Weekly messages are provided at the services. Copies of thesemessages are available in .pdf format on request from the office.
The Parish hosts other fixed-duration groups and events throughout the year such as:
- Marriage and Parenting courses,
- Discipleship / confirmation Groups
- Alpha (introduction to Christianity)
- Special focus topics during Lent
- 'Carols by the Beach' singers
- Baptism information sessions
BELOW:A baptism, a message on the Psalms, and Bishop Chris presents an award to people at St Thomas for work with Youthcare.
RIGHT: Hand modelling by the children acknowledges the joy we can bring others through use of our hands.
Groups with which we are involved include:
Girls’ Brigade (pictured below): For girls in grades P-12 is an international girls' ministry (www.girlsbrigadeaustralia.org.au). 4th Hobart Company partners with the Parish of Howrah Sandford, and meets weekly during school terms at Emmanuel Christian School, Rokeby. Along with a devotional time led by members of the church, girls are grouped by age with trained leaders to play games, work on craft projects, discuss topics, sing, dance, and act.
For more information, email email@example.com or phone the parish office.
Order of St Luke is an international healing ministry (www.osl.org.au). A local chapter meets at St Thomas’, Howrah once a month and in constant prayer for people in need.
Anyone interested in participating in this ministry may phone the parish office.
Howrah Men’s Shed is a community-based, not-for-profit, non-commercial organization that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.
Howrah Men's Shed was established by men from the community - some of whom are part of St Thomas’ church. It currently operates 6 days a week 9am - 12 noon and is for men of all ages.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Parish office on (03) 6247 9700.
There are many other groups we support locally and globally.
ABOVE: Chat'n' Eat, Card Making, the men planning an activity, &High Tea
BELOW:Women's day at the Men's Shed
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