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PARISH NEWS

New Small Group
A small group titled “Christian Reflections on the Environment” and “Is God Funny?” will be starting up in the New Year. It will be a two part series of four sessions each. Sign-up sheet is in the hallway. Any questions see David Patterson or call him at 1-705-999-1313 or email at david.patterson@alumni.utoronto.ca.

Church Calendars
The 2018 Church Calendars have arrived and are on sale for $5.00. Please see Margot or Tracy.

Newcomers
If you are a newcomer to St. Thomas. WELCOME!! Please join us for fellowship after the 10:30am service in Browning Hall. If you wish to give your address, email address and phone number so that we can add you to our Parish List, please place this on the offering plate or give it to Rev. Kelly. Thank you.

BIG THANK YOU
The ACW’s Annual Christmas Fair was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, to those who donated items and of course to all the shoppers! Fun and fellowship was had by all.

Annual Vestry Meeting
The Annual Vestry meeting will be held Sunday, February 4th at 12 noon.

Parish Council Position
The position of People’s Warden will be available for election at Vestry. Nominators should get the permission from the person they would like to nominate ahead of time.

Update on Lion’s Club Dinners
We are in the process of working out the details for these dinners and have been told they won’t begin until next September. I will call a meeting of everyone who signed up sometime in June/July to organize who would like to do what. Thank you. Tracy

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.

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.

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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