Announcements – April 23 - 29, 2017
Meetings up and coming:
1. Staff Meeting- Mon. Apr. 24th 9:30 am
2. Bridge Club – Mon. Apr. 24th 1-3 pm
3. Jr. Choir – Mon. Apr. 24th 4:30 pm
4. Brownies – Mon. Apr. 24th 6:00 – 7:30 pm
5. Belleville Choral Society – Mon. Apr. 24th 6:30 pm
6. Pathfinders – Mon. Apr. 24th 6:45 pm
7. Zen Meditation – Mon. Apr. 24th 7 pm
8. Stitchers & Knitters– Tues. Apr. 25th 9 am- noon
9. Regional Children’s Choir – Tues. Apr. 25th 5:30 -7:30 pm
10. Wednesday EUCHARIST – Apr. 26th 9:30 am
11. Jr. Choir – Tues. Apr. 26th 4:30 pm
12. Quinte Youth Chorale – Wed. Apr. 26th 5:30 – 8:30 pm
13.Quinte Grannies for Africa Dessert Bridge – Thurs. Apr. 27th 1pm
14. Jr. Choir – Thurs. Apr. 27th 4:30 pm
15. Solfege class- Thurs. Apr. 27th 6:30 pm
16. St. Thomas’ Choir rehearsal- Thurs. Apr. 27th 7:30 pm
17. Belleville Beavers Fri. Apr. 28th 6 pm
18. Jr. Choir – Fri. Apr. 28th 6 pm
19. Clean-up Day – Sat. Apr. 29th 8:30 am - ?
20. Paint Night – Sat. Apr. 29th 7 pm
Coming events/ Activities
Pastoral Care Meeting will be held today after the 10:30 am service in the
ST. THOMAS' CHORAL ACADEMY: Open Rehearsals
St. Thomas' Choral Academy has the double mission to offer a free and
excellent music education to both children and adults, and to offer sacred
music of the highest possible quality for the worship services at St. Thomas'.
The curriculum is based on the models of English cathedral and collegiate
choirs. We use solfège(also known as tonic sol-fa) to teach sight-singing.
JUNIOR CHOIR: For Children and Teens (from 8 to 15 years old)
Sunday, April 23rd, from 12:15 to 1 PM
CHERUB CHOIR: For Children under 8 Years Old
Sunday, April 23rd, from 12:00 to 12:15 PM
Paint Night Information
Saturday April 29th at 7:00pm St. Thomas’ will be holding the first paint night
in the church hall.
Everyone is welcome. No artistic skill required. Come on out for a great night
with friends as you are shown step by step how to create a beautiful piece of art work that you can take home to enjoy.
Tickets for this fundraising event are on sale now! Cost: $45.00
Through Laura Zufelt, Stacey Fraser or at the St. Thomas Office
If you would like more information on this great night check out instructor
Margie’s website http://justfortodayiamcre.wixsite.com/mysite OR her
YARD CLEANUP DAY - Saturday, April 29th. This is a time of fellowship when people get together and spent time outdoors. If you can spare a few hours to help, it would take less time to complete the work and it would be greatly appreciated. Please consider spending some time with us beginning around 8:30 am. We need your help!!!!
DID YOU KNOW? (from PWRDF)
While our national myth has been that Europeans arrived in North America to find a relatively empty land, estimates of the population of the Americas prior to European contact run as high as 112 million, or roughly one quarter of the entire population of the world at that time. By 1650, the indigenous population was less than six million, due mainly to the ravages of disease.
ST. THOMAS’ BRIDGE LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER- Thursday, May 18th
12 – 1pm is lunch 1-3 pm playing cards
Price is $20 and tickets are available from Betty Thompson.
Later Life Learning Lecture Series
“Current Issues in Public Policy”
A series of 5 lectures- 10 am until 12 noon held at St. Thomas’ Church
Wednesdays – April 19, 26, May 3,10 & 17, 2017
Please see the flyer on bulletin boards for more information.
Help needed: If anyone is interested in joining our team to look after our
property flower gardens please contact the church office or Sandra Mouland. The team is getting smaller in number and our beautiful flower beds need our attention.
Visitors always comment on the loveliness of the property and its gardens so we
hope we can continue to maintain them. Thank you for your assistance.
BIBLE BOOK CLUB
The Bible Book Club continues to THRIVE! We will be starting to read
the bible from cover to cover after Easter.
We meet Monday 11:00 to 12:00 noon at Christ Church. This year
we selected a modern version of the Bible, “The Message”. It is
available in large print from our bookstore for $50.00 including taxes.
I cannot guarantee Judges or Lamentations will be easier to
understand, but we will persevere. Everyone is welcome.
Please call: Deacon Kate Ann 613-827-3471
Christ Church 613-968-3478 St. Thomas’ Church 613-962-3636
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 list on the Parish Activities bulletin board and
Bob is donating those fees back to the church.
Fabric, Yarn, Garden Tools and craft supplies SALE
Start saving these items to donate for our sale being held on Friday,
May 26 (evening)and Saturday, May 27 (morning). Please wait until the
week of the sale to bring in donated items. Thank you.
Brunch – There will be a Sunday Brunch served after the May 28th 10:30 am service. Come and join us for eggs, sausage patties, homemade beans and biscuits!
Bridge Street United Church Food Ministry
April’s “End-of-the-Month Meals” – Tues., Apr. 25 and Thurs., Apr. 27 – Doors open
@ 4:30 p.m./hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. – Bridge St. United Church Gym
(Use 60 Bridge St. E. entrance).
“End-of-the-Month” meals are prepared and served in the same fashion as “Inn from the Cold” meals on 2 of the last 7 days of each month (dates vary, so be sure to check the schedule).
“TGIF - Thank God It’s Friday” Frozen Meal Distribution – every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., 60 Bridge St. E. entrance of Bridge St. United Church. Registration is required on your first visit only – show ID for each meal you wish to pick up.
For more information about these food programs visit www.bridgestreetchurch.com (then “our missions”) or call the church office at 613-962-9178.
UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS IN THE QUINTE AREA
BELLEVILLE CHORAL SOCIETY Presents “Out of Africa” concert on Sunday, May 14th at 3 pm
Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St, E, Belleville
With guest performer Eddie Baraka Mony from the University of Indiana,
Jacobs School of Music
Tickets are available from Elizabeth Mitchell.
A Cappella Quinte Presents “O Canada – Canada’s 150th Birthday”
Sat. April 29th at 7:30 pm – Maranatha Church, Belleville
Tickets - $20, students $5.00
Special guest – Jeanette Arsenault
See Music Board for more details.