Annual Greening of the Church – Saturday, Nov. 30th @ 10 AM

The greening of the church prepares our space for Advent. The greenery signifies the enduring nature of life even in the darkest of times.

ADVENT-TIDE EVENTS

Let’s gather together Saturday, November 30th @ 10:00 AM to decorate our church! Be part of putting hope forward…

On Sunday, December 1, the rest of the congregation will have a chance to finish where we leave off by adding tree ornaments as part of the First Sunday of Advent liturgy.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are in need of directions, please Contact Us.

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Annual Greening of the Church – Sunday, Dec. 23rd

Join us on Sunday, December 23rd for a celebration service @ 10:30 am. During this time, we’ll experience the best of Christmastide with lessons and carols, and literally deck the halls with boughs of holly and trim the trees to embrace the season.

Following the service, meander over to Cowans Hall for a community soup and salad potluck.

If you’re new to St. Thomas, see Directions & Campus Map.

CALLING ALL CREATIVE COOKS

Would you like to share a crock pot/slow cooker full of your favorite HOT soup (that serves eight people if possible)? Be it chicken noodle, vegan butternut squash or zesty Italian meatball, we welcome tasty contributions!

If salad’s more your thing, consider bringing a bowl of greens or even salad toppings, such as shredded carrots, corn, cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, garbanzo beans, croutons, etc. for added variety.

See sign-up sheet at the back of the church.

Helpful Note: If there are any ingredients of concern to people with food allergies/sensitivities (e.g. peanuts, soy, gluten, sulfites [wine, grape-based vinegar (balsamic, red or white wine vinegar), seafood, etc.], please indicate this on a display card/sticky with your potluck item.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please drop-off your salad fixings/crock pots/slow-cookers at Cowans Hall prior to service on Dec. 23rd. We’ll make sure salads are refrigerated and all crockpots/slow cookers get plugged-in to keep soups warm.

REMINDER: SET-UP HELP NEEDED DAY PRIOR

There will be a pre-greening gathering on Saturday, December 22nd @ 10:00 am in the sanctuary to stage the following day’s event. Activities include setting-up the Christmas trees, gathering the decorations and other important preparations.

Help is needed to stage the event for the next day. Preparations will take just an hour or two. Please join us — many hands make light work!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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Greening of the Church – Dec. 18th

Calling all soup lovers, decorators, and carolers! Join us on Sunday, December 18th following the annual Christmas pageant for a community soup and salad potluck in Cowans Hall.

Calling all creative cooks: would you like to share a crockpot/slow cooker full of your favorite HOT soup (that serves 8 if possible)? Be it chicken noodle, vegan butternut squash or zesty Italian meatball – your good eats are greatly appreciated!

We will keep everyone’s crockpots and slow cookers plugged in during the service to keep the soups warm.

TO SHARE

Please add your soup to the list in the back of church. PEP (Parish Event Planners) is providing salad and dressing.

Not a soup chef? Then please bring a topping for the salad (i.g. shredded carrots, corn, cherry tomatoes, chopped peppers, garbanzo beans, croutons, etc.).

AFTER THE MEAL

Following our meal, we’ll go into church and participate in our first-ever community “greening,” hanging wreaths and decorating the tree.

The choir will lead a carol sing-along. This group experience following our Christmas pageant is sure to start the holiday week in a spirited way.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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