In March of 2014 several
members of the Jumpin’ Spirits and several other members of St. Thomas went to Nicaragua with SchoolBox
(click here for info about
SchoolBOX). It was an amazing opportunity for the youth to help
children in need and experience life in another country outside North
America. For some, it was an amazing, life changing trip. The youth helped
with a school build but will also had an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Nicaragua.
We are the Jumpin’ Spirits –
the St. Thomas active and lively youth group with kids from Grade 7 through
12. We typically meet every second Sunday during the 10:30 service for
discussions, activities, field trips and planning of fundraising activities.
Here’s an example of the types of activities we do:
Ø Hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper (think pancake batter, syrup
teenagers – yum!)
Ø Hosting coffee hour at St. Thomas – after baking some treats to
serve (more FOOD!)
Ø Participate in city wide youth activities such as
coffee houses (see
Christian concerts, and other activities
Ø End of year weekend at Reverend Jane's cottage (think swimming,
Ø Special trip to Nicaragua in March 2014 with SchoolBox –
click here for more details
The youth are also involved within the parish as servers, nursery
helpers, Sunday school helpers, readers etc. There are many opportunities
for learning, participation, volunteer hours and lots of FUN (did I mention
The Youth Group went apple
picking on Sunday, Sept 25th, 2016 and then came back to St Thomas to make
apple crisp. You can see more pictures of the day by clicking
The Jumpin' Spirits hosted the
St Thomas Open Table Community Meal on Jan 9, 2016
It was delicious!
St Thomas Christmas Pageant 2012
On Dec. 23rd, following the lighting of the Advent wreath, we were treated
to a visit from St. Nicholas followed by pageant that truly conveyed the
message of the season. It was called "A Simple Pageant" by Cindy Sterling
and Sheldon Curry, adapted by Naomi Watson-Laird and Merilee Clarke. It
featured the various groups of children and youth within the congregation.
We are grateful to all who were involved and worked so hard to put this on.
We will cherish the memories.