Livestream Worship on Sundays at 9 am Traditional and 11 am Contemporary
Sep 14

Operation Bear Hug

Everyone is asked to bring NEW teddy bears to church to hug during the services and they are distributed to patients in Prince William Hospital for Valentine's Day.

Late January, early February is the perfect time of year for "Operation Bear Hug," a time when everyone is asked to bring NEW teddy bears to church. During the Worship Service, congregants are asked to hug "your" bear, let them sing the hymns with you, pass the peace of Christ, and even listen to the sermon while sitting on your lap. These hugged bears will be tagged with St. Thomas UMC information, along with a Valentine's greeting, and distributed to patients in Prince William Hospital, just in time for Valentine's Day. Bears should not be too large or too small; they should be just the right size to fit into a hospital bed. As our tags refer to them as "bears," please make sure bears are all you bring. 

St. Thomas UMC has participated in this mission for about 18 years and every year it is more and more rewarding for everyone involved, as well as for the teddy bears! If you have any questions or would like to help tag or distribute the bears, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let's see how many faces we can light up for Valentine's Day!

Worship

*  Currently, our regularly scheduled worship on Sunday morning & Tuesday evening is suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus restrictions. 
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Contact

St. Thomas UMC
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-5161
info@stthomasumc.org 

Our Haymarket Campus

Worship: Sundays at 10 AM
Haymarket Elementary School

Office:15000 Washington Street
Suite 206  (Above Town Hall)
Haymarket, VA 20169

haymarketchurch.org

 

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