Thursday, April 26, 2012


This is the 4th Sunday of Easter.    This Sunday we will welcome a guest preacher from an organization called The Blessing Way.  This is a faith-based agency in Providence that provides spiritual and social support to people who have been released from prison or drug treatment facilities.  The Blessing Way receives money from Episcopal Charities.  St. Thomas' will be collecting donations or pledges for Episcopal Charities through the end of April.
This is the last week to bring in food for the Feinstein Foundation Challenge (read post to the left).  Please be generous.
Last Saturday 4 parishioners were confirmed at Emmanuel Church in Newport.  On Sunday we had a great reception.  Check out the photos on Facebook posted in the right column (you do not have to be a member of Facebook to view the photos).
Last Sunday we had a special guest at St. Thomas'.  The Rev. Buck Close (a deacon in our diocese) spoke to us about his work in Haiti.  His organization, 1000 Jobs Haiti, tries to fight poverty in Haiti by creating sustainable jobs.  This agency sells handmade sewn items which can be purchased on the internet.  To learn more about his group and to donate or make a purchase, visit their website at
On Tuesday, May 1, the Narragansett Deanery will meet at Church of the Ascension in Wakefield at 7pm.  At this meeting we will elect a new dean and discuss the 5 nominees for the upcoming election for a new bishop.  All Episcopalians in our Deanery are welcome.  It is a great opportunity to meet other Episcopalians in our region.
There are many exciting things happening at St.Thomas' this Spring.  For a full list, click on the tab at the top of this page.  Next Sunday is Preschool Sunday and there will be a meeting for parents of babies and toddlers following the service.  We have some new ideas to help parents and children at St. Thomas'.  Childcare will be provided.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Alleluia! This is the 3rd Sunday of Easter.
This Saturday, Apr. 21, there are 4 of our parishioners who will be confirmed at Emmanuel Church in Newport at 10am. All are welcome. On Sunday, we will have a special coffee hour to congratulate them.
This Sunday we will also have a guest preacher. The Rev. Buck Close, a deacon in our diocese, will visit us. He is president and founder of 1000jobs Haiti and he will talk to us about his work there. You can visit their website at
St. Thomas' has a very busy spring planned. For a list of all the special events and celebrations, click on the tab at the top labelled SPRING 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Alleluia! This is the 2nd Sunday of Easter. Look to the right for the photos on our Facebook page to see some of our Easter celebration (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to view the photos).
There is a Bishop's Committee meeting this Sunday and the WARM meal will be prepared. We are still collecting food for the Feinstein Foundation Food challenge (read post to the left).
There are many things coming up in the weeks ahead. Next Saturday, Apr. 21, we will have 4 of our parishioners confirmed at Emmanuel Church in Newport. There will be a reception for them at St. Thomas' on Apr. 22. Also on the 22nd, we will welcome The Rev. Buck Close who will be our guest preacher. He will talk to us about his ministry in Haiti.
All of our spring events are posted on the top tab listed SPRING 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Alleluia! Christ is Risen!! Join us for our 9am service. The choir will sing and we will celebrate the Eucharist. Following the service there will be an Easter egg hunt for the children. All are welcome.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


This is Holy Week. It is the week in the church year between Palm Sunday and Easter. At St. Thomas', we will have services on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7pm. The Easter morning service will be at 9am. For more details and for other worship opportunities, click the Holy Week tab at the top of this page.
Here are some simple ways to observe Holy Week at home:

  1. Do a good deed for someone each day in Holy Week.

  2. Light a candle to burn for a whole day as you wait for the light of Christ.

  3. Jesus was betrayed for just a few coins. Collect all the coins in your house and put them in your mite box.

  4. Christ cleanses us. Prepare for Easter by cleaning your room or house.

  5. Sacrifice something you enjoy each day and think about what Jesus gave up.

  6. Make (or buy) Hot Cross Buns. Jesus is the bread of life.

  7. A donkey is a sign of peace. Go for a peaceful walk during the week.

  8. Go to a Holy Week service at church and bring a friend.