Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This is the 1st Sunday of Advent.  To learn about the Season of Advent, click on the tab at the top of this page.
Church school will meet this week.  Following the service we will have an Advent wreath making workshop.  The church will provide the wreath forms and candles, you bring evergreen branches and glue guns.  There will also be Advent calendars and booklets for each family.
Tuesday Tutoring update!  The hours of the Tuesday Tutoring program have been extended!  The tutoring sessions will run from 2:30-4:30 every Tuesday that the school is in session.  Students in middle school and high school are encouraged to come.  You can get extra help, get enrichment, or just come and do your homework in a comfortable location.  Students need to fill out a permission slip which can be obtained from the school guidance counselor.
The 2013 schedule is beginning to take shape and the next few months will be busy.  A bowling outing will take place in January and in February we will have 2 discussion on the book, Unabashedly Episcopalian.  Sign up at the church to order a book.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


This is Christ the King Sunday.  It is the last Sunday before Advent begins and it is the day we celebrate Christ as the eternal king.  Church school will meet this week.
On Saturday, Nov. 24, the WARM shelter in Westerly (56 Spruce Street) will be distributing winter coats to those in need from 10am-noon.
Advent begins on Dec. 2.  There will be a family wreath-making workshop that day after church and Advent calendars will be available.
The church is ordering copies of a new book entitled, Unabashedly Episcopalian.  The cost is $10/book.  We will do a book study on this in February.  Sign up at the church.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


This is the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28).  Sunday school will meet at 9am.  The WARM meal will be prepared after the service.
The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Hope Valley on Wed., Nov. 21 at 7pm.  All are welcome to attend.
Our Veterans' Day celebration last Sunday was a great success!  We had 7 veterans in the congregation, including 3 WW II vets.  You can view the pictures from the party by clicking on the Facebook link to the right (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to view them.)
The church was power washed this week.  Look at it sparkle when you drive by.
Our new bishop, the Very Rev. Nick Knisely will be ordained this Saturday at St George's in Middletown.  For more information, read the invitation on the left column.
As December nears, the church calendar begins to fill up.  On the first Sunday in Advent, we will have a special Advent-wreath making workshop following the service.  The church will provide the wreath forms and candles and participants are asked to bring greens and glue guns.
Parish Christmas luncheon will be held Mon., Dec. 17 at noon at the Richmond Country Club.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This is the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 27).  We will have our annual Veterans' Day celebration.  All veterans are welcome to join us for worship at 9am followed by a reception with live music.  Sunday school will meet this week.
The Diocese is looking forward to the ordination of our new bishop that will take place on Sat., Nov. 17.  Read the invitation to the left for more information.  All are welcome.
Our All Saints' Sunday celebration last week included costumes, beautiful music and fun treats.  Check out a couple photos on our Facebook link on the right side of this page (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to view them.)
St. Thomas' is supporting the WARM Center in Westerly as it tries to finish the fundraising for their capital campaign project. They  have built a new building and now are raising money to renovate their existing building to make it more comfortable for shelter guests.  If you would like to find out more about WARM and its building project, visit their website at http://www.warmcenter.org/
Save the dates!!!  A few exciting things coming up.  There will be an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service on Wed., Nov. 21 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Hope Valley at 7pm.
Sunday, Dec. 2, is the 1st Sunday of Advent.  After church there will be a  special family Advent wreath making workshop after church.  The wreaths and candles will be provided, you bring greens and glue guns.