Safeguarding God’s Children & God’s People Training – Feb. 27th

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ALL PARISHES

Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, February 27, 2016

EVENT OVERVIEW

The Rev. Deacon Kathleen Crowe, Chaplain, Episcopal Ministry at San Jose State University, is presenting two workshops, Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People. The workshops will be divided into two sessions: morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 3 hours with a break for lunch in-between. Lunch will be provided.

Check-in and pay at the door before the training starts. If you plan only to attend the afternoon session, please come and join us for lunch. You may check-in and pay during the lunch break.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Safeguarding God’s Children: 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break (On Your Own): 12 Noon – 1:00PM

Safeguarding God’s People: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

FEES

$10 for one session or $15.00 for both sessions, by cash or check only (payable at the door). Lunch is included.

LOCATION

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – in Cowans Hall

If this is your first time visiting us, see Directions and Campus Map.

CHILDCARE

Childcare must be requested in advance of event so that we can facilitate suitable accommodations.

REGISTRATION

Please register in advance of the event day to help us facilitate meal planning.

For questions and to register, call (408) 736-4155 or Contact Anne Buelteman, Parish Administrator

Morning Session: Safeguarding God’s Children – 3 Hour Training

Who is required to take this course
All employees and volunteers who work with or around children and youth including but not limited to those associated with Acolytes, Counseling, Children/Youth Choir, Nursery Care, Sunday School, Family Ministry, Cub and Boy Scouts, VBS-Vacation Bible School, and Vestry. Highly recommended for parents.

Course Description

The course provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse, how to recognize signs that a child may have been abused, and what to do if you have concerns about a person’s behavior toward a child or youth, or if you suspect that a child or youth has been molested.

Afternoon Session: Safeguarding God’s People – 3 Hour Training

Who is required to take this course
All employees (i.e. clergy and staff) and volunteers who have a pastoral relationship with others including but not limited to those associated with Counseling, Pastoral Care, Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors, Lay Healing Ministers, Alpha, Cursillo & Stephen Ministers, and Vestry.

Course Description

The course covers the following:
– The definition of, and facts about, sexual exploitation
– The effects of sexual exploitation
– Facts about power in pastoral relationships
– How sexual exploitation happens
– How to prevent sexual exploitation
– How to respond to sexual exploitation

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Sunday School – July 12th

SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS

The Summer Program begins on July 12th with Sunday School Class in the Heart Classroom at 10:30 a.m.

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

For Education Building location, see Directions and Campus Map.

READINGS – SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

The readings for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Psalm 24 or 85:8-13, the first reading is 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 or Amos 7:7-15, the second reading is Ephesians 1:3-14 and the Gospel is Mark 6:14-29.

COMING SOON

Next week will be Family Eucharist and families will worship together in Church. Reminder: No Sunday School on July 19th – ALL will be gathering in the Sanctuary!

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

ACOLYTE TRAINING

During the summer, we will begin training new acolytes for service in the fall. If your child is eight (8) years old or will be by the end of the summer, he/she are eligible to serve as an Acolyte. Those who participate make a commitment to serve once a month at the altar.

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH

If you would like to teach a Summer Sunday, please contact Sue Beckham (see below). You are welcome to share your ideas.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in acolyte training or volunteering to teach, please Contact Sue.

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Sunday School – June 21st

SUNDAY READINGS

The readings for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost are: The Psalm 9:9-20 or 133 or 107:1-3, 23-32, The First Reading is 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 or Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 or Job 38:1-11, The Second reading is 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and the Gospel of Mark 4:35-41.

LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL

This Sunday, classes will be held in the Heart and Treasure classrooms in the Smith Educational Building. June 21st marks the last day of the School year with a short break before the Summer Program kicks-in.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE REMINDERS

Sunday June 28th and July 5th there will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES due to Independence Day Holiday.

Get ready for The Summer Program beginning the following Sunday, July 12th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY!

Don’t miss out! – Vacation Bible School begins this Monday, June 22nd through Friday, June 26th. We will meet in the Education Building at 9:30 and will end at Noon.

We will have stories, music, games, create themed snacks, science experiments, and arts and crafts. There’s still time if you haven’t registered yet! The cost for the week is $45.00.

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

ACOLYTE TRAINING

During the summer, we will begin training new acolytes for service in the fall. If your child is eight (8) years old or will be by the end of the summer, he/she are eligible to serve as an Acolyte. Those who participate make a commitment to serve once a month at the altar.

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH

If you would like to teach a Summer Sunday, please contact Sue Beckham (see below). You are welcome to share your ideas.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in acolyte training or volunteering to teach, please Contact Sue.

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Adult Ed: Meeting God in Each Other

We are excited to embark on a new study in May and strongly encourage everyone at St. Thomas to join us! There’s always something to learn as we strive to grow in our faith and love for one another.

MEETING GOD IN EACH OTHER — Anti-Racism Training

Being at the epicenter of the Silicon Valley allows the community of St. Thomas to be a multi-cultural community that embraces people of all races and ethnic cultures. However, sometimes we are unaware of the things that we do that push people away and make them feel less than. None of us want to do that.

Instead, we want to enable the beautiful diversity of God’s creation and walk hand-in-hand into the future of St. Thomas.

[su_quote cite=”the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”]But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community…It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of people.[/su_quote]

WHEN WE MEET

Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 PM; First session begins May 6th

WHERE WE MEET

The Library at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, see Directions & Campus Map

JOIN US

In opening our hearts up to the miraculous and transformative love that Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks of and let’s come together as a whole community!

Cover Art taken from a mural on a boathouse wall in the town of Clacton-on-Sea (County of Essex in England, United Kingdom) and is attributed to the famous graffiti artist Banksy. The mural was later removed or “buffed out” by the local council due to its “racist” sentiment.

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Safeguarding God’s Children & People Training

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ALL PARISHES
Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Event Overview

The Rev. Deacon Kathleen Crowe, Chaplain, Episcopal Ministry at San Jose State University, is presenting two workshops, Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People. The workshops will be divided into two sessions: morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 3 hours with a break for lunch in-between. Lunch will be provided.

Check-in and pay at the door before the training starts. Doors open at 8:30 AM for the morning session. If you plan only to attend the afternoon session, please come and join us for lunch. You may check-in and pay during the lunch break.

Training Schedule

Safeguarding God’s Children: 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break (On Your Own): 12 Noon – 1:00PM

Safeguarding God’s People: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Fees

$10 for one session or $15.00 for both sessions, by cash or check only (payable at the door). Lunch is included.

Location

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – in Cowans Hall

If this is your first time visiting us, see Directions and Campus Map.

Childcare

Childcare must be requested in advance of event so that we can facilitate suitable accommodations.

Registration

Please register in advance of the event day to help us facilitate meal planning. For questions and to register, call (408) 736-4155 or Contact Anne Buelteman, Parish Administrator

Morning Session: Safeguarding God’s Children – 3 Hour Training

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE
All employees and volunteers who work with or around children and youth including but not limited to those associated with Acolytes, Counseling, Children/Youth Choir, Nursery Care, Sunday School, Family Ministry, Cub and Boy Scouts, VBS-Vacation Bible School, and Vestry. Highly recommended for parents.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse, how to recognize signs that a child may have been abused, and what to do if you have concerns about a person’s behavior toward a child or youth, or if you suspect that a child or youth has been molested.

Afternoon Session: Safeguarding God’s People – 3 Hour Training

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE
All employees (i.e. clergy and staff) and volunteers who have a pastoral relationship with others including but not limited to those associated with Counseling, Pastoral Care, Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors, Lay Healing Ministers, Alpha, Cursillo & Stephen Ministers, and Vestry.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course covers the following:
– The definition of, and facts about, sexual exploitation
– The effects of sexual exploitation
– Facts about power in pastoral relationships
– How sexual exploitation happens
– How to prevent sexual exploitation
– How to respond to sexual exploitation

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