Celebrating the new Republic of South Sudan
On Sunday, July 10th, we celebrated with our Sudanese brothers and sisters the formation of their new country, the Republic of South Sudan.
Office Staff Celebrate International Sextons' Day
On Friday, June 4th, the staff at St. Thomas' Church office had their second annual celebration of International Sextons' Day. Thank you to our sextons for their fantastic work in the upkeep of our church!
Christmas Dinner Interview with NTV News
Christmas Hampers 2010
Christmas Caroling 2010
Christmas at HMP 2010
Family Bowling Night, November 5, 2010
September 19th, 2010 Opening Anniversary Celebrations
On September 19th we began the celebrations for our 175th Anniversary. We used the same form of service used when St. Thomas' Church first opened for worship(the 1662 Book of Common Prayer) and our sidespeople dressed in period costumes. Archdeacon Sandra Tilley brought greetings from Bishop Cy(who was off the island that weekend) and Bishop Len Whiten was our guest preacher. During the service there as a special choir anthem and liturgical dance by Zion's Daughters. The service was followed by a BBQ behind the church. For information on upcoming events in Celebration of our Anniversary, please visit our 175th Anniversary page.
2009 Christmas Day Dinner
Wow, what a party we had on Christmas Day to celebrate Jesusí birthday. It was truly amazing! We could all feel the spirit of warmth, hospitality, laughter, music, kindness, and on and on it goes.
We, the Christmas Dinner Committee, would like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped make this Dinner possible. Itís all about team work and we truly are on Godís Team.
We served 257 in-house meals and 136 Take-Outs for a total of 393 meals served. God Bless you all and may you have a safe, blessed and Happy New Year.
2009 Turkey Tea Takeout
MANY, MANY THANKS: The Great St. Thomasí Turkey Tea Project certainly lived up to its name. We sold, prepared, and delivered almost 1200 turkey teas and made over $7000 to support the work of the parish. This was only possible because so many of you joined the team. We had 38 ticket sellers, 60 cookie bakers, 39 people doing prep work on Friday, 45 people on Saturdayís assembly line, and 35 delivery drivers Ė a total of 217 cheerful and willing helpers of all ages. It was a very good fundraising project and an excellent day of fellowship for our church family. We couldnít have done it without you. Thanks!
FALL FAIR UPDATE:
Many thanks from the Fall Fair Committee to everyone who helped in any way with our Fall Fair on October 3rd. We are pleased to report that our total so far is over $12, 800 which is more than this time last year. We are also expecting to receive more cash donations.
St. Thomas' Valentines Dinner 2009
The Rector receives a visit from Toni-Marie Claus, Christmas 2008
U2 Service New Year's Eve
This year's New Year's Eve service was a wonderful event. Our theme was "with the poorest of the poor" and we worked together with Oxfam Canada to raise money for the Make Poverty History campaign. Bill Hynd, local director of Oxfam, did an excellent presentation on poverty in the world and John Paul Westin gave a meditation on how the incarnation is the way God deals with the poverty of His children and creation. U2 & God (3in1) was a wonderful service with fantastic musicians playing cover versions fo U2 songs in an inspiring and devotional setting- the Holy Communion service. Musicians Alex Dinn, Ian Foster, the group "Foundation" contributed to a very memorable evening and a great launch into a new year of grace 2009!