CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH US
ST. THOMASí CHOIRS PRESENT A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LESSONS &
The Choirs of Saint Thomas' Anglican Church, Belleville, will be presenting a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Saint Thomas' Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, December 21st.
The service will be presented in the traditional style of King's College, Cambridge. The Junior and Senior choirs, conducted and accompanied by music directors Matthieu Latreille & Francine Nguyen-Savaria, will present Christmas carols and anthems. The congregation is also invited to join in singing some all-time favourites.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.
FINDING YOUR VOICE READING WORKSHOP
On the morning of November 15, many people who present the scripture readings during our Sunday Services, participated in a workshop led by Peter Norman. Peter has a background in theatre, and stage acting. We investigated a variety of approaches to presenting sacred text verbally, as well as different methods of preparing for presenting the reading. The participants found this a very worthwhile workshop, and valued the opportunity to focus on something which can so easily be taken for granted. All learned, and came out with a renewed sense of the importance of this cornerstone to public liturgy. Thank you, Peter - very well done.
Recently, St Thomasí parishioners, dressed in period attire, volunteered to tell the story of some of Bellevilleís deceased, many of whom were buried more than 150 years ago in the graveyard at St Thomasí church. Visitors who joined in the tour of the graveyard were treated to a brief glimpse of life as it existed around town during the 1800ís along with some insight into the lives of those being portrayed.Fall 2014 read here
Adult Christian Education At St Thomas'
St. Thomas' values our ongoing Christian formation and education. It is good for us to be stretched, and challenged, and be introduced to new or different ideas. Such an exercise can either enrich and strengthen our currently held beliefs and assumptions, or open up whole new ways of looking at things. As we broaden our thinking we tend to become more inclusive, more deeply understanding how others might see any number of things differently from us.
This year, our small group Christian education and formation will focus on three available programmes. They are
These Groups will meet on their own schedules, and be safe places within which to further learn and grow as followers of Jesus and His way.
For further information on program schedules and locations please contact the office at St Thomas' during weekday working hours.
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Capital Campaign 2014
At a special vestry meeting held on 4 May 2014, St Thomasí parishioners approved a motion to proceed with the repair and restoration of the churchís stained glass chancel window.
The reconstruction of the window was completed at the end of June. The capital campaign has been extremely well received and successful thus far. As a result of the generous level of donations, the campaign has exceeded the costs of the project with a projected funds excess that will be set aside for future capital needs. The costs of the project have been covered and paid by donations received thus far. To date, approximately 90% of parishioners have been advised of the campaign.
This campaign will continue until the end of November in order to provide time to complete canvassing and allow outstanding and future pledges to be managed. Pledge forms are available from the office or are available for download here.
In order for the expenditures to be shared amongst the parishioners, it continues to be important that you indicate your commitment by completing this pledge and delivering it to the office as soon as possible.
Baptism - For information on being baptised, please go here
Weddings - If you are interested in celebrating your wedding at St. Thomas', please go here
Children and Youth- St. Thomas' values young families sharing in our ministry. Check out our fun and lively programmes