Annual Thanksgiving Non-Perishable Food Drive – Nov. 11th & 18th

Every year the Sunday School children at St. Thomas participate in a wonderful service project in loving response to the needs of the community.

The Thanksgiving Non-Perishable Food Drive in support of Second Harvest Food Bank has become an annual event and all are invited to join in!

DONATIONS

Drop-off boxes will be available in the back of the church just as you come through the big red doors.

We are accepting the following non-perishable items: Canned Food, Powdered Milk and Dry Goods (e.g. Sealed Packages of Beans, Pasta and Rice). Non-perishable Baby Food is also greatly appreciated.

Pet Food donations are welcome as well (e.g. Canned Pet Food and Dry Kibble).

All non-perishable food collected will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank that makes of difference in the lives of many local individuals and families in need.

VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to help out, please Contact Sue Beckham.

Thank you for your help and generosity 🙂
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Goodwill Donation Day – Saturday, August 4th

Let’s Put the FUN Back in FUNdraising!

As Part 2 to our annual fundraising events, St. Thomas is partnering with Goodwill for our third annual Goodwill Donation Drive arriving just one week after the Rummage Sale. Goodwill will be taking almost everything leftover after everyone’s done rummaging in addition to e-waste (old electronics, TVs, etc.).

Save the Date

Saturday, August 4th from 9 AM – 1 PM

Location

St. Thomas Episcopal Church – 231 Sunset Avenue, Sunnyvale CA 94086 – See Directions & Campus Map

Donation Drop-Off: The Parking Lot

How do I Participate?

Just bring your gently used items to the church parking lot and Goodwill will take them all away, issue you a tax receipt AND make a donation to St. Thomas based on the total weight of the collected goods.

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    GOODWILL Happily Collects:

  • clothing, shoes & other accessories
  • books
  • small household items (ex: dishes, small appliances, pots & pans)
  • electronics
  • and best of all … E-waste!*

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*Goodwill uses the largest E-waste recycler in the US, which exceeds environmental standards and does not process items overseas. E-waste includes items like monitors, hard drives, audio equipment, VCRs & DVD players, cameras, phones, and printers.

Excluded Items

*Goodwill will NOT accept furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, large appliances, car parts, food, carpet, construction debris, liquids of any kind, baby strollers or car seats, pet-related items, or items over 50 lbs.

It’s a great opportunity to clear out the clutter in support of St. Thomas’ ongoing mission and programs!

Can you Lend a Helping Hand?

Please reach out to Kristen N. or Fran H. or for those without a church directory, please Contact Us for help with the following:

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  • Help us spread the word & gather items
  • The more we gather, the more we can support our mission
  • We need volunteers to help with the donation drive & carnival
  • Do you have a special carnival type skill or game idea?

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With Appreciation

From all of us on the Vestry’s FUNdraising Committee, we thank you for your support and dedication to St. Thomas!

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Rummage Sale – Extended to July 29th (9 AM – 1 PM)

GET READY TO RUMMAGE!

The St. Thomas rummage sale is fast approaching. Gather up those quality and gently-used items you no longer need, donate them to the church and give a big boost to our budget deficit reduction efforts.

EVENT DATES, TIMES & LOCATION

Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 AM – 2 PM in Cowans Hall

NEWS FLASH: It’s being extended for one more day in case you missed out!
Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 9 AM – 1 PM in Cowans Hall

Want to know where to go? – see Directions & Campus Map.

GETTING YOUR RUMMAGE ITEMS TO THE CHURCH

If you are planning to donate items for the sale or Goodwill drive the following Saturday, please make sure to get them to church by July 26 at the latest so that they can be sorted and tagged. If you have questions about whether something you would like to donate is suitable for either the rummage sale or the Goodwill drive, please contact Kristen Ng or Fran Hostettler. All items are greatly appreciated and welcomed!

If you need help getting your items to church for the sale, Contact Us as soon as possible so that we can coordinate transportation as well as storage.

CAN YOU HELP?

In addition to donations, we need volunteers to help on the following dates/times:

1. Saturday, June 30, 9 am: Part 1 of the Goodwill drive—Goodwill is kindly accepting our donations early since we have so little storage space. We need to drive donations from St. Thomas to the Goodwill HQ in downtown San Jose. Please let Kristen Ng know if you have can drive to Goodwill that morning. We estimate needing 60-90 minutes for the entire process.

2. Wednesday, July 25, 6 pm: Everything for the rummage sale needs to be moved from the Education Building into Cowans Hall. Dinner will be provided!

3. Thursday & Friday, July 26 & 27 10am-8pm: Help is needed for set-up in Cowans Hall for any amount of time you can give between 10am and 8pm these days.

4. Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29: Rummage Sale, 9-1

5. Saturday, August 4: Goodwill drive, 9-2. NOTE: Goods collection ends at 1PM, but help is needed until 2PM to finish loading the truck.

SIGN-UP SHEETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE on the table at the back of the church. If you know you can help, and what days and hours you are available, it would be very useful to the Rummage planners to know that. Please sign up! This will make them aware of any gaps in coverage.

We realize that asking for help for these endeavors may seem like a huge time commitment. Please know that ANY amount of time you can give is deeply appreciated. We couldn’t repeat these fundraisers without the parish-wide support they are given. Thank you from your fundraising committee!

QUESTIONS?

If you don’t have access to our parish directory AND have questions about the event OR would like to volunteer to help, please Contact Us and we’ll point you in the right direction!

NOTE: GOODWILL DRIVE TO FOLLOW RUMMAGE SALE
The Goodwill drive will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 9 am – 1 pm.

Goodwill will be taking almost everything left over from the rummage sale in addition to e-waste (old electronics, TVs, etc.).

Please let Kristen N. or Fran H. or follow the link to Contact Us for help with the following:

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  • Help us spread the word & gather items
  • The more we gather, the more we can support our mission
  • We need volunteers to help with the donation drive & carnival
  • Do you have a special carnival type skill or game idea?

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These are the two major fundraisers for the year. Thank you for your support!

From all of us on the Vestry Fundraising Committee -Fran H., Bora J., Ann K., and Arcadio M., and Kristen N.

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Sunday School – June 24th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday, classes will be held in the Heart classroom with Kristen teaching Elijah and Pam will teach the Lectionary Lesson from Mark in the Treasure classroom.

READINGS FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This week’s readings are: Psalm 9:9-20, The First reading is 1 Samuel 17:32-49, The Second Reading is 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and the Gospel is Mark 4:35-41.

MEMORY VERSE

“Everyone who honors your name can trust you, because you are faithful to all who depend on you.” (From Psalm 9).

“IF” QUESTION FOR PARENTS

If you were to name the three best books for children what would they be?

NURSERY CARE*

The Nursery in the Education Building will be open with Tina. Nursery care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM morning 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 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!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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Sunday School – June 17th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 AM

This Sunday, classes will be held in the Education Building starting at 10:30 AM. Pam and Bora will be the teachers.

READINGS FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This week’s readings are Psalm 20, The first Reading is 1 Samuel 15:34-16-20, The Second Reading is 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17, and the Gospel is Mark 4:26-34.

MEMORY VERSE

”I pray that the Lord will listen when you are in trouble, and the God of Jacob will keep you safe.” (From Psalm 20).

NURSERY CARE*

The Nursery in the Education Building will be open with Tina. Nursery care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM morning 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 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!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

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

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