christmas events 2019Groves Gospel Carols

Thu Dec 05 @13:30 - 15:30
Creative Cafe
Fri Dec 06 @09:30 - 11:30
Babes ’n’ Tots
Sun Dec 08 @10:30 - 11:45
No Morning Service
Sun Dec 08 @19:00 - 20:00
Carol Service
Tue Dec 10 @07:30 - 08:30
Prayer Meeting
Tue Dec 10 @14:30 - 16:00
Natter
Thu Dec 12 @13:30 - 15:30
Creative Cafe
Fri Dec 13 @09:30 - 11:30
Babes ’n’ Tots

Welcome to St Thomas'! We are a small, but growing, church in the heart of the Groves area of York. We are committed to reaching out into our local community – serving people who are in need, and above all showing God’s love as best we can. We want to celebrate what God is doing in this wonderful part of His world. 

We meet together each Sunday at 10.30am, and we hope that you will find our gatherings welcoming, family-friendly, and full of God’s presence. 

If you live in this part of York, you can be assured that we are praying that God will richly bless you and that you will know his love and goodness in your life. 

 

St Thomas News - 30th October 2019

Dear all,

Next Monday (7.30pm) is the return of Gospel Choir! There will be five Monday rehearsals before the Carol Service (Sun 8th December) - could you be join the choir for the next few weeks? This is a great outreach but also needs support from church members to really make it work. And, of course, the bigger the choir, the better for the carol service too.

Sunday 10th November is our special Remembrance service - 10.30am start as usual.

We will have another 'Taste and See' evening of worship and seeking God on Sunday 17th, 7pm. Please do let me know if you have creative ideas that might feed into these evenings.

There is a Men's Breakfast on Nov 23rd with a focus on thinking about men's ministry and activities in the future - continuing with breakfasts, other ideas. Please come and get involved with the discussion.

And in a weekend of breakfasts, we are also hoping to have a breakfast for families (especially for inviting those at Babes and Tots or other friends and contacts) before the All Age Service on Nov 24th.

CHRISTMAS is coming:

A reminder that I'm looking for someone to co-ordinate Besom hampers (this basically means being the contact with Besom, groups in St Thomas' who are making the hampers, and ensuring the hampers are delivered - we usually do about 10). Please let me know if you could do this.

Other things we are doing in Advent:
Christmas Carol Service - Sunday 8th, 7pm (No morning service on this day, but an encouragement to support the Door 84 community event, 12-4)
Christingle Service - Sunday 15th, 4pm
There will also be one or two women's events (details forthcoming) and various opportunities for carol singing, including at Community Sparks (in Door 84) on December 10th. Perhaps we should do a special Christmas cafe on election day?! (just thought of that).

Hope to see you soon,

Al

--
Rev. Alistair Rycroft
St Thomas' Church, York

"You will keep in perfect peace the one whose mind is stayed on You, who trusts in You." (Isaiah 26.3)