At 6:00 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month, all men of the church are invited to participate in both dinner and a meeting of the Men’s Club.
The mission of the Men’s Ministry at St. Thomas’ is to provide men with the resources to develop Godly character and equip them to influence their world for Jesus Christ.
Men’s Group Learns About Wood Carving
Bob Carlson told the Men’s Group at their January 22nd meeting that he got into duck and bird carving in the 1970s when he ascertained that it would be cheaper for him to learn how to carve the birds rather than buy them, as he had been doing for several years. Ever since that decision, he has sought professional training. On Tuesday night he brought some samples for the men to see, touch and question. The intricacies involved and on display in the duck and bird carvings astounded all in attendance. We were further amazed to learn that Bob does not usually sell his beautiful carvings, but rather gives them away periodically ,as he gave away his Carolina Wren carving to benefit local charities through the recent St. Thomas’ Festival.Bob explained that while bird carving has been in existence for many centuries, North Americans were the first to use carved wooden ducks as decoys. They were first used to support life sustenance. Those early wooden decoys were usually hollow to facilitate their transport in large numbers. Nowadays, they are more appreciated for their artistic value. They can be found at yard sales for a few dollars to over a million dollars, as evidenced at a recent sale of an Elmer Crowell carving. Generally, prices for good duck carvings range from $300 to $800. Thank you, Bob! What a wonderful evening we all had.
Clean Up Day!!
EVIDENCE THAT THE “GANG OF FIVE” DID A FABULOUS JOB REPLACING BURNT OUT LIGHTBULBS AND CLEANING THE SANCTUARY ON JANUARY 19TH. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!!
Officers for 2018-2019
President: James Jessup
Vice President: Randy Seymore
Treasurer: Dave Zeph
Secretary: Conner Callahan