Summer Festivals
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 (4:00pm - 7:00pm)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!  

You are invited to a Neighbourhood Summer Festival at St. Thomas Anglican Church on Wednesday, July 3 from 4pm - 7pm.  This event is a free event that is being hosted by St. Thomas.

Come on out and enjoy a free BBQ, Lawn Games, Live Music, Crafts, and a Bouncy Castle on the front lawn of the church.  No need to sign up, just show up!  This is a great opporutnity to meet the neighbours and build community connections in our little neighbourhood!

We look forward to seeing  (and meeting) you! 

Advent Festival and Kids Christmas Market

Every year, during the month of St. Thomas hosts an Advent Festival and Kids Christmas Market.  We also organize a kid's only Christmas Market for kids to have an opporutnity to shop for Christmas gifts for the grown ups in their lives.  All items are priced at $1 and our very friendly volunteer elves help kids to find the perfect gift for their loved ones and help to wrap all gifts so that kiddos get to gift their parents a Christmas present that they picked out by themselves.  

While waiting for your turn to shop for presents families are invited to hang out in the church to enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, Nativity Photo booth and winter campfire. 

All proceeds from our Chrismtas Market are donated to our Christmas Fundraiser Charity.

2024 Advent Festival and Christmas Market date are TBD.

Neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 19, 2025 (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Every year on Easter Saturday we host a Neighbourhood Easter Egg Hunt!  Our congregation donates thousands of chocolate eggs in preparation for the hunt.  Families are invited to join us at 10:00am on Easter Saturday at which point the hunt will begin.  PLEASE NOTE: The egg hunt starts promptly at 10:00am - 10:30am followed by snacks and Easter crafts in the basement hall.  

 

Turquoise Table and Little Libraries

Turquoise Table is a global movement started by Kristin Schell who was on a mission to find ways to love her neighbours!  One day she decided to set up a picnic table on her front yard.  She painted it turquoise and began inviting friends, neighbours and strangers to hang out and do life together at the Turquoise Table.   Little did she know that a new concept of hospitality would unfold in her neighborhood, and before long The Turquoise Table® would lead to a movement of Front Yard People—ordinary people who long to create community right where they live.

Today, there are Turquoise Tables all across America from California to Maine. In all fifty states and in eleven countries, Turquoise Tables have become a symbol of hospitality, a safe place to sit down and connect over a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea.

St. Thomas is pleased to have a Turquoise Table in our front yard!  We invited anyone who are passing by to take a seat and enjoy the love and hospitality of St. Thomas!  You are also welcome to take advantage of our new "Little Library" set up beside the turquoise table.

Take a seat.  Stay a while!

Turquoise Table
Ecumenical Mission of Strathcona County
SAVE THE DATES: October 20 - 23, 2024

Each year, churches from all around Strathcona County join together to host the Ecumenical Mission. The mission gives Christians from different denominations an opportunity to learn, visit, eat, pray, and sing together. Churches take turns hosting meals and events, chairing the planning committee, and inviting a guest speaker for the year.  The Ecumenical Mission has been going for over thirty years, and has furthered a true spirit of cooperation among participating churches. We are blessed to be involved with this unique ministry. 

Ecumenical Mission
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
Working towards a truly just, healthy and peaceful world

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. With the support of Anglicans across Canada, PWRDF partners with organizations working to increase healthy pregnancies and births, reduce gender inequality, relieve hunger and break the cycle of poverty in the world’s most vulnerable communities. Against a backdrop of climate change, PWRDF strives to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

Visit their website for more informaiton and to support the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF