Youth Ministry Volunteer Meeting

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St. Thomas’s Youth Ministries is having a meeting tomorrow, October 30, 2020 (Friday) night at 7 p.m. to go over the planned program and then to help match Volunteers up with specific opportunities. Since this is an all volunteer effort, we want to make sure we had committed support from volunteers to help run the program before rolling it out to the youth.

The Youth Ministry Program is for 6th through 12 graders. There are many opportunities to be involved with this program with varying levels of time commitment. These opportunities include meeting facilitation, mentoring, ministry liaisons, hospitality, activities, prayer, and service projects.  See the Sign-up Genius listing of volunteer opportunities to go with this program.

 If you are interested in helping out please try to come to the meeting.  I apologize for the short notice.  If you are interested in helping out and cannot attend the meeting please contact me directly so that I can give you more information and help to identify the best way to involve you in our program.

Sue Houghton

Youth Gathering in the Grove – Friday, October 2, 2020

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St. Thomas’s Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to responsibly gather in person at the church to share in food, fun, and fellowship while enjoying the Grove and outside courtyard once it gets dark.

Masks are required when not eating and social distancing will be expected.

Please BYO mask and lawn chair, if possible (or towel), for sitting.

Rain Date: Sat., October 3, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Sue Houghton via the church office at StThomassOffice@googlegroups.com or (302) 368-4644.

Youth Back to School Check-in

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HI EVERYONE!!
(If you have already graduated high school, please pass this message on to someone in grades 6 to 12)

You are cordially and enthusiastically invited to a St. Thomas’s Youth Back to School Check-In. It’s a been a while since we have been together but I have not for even one day stopped thinking about you all and praying that you were well and safe. I can’t wait to hear what you have all been up to. Lots of changes in my life and in our church. I’ll bet there have been some in your life too. 

With that being said, I hope you will meet me on Zoom next Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at noon for our first CREW check-in of the 2020-2021 year. C.R.E.W. stands for “Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” and youth in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to join us!

It’s time to check in  with each other, tell everyone how you are doing, how school is going, how your family is, etc, etc,……. and give the grown ups some ideas and feedback about what you all want to do this year. Also, find out when we will have our first in-person gathering in the Grove!

Ms. Belinda

CREW Youth Group Meeting on March 8, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

St. Thomas’s youth group, CREW,  will meet tomorrow, March 8, after the 10:30 a.m. service.  We will be engaging in Lenten discussion, playing games and planning the Teen-Tween Lock-in Palooza. 

Upcoming Events:

  • On February 25, 2020, we will have our usual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Thomas’s.  During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!
  • Our remaining meetings for the spring will be on March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3 and May 17, 2020. Please let me or Kelly know if you are able to provide lunch on any of those days.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

CREW meeting on February 16, 2020

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St. Thomas’s youth group, CREW,  will meet February 16, 2020, after the 10:30 a.m. service.  We will be joined tomorrow by Father Howie and other members of the Worship Ministry. They will tell us all about the ministry and ways we can serve.

Upcoming Events:

  • On February 25, 2020, we will have our usual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St. Thomas’s. During the evening, we’ll also have other fun activities and lots of beads to add to the party atmosphere of Mardi Gras!
  • Our next meeting after tomorrow will be March 8, 2020. Please let me or Kelly know if you are able to provide lunch that day.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Children’s Ministries

CREW Meeting on Sunday, February 2, 2020

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Hello Everyone. I pray this note finds you well!  I have a few bits of information I would like to share with you so please keep reading.

1) Our CREW (“Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” – youth in grades 7 through 12) met yesterday, February 2, 2020 and walked to Main Street for lunch and a discussion of how we can “let our light shine in the world.” 

2) Sunday, February 2, 2020, was Candlemas and the service was special.

3) Our next meeting will be February 16, 2020. Please let me or Kelly know if you are able to provide lunch.

Blessings,
Belinda Young-Payne, Director of Children’s Ministries

CREW news for December 15, 2020

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CREW (“Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” – youth in grades 7 through 12) met Sunday,  December 15, 2019 at noon in the Undercroft. They had a light lunch and then completed some Advent activities.  

Here are a few other update for CREW participants.

Please return any registration forms you have not returned.

Please remember friends are invited to all CREW activities.

All of St Thomas’s has been invited to attend Faith and Family Day at the UD Basketball game on January 12, 2020. CREW will be attending as our meeting that day. Friends and family are invited to attend as well.  Please let us know via email or the sign up sheet on the Great Hall door as soon as you can if you plan to attend as well. Advance ticket prices will be depend on the size of our group.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,
Belinda, Children’s Minister

Youth CREW news for December 1, 2019

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Hi Everyone,

Our next Youth CREW (“Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing”) meeting will be Sunday, December 1, at noon. We will be having a potluck post-Thansgiving lunch for all CREW members (which is anyone who are able to attend. Turkey will be provided. Each youth/family is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. If anyone else cares to attend, this would be a great time to meet our group members if you haven’t already. just let Kelly or I know so we can plan for seating and plates.

A few other things:

  • Please return any registration forms you have not returned.
  • Please remember friends are invited to all CREW activities.
  • All of St Thomas’s has  been invited to attend Faith and Family Day at the UD Basketball game on January 12, 2020. CREW will be attending as our meeting that day. Friends and family are invited to attend as well.  Please let me know as soon as you can if you plan to attend as well. Advance ticket prices will be depend on the size of our group.

Blessings,

Belinda Young-Payne

Winter Clothes Drive

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Can you imagine being outside in the freezing cold without adequate clothing?

The youth group, C.R.E.W. (C.R.E.W. stands for “Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” and youth in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged.), would like to do a winter clothes drive for the unfortunate in our community.

We would appreciate donations of gently used or new winter coats, gloves, scarves, rain/snow pants. We would prefer that hats and warm socks be purchased new.

We will start collecting on November 10th. We will have bins located in the great hall for you to drop off at anytime during the week.

We plan to distribute to local organizations and during Code Purple.

Thank you for your help in advance,
C.R.E.W.

C.R.E.W. meets October 6, 2019

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This is an open invitation to all parishioner’s 12-18 year olds!

You do not have to be confirmed to be a part of this group! Anyone over the age of 12 can come!

We will have lunch and spend some time getting acquainted with one another! Please come with some ideas as to what you would like to do this year.

Looking forward to seeing you!

I would also like to let you know you are invited to the back to school celebration on Sunday, September 29th, come see your friends and eat pizza! It will be right after the service.

Come to C.R.E.W. (“Christians Ready, Equipped, and Willing” ) on Sunday, October 6th right after church!


In God’s Peace and Love!
Kelly Tompkins