Messy Church

Thursday November 30th
St Thomas’ Church Hall 3.30-5pm

We’ve got all sorts planned

Messy Church is really relaxed and fun. You walk around the different activity tables choosing which you would like to join in with. Someone will explain what you need to do and the grownup who is with you will give you a hand if you need it (all under 11s need an adult with them).

At 4.30 we all get together for our celebration time and then we have chicken wraps at 4.45 followed by Christmas muffins you will have decorated yourself earlier!

Come along and find out more about how all these activities point us to Jesus at Christmas time.

If you want to know more (or you have special dietary needs) then please contact Sue (07877 704645 / sue@stthomasandstlukesch.apps-1and1.net)

Voices of Freedom concert

Kelsey Roby and Shannon Gillespie are organising a concert on Friday November 17th at 7:30pm to raise awareness of modern day slavery which is rife in this country. There will be a mixture of worship and relevant secular songs with video clips and stories of lives that have been changed through City Hearts. The concert will be free with the opportunity to donate to City Hearts.

Church leaders urge social care to be at the heart of the election campaign

The Hope Charter movement is calling for political candidates to put care for the vulnerable at the heart of their election promises

Church leaders across Merseyside and beyond are backing a faith led campaign to put the protection of services to the vulnerable at the heart of the election campaign. The Hope Charter, a document that affirms social care as a basic human right and calls for the protection of services to the vulnerable.

More information is available on the Diocese of Liverpool web site.

Archbishops of Canterbury and York voice election concerns

Ahead of the general election, the Church of England’s most senior clergymen: the Most Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Most Reverend John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York have written a pastoral letter to parishes and chaplaincies.

The archbishops call for a “just economy”; one not over-reliant on debt that “risks crushing those who take on too much”.

Fit for the Future

Bishop Paul’s Easter message

View this year’s video Easter message from Bishop Paul to all in the Diocese of Liverpool.

2017 Africa Fund Brunch

We are holding a brunch to raise monies for our Africa fund on Saturday 1st April from 10:30 to 1pm in the church hall. Delicious soups, sandwiches and homemade cakes will be on offer. There will also be a number of stalls including a tombola and raffle. Please come along and help support this life saving work. More information on the fund is available on our Africa fund pages.

Carol Singing

A group of Carol singers from St Thomas’, St Luke’s and other churches were in good voice this morning at the Gerard Centre.

Christmas Countdown

I recommend watching this great video which reminds us of the real meaning of Christmas.

Christmas shoebox appeal

If you are able to, please fill a shoe box with useful and fun items for a child in desperate poverty this year. Ready decorated shoe boxes are available to buy again this year (40p each from Cheryl). Leaflets containing all of the necessary information are on the table at the back of church. Filled shoe boxes should be brought to St Thomas’ or St Luke’s on Sunday 6th November please. More information is available on the Samaritan’s purse web site.

Thank you.