Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Getting ready for Spring/Summer: Safeguarding God's Children this Sunday, April 17th,12:30 p.m.

Join us as we prepare to meet, greet and raise up the families of St. Thomas as well as our neighbors in the surrounding communities.

We will be hosting the Safeguarding God's Children course this Sunday, April 17th following the 10 a.m. services at 12:30 p.m. in the Guild Room Light refreshments will be provided.This allows all who would like to be a part of all of our great activities with families to participate. There is certainly much to do with Lock Ins, VBS and mission trips and there is the perfect place for each person to contribute their spiritual gifts!

Please call the church office to register for the class, 896-9641.

Here's the line up of special events:
Mini Mission for The Bridge (4th/5th grade and MS alumni) - MAD Beach Mini Mission Experience - Fri. April 29, 5:00 p.m.- Sun. May1,9:00 a.m.
Our SPRING Children's Lock In will be held mid May, tentative date of Friday, May 13th, 7pm to 8am Saturday morning.
VBS 2016 is looking for many volunteers from now until the week of the event, June 20-24,
 5-8 p.m.  This year we travel to Egypt as we explore the life of Joseph from Prison to Palace. Please plan to join us as we live the culture and study the story.  It promises to be filled with adventure you won't want to miss. 

For more details on any or all of these events please contact Elaine Patrick in the church office. 896-9641.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Parent Wine & Cheese tonight!

We're Ringing in the New Year

Here's our chance to get together and catch up on all the goings on and toast all that we are thankful for.  Big thank you to Robin Leavengood for helping to host this one.  Child care is provided so there's really no reason not to stop by! 

Where: Guild Room of St. Thomas Episcopal Church
1200 Snell Isle Blvd.

When: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Starting the New Year off Right

Sunday Morning Ministries heads to Shore Acres
Nursing Facility this Sunday January 10th, meeting in the back of the Parish Hall at 9:50 a.m. and returning by 11:15 a.m. 
Led by Russ and Judi Sayles and sponsored by K- 3rd grade class, we will deliver cookies and visit with residents. All ages are welcome, children younger than kindergarten requested to be accompanied by a parent. Nursery, Children's Chapel and The Bridge will be held as usual.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pecans are here!

  • We have received the regular halves and both types of chocolate in time for Thanksgiving. 
  • All orders have been filled and are ready and waiting in the church office.
  • Slips have been created that note what is owed if you ordered buttered or praline and we have all orders tracked.  We will call you as soon as they arrive.
  • if you have not prepaid, please plan to pay at the time of pick up. You can call ahead to the church office for totals at 896-9641.
There are limited supplies of extras for sale in the church office as well.  Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nativity Play Sign Ups and Workshop One tonight,5:30pm, Founders Room

Come one, come all!

This years Nativity Play gets under way tonight with our first workshop:

Script Writing - Telling the Story. We invite all ages to join us for no one is too young or too old to  hear this story.

Promptly at 5:30 p.m. (lots to do!)
Founder's Room (located in the church office building)

We will:
  • take a look at where the story comes from
  • find the cast of characters and important information
  • and give a try at creating our own poem based on what we hear
See you there!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Informational meeting for this years Natvity Play, Wed. 10/21,5:30p

Sacred Arts Series continues with  Journey to Bethlehem

The Information
It's time to gather and plan.  We invite all families wishing to take part in this years Nativity Play to come and see what we have in store. This year brings a new approach to the age old tradition of the celebration of the birth of Christ from a child's eyes.  It is always a  beautiful sight from the first of the sheep herd and littlest angel to the proud parents of the new born. All these God filled children working so hard to get it just right! This year we'll look inside the miracle of the story.

The Series
Each Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:00 beginning with November 4th, we will explore each aspect of the 'put together' of the play. Clinics will include script writing, costume & prop construction, the setting: including flowers, preparing of the altar, lighting & sound and of course music. 

The Result
All of this preparation (and learning) will come together on the weekend of December 18-20.  Friday, Dec. 18 we will experience  a  live Nativity (animals and all) on the point in front of the church from 6-8 p.m., Sat. Dec. 19 beginning at 9:00 we will have a run through practice of the play followed by baking and building Gingerbread Nativity, and Sunday Dec 20 the Nativity Play will take place in Harmony Service at 10:00 a.m.

All in all our hope is to have our families, especially our kids, experience this Advent and Christmas season like never before!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CASA Kaboom! Join the team today!!

A New Outreach Opportunity with an Old Friend

As St. Thomas gets reacquainted with CASA  we look for ways to support their Capital Campaign to raise funds for their new facility and also hope to provide helping hands in building out the grounds of this brand new "home away from home".  The outreach committee has dedicated funds and the Sunday School has raised money through their first bake sale and hope to do one more in November. Our tour there was very informative and beyond impressive. You definitely leave the facility and the staff with the feeling of hope and a wish and prayer of being a part of a very important movement in our community.

In addition we would like to round up ten (10) volunteers to help build a Kaboom! Playground for the many children (and their families) who find themselves in need of CASA's shelter and many services.  This project commitment has quick turn around so our deadline for sign up is TOMORROW, October 21st!
Please call the church office at 896-9641 to have your name put on the sign up sheet. Pam Hamby will be back in touch with you to confirm and relay any additional details.