Tag Archive for Children

Parents, Small Children & Church: Relax!

children in church

To Parents of Our Children: Relax! We are so happy that you and your children are here at St. Thomas’! Children’s wiggling and restlessness are essential parts of who they are as they grow up. Please do not feel that you have to suppress them! If you sit closer to the front, your children will…

This Summer: Children’s Church

children's church

While our 9:15 am Sunday School will take a break over the summer, our popular Children’s Church program will continue through July, taking a short break in August. Children’s Church, for children from age 2 years through sixth grade, teaches our way of worship. The children experience the rhythm and structure of a traditional Sunday…

Our Ordinary Work

A Christianity Today article appeared last week regarding the shocking undercover Planned Parenthood videos. Since we have young readership, I will not get into the details, but suffice it to say, it is a serious wake-up call for conscientious people all across the political spectrum. The article describes the nature of what occurred together with…

New Director of Children’s Ministries: Amanda Welch

Amanda, Brooke and Stoney Welch

On Sunday, February 22nd, David Browder, the Rector of St. Thomas’, introduced Amanda Welch to the parish as our new Director of Children’s Ministries. The parish family warmly welcomed Amanda, her husband Stoney, their daughter, Brooke, and several of her family and shared their excitement at having Amanda working with our children in the parish.

Amanda has been the Director of our Early Childhood Learning Program and built it into the highly successful program it is today. She will continue to lead that program, while assuming more responsibilities as head of all parish children’s ministry.

Changes and A Vision for Our Children and Youth

Grace and peace from Our Lord Jesus Christ! School has begun for most, if not all, of our children and youth and autumn is on the near horizon. We at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church have shifted into autumn mode and find ourselves quite excited about what the year will bring. As you have probably heard,…

Children of Promise

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 30, 2014, by the Rev’d David Browder. Text: Galatians 4:21. TELL me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who…

Mite Boxes

It is a tradition here at St. Thomas’ during Lent for children to collect coins in a “mite box” as a special love offering for Jesus. Mite boxes will be distributed in Sunday school and can also be picked up in the church Narthex.

Living Water: Vacation Bible School 7/17 – 7/20

Jesus answered, If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would ask me for a drink and I would give you fresh, living water. John 4:10

Children aged 2-11, make plans to join us for Bible stories, music, and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20.

Bring your parents and friends to our joyful Friday night program with hot dogs, music, and fellowship on July 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.