Children’s Ministries needs volunteers

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Our fun summer times are almost at an end and the time for fall preparation has come. I’m excited!

Regular Children’s Worship will begin again on September 10 for children 3 years (potty trained) to 6th grade. Sunday School normally runs from 9:30 to 11:10 a.m. Registration for Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Great Hall on September 10, 2018.

Our goal is to have three Sunday School classrooms this year. In order to do this in the best way that we can, we need at least two more teachers. I am praying we can find some new faces to join our children’s ministry team. Teaching involves an average commitment of two Sundays a month and an hour or two of preparation the week you are the lead teacher. We teach in teams of two so you would be lead teacher an average of once a month. If you are more comfortable being the helper teacher each time, that is fine too. This ministry is an act of both giving and receiving. The children teach and inspire us as much as we do them. And the team members are a tremendous support and inspiration to each other. Training for Godly Play and training for Living the Good News for anyone who needs it will be held in late August/early September and as needed. If you feel called to be a part of children’s ministry in any way, please contact me at belmar43@aol.com.

Thank you for all the support that you, as a congregation, provide to our children and their families.

Blessings,

Belinda

Ladies Night Out

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This summer we will hold Ladies Night Out on the 13th of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 13th: Iron Hill Brewery – Downtown Newark
Thursday, September 13th: Olive Tree Cafe – Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark

Children’s Ministries schedule

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Sunday School resumes on September 9, 2018.

From May 27 to September 2, St Thomas’s nursery for children aged birth to 3 years will be open from 10:15 to the end of the 10:30 a.m. service.

Summer Children’s Worship for children 3 years and older runs through August 19. Our summer theme this year is The Fruit of the Spirit, based on Galatians 5:22-23 (But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). Each week, we will learn about a different spiritual gift through scripture lessons, stories, hands-on play/art activities, service projects, and/or take-home assignments to promote real-life applications of the fruit of the Spirit. On most Sundays this summer (when children’s worship leader is available), children are invited to the Undercroft from 10:30-11:10 a.m. The children will rejoin their families at the Peace. On some Sundays (when a children’s worship leader is not available), children will remain with their families and are invited to complete the activity in the Fruit of the Spirit bags found in the basket by the sanctuary door.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to volunteer to help this summer, please contact Belinda Young-Payne at 302-388-4017.

Adult Education

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The adult education (parlor) group is now on summer hiatus and will resume on the first Sunday AFTER Labor Day — September 9, 2018. We will be exploring the book – The Misunderstood God by Darin Hufford. It can be obtained on Amazon or Barnes and Noble for new folks who are interested in joining. Questions? Feel free to contact Ronnie Wilbur at vfwilbur@gmail.com or Larry Duggan at lgjd@udel.edu.

First Sunday of the month and Rector’s Discretionary Fund

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This coming Sunday, August 5, is the first Sunday of the month, when the loose offering is given to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund. Cash, or a check to St. Thomas’s, with Discretionary Fund in the memo line, are welcome. Designated checks are always welcome. The Rector’s Discretionary Fund allows St. Thomas’s to provide confidential assistance to our neighbors in need. The money always goes to a landlord, power company, etc., never directly to individuals. Your generosity allows St. Thomas’s to to be a source of light to those who are struggling in a world that is often dark.

St. Thomas’s Mission Statement

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Nourished at Christ’s table and stepping forward in faith, we are instruments of God’s love, serving our parish family, the University of Delaware, our community and God’s creation.

St. Thomas’s Ladies Night Out – Summer Schedule

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This summer we will hold Ladies night on the 13th of each month at 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 13th:  Taverna Downtown Newark
  • Friday, July 13th: Home Grown – Downtown Newark
  • Monday, August 13th: Iron Hill Brewery – Downtown Newark
  • Thursday, September 13th: Olive Tree Cafe – Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark

Annual Holiday Bazaar Volunteers needed

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Last year our bazaar raised over $5,000, which was donated to outreach activities to help others in need. It’s time to hold the dates for the St. Thomas’s Annual Holiday Bazaar, which will be held on November 30 and December 1. If you have any wine corks or buttons that you could donate, please leave them in the donation box in the great hall. Want to volunteer to help? We need people now to make crafts — either your own idea or our ideas — and to help with the planning. We are meeting one evening each month to plan. Questions? Contact Barb Graham at 302-598-4143.

Children’s Ministries May 2018 Newsletter

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Here is an update on St. Thomas’s Children’s Ministries.

May 20 was the last day of regular Sunday School until September.

From May 27 to September 2, the St. Thomas’s nursery for children aged birth to 3 years will be open from 10:15 to the end of the 10:30 a.m. service.

Summer Children’s Worship for children 3 years and older will begin on June 10 and run through August 19. Our summer theme this year is “The Fruit of the Spirit,” based on Galatians 5:22-23 (But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control). Each week, we will learn about a different spiritual gift through scripture lessons, stories, hands-on play/art activities, service projects, and/or take home assignments to promote real life applications of the fruit of the Spirit. On most Sundays this summer (when children’s worship leader is available), children are invited to the Undercroft from 10:30-11:10 a.m. The children will rejoin their families at the Peace. On some Sundays (when a children’s worship leader is not available), children will remain with their families and are invited to complete the activity in the Fruit of the Spirit bags found in the basket by the sanctuary door.

St. Thomas’s is not planning to host Vacation Bible School (VBS) this summer. But stay tuned to your email for information about VBS in other area churches.

Regular Sunday School will resume on September 9, 2018. If you have questions, need more information, or would like to volunteer to help this summer, please contact Belinda Young-Payne at 302-388-4017 or belmar43@aol.com.