We're into Ocsober already - for those who don't know about it, Ocsober is a fundraising campaign by Life Education Victoria aimed at raising funds to help with drug and alcohol education of young people. Team members agree to cut out alcohol for the whole month.
St Thomas' has a team and you can join or sponsor someone by going to our fundraising page: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/stthomas and click on Join this team or Donate Now.You'll need to contact Chris Appleby to get the password if you want to join the team.
Our Garage Sale on Oct 17 was a great success with lots of people coming through to pick up a bargain - and there were a few bargains to be had!
The St Thomas' team worked very well before, during and after the event to raise a good sum towards our annual budget. Here are a few photos from the day.
Plants kindly donated by Scotsburn Nursery in Keysborough
Gordon & Bill cooked up a storm on the BBQ
Stalls will include
Books, Tools and Hardware, Kitchen and Cooking items, Crockery, Furniture, Bric-a-Brac, Travel goods,
Clean clothes, Asian origin goods, Plants.
Children's activities provided,
a Sausage Sizzle,
Cakes, and Devonshire Teas.
44 Station St Burwood, 3127 Map
Donation of Goods accepted.
If you have any items you would like to donate,
call Neville on 9808 4863.
We can collect your goods or they can be dropped off at the church.
On October 4th we gave tahnks for our animals - both large and small. Lots of people brought their pets to church to give thanks for the comfort and companionship they provide and we celebrated the greatness of God's creation and thought about how animals had figured in some of the great acts of salvation history as recorded in the pages of the Bible.
Congratulations to Paul Wheelton who has just been awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday honours for his service to children and youth - some of which has been carried out here at St Thomas' over the past 20 years.
Paul was honoured at a dinner arranged by Life Education Victoria on Sunday June 7th.
More photos are on our photo album page