This week's notices

 
 

Sunday 18th November: 2nd Sunday before advent

Presiding minister & Preacher: Revd Catherine Lack

 

Calendar of Services

26 November

Christ Sovereign

TBC

3 December

Advent Sunday

Revd Catherine Lack

10 December

2nd Sunday of Advent

TBC

 
 

This is Interfaith week. Catherine would like to invite you to do something to mark the week: that may include coming to an event, or talking to a Muslim neighbour, asking them about their faith. There are quite a number of events, including a "Voices of faith" Interfaith dialogue at Central Mosque, Grainger Park Road, on Wednesday evening. Make a difference.

Thursday 16th November 5.00pm at Monument. Interfaith gathering to commemorate the visit of Revd Dr Martin Luther King to Newcastle 50 years ago. All welcome. Following the interfaith event, there is a Christian service at St Nicholas' cathedral starting at 6.00pm at which Bishop Christine will preach.

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd November: Lectures by James MacMillan, a composer: "Music, modernity, and the search for the sacred". What are the connections (or are there any?) between music & religion? 5.30 Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University. 

The Christmas Fayre is nearly here! 25 November, 12-4pm.  We can use donations of bottles and raffle prizes, as well as volunteers to bake cakes and staff stalls. Even if you can’t stay for the whole time, we’d love to see you, so pop in and say hi. Please speak to Wendy if you can help!

Advance notice: Newcastle University Carol Service Wednesday 13th December at 5.30pm. All welcome

We decided at the last meeting of the Discussion group that we will pause, until after Christmas. Watch this space - but probably next meeting in January 2018. 

The drains are now complete. That means all the building works are now complete until after Christmas. By the time you read this we should have received the grant from the National Churches Trust; and "Cards for Good Causes" are in place. Please support both them and our own shop.

SUGGESTIONS WELCOME for fundraising ideas for the building works. Whether you know somebody who could perform a concert or event, or whether it’s something off-the-wall, please come forward! Please speak to Hannah or another member of FSG, or simply come along to the meeting after the service.

 

We are running out of "favourite hymns". This means that if anyone would like to suggest hymns to sing at St Thomas' in the next few weeks, please speak to Catherine. 

 

If you have a bit of time free on a Saturday morning, we need volunteers to help serving teas and coffees. This is to provide a welcome to the community, as well as raise money for the reordering project. Lizzie is now looking after the rota for this (Thanks, Lizzie!). Please sign up on the notice at the back of church if you can help, 10.30am-1pm Saturdays.

 

St Thomas' is now on Twitter! The address is @sttomsnewcastle which is the same as the website. Many thanks to Lizzie, who set it up for us, and even tweeted the Lord Mayor's service! 

 

Don’t forget to return your moneyboxes when they’re full! If you need a new one, please see Hannah. All funds raised go towards the reordering.

 

Suggestions for this website always welcome.We do our best to keep it up to date, but can't always manage it. if you'd like to help, please do speak to Catherine or to Jonathan. 

 

 

St Thomas the Martyr: For God, for the city, for the future

 

The Herman Schier Vestry is now available for bookings

 

One very simple way of helping us  is to enrol with Everyclick and Give as you Live so that every time you search on line (Everyclick) or buy (GAYL) a donation will be made to the heating fund at St Thomas the Martyr Trust.. 

To find out more go to

     http://www.giveasyoulive.com/?f=everyclick.com

and enter St Thomas the Martyr Trust as your chosen recipient - it's as simple as that!

There is also a donations box in the church building.