Advent Art Festival – Sunday, Nov. 24th @ Noon

We invite you to share in the fun and festivities of the upcoming Advent Art Festival.

When & Where

Sunday, November 24th following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Events will take place in Cowans Hall located across the courtyard from the main church building where we host coffee hour and offer refreshments.

What’s In Store

Family Ministry will host a parish-wide Advent Art Festival that includes a variety of activities for all ages…Tables will be set up in Cowans Hall, each with a different project. Feel free to enjoy each of the activities. Crafts projects will include Christmas Wrapping Paper, Advent Angels, Creche Figures, Advent Calendar Chains, Luminaries of Tin, Decorating Cookies, Advent Wreaths, and Coloring the Annual Advent Poster.

Lou Poulain will be hosting the refreshments at the festival.

Join us for a creative & joyous get-together. Please come and have fun and take home some Advent creations for your homes. Hope to see you there!

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Vacation Bible School – June 23, 30; July 7 & Aug 11

This summer we will hold Vacation Bible School (VBS) Camp sessions the following Sunday mornings: June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th and August 11th. On these days, regular Sunday School will be replaced with VBS Camp activities.

REMINDER: On VBS Camp days, our time together begins at 9:30 AM and ends when the children rejoin the church for communion.

WHAT’S IN STORE?

VBS Camp will consist of stories, games (both inside and outside), arts and crafts, science, fun, creating and eating snacks, all based on stories from the Bible.

LAST SESSION OF VBS ON AUGUST 11th

Plans for the fourth and final session of the 2019 VBS Camp will be announced here prior to August 11th. Please stay tuned!

READINGS

Visit this page as August 11th approaches for a list of that day’s appointed readings.

MEMORY VERSE

“Tell everyone on this earth to shout praises to God!” ~ Psalms 100:1 (Contemporary English Version).

NURSERY CARE*

Childcare will be available with Tina in the Education Building Nursery. This service is offered for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM worship service.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are typically locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

Please keep in mind that on days when there are special events like VBS Camp and planned indoor/outdoor activities, security procedures may change. The teachers in charge will direct students accordingly on those days.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

For questions or more information, please Contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Annual Christmas Boutique – Sunday, Dec. 3rd & 10th

Looking for a gift for somebody special, need some ideas for decorating or just plain have a sweet tooth – come check out the annual Christmas Boutique for a selection of arts & crafts, homemade goodies – baked goods, jams, jellies and more…

DATE & TIME

Sunday, December 3rd and 10th following 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM worship services.

LOCATION

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Cowans Hall, see Directions and Campus Map
231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086

CHRISTMAS WREATHS

Interested in a Christmas wreath? Don’t miss out! Send us a message ahead of time and we’ll reserve one for you – Contact Sue to submit your request and please include the item(s) and quantity.

LOOKING FOR DONATIONS

We are looking for donations of arts & crafts items, and homemade goodies to sell at the boutique in benefit of St. Thomas.

Over the years, we’ve had a wonderful collection of hand-crafted items created by parishioners and friends alike.

Special Instructions: Arts & crafts items can be dropped off at the church office in advance of the event. Baked goods and any perishable food items should be brought in on the morning of December 3rd.

At last year’s boutique we had a wonderful display of Christmas crèches or nativity scenes from all over the world on loan to us by a parishioner. We would like to continue the tradition of this display and are asking anyone who would be willing share their crèche with the parish to bring them in, either by Dec. 2nd, the day before, or Dec. 3rd, on the morning of the boutique.

We will label the display table carefully to indicate that the crèches are For Display Only.

Thank you to in advance for your participation and sharing the joy of the season.

COME ONE COME ALL

Tell your friends and neighbors – come and discover some unique items for gift-giving or even treat yourself!

QUESTIONS OR FURTHER ASSISTANCE

If you have questions or need further assistance – Contact Us.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Munday.

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Vacation Bible School – June 22 – 26

PLAN AHEAD

It’s never too soon to plan ahead for the summer – register early for Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2015. Arts, crafts, music, snacks and fun for children ages 4 – 10!

WHEN

9:30 AM – 12 Noon (Monday – Friday) June 22 – 26

WHERE

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – Education Building, click on link to Directions and Campus Map below.

TO REGISTER

The cost to register is $45.00; family discount available. Registration forms are located on the back table of the Narthex located in the Sanctuary, see Directions & Campus Map

To obtain a registration form, go to Download Registration Form

QUESTIONS?

If you would like more information about VBS, the family discount or would like to request a registration form, Contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director

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