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Announcements – October 14 -20, 2018

  Meetings & Events up and coming:

1. Staff Meeting – Mon.   Oct. 15th    9:30 am

2. Bridge Club – Mon. Oct. 15th   1-3 pm

3. Brownies – Mon.  Oct. 15th   6 pm

4. Belleville Choral Society – Mon. Oct. 15th   6:30 pm

5. Pathfinders – Mon.  Oct. 15th     6:45 pm

6.  Christian Meditation- Mon.  Oct. 15th  7 pm

7. Stitchers and Knitters – Tues. Oct. 16th    9 am - noon

8. Jr. Choir & Cherub Choir – Tues. Oct. 16th  5:30 pm

9. Quinte Children’s Choir – Tues. Oct. 16th    5:45 pm- 8:30pm

10.  Wednesday EUCHARIST – Oct. 17th      9:30 am

11. Later Life Learning Lectures – Wed. Oct. 17th  10 am - noon

12. Jr. Choir – Wed. Oct. 17th     4:00 pm

13. Youth Chorale -Wed. Oct. 17th    5:45 – 7:30pm

14.  Jr. Choir – Thurs.  Oct. 17th      4:30 pm

15. Can. Fed. Of University Women- Thurs. Oct. 18th  7 pm

16. Solfege – Thurs. Oct. 18th    6:30 pm

17. St. Thomas’ Choir rehearsalThurs. Oct. 18th   7:30pm

18. Jr. Choir – Fri. Oct. 19th      6 pm- 7:30 pm

19.  Beavers/CubsFri.  Oct. 19th      6 pm (hall/loft)

20. Graveyard tour-  Sat. Oct. 20th     3 pm

21. Roast Beef Supper– Saturday, Oct. 20th    5:30 pm


 Coming events/ Activities

 Brunch will be served after the 10:30 am service today.

Please join us.


Church Calendars- The 2019 Church Calendars are now available.

 The cost is $5.00 and they would make great Christmas gifts.


Thank you to all of the volunteer gardeners who have worked so hard this year in making our church flower gardens so beautiful. Visitors are always complimenting us on our lovely flower beds.    From Sandra Mouland.


Later Life Learning Series- at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church

     ‘Controversy and Conflict in Contemporary Politics’

A series of 5 lectures - from 10 am -12 noon

Wednesdays - Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24  2018


Saturday, October 20, at 3 p.m., the Graveyard Tour returns due to popular demand and is being coordinated once again by Ev Hennessy. One man is still needed to be one of the people buried in the cemetery. It is not a demanding role. You simply stand and tell that person’s story as if it were your own. You don’t need to memorize the script, just read it or tell it as if you are that person. Costumes can be rented very cheaply from Pinnacle Playhouse and you can be reimbursed for that cost. Please call Ev Hennessey at 613-969-1393 if you are interested.

Saturday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m., the Roast Beef Dinner coordinated by Betty Thompson is a popular fundraiser. Adult tickets at $20 and Children tickets (12 and under) at $10 and children 2yrs and under are free, are available at the office or from Betty and others. Limited number of tickets available so get your tickets early.

Choral Evensong

The Choir of St. Thomas' Anglican Church, conducted and accompanied by music directors Matthieu Latreille & Francine Nguyen-Savaria, will be singing an hour of choral music at St. Thomas' Anglican Church on Sunday afternoon, October 21st. This year's evensong will feature music by English Renaissance composer Orlando Gibbons. Works to be performed include “Magnificat,” “Nunc dimittis,” and “O Lord, Increase My Faith” as well as two organ solos. This is a rare opportunity in this area to attend a Choral Evensong service as sung in Anglican Cathedrals for over 400 years.

The event will start at 4:30 PM. A reception will follow during which light refreshments will be served.

One Day Spiritual Retreat ‘Becoming Ourselves’

Ven. Max Woolaver, Parish Priest, Grimsby, ON

Saturday, Oct. 27th 9 am – 3:30 pm at St. Thomas’ Church

         A journey of spiritual discernment.

“The goal is to become better at ‘reading’ our own lives and more eager to engage our own futures in the light of a transformed and transforming practice of spiritual discernment in prayer.”

Please see flyer on Bulletin Boards for more information and sign up sheet.          


  Library – Is your life too busy for books? Take 5 minutes to relax and try one of our “Quiet Reads” featured in the Library this month.



 9:30 AM- 2 PM

This year the Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, November 3rd and we hope donations of the following items as well as people’s time and talents will be forthcoming.

      We are looking for baking for the bake shop, preserves, frozen meals, meat pies, sweets for the luncheon, candy, Christmas ornaments, etc.

If you are willing to help please sign up on the blue posters  in the Parish Hall or let Susan Walters (Fleischer) know.

Thank you for your support in this major fundraiser for the church.


One Day Spritual Retreat “Becoming Ourselves” Ven. Max Woolaver, Parish Priest, Grimsby, ON

Saturday October 27th
9:00 - 3:30
St. Thomas Anglican Church hall

A journey of spiritual discernment.

Join us for an engaging and informal workshop on the art, gift and work of spiritual discernment. We’ll have some fun together while responding to 3 brief presentations:

       encountering voices from the present and past

       spending time in quiet personal practice & reflection;                               

group conversation.

Our resources for the day will primarily consist of the Bible, the teaching of St John of the Cross, the practice of Holy Reading (Lectio Divina) and an engaging cross section of resources both ancient and contemporary. No particular level of Bible knowledge is expected or required.

Our goal is to become better at ‘reading’ our own Lives. and more eager to engage our own futures in the light of a transformed and transforming practice of spiritual discernment in prayer.

There could be an extemporaneous song or two along the way!

Come join us!
(Free will offering to cover lunch and refreshment breaks)