St. Nicholas Feast – Saturday, Dec 3rd

We are ringing in the Christmas Season with our annual St. Nicholas Feast celebration!

WHEN and WHERE

Saturday, December 3rd – starting at 5:30 PM in Cowans Hall, see Directions and Campus Map.

TICKETS FOR THE EVENT

$5 per person, and free for children that are nine (9) years of age or under. Tickets will be sold in advance to allow for ample planning time and are available for sale after each Sunday’s service or directly from from the office.

A holiday style dinner will be prepared with all the trimmings. Consider spreading some goodwill and cheer by bringing a special appetizer or dessert to share! Appetizer and dessert tables will be open for your offerings.

We will throw in some fun and festive entertainment with skits from Anglican Radio Theatre and a special visit from our patron St. Nicholas.

MAKE IT A SEASON OF GIVING

In honor of the philanthropy of St. Nicholas, we’ll be taking up a collection of toys and/or cash to share the joys of Christmas with those less fortunate. Donated toys will be given to inner city youth served by Santa Maria Urban Ministry (SMUM) and any monetary donations will be offered in support its continuing work in these areas.

Special Instructions: please leave toys unwrapped so they can be given to an appropriate recipient. If you’re writing a check for a cash donation, make it out to St. Thomas Episcopal Church with the notation “To SMUM” on the memo line.

Come join us and bring your friends, too – for a fun-filled evening with a heart for giving!

Photo of “Sinterklaas arriving in the Dutch town of Schiedam in 2009” by russavia CC BY-SA 2.0
Image was remixed using two copies of photo remixed to provide final image.

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Animal Blessing – Oct. 2nd

IN HONOR OF THE FEASTS OF ST. FRANCIS AND ST. CLARE

In honor of the Feasts of St. Francis and St. Clare OF Assisi, we will celebrate with Animal Blessings on Sunday October 2nd at both morning services.

BRING YOUR PETS

Be sure to bring pets on a leash or in a carrier, cage or bowl. Bring all your furry, fluffy, smooth or scaly critters with you to sit in the pew.

We will be blessing pets, stuffed animals of every hue, and photos of pets brought by you.

WATER & KIBBLE AVAILABLE

Water and kibble will be available at both services.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Slider art imagery of St. Francis & St. Clare derived from public domain images of (1) “The Ecstasy of St. Francis” by Stefano di Giovanni di Consolo, known as “il Sassetta” (c. 1392 – 1450/51); (2) Fresco (c. 1322–1326) by Simone Martini in the Lower Basilica in Assisi of St. Clare of Assisi.

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