Retirement Celebration For Pastor David Forrest:  Sunday, June 24th.  One Service at 10 AM followed by a reception.

Welcome Party for Pastor Abi Foerster, Sunday, July 1st.  Services at 8:15 AM, 9:40 AM & 11AM.  Reception following 11:00 service.

Family Movie Night:  On Friday, June 29, join us to watch "Ferdinand".  A kid-friendly dinner of chicken tenders, hot dogs, fries, salad and dessert will be served at 6 PM ($3 for kids, $5 for adults).  The animated movie starts at 7 pm.  Follow Ferdinand, a bull with a big gentle heart as he is mistaken for a dangerous beast, captured and torn from his home.  Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.  Please RSVP on the tear-off portion of the bulletin so staff can quantify food as accurately as possible.

New Family Resource Center:  We now have a resource center located in our King's Kids check in area, full of helpful tools to help you disciple your child throughout the week.  Here you will find books that may be borrowed, free resources, general information about our programs, and an additional check in station on Sunday mornings.  Check it our sometime and keep visiting as we will rotate resources periodically.

Summer Sunday School- Beginning Sunday, June 10, there will once again be one large adult Sunday School class during the 9:40 hour.  Our Chronological Through the Bible in a Year class is going strong and doesn't want to stop.  They have invited the other two classes to join them for the summer months.  Pat Dodson and Earl Amstutz are the teachers and are very excited about this project.  You do not have to be doing the Bible reading to benefit from participating in this class, and you will enjoy the fellowship, but the readings are listed each week on the back page of the Bulletin.  As always for our summer classes, we will have food (of course), singing , and prayer time.  We sincerely invite you to join the adult Sunday School Class this summer for a fun and interesting time.

Help Needed:  King's Kids Summer Sunday School!  See the sign up board in the Narthex to teach our kids during 9:40 AM this summer.  This is a great way to try out our Children's Ministry and have some fun with our kids this summer.  Plus you have the awesome opportunity to help disciple our children?  Visit the board to sign up today.

There is no Children's Church this summer.  We will resume in September.

Vacation Bible School Registration Deadline is June 24th.

Vacation Bible School Leaders Needed - Check out our Bulletin Board in the Narthex for many ways to be a part of our Shipwrecked VBS this summer.  This is one of our biggest outreach events each year and being a part is such a blessing .  Visit www.stthomasumc.org or the Bulletin Board to register and for more details.

VBS Decoration Days:  Here are the dates we'll be decorating for this year's VBS.  Contact Nancy Forrest for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m

 Mon June 18     9:30 - 12 noon    3 - 5 pm  

VBS Decoration Pick Up Day:  Friday, June 22 at 1 PM.  We need several people and vehicles to pick up decorations from Grace Life Community Church in Bristow to bring over to St. Thomas.  Contact Caleb if you can help!  

VBS Donations:  Are you able to support VBS with a donation?  Visit the donation board in the Narthex for a great way to be a part of this community outreach.  Please have donations returned to the collection bin also located in the Narthex by July 1.  Thank you for your continued support!                  

October 2018 Sponsor A Child Team Opportunity:  Applications are now being accepted for a Helping Children Worldwide Sponsor trip to the Child Rescue Centre (CRC) in Bo, Sierra Leone.  This is an opportunity for current sponsors to visit the CRC, meet the students they sponsor, and to participate in Sponsor A Child activities.  The projected trip dates are October 2 - 11, 2018.  An interest meeting will be held on June 2nd at 10 AM by teleconference or in person at the HCW office in Chantilly, VA.  If you currently sponsor a student at the CRC and would like teleconference instructions for the interest meeting, contact the Missions Program Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operation Christmas Child - We are looking for donations of little Lego pieces, Altoid tins, and marbles, and as always, combs, brushes, Ivory soap bars, pens, pencils, small notepads, kid's meal toys, and Beanie Baby-sized or smaller cuddly animals.  Your help and generosity are greatly appreciated!  Contact Julie Bailey for questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calling All Crafters:  Help is needed for making crafts for the October Bazaar.  Please join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30AM in room 300.  If you have any craft ideas, bring them to share.  If you have questions, contact Sarah Hammack at (703) 369-0565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bishop's Bible Challenge 2018:  Virginia Bishop Sharma Lewis challenges us to read the Bible daily again this year, but this time in Chronological Order.  "As we come to the end of our 2017 Bible Challenge, I pray you have found this journey through the Bible uplifting and enriching.  Bible study is very essential to building our faith.  Through God's Word, we gain an understanding that God is the one who gives the gift of knowledge for us to live productive lives as believers.  I would like to invite you again this year to read the Bible chronologically (in the order of events).  The readings will be posted on the conference website and in the monthly Advocate.  If you were not successful in completing the challenge let me encourage you to try again this year. 

Baby Sitters Needed for Friday Mom's Group:  We are looking for baby sitters for our Mom's Group from 9:30 AM - 11 AM on Fridays.  Baby sitters are scheduled for one Friday a month.  If you're interested please contact Nancy Forrest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VOLUNTEER CHAPLAINS NEEDED:  The NOVANT hospitals in Manassas and Hayarket could use your help as a volunteer chaplain.  The hours are very flexible and you will receive training prior to being assigned.  This is a very rewarding program.  If interested, please contact Reverend Jonna Garvin at 703-369-8885 or speak with Bob McCurry 703-338-8505.                                                                                                              

Accepting Applications for Substitute Teachers:  Experience working with infant to preschool age children is recommended.  Applicant must be dependable, flexible, positive and fluent in both written and spoken English.  Applications available in the Sunbeam Children's Center office.  For more information, call 703-368-5161, Option 2, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOOD PANTRY: Open every Saturday 9-11:30 am. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays.  For more information or to sign up contact the church office or sign up on the Food Pantry Page.  Donations of any kind are always greatly appreciated. Donations of any kind are always greatly appreciated (we are in need of cereal, peanut butter, egg crates, plastic and paper grocery bags).

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