Announcements – April 15- 21, 2018
Meetings up and coming:
1. Staff Meeting - Mon. Apr. 16th 9:30 am
2. Bridge Club – Monday, Apr. 16th 1 pm
3. Jr. choir – Mon. Apr. 16th 4:30 pm
4. Brownies – Mon. Apr. 16th 6 pm
5. Belleville Choral Society – Mon. Apr. 16th 6:30 pm
6. Pathfinders – Mon. Apr. 16th 6:45 pm
7. Christian Meditation- Mon. Apr. 16th 7 pm
8. Stitchers and Knitters – Tues. Apr. 17th 9am - noon
9. Quinte Youth Chorale – Tues. Apr. 17th 5:45pm- 8:30pm
10. Wednesday EUCHARIST – Apr. 18th 9:30 am
11. Later Life Learning Lectures – Wed. Apr. 18th 10 am - noon
12. Jr. Choir – Wed. Apr. 18th 4:30 pm
13. Quinte Children’s Choir -Wed. Mar. Apr. 18th 5:45 – 7:30pm
14. Jr. Choir – Thurs. Apr. 19th 4:30 pm
15. CFUW meeting– Thurs. Apr. 19th 7 pm
16. Solfege – Thurs. Apr. 19th 6:30 pm
17. St. Thomas’ Choir rehearsal – Thurs. Apr. 19th 7:30pm
18. TGIF Cooking - Fri. April 20th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
19. Jr. Choir – Fri. Apr. 20th 6 pm
20. Beavers/Cubs – Fri. Apr. 20th 6 pm
21. Quinte Youth Chorale – Sat. Apr. 21st (afternoon)
Coming events/ Activities
Thank you to Claire McKie and her assistant Susan Fleischer for providing the delicious scones last Sunday. What a wonderful treat and fundraiser for the church!
Pastoral Care Meeting- Today, Sunday, April 15th after the 10:30 am service (in the library).
An Afternoon with JS
A major choral project will be presented at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Belleville TODAY, Sunday afternoon, April 15th, as the closing event of “Music at St. Thomas’.“ “An Afternoon with JS,” (JS being JohannSebastian Bach) will reunite St. Thomas' Choral Academy, a professional chamber choir from Montreal, and the Odin String Quartet from Toronto. The programme will feature Bach's Concerto in C minor for two harpsichords transcribed for organ duet, the Sanctus in D minor, the Cantata No. 4 (Christ Lag in Todesbanden), as well as two works written by the music directors to celebrate St. Thomas' Church's bicentennial. The concert will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.
Admission by donation.
Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir - Sunday, April 22 at 2 pm
Your Bicentennial Celebration Committee has worked hard to bring this renowned choir to St. Thomas as part of our 2018 celebration. We hope that you will support us and come to this very special concert. Ticket price is just $20 and tickets are available from the church office, Quinte Arts Council office, Arden’s Music, Pinnacle Music Studios or any of the committee members who are as follows: Coral Belch, Bonnie Dobson, Jean Hamelink, Robert Johnston, Elizabeth Mitchell, John Mark Robertson, Heather Rutledge, Elizabeth Semlitsch, David Smith, John Uttley. (Rev. Brad Beale is also on the committee but we have spared him from selling tickets!)
Later Life Learning Lecture Series “ Great Cities of the World”
A series of 5 lectures- 10 am until 12 noon
St. Thomas’ Church
Wednesdays – April 4, 11, 18, 25, & May 2
Please see the flyer on bulletin boards for more information.
The Trenton Citizen's Band is presenting a Community Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 14, 7 pm. All proceeds will be going to Grace Inn, the soon- to- be- opened regional homeless shelter, in Belleville. Admission is free but a goodwill offering will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome to come and support this great cause.Trenton Wesleyan Church, 274 2nd Dug Hill Road, Trenton.'
BELLEVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY
Show Tunes, Broadway and Messiah Choruses
Sunday, April 29, 2018 3 pm
Bridge Street United Church
Tickets $20 in advance At the door $25 Youth (6-18) $5
Camp Hyanto is open in 2018!
Our Diocesan camp is operating sessions this August. Visit www.camphyanto.com for details.
Time at camp is an enriching experience where campers grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually while living outdoors, learning new skills and making friends. Camp experiences last a lifetime!
Financial assistance for children at St. Thomas’ or associated with St. Thomas’ is available from the Janet Hoyer Memorial Fund and the David Schofield Fund in order to assist with paying camp fees.
“Camp Funding Request Forms” are available in the office. For any further information please contact Heather Rutledge or Barb Gilbert.
Sharpening Services- Bob Owen is willing to sharpen your garden and lawn tools as well as your knives and other blades so please bring them into the church office. There is a price liston the Parish Activities bulletin board and Bob is donating those fees back to the church.
Calling All Gardeners!!!! (and those interested in gardening) A meet & greet meeting will be held in the Library on Tues. April 17 at 11:30 am. Meet the other gardeners and exchange ideas for the upcoming season.
Cooperative Cooking Session – ongoing volunteers needed
The March Cooperative Cooking Session was such a success that we’ll be doing it once a month! We will cook up 60 individual dinners that will be frozen and ready for distribution through the TGIF program. Each Friday afternoon, TGIF gives a balanced, nutritious frozen dinner to people who need it. By supplementing the supply of frozen dinners, St. Thomas’ is making a much-needed impact on food insecurity in our area.
Can you help?
morning shift: 9:00 am – 12:00
need 4 volunteers to prep food and help cook
afternoon shift: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
need 4 volunteers to pack meals and help with clean up
Please email Sheila Stanley at email@example.com if you are available for either of these shifts. Lunch included!
I will be preparing a rotating roster of volunteers for our monthly cooking sessions, so we can all mark our calendars.
Next session: Friday April 27
St. Paul’s Church deconsecration service will be held on Wed. April 18 at 7 pm.
Have a Look!
If you haven't seen it yet, please take a moment when you exit the double doors of the Parish Centre to view the new plaque. This was purchased by your Bicentennnial Celebration Committee (using our Strawberry Social proceeds) to mark our establishment in 1818.
Save the Date!A Parish Luncheon has been arranged for Sunday, June 3 at the Greek Banquet Hall, following the 10:30 service. This is another event organized by your Bicentennial Celebration Committee to celebrate 200 years. More details will be available next week so stay tuned!
Selina Harley is looking for donations for their Silent Auction at the “Come to the Souq” event. Contact information is listed in the invitation below.
LET’S MAKE A CHOIR under the direction of Michael Faulkner present “Stairway of the Stars” Two performances Wednesday May 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday May 6 at 2:30 pm, at St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 520 Bridge St. E. (Corner of Bridge & Farley). Free will offering. For more information please contact Michael Faulkner 613.391.1541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.