Our next Fairtrade stall will take place in the church hall after the 10.45 service on Sunday 16th February. You can make a real difference to people’s lives by buying some food or gifts. Please try and support this worthwhile cause even if you only purchase one item. If you buy any fair trade goods from our stall, rather from the supermarkets, then you are helping to support Traidcraft who reinvest their profits into the communities of their producers. You can find out more about our support of Fairtrade on our web page.
The February edition of the Church magazine is now available.
You are warmly welcome at St Thomas this Saturday (21st December) to join us for Christmas Praise together with friends from Beacon, Bryn Baptists and Hope Church. All details are on the poster.
There is an exciting opportunity for young people to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme at St Thomas’ and St Luke’s.
We are starting new groups in September 2019.
A meeting to provide information about the scheme for potential participants and parents / guardians, and an opportunity to meet the leaders is due to take place in St Thomas’ Church Hall for:
Bronze Award – anyone in year 10 and above (in September 2019)
Sunday 22 September 2019 7:30pm
Start Date 6 October 2019
All meetings will be held in St Thomas’ Church Hall, Warrington Road Ashton-in- Makerfield
For further information please contact Ceri Mansell on 01942 727417
The team from Spring Harvest who will be leading us on September 19th has recently been announced. We will be blessed by having such inspirational Christians with us. Please hurry along and get your ticket. All details are below.
Over the summer holidays Bishop Paul is encouraging people to undertake The Rule of Life. This has 6 components:
Reflection 1 – Called to Pray
Reflection 2 – Called to Read
Reflection 3 – Called to Learn
Reflection 4 – Sent to Tell
Reflection 5 – Sent to Serve
Reflection 6 – Sent to Give
You can signup to follow the associated study by going to https://www.ruleoflife.org.uk/ and clicking Sign Up
Thursday 19 September 2019 7:30 pm – St Thomas, Ashton-in-Makerfield
Gather together for an evening of heartfelt worship, inspiring teaching and an opportunity to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts tells the story of a small group of apprehensive disciples who found themselves UNLEASHED by the Spirit to go global and lead the new church of Jesus followers. We are the diverse and glorious Acts church today – if we grasp that and unleash its potential, life will never be the same.
Tickets priced in advance for £8 (£6 unwaged) or £10/£8 on the door are now available at https://springharvest.org/local/
Bishop Bev has written an excellent short piece for church magazines which you can read here.
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