Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Church school will meet and it is also Preschool Sunday. All toddlers are invited to come for a story and activity during church school time.
This Sunday we will host the EFM (Education for Ministry) graduation. There are 4 students who will be graduating, including 2 from St. Thomas'. These people have completed a 4 year course in which they learned about Scripture, theology, church history and spirituality. The ceremony will take place during our 9 am service.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This is the 1st Sunday of Advent. We will have Advent calendars, wreath materials and devotional books available. Sunday school will meet.
Coming up on December 4,at 9 am, St. Thomas' will host the graduation event for the EFM class that is finishing its 3 year journey. St Thomas' has 2 graduates in this program.
Did you know that 1 in 7 Rhode Islanders were living in poverty last year (this statistic is from the recent WARM newsletter).? In December our parish will reach out to help some local families in need.

Friday, November 18, 2011


This is the last Sunday of the church year- known as Christ the King Sunday. Our worship service and Sunday school begin at 9 am.
The WARM meal will be prepared this Sunday and served on Monday.
There will be Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service this Sunday at 7pm at First Baptist Church in Hope Valley. This is a combined service between St. Thomas', First Baptist and St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Hope Valley. All are welcome to come.
If you missed the wonderful Veterans' Day celebration last week, check out the photos under the Facebook tab to the right of this column.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


If you missed our All Saints' celebration last week, check out the photos on the Facebook link at the lower right of this page (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to view them). This week is our annual Veterans' Day Celebration. Bring your favorite vet to church. Our worship service is at 9am followed by the celebration starting around 10am. We will have some special military guests.
Diocesan Convention is this weekend. On Friday evening, there is an opening Eucharist at St. Luke's Church in East Greenwich. All are welcome. The meeting portion of the Convention will take place on Saturday, beginning at 9am at the Marriott in Providence. For more information, visit the Diocesan website (go to the Diocese tab at the top of this page and click on the link for their website)
St. Thomas' will take part in the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service that will be held at First Baptist Church in Hope Valley on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7pm.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


This is All Saints' Sunday, one of the major feast days in the Episcopal Church calendar. We will celebrate at 9am. Come dressed as your favorite saint and the young children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. There will be no church school or preschool class this week.
There is a Bishop's Committee meeting after church and we will begin to look at the 2012 budget. The Confirmation class will also meet after church.
Next Sunday, Nov. 13, is our annual Veterans' Day celebration. Following the 9am service, we will have a special reception to honor all of our veterans. There will be live music and some military guests. Bring your favorite vet to church.