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PARISH NEWS


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

BBQ
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, September 14th at 4pm we will have a parish-wide BBQ at St. Ambrose in Baysville. This will be a low-key fellowship event designed to help us get to know one another better. More details to follow but please consider attending.

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.


St. Ambrose

Bible Study
Resumption of Bible Study at St. Ambrose: Suggested dates are Sept. 16th, 23rd and Oct. 7th and 21st at 9:30am on Monday mornings. Please let Shelia Johnson know if you would like to attend or if the times/dates do not work for you. s_d_johns@hotmail.com. I so appreciate Shelia’s willingness to help with this organization. Rev. Morrison


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

Schedule
Please join us for our summer Sunday services at 11am including Labour Day Sunday and Thanksgiving Sunday at 7:30pm. Also please note that a Special Vestry meeting will be held September 1st after worship.


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

ACW
An ACW meeting will be held on September 14th at 10am in Browning Hall. All ACW are welcome to attend.

ACW Deanery Meeting
ACW Deanery Meeting is being held on September 18th at Trinity-All Saints, Bala. RSVP to Margot Almond 705-645-5467 if interested in attending ASAP.

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.

Bible Study
Rob and Connie Knighton’s bible study is on Thursday nights at 7pm at their residence. All Are welcome.

Rev. Kelly’s Bible Study
Rev. Kelly’s Bible Study starts September 13th at 11am in Browning Hall and we will be studying Revelations.

Messy Church
Messy Church is finished for the year and will resume on Sept. 27th.

Garden Group needs help
The team is down to two members! They meet Thursdays at 10am till 11am. If you can pick weeds, garden, rake, please come out and help.

Mark your calendars!
Archbishop Anne Germond will be with us on Sunday, September 29th (2pm) for a service of Confirmation and an afternoon tea. If you would like to explore being Confirmed, or have questions, please see Rev. Kelly.

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.

Day by Day
Available 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’!

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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