Dear Friends,

As you know, wonderful moments (such as holidays and weddings) don’t happen unless we lock them in and start making plans towards them.

This year we have another wonderful moment coming up in the life of our church: the Home Houseparty (which only comes around every 2 years). And with the Home Houseparty just around the corner, (well, 5 weeks away), I thought it might be good to hear from a few people why they are planning to attend this year.

Here is what they said:

I am also looking forward to the Home Houseparty – for a number of reasons. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Simon will teach the book of James. I’m also looking forward to coming together for some heart-stirring, roof-lifting praise. But I think one of the richest things we have at St Thomas’ is the sense of ‘family’ that we get when we all come together. There is room for everyone as the 8-month-olds are welcomed and held, and the 80-year-olds are loved and celebrated. So whether this is your first year at St Thomas’ or your fortieth, this will be wonderful ‘big-family’ moment as all three congregations come together.

To quote a wise minister… “So ‘can’ you come? ‘Can’ you commit? ‘Can’ you get free for the weekend?”

If you can come, just head to to register.*

Let’s make this a great moment as we celebrate the Lord’s many blessings to us and as we think about how to press on in light of his return.

In Christ,

* Note: if you don’t have access to the internet then please ask a friend with a smartphone, or even just ask me, and we will be happy to register you on the spot – it takes all of one minute if you have your credit card details handy. Or you can always phone (the amazing) Amanda at reception (8908 4800) and she can help get you registered.