Welcome to St Thomas's Church
St Thomas's is an encouraging community of Christians in Lancaster. We welcome enquirers and people who are just looking. We also respect the fact that not everyone may wish to stay, but we hope you will.
Our longing is to know Jesus Christ better, to see his kingdom reign and to see growth both here and in the links we have with other churches locally and overseas. We do hope to be able to welcome you into our large lively all-age congregation.
Are you interested in exploring the basics of the Christian faith? Or have you been talking to a friend who is? Then come along to the inter-church Alpha course which starts on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm in Esquires Coffee House. The course will be hosted by Jon Scamman (St T's) and Chris Drury (LFM), with talks given by leaders of different churches in the Hope network. The St T’s table(s) will be hosted by Alan Williams, Chris Park, and Dan Brown. For more information, find a booking form on the welcome desk or download one: City Alpha Form.
St Thomas's Events
Looking at the prayer of Colossians. Meeting fortnightly on Mon evenings, 7.45, next time 28th April in the upstairs centre.
Lancashire youth Jazz Orchestra with Lancaster Grammar School Big band, at St Thomas’s Church on Friday 25th April at 7.30pm Tickets £8 (con. £5). They played at the last Easter Festival and were much admired.
'Holding On To Hope'
None of us make it through life without suffering. It comes in different forms, at different times, but inevitably it comes. How we can respond to suffering we have experienced or will experience in the future in a way that will draw us closer to God rather than estrange us from him? Author and speaker Nancy Guthrie will be teaching at a day conference from the book of Job. Saturday 3 May 10am St Clements Church, Manchester. To book a place: http://www.churchflyers.co.uk/shop/tickets/tickets-holding-on-to-hope or speak to Karen Soole for more information.
Cap Money Course
Our next CAP Money course starts on 8th May and runs for two weekly sessions at 7.30 pm in the upstairs lounge of the church centre. The coaches are Penny Park and Meg Eagles and can be contacted via the church office. information at CAP Money web site https://www.capmoney.org where you can also register
adventure with Doug Horley and saltmine theatre company will be coming to Preston Charter Theatre on Fri 9th May., the show features 14 brand new songs and stunning puppetry, £8 for children, £12 for adults and a family ticket £35 ( 2 adults 2 children). For more information: www.duggiedugdug.org/noah
May 17, 2014 is the 8th Run for the World event on Morecambe Prom. Please sign up for 1, 5 or 10km at: r4tw.org/morecambe or take a form from the welcome desk. The money box challenge is also happening – take a box today! For more details contact Martin Bateman via the church office.
Tots To Talkers
Practical Parenting is a five week course running in May and June, aimed mainly at parents of very young children. For details please see the flyers on the welcome desk or talk to Sarah Evans or Phil and Linda Hendry.
PACT Holidays 2014
Christian summer camps for those aged 9-17 (sch. yrs. 4-12) with or without a church background SPECIAL OFFER: bring someone who is new & get a £20 discount. More info from www.activities.org.uk, brochures in church, Chris Maude or Richard Silman.
Confirmation and Baptism Service
8th June, 7 pm. At this special service, we will be offering baptism by immersion, and also confirmation, with Bishop Julian, the new Bishop of Blackburn.
Holiday at Home
We are planning a 'Holiday at Home' for older people from 19th-21st August. This will involve speakers, activities, lunch and afternoon tea each day. If you would like to offer any ideas or even get involved in planning and putting on the event please speak to Jeanette Main via the church office.
needs 2 more leaders. Contact Sarah Evans via the church office.
Are you skilled on a musical instrument or more than competent on a computer? We need more people to be a part of the ensemble music team for the 9am service. We also need people for the computer rota for the 11am service. M.A.S.H - Making Sundays Happen - it's over to you!
We need; volunteers to deliver the meals in the parish; . Contact Susie Shearsby or Jane Nicholds via the church office.
CAP Job Clubs
Christians Against Poverty have a network of Job Clubs run through local churches. If you’re interested in running one, there are training days on 27th & 28th June. Contact Jon Scamman, Penny Park or Meg Eagles
Could You Join A Junior Church Team
Explorers team at 9am need 1 more, and the primary groups at 11am need 2 or 3 more people. You would be joining a fabulous team on a twice a month basis. Please contact Sarah via the church office.
Can you help to run our weekly events? Do you have a vision for how we can better serve, support and equip the 20s+30s in St Tees and in Lancaster? Speak to Alice Parry via the church office.
www.1stepstep.org . Is looking for a new treasurer to take over at the end of March 2014. The committee meets usually on the 3rd Thursday in the month. If you are interested and would like more details speak to Chris Rowbotham via the church office.
Stories To Live By
This is one of the regular blogs on the TALK-ABOUT café church website, designed to get people thinking and talking about matters of faith. Read it at http://tinyurl.com/talk-about-cafe-church. You can register there to have the new blog each week emailed direct to you.
If you are interested in joining an existing one or a potential new one, contact Richard Silman, or have a chat with any of the existing Home Group Leaders.
11-17 May is the national door-to-door collection for Christian Aid. If you would be interested in helping to either deliver or collect envelopes in a central Lancaster ‘patch’ during that week, speak to Doreen Silman
Christian Muslim Encounters: Research Sympsium
will be taking place on Wednesday 7th May 2014 at Lancaster University. Registration is essential through: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christian-muslim-encounters-research-symposium-registration-11144689065
Lancaster Baptist Church
on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9pm we hold a very relaxing craft evening. A few of us meet together, bring along something to do and chat together. If anyone would like to join us they are very welcome. Come in at the side entrance on Robert Street.
Pilgrimage To Malta
28th May to 4th June lead by retired clergy from Lancaster. Details from www.toursforchurches.co.uk