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Midweek News
What's on: Sunday 22nd May 
 
Join us at 10.30am, in church and at our Intergenerational Service in the hall, as we continue our series on Ruth, exploring Ruth 3: 1-18. 
 
Join us after our morning services for tea and coffee - we'd love to see you. 

Join us for our 6pm service. Details below. 

If you're in Year 7 up, join us at 7.20pm-8.45pm for our Youth Worship Service. Packed with games, mates, tuck and lively worship. 



6pm Service:

We continue to look at stories from Luke's Gospel and we will explore the healing of Blind Bartimaeus Luke 18:v 31-42.

To help us explore Bartimeaus' healing are: 
Adrian Picton, who is registered Blind. 
Tim Rourke, a pioneer minister who was a previous chair of the Diocese' disability group.
Rosie Welch, a GP.

We will be on Zoom this Sunday and you are most welcome to join us in our worship of God. If you want the Zoom link please email Tim Wheeler on timothyjameswheeler@gmail.com. The link will be open from 5.45pm. We are really looking forward to worshiping with you.
Let’s talk about….
 
Over the next few months it would be really helpful for me (Gary) to have a number of open conversations with people about various aspects of Church life, both to hear peoples thoughts and feelings, and to plan for the future. To help as many of you as possible to attend we will hold each conversation twice, one in an evening and once during the day, please choose which ever works best for you. 
 
Let’s talk about... Services and Worship:
Monday 23rd May at 7.30pm in the Church building
or
Tuesday 24th May at 2pm in the suite
 
If you are unable to make these times but would like to chat to Gary about any of these things, please get in touch with the office. 
Join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

Tuesday 31st May, 1.30pm-4pm: Thom's Golden Folks Garden Party
Tickets for any over 60’s are £10 and are available from Pauline Kelshaw and Christine Macpherson and on sale at the back of church after each Sunday morning service in May. First come, first served only 80 tickets available.

If you have any unwanted gifts that could be used for the free raffle, please speak to Christine. Thank you!
Sunday 5th June, 12-3pm: Queens Jubilee Community Fun Day.

Please save the date, spread the word and plan to join us!

There are also plenty of ways to serve, including: set up, pack down, face painting, supervising inflatables, crafts, fete games and more! Please do email the office if you are able to help at this event.  
We'd love for you to join us at New Wine: United, as we gather together to worship God. Click HERE to take a look.

Gary and Clare will be there for both weeks, and others from St Thomas are attending Week A (23-28 July 2022).

There are now Day Tickets available too if you would like to just come for the day. There are also hotels near by (Marriot and Holiday Inn Express) if you would rather not camp! 

Click HERE to book. 
News from CMS in Ukraine. Alison, Valery and Anya have paid a visit back to Kyiv to see how church members who stayed behind have got on. They need you prayers as they look for God’s guidance in what they can do next. See https://churchmissionsociety.org/blog/prayer-news/ukraine-witnessing-destruction/
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