No Sunday School – Dec. 24th and 31st

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st

There will be no Sunday School on the last two Sundays of December.

Reminder: This Sunday, Dec. 31st, we are taking a short break in celebration of New Year’s Eve. Children and their families will join together in worship as a full faith community on Sunday, Dec. 31st at 10:30 AM.

Sunday School will reconvene again after the first of the year on January 7th.

CHILDCARE

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years old are available during the 10:30 am–mid morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – TBD

This Sunday’s readings are:

MEMORY VERSE

“TBD” – Luke 2:28 (CEV – Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING EVENTS

FRIDAY, JAN 5TH: TWELFTH NIGHT – Feast of light and refreshments to follow.
MORE TO COME…

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Sunday School – (1st Day of Advent) Nov. 27th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 AM

ALL Classes will meet in the Heart Classroom in the Smith Education Building. Everyone will be learning about Advent and putting together an Advent project. We’ll also be putting our creativity to work on ornaments for “The Greening of the Church” event following Sunday School’s annual Christmas Pageant on December 18th.

Parents: Children will be receiving parts for the Christmas pageant and their rehearsal schedules. We will be fitting costumes next week.

Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years of age is available with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

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 parent(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 locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 122, The First Reading is Isaiah 2:1-5, The Second Reading is Romans 13:11-14, and the Gospel is Matthew 24:36-44.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

“It made me glad to hear them say ‘Let’s go to the house of the Lord’.” – Psalm 122:1 (Contemporary English Version – CEV)

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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No Sunday School – Nov. 13th

On this day we will have a special visit from the Bishop during 10:30 AM Worship Service; therefore, there will be no Sunday School this morning.

Sunday School will resume its normal activities the following Sunday.

FAMILY EUCHARIST

Children will go with their families directly to 10:30 AM Worship Service to celebrate Family Eucharist with Bishop Mary.

Childcare will be held at the rear of the Church with Tina.

THANKSGIVING CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Reminder: We will be receiving food donations on behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank and the children will help with the collection at the door to the church.

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Mass on the Grass & Parish Picnic – June 12th

We cordially invite you to join us for “Mass on the Grass” followed by the annual Parish Picnic in celebration of the completion of our program year!

TIME & PLACE

There is only one worship this day as we gather together for “Mass on the Grass” at 9:30 am across the street from Saint Thomas in Washington Park’s lawn area.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs for added comfort. A limited number of chairs from the church will also be available.

Following the service, we will gather together in the designated picnic area where we will have some reserved tables, enjoying some chit-chat, snacks and beverages as we fire up the barbecue and finish setting up. We’ll ring the bell signaling when lunch is ready!

If you are new to Saint Thomas, we welcome you to come out and join us! For directions, see Directions & Campus Map.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU

We will be ready with beef hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Being mindful of some dietary restrictions, we will also offer salmon, turkey, and veggie burgers as an alternative. Condiments and drinks will be also be included.

BRING A DISH TO SHARE

There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex at the back of the sanctuary. Place a check in the box corresponding with a requested food options: coffee, doughnuts, snacks, appetizers, salads, side dishes, and desserts. It’s so much more interesting when we share!

FUN & GAMES

Enjoy worship, fellowship, good eats, fun and games or just take a breather and soak up the great outdoors. There’s something for everyone!

QUESTIONS OR VOLUNEETER

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help out with the event, Contact Us*

*Select Parish Event Planners (PEP) from the drop-down menu to direct your inquiry to PEP.

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Advent Events – Nov 29th

NEW STUDENTS

No Sunday School this week. Instead children and youth will participate in the First Sunday of Advent activities and gather in the Narthex (entrance to the Sanctuary) to process in to light the Advent Wreath. Following the lighting of the wreath we will go to Cowans Hall where children and parents can participate in making a family Advent Wreath, suggested donation of $15 for supplies.

Nursery Care is available for children ages 0 to age 4 in the Education Building.

READINGS – FIRST DAY OF ADVENT

The readings for The First Sunday in Advent: Psalm 25:1-9, The first reading is Jeremiah 33:14-16, the second reading is 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 and the Gospel is Luke 21:25-36.

COMING SOON

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: The Pageant will be held on December 20th during the 10:30 worship Service.

Remember to check the website calendar for upcoming events and class information. Don’t forget to check the weekly slider update the day before!

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH

If you would like to teach during the regular school year or help out in the classrooms, please contact Sue Beckham (see below).

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Sue.

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