Thursday, July 26, 2012


This is the 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12). There will be coffee hour after church.
The parish hall is filling up with school supplies. We will be distributing these to local students on Aug. 19 and 26. All donations are welcome.
Our Fridays at the Charlestown Farmer's Market have been very successful as we have been selling items for 1000Jobs Haiti. It is a fabulous market with many diverse vendors. Read the column to the left for more information.
Our bishop-elect, Nick Knisely, will be at the Episcopal Conference Center in Pascoag this weekend to meet the camp staff. This camp is a great asset to our diocese. We have had 3 of our young people go this summer. And one of them loves it so much, he is going for 3 weeks!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This is the 8th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11). We will have coffee hour after church. Last Sunday we enjoyed some international treats during coffee hour. You can see the photos on the Facebook post in the right column.
Our Friday mornings at the Charlestown Farmer's Market have been very successful. This week we sent a check to 1000Jobs Haiti for $250. Come visit us our booth at the Farmers' Market (see more info in the left column.)
We are starting to collect school supplies for our backpack distribution. The filled backpacks will be given out on 2 Sundays, Aug. 19 and 26.
We will soon be getting a new set of steps leading into our parish hall. Thanks to all who donated to make this possible
Did you know that the sanctuary and parish hall of St. Thomas' are AIR CONDITIONED. Come join us on Sunday morning and cool off!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


This is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. After church this week we will have a special international coffee hour with treats from France, Germany and Switzerland.
We continue to sell things items from Haiti every Friday at the Farmer's Market in Charlestown. See the column to the left for more information.
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church met in Indianapolis from July 5-12. They convene every 3 years in different cities across the US. This is the legislative body of our church. Bishop Wolf, Bishop Joslin and 8 delegates from Rhode Island were in attendance along with an assortment of other visitors and volunteers from our Diocese. The two most noteworthy pieces of news from The Convention are that the convention approved the election of our Bishop-elect, Nick Knisely. This step is required for all bishops-elect before they can be ordained. The other news item that has been in the public media has to do with the approval of a blessing for same-gender unions. This means that priests can conduct services blessing the union of homosexual couples- as long as the diocesan bishop consents. This service is not considered a marriage. According to a national Church spokesperson, this blessing is a "theological response to a monogamous, committed relationship."