Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is the 4th Sunday in Lent, also known as mid-Lent Sunday.
The preschool class will meet this week as well as the other church school classes.
The St. Thomas' Tom Katz will participate in the WARM center Bowl-a-thon this Sunday. The event takes place at Alley Katz in Westerly from 1-4pm.
In April, we are continuing with our food collection for the Feinstein food challenge.
Summer camp brochures have arrived! The Episcopal Conference Center in Pachoag, RI hold summer camp weeks for youth of all ages. Financial assistance is available. Pick up a brochure at the church, or contact the Diocesan office for more information.
Cub Scout Pack 91 is forming at St. Thomas'. There will be an organizational meeting on Thurs., Apr 7 at 6 pm at the church. This pack is open to all boys in grades K-4 in the Chariho and Bradford area. Boys and a parent are invited to attend this meeting.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This is the 3rd Sunday in Lent. Church school will meet this week. We are in the midst of our Episcopal Charities campaign and your pledges and donations are welcome. The choir will meet at 8:15 am- tenor voices wanted!
The schedule for lectors and acolytes is being prepared. New volunteers are needed. If you would like to take part in one of these ministries, speak to the vicar.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is the 2nd Sunday in Lent. The choir will meet at 8:15 am (tenor voices needed!) Church school will meet and the senior class will prepare the WARM meal. There will be a liturgy committee meeting after the service.
This Sunday we welcome Mr. Russ Partridge from WARM as our Episcopal Charities speaker (click on our ministries tab to learn about WARM). You can make a pledge to Episcopal Charities this week.
The Lenten book group will meet on Wednesday nights (see the column to the right).
Our drive for Operation Military Kids was a great success!! We collected 139 items for the Hero Packs. (click on the ministries tab to learn about OMK, too) Thanks to everyone for their great generosity.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is the first Sunday in Lent. We make a few changes to the liturgy during the season of Lent. There is a collection of Lenten meditation books for adults and children to use at home and there are also mite boxes available for your Lenten offerings.
The Bishop's Committee will meet this week after the service and Sunday school will also meet.
Our parish is sponsoring a team for the WARM Bowl-a-thon (go to the WARM link under the Ministries tab for more information.) Our team is the Tom-Katz. If you would like to be on the team or if you would like to make a donation to sponsor the team, speak to the vicar.
The choir will rehearse at 8:15 on Sunday morning. A few more tenor voices are needed. No experience necessary!
The Lenten Book group will begin on Wed., Mar 16 at 6pm. See the column to the right for more information.
Remember to turn your clocks ahead an hour on Sat. night

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This week we will celebrate the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. It is the last time we will say Alleluia until the Easter Vigil- and we will sing a lot of Alleluias this Sunday!
Choir rehearsal begins at 8:15 on Sunday morning.
Sunday School will meet and it is also Preschool Sunday. All toddlers are welcome to take part in a "class" session.
We are continuing with our collection of Hero Packs for Operation Military Kids (see the column to the right). We have extended the deadline until Mar. 13.
March begins our count for the Feinstein Food collection (see the column to the left).
Ash Wednesday is March 9. Our service will be at 7pm and will include the imposition of ashes. All are welcome.
Our Lenten book series begins March 16. Read the column to the right for more information.