Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, January 16, 2023

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Monday, January 16, 2023, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room.  Guests at Hope, are now “dining in” so we have 2 different short shifts that you can volunteer for. The cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45 a.m. The serving and cleanup shift, goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m.

If you’d like to help, please bring an apron and a ball cap.  We would LOVE to see you! All of this takes place at Kingswood Methodist Church kitchen on Marrows Road in Brookside Park. It is a team effort, lots of fun and it makes you feel so good to feed people who really appreciate it.

Please sign up to donate things we need for the meal, which may be brought to St. Thomas’s on Monday – Thursday between 9 and noon OR when you come to church on Sunday.  If that doesn’t work for you, give me a call and I will pick it up at your house.

BLESSINGS to you ALL,

Madeline Johnson

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2022 for the homeless

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Dear Family of St. Thomas’s,

Calvary Baptist Church on Delaware Ave., Newark, is once again hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2022 for the homeless in Newark. They are in need of food donations and “gift” donations from anyone who would like to do that.  Here’s what they need:

FOOD list:

            Sliced and ready to serve turkey, ham or beef

            Breakfast casseroles, donuts or pastries, juice

            Lunch meat, rolls, individual serving chips bags, canned soda

GIFTS:   $15 gift cards to Wawa, McD’s, Jersey Mikes or Dunkin

               DART bus passes (1 day,1 zone) – available at Acme for $4

                New underwear, warm socks, insulated gloves, hand warmers

VOLUNTEERS:

             Christmas Eve: 3:30 – 5:30,  5- 7 , 7 – 9, 9 – 11

IF you have a donation for this, you can take it to Calvary anytime after 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve or leave it at St. Thomas’s and I will take it over after the 8 p.m. Christmas Eve service.   

Christmas Blessings to ALL,
Madeline Johnson     mad1240@comcast.net

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, December 19, 2022

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Dear families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Monday, December 19, 2022, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Guests are now “dining in” instead of grabbing a lunch and leaving, so we have 2 different short shifts that you can volunteer for. The cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45 a.m.   The serving and cleanup shift, goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m.

If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and apron. We would LOVE to see you! All of this takes place at the Kingswood Methodist Church on Marrows Road in Brookside Park. It is a team effort and lots of fun and it makes you feel SO good to feed people who are really grateful for the lunch.

Please sign up to donate things we need for the meal, which may be brought to St. Thomas’s on Monday – Thursday between 9 and noon OR when you come to church on Sunday.  If that doesn’t work for you, give me a call and I will pick it up at your house.

MANY BLESSINGS to you ALL,
Madeline Johnson     mad1240@comcast.net 

Christmas 2022 Angel Tree

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Dear Friends,

We will be helping a local family enjoy Christmas 2022 this year through our Angel Tree. We’re starting out with two small trees located on the small table by the sofa in the sitting area in the Great Hall. Please take a few minutes to look at the gift opportunities and select the one that speaks to you.

If you are unable to come to church to make your selection, the family can use ShopRite, Walmart, and Lyft gift cards. Easy to buy, no sizes or colors to think about, no limit on quantity. 

Do not wrap the gifts, but put the tag with the gift. There will be a box for the gifts in the foyer with an envelope for gift cards. Please return your gifts to church by Sunday, December 18, 2022.

We are Christ’s heart and hands in Newark. Our generosity will make Christmas more pleasant for a local family.

Any questions, let me know.

Thanks!

Connie Cooper

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, November 21, 2022

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Monday, November 21, 2022 is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Guests at Hope are now “dining in” instead of grabbing lunch and taking it out, so we have two different short shifts that you can volunteer for!

The cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45 a.m. and the serving and cleanup shift goes from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and an apron. We would LOVE to see you!

All of this takes place at Kingswood Methodist Church on Marrows Rd. in Brookside Park.  It is a team effort, lots of fun, and it makes you feel SO good to feed people who REALLY appreciate it.

Please sign up to donate things we need for the meal, which may be brought to St. Thomas’s on Monday – Thursday between 9 and noon OR when you come to church on Sunday.  If that doesn’t work for you, give me a call and I will pick it up at your house.

BLESSINGS to you all,

Madeline Johnson   mad1240@comcast.net 

Mini Bazaar 2022

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Mini-BazaarThe Bazaar Ministry is hosting a one day Mini Bazaar on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  There will be several vendors, a small White Elephant sale (no more donations please) and Jill Jensen’s honey to purchase.  There will also be “Soups to Go” and a bake sale.  All proceeds from this Mini Bazaar will go towards supporting St. Thomas’s Outreach Ministry.

To make this event a success we need your help. We need donations of baked goods and soups in quart sized containers. Please use sign-up sheets at church or sign-up for donate baked goods or to donate soups in quart containers.

Thank you for your support and look out for information on the return of the full three day bazaar next year.

Philippa Sunnergren and the Bazaar Ministry Team

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, October 17, 2022

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Next Monday, October 17, 2022, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Guests at Hope are now “dining in” instead of grabbing a lunch and leaving, so we have 2 different short shifts that you can volunteer for. The cooking shift is from 10 – 11:45 a.m. and the serving and cleanup shift goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m. 

If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and apron. We would LOVE  to see you! All of this takes place at the Kingswood Methodist Church on Marrows Road in Brookside Park, Newark. It is a team effort, lots of fun and it makes you feel so good to feed people who really appreciate it.

Please volunteer to donate items we need for the meal. If you are donating one of those items, you can bring it to St. Thomas’s on Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon, OR when you come to church on Sunday.

This week, our Hope team is in the good hands of Sally Price and Sheila Sharpe, who have volunteered to co-lead this month!

BLESSINGS to you all,
Madeline Johnson

Flu and Covid clinic at St. Thomas’s

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Flu and Covid ClinicOn Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and after the 10:30 a.m. service around 11:30 a.m., flu and Covid shots will be available by appointment.

  • Flu shots for children through seniors
  • “updated” Moderna and Pfizer Bivalent Covid boosters and shots, 12 years old and up

To receive a Covid booster, you may not have had any boosters in the last 2 month or had Covid in the last 3 months.

Please review the available slots on the Sign-Up Genius and choose any of the options that interest you. We need 20 people signed up to make this a success.

Stocking Blue Hen Bounty Food Pantry

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Blue Hen Bounty food pantryEpiscopal Camus Ministry (ECM) has asked for help stocking the Blue Hen Bounty (BHB) food pantry that they manage for University of Delaware students who are food insecure and cannot provide ample nutrition for themselves.

There has been a significant uptick in the number of guests visiting since the new school year began. There are special requests written on the dry erase board next to the BHB cabinets with the number one request being for rice donations. Thank you for any assistance.

BHB Donation wish list:

#1 request- RICE
• Diaper wipes
• Lunch baggies
• Plant based milks- oat, almond, soy
• Cooling oil
• Bleach
• Mouth wash
• Cookies
• Fabric softner
• Sugar
• Pinto beans
• Gluten-free foods
• Snack bars- belvita, nature valley, etc.
• Canned fish- tuna, marcel, etc.

Hope Dining Room volunteers needed Monday, September 19, 2022

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Dear Families of St. Thomas’s and St. Nicholas,

Hope Dining RoomNext Monday, September 19, 2022, is our opportunity to serve at Hope Dining Room. Guests at Hope are now “dining in” instead of grabbing a lunch and leaving, so we have 2 different short shifts that  you can volunteer for! The cooking shift goes from 10 – 11:45  a.m. and the serving and cleanup shift goes from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m. 

If you’d like to help, please bring a ball cap and apron. We would LOVE to see you! All of this takes place at the Kingswood Methodist Church kitchen on Marrows Road  in Brookside Park. I, Newark, Delaware. It is a team effort, lots of fun and it makes you feel so good to feed people who REALLY appreciate it.

Please sign up to donate or help. If you are donating one of those items, you can bring it to St. Thomas’s, Monday – Thursday, between 9 and noon, OR when you come to church on Sunday. I can’t pick anything up this month but our Hope team is in the good hands of Marilyn Prime and Cathy Wojewodzki, who have volunteered to co-lead this month!

BLESSINGS to you all,
Madeline Johnson