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Join Fr. Brad, every Tuesday for 6 weeks starting 23rd of February on zoom at 7:00 PM. An opportunity to keep in touch with others, and dig a bit into the weekly readings, in a very relaxed and comfortable forum. Call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register before noon for the zoom link.
The weekly "Offering" began in April 2020 as a means of " Keeping in Touch" during the covid-19 pandemic.
Each week readers will hopefully find support, comfort, and joy revealed in topics of their personal journey of faith,
life, family, and food.
Rev. Kate Ann Follwell, Deacon
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Please check this website on a regular basis for updates
Return to Amber Stage
Glad tidings, of substantial and cautious joy. We are planning to re-open for public, Sunday worship on March 21, for our regular 8:00 and 10:30 services.
As with everything these days, a lot can change between now and then, but lets hope if things do change, they change for the better. Our protocols will be exactly as they were in the autumn when we were last re-opened:
1) Must call ahead and get your name on the list for the service you intend to attend, as our seating and capacity numbers will be limited as before.
2) Masks must be worn.
3) We ask folks to maintain social distancing, and exit the building promptly after the service.
4) Services will be under an hour in length, following all other government guidelines strenuously.
5) As before - do NOT burden yourself with guilt, or any other onerous thing, if you are currently uneasy with the idea of venturing out, or being around people right now.
We far prefer people be comfortable and safe; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In as much as I can’t wait to see folks, it is far more important you respect your own boundaries in terms of your assessment of risk, and the individual boundaries you feel you must maintain to stay safe.
TGIF Frozen Dinner preparation
Alternate Mondays, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
As you may know, a small group of volunteers has carried on the St. Thomas effort to prepare and donate 120 frozen dinners for distribution to those in need. What was a once-a-month activity with a over a dozen volunteers before COVID, has since morphed into an every-other-week cooking session with a roster of only 4 volunteers. As we head into the colder seasons and a possible “second wave", the need for these frozen meals is expected to increase.
Now that we are more aware of how COVID spreads and the best ways to protect ourselves, perhaps you might consider joining our small team?
We cook at Bridge St. United as it is a much larger kitchen that allows for social distancing at all times. There is a maximum of 6 people allowed in the kitchen at any given time. We wear masks the entire time and are extra careful about hand washing and sanitization.
Our partnership with Bridge St. United on this front has been very successful and a testament to what we as Christians can do when we work together.
Please contact the office at 613 962-3636 for further information.
Message from Fr. Brad
"Regardless of how thick or intense the darkness might seem, the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never overcome it."
St. Thomas' Food Ministry
Led by Sheila Stanley, St. Thomas’ Food ministry is one of the ways that St Thomas’ Anglican Church helps to address food insecurity in our community.
New Director of Music
We are delighted to announce that Robert Martin is our new Director of Music. He is a pianist, organist and singer with over eighteen years' experience playing in churches, almost twenty years as a voice teacher and over twenty five years singing professionally. We are confident that under his leadership, our Music Ministry will continue to enhance our worship.
A Caring Community
St. Thomas' Church delivers support for Wounded Warriors Canada. read more
Meatless Monday at St. Thomas'
Meatless Monday is a global movement that everyone can join – and enjoy! It’s easy, inexpensive and a chance to make a really make difference. Read more and find recipes.
Kitchen user education
Please stay current with proper kitchen safety and practices.
The Kitchen Manual can be found as a download in the Resource section of this website. This should be read periodically by all users to keep updated. Any questions should be directed to the church kitchen management team. This is important for insurance purposes.
Education sessions for those requiring supervisor training or those wishing an update will be held as needed. Please give your name to the office and the Kitchen Team will get back to you with the time of the next session. The education only takes about half an hour, but it’s a vital part of our compliance with local health and safety regulations, now that we have been approved to cook and serve food to the general public.
Register for training through the office by phoning 613 962-3636 or emailing email@example.com.
ST THOMAS' AND ST PAUL'S MINISTRY FUND-
Following considerable discussion, the purpose, funding sources, project proposals and application process have been redefined. click here to get all the details
HOYER MEMORIAL FUND for more information
MUSIC AT ST THOMAS'
Baptism - For information on being baptised, please go here
Weddings - If you are interested in celebrating your wedding at St. Thomas', please go here