructor and Deputy Commander of the Canadian Forces Chaplain School and Centre in Borden, Ontario. In case of need, he can be reached by leaving a message at the church office  at 418-692-2640 or call him directly at 581-995-2640. 

Chalmers-Wesley choir practises from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays in preparation for our weekly Sunday anthem and hymns. All are welcome. 

To celebrate the Christmas Season, a Potluck Lunch will be held following the worship service on Sunday, Dec. 9. Start planning now about what you might bring to the communal table, and let a member of the Social Committee (Susa Bernard or Danielle Kaymore) know. See the notice board in the kitchen. 

Power Yoga classes with Susa take place in the lower hall every second Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. The next class will be held on December 8. For more details, contact Susa at [email protected]  

PLEASE NOTE: Now that winter weather is here, to protect our floors from salt and slush, please bring indoor footwear to put on after you remove your boots at the entrance to the lower hall. Thank you. 


Give to the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign and help deliver some goodness this holiday season!
The 23rd Community Christmas Hamper Campaign is now underway! From Sunday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Dec. 9, you can help “deliver some goodness” by giving to this wonderful community initiative in any or all of the following ways:
Food: Drop off non-perishable food at Chalmers-Wesley or any one of several other sites around town, including at Eastern Québec Learning Centre during the International Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (3005 Rue William-Stuart) or at the Morrin Centre (44 Chaussée des Écossais) during Voice of English-speaking Québec’s Holiday Happy Hour on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Money: Write a cheque, give cash or donate online towards the $30,000 annual objective. Funds are needed to buy fresh produce and other goods to supplement donated items. Cheques can be mailed to Community Christmas Hamper Campaign, c/o 2000 - 1270 chemin Ste-Foy, Quebec, QC  G1S 2M4. 
Time: Help collect, sort, pack or drive: There are a variety of tasks that will need volunteer power right up until delivery day on Dec. 15.
For more details about how you can contribute, please visit qchampers.ca, email [email protected] or call Hamper Headquarters at 418-684-5333, ext. 1474. Follow the Quebec City Community Christmas Hamper Campaign’s Facebook page. 

About the Campaign
Since 1995, the Community Christmas Hamper Campaign has been delivering goodness to over 200 homes in the Quebec City region during the holiday season. The organizing committee of this huge annual initiative is composed of representatives from 18 organizations in the local English-speaking community. Heartfelt thanks to you – our donors, volunteers and numerous partners – for your unwavering devotion to this act of kindness toward those in need.

Friday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 8 – The Quebec Art Company presents six performances of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m., and Dec, 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. at CEGEP St. Lawrence (Industrial Alliance Auditorium), 790 Ave. Nérée-Tremblay.
General admission $20. Students or 65+ - $15. Groups of 10 or more $15 per person. Reserved seating: tickets must be ordered and paid for online at quebecartcompany.com.  If you do not have access to a computer, speak to Shirley Nadeau about tickets. 

Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. – International Supper at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, in the Kirk Hall, 45 Chaussée des Écossais in Old Quebec. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for youth 12 to 18, and $5 for children from 5 to 11. Free for children under 5. Reservations are recommended, as this event sells out quickly. Please call 418-456-8113 to reserve your tickets.

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