St. Thomas Updates - January 21, 2021

ANNUAL MEETING
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This year's VIRTUAL Annual Meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 31st. All primary and secondary voting members must RSVP to receive the zoom link prior to the meeting. Non-voting members of the community are able to watch the stream of the meeting on our Facebook page.

Below are several important resources:
for questions about the financials, please email Tom Benson at tompbenson99@gmail.com
Zoom Tutorial for Annual Meeting
We are offering two sessions next week for those that want to better understand how to use Zoom for our virtual meeting.

Monday, January 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26 @ 6:00 p.m.
The next installment of the Rector’s Discussion Group will begin on Tuesday, February 9th at 12pm. Jonah will be leading a discussion on N.T. Wright and Marcus Borg’s book, The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions.  This book offers insights from two vastly different scholars on such questions as: Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God?
 
The book can be ordered online. Please come prepared on February 9th to discuss the first chapter. The one hour discussions take place via zoom. All are Welcome!
Children, Youth and Family ministries are inviting you to join us for an afternoon of snow shoeing and fellowship. Sunday, January 24th at 1 pm. St. Thomas will be meeting at Galena to go snow shoeing on the Storybook trail. If you would rather, you can sled and hang by the outdoor fire pit, while enjoying hot chocolate from Pearls outdoor food trailer.

Snowshoe rentals are available and passes can be purchased at the Lodge. $5 passes for Adults and free for children under 18. We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget your masks and warm clothes. 

Please contact Liz Hickey if you are interested. Lhickey@stthomassv.org or 804-564-6127 with questions. 
Dear Friends,

I am excited to share with you that Brett Moellenberg will be coming on as full time staff. During the course of the pandemic, Brett has further developed our communications capabilities, and we realize this is something we want to continue long term. With the departure of Liz Hickey, we are able to make this move and retain savings in the budget for 2021. Brett will continue as Managing Director at St. Thomas Playhouse.

Jonah+
Indoor worship continues to be suspended at Bishop Brian's directive. This issue will be re-considered once Governor Little moves Idaho to phase 3 of re-opening.
Additional Programs


Wednesdays: Bald Mountain Devotions: 11:00 a.m. at the top of Bald Mountain

Bible study and lay led discussion based on the upcoming Sunday lectionary is held every Wednesday at 12:30. Contact Art Dahl at ingemor2@aol.com to get the zoom link.