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MEN'S RETREAT

In the winter, the men head to the Poconos Mountains for a weekend of fellowship, sharing, and good eating.  After the sessions, there is plenty of time to enjoy the local activities!  This year's theme is "Don't Be a Caveman", led by Doug Hoglund, Senior Pastor at Woodside Presbyterian. For more details, including directions, check out our brochure. All men are invited to join us January 27-29, 2017. Please register by Sunday, January 8. The cost to attend is $80 You may register and pay below,  or if you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to TMPC and put "Men's Retreat" in the memo line.


Holy Cross Retreat

The spring retreat will take place May 31 - June 3, 2016.  The theme is
"What's in a Phrase? Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause"
based on the book by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre.
Click here for brochure

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS FALL'S WOMEN'S RETREAT - OCT. 21-23! 

Join us for a gorgeous fall Women’s Weekend Getaway at Sandy Cove! Leaves turning color, crisp fall air – and a weekend retreat of worshiping and fellowship with hundreds of other women, will refresh your Spirit!

This weekend's theme is Living, Loving and Overcoming!  We will address the issues that are closest to a woman’s heart – examining the things that promote wholeness in herself, her relationships and her life calling. Speaker Michelle McKinney Hammond's message is “get yourself in spiritual order and your natural life will come together.” Her passion is to give relevant and workable solutions to people’s questions based on timeless spiritual truths. She will be sharing some of her journey and her wisdom with us over the weekend, while Alison Everill leads us in worship. 


'Inside Out' is the theme for The Church Has Left The Building 2016. On Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, we will live our faith outside the walls of our church by participating in 16 service projects to minister to the local community and beyond! Our goal is to have 200 participants this year -- invite your friends, neighbors, and family to join us -- all are welcome.

We will have projects for all ages and abilities. Some of our projects: pack breakfast bags at the church for shut-ins; provide coffee hour and fellowship at an outdoor church for the homeless; clean-up seniors' yards; collect donated goods for a thrift shop that benefits local children; solicit food donations at a local grocery store, get our youth camp ready for winter -- you get the idea! You may also participate by donating books, household items, or food for a variety of projects. Visit the sign-up link to see a description of all the projects, including details such as time/date/location. You may also sign-up to donate food and furniture there.

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Cynthia Tuleja joined Thompson Church in April 2015 to fill the role of Communications and Administration.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English from Smith College and a Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed.) from Eastern University.  Cynthia brings with her ten years of experience as an instructor of Writing and Communications courses at the college level, as well as ten years as a Technical Writer and Editor at an international software company.  Cynthia also has a background in Best Practices in writing and process improvement, and she is excited about the opportunity to be part of re-envisioning, through her work with online and hard copy media at Thompson, the way the church communicates its message of hope and faith in Christ to the broader community.  “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!”  (Psalm 27:13 RSV)


Christmas Poinsettias -- The Christmas season is a time for joyful celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who came to Earth to share in our human life and to offer life eternal. (check this text from bulletin insert) One of the ways we celebrate is through special decorations in our Sanctuary. You are invited to share in this joyful time by purchasing poinsettias in remembrance of or in honor of loved ones. We are asking for a donation of $8.00 for each poinsettia. Once we have met the cost of the plants, the balance of funds will support the various missions of TMPC. The names of all who are honored or remembered through the donations of the poinsettias will be listed in the bulletin at Christmas time.  You are encouraged to take the plants home with you after the final Christmas Eve Service. The deadline for orders is Tuesday, December 6, 2016.


As Easter approaches, we are reminded of the abundant joy that the Giver of Life has given us, primarily through His Spirit but also in the lives of our loved ones.  You are invited to take this opportunity to honor or to remember loved ones by purchasing azaleas that will be decorating our worship spaces at Easter.  The cost is $12.00 per plant.  The balance of the funds collected above the cost of the azaleas will go to support the various missions of TMPC. The deadline to submit contributions is Tuesday, April 4.  The list of names that are being honored or remembered will be included with the Easter bulletin.  After the 11:00 a.m. service on Easter, please pick up the azaleas and deliver them to those who would appreciate them.

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