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PARISH NEWS


Email
If you have changed your email or mailing address please let the office know. Thank you.

Online Bible Study
There will be an online Bible Study offered as well on Mondays from 11am-12pm (Exodus) and 1-3pm (The Gospels) starting Sept. 16th. Renowned Bible Scholar Linda Langdon will be hosting. If interested please contact Linda at 705-476-0791 or email at linda@christchurchnorthbay.ca for more info on how to connect.

A reminder
All are welcome to join in at St. Thomas' Bracebridge for a stewardship workshop on Saturday, January 18th. It's called "Inspire, Invite, Thank - Getting started on encouraging generosity in 2020" and it will be led by Susan Graham Walker, Manager of Congregational Giving & Stewardship, Anglican Church of Canada & United Church of Canada. We will begin with coffee and light refreshments at 9:30am and will finish the workshop no later than 2pm. Lunch provided. Please call St. Thomas' office at 705-645-3486 to let us know that you are coming. A modest registration fee to cover costs will be charged and is yet to be determined.


St. Ambrose

ACW
The ACW at St. Ambrose are collecting donations for bed kits for Sleeping Children around the world. Each kit is $35.00. Please make your cheque payable to SCAW. It can be given to an ACW member or dropped into box provided at the church. A receipt will come from SCAW Corporation directly to donor. Thank you.


St. James

Schedule
Please join us for our summer Sunday services at 9am including Thanksgiving at 4:30pm and Christmas Eve at 4:30pm.


St. John

Closure
St. John's Fox Point - In the fall of 2019, the congregation voted to close this historic building. However, the people themselves are invited to attend their "brother" church, St. James Port Cunnington. There will be no Christmas Eve service in 2019 at St. John's.


St. Mary Magdalene

Thank you
Many thanks to Knox United for the use of their sanctuary at this time. All services for St. Mary Magdalene’s will take place at Knox United at 1pm until further notice. The central office for St. Mary Magdalene is St. Thomas’ in Bracebridge. Please feel free to call 705-645-3486.


St. Thomas

Coffee Hour Volunteers
Due to illness or vacation we have lost a few of our volunteers and are looking to recruit some new people. It would require you to come in once a month an hour early to set up the coffee hour and to stay after to help clean up. If interested in helping please see Margot.

January Bible Study
All are welcome to a three session study of the Old Testament book of Haggai. We will meet Fridays at 11am on January 10th, 17th and 24th. Please speak with Rev. Kelly if you have any questions.

Church calendars
Church calendars are now available for 2020 at $5.00 each. 2020 Agendas are here and are on sale for $5.00 each, see Rev. Kelly for yours.

New Bible Study
Women In The Bible is being held on Monday nights at 7pm here at St. Thomas’. For more info please call Catherine at 646-0537.

Rev. Kelly’s bible study
Rev. Kelly’s bible study is finished for the year. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Bible Study
Bible Study with Rob and Connie Knighton will resume in the New Year.

Newcomers
If you are a newcomer to St. Thomas. WELCOME!! Please join us for fellowship after the 11am 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.

Christian Meditiation
Christian Meditation is held at St. Thomas every Monday from 3:30pm till 4:30pm. All 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’!

We now have Tim Horton’s cards in denominations of $15 or $25 dollars! Please see Tracy during office hours or Catherine Thompson and Mary Mitchell after Sunday service in Browning Hall. Doing a big spring home renovation? We have Home Depot cards too!


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 Tracy at 705-645-3486 for more details.

Projectionist - positions available for the 11am 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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