Youth & Family Games Night – June 28th

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Come out to the Youth & Family Games Night. Break out of the daily routine and join us for fun, food, games and fellowship!

Event Details

Mark your calendars: Saturday, June 28th at 6:00 PM

Location: Cowans Hall, see Directions & Campus Map

To Participate

All you need to do is bring a selection of your favorite board games, as many as you wish. Bring games suitable for all age groups and interests from “Chutes & Ladders” to “Carcasonne.” We will set all the games up in the hall and share in the fun together!

The games night will kick off at 6pm. Bring your own dinner beverages-BYOdinnerB. We will provide coffee, tea, snacks, juice, plates, and cutlery.

Who Can Come Out to Play?

All are welcome! Please RSVP with Maretha Davel via Evite.

Have Questions or Want to Help?

The event is being hosted by the Vestry’s Children & Youth Commission. If you have any questions or would like to help out, see Maretha Davel or Contact Us and select Vestry from the dropdown menu.

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Two Additional Forums Planned

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Children and Youth Forum

The Rector Search Committee will be getting additional input from the children and youth of Saint Thomas at a special 30-minute forum on Sunday, June 15 at 10:30 am in conjunction with Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

Parish Forum and Potluck Supper

This additional forum is planned for Sunday evening, June 22. It will start after the 5:30 pm service at 6:30 pm in Cowans Hall. We will provide beverages. Please bring a dish (salad, main dish, or dessert) to share.

Questions?

For more information or questions, please Contact Rector Search Committee

To contact a specific member directly, we are:

Jim Cobb (chair), Nancy Allgeier, Cal Cornwell, C. J. Gomez, Joe Gutierrez, Jane Houck, Lindsay Jacobson, Chris Kenward, Bob Kunz, Lou Poulain, Ann Stevenson, and Keri Williams.

We appreciate your prayers and support.
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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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Children’s Easter and Holy Eucharist

Join us Sunday April 27th at 10:30 AM for Children’s Easter and Holy Eucharist.
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