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New Small Group Opportunities
Two new groups are ready to launch. Catherine Thompson & Kathleen Jay will facilitate ‘Women of the Old Testament’ & Rev. Barbara Nangle will lead ‘Liturgy 101’, looking primarily at the Book of Alternative Services. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board.

Bullseye Small Groups
Following-up the sermon series, we would like to establish as many small groups as we can who will work through the six discipleship markers together. We have a short, simple book called "Bullseye: Practical Ideas for Individuals and Groups." These groups would begin the week of October 15th and continue for six weeks (with the option to continue depending on the desire of each group). Rev. Kelly will be asking members of the congregation to serve as facilitators (questions for each week provided). Groups can range from two people to six people, so if you just want to study with a friend or with your partner, or in a group of three with two friends, these are also options and you can be included among the groups!

Bible Study with Rev. Kelly
Rev. Kelly’s Friday morning Bible Study will resume on September 15th. We will be studying the Book of Jonah. 11am in Browning Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Ministries
Members are urged to consider joining in one of our parish’s many ministries. Consider your God-given gifts. If you feel moved to help, please talk to Rev. Kelly, Tracy or one of our Wardens to see where your gifts might be used. Ministries in need of particular help at present include: Altar Guild, Messy Church, Welcome Wagon, Decorating Committee, Community Dinners, ACW.

Fall Sermon Series
Beginning September 10th, our focus will be on discipleship, following the six markers of Christian growth as described in the book “Bullseye: Aiming to Follow Jesus.” Each week, one aspect of discipleship will be explored, including interviews with members of the congregation. Check the Tidings for more details!

ACW
The ACW are looking for the following items to distribute to various missions. Milk bags 4L: which are shipped to third world countries to make mats, slightly used back packs in support of the AIDS committee of North Bay and area. Every few weeks there will be something else listed that we are in need of. Thank you for your help.

Forward Day by Day
You can find the devotionals at the back of the church. $1.00 each.

New Worship Service
Together with Community Living of South Muskoka, St. Thomas’ is pleased to offer a twice monthly worship service geared toward the developmentally disabled. This will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 3:15. The next service is June 6th. All are welcome.

Fundscrip
You only have to donate the time it takes to buy the cards!! We all eat, we all buy groceries, we all have birthday, and we all buy gas. So why not buy your groceries with pre-paid cards for YIGS or Food Basics? You can get them right here at the church on Sunday mornings after the service or in the office during the week. This is one way that we can all contribute to fundraising here at St. Thomas’!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Altar Guild - is in the greatest need of assistance!

Garden Group - Volunteers welcome for spring through autumn seasons; help when you can, call Sybil at 705-637-0550 for more details.

Projectionist - positions available for the 10:30am service on Sundays; rotation basis

Sunday Coffee Hour Hosts - greatly needed for the fourth Sunday of each month

Sympathy Teas - a great need for volunteers to bake at home or set up or serve or clean up. If you think you would be able to help in any capacity, please call the Church office at 705-645-3486.



 

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