Blue Hen Bounty need volunteers

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Blue Hen Bounty need volunteersSt. Thomas’s Blue Hen Bounty (BHB), our student/community food pantry, is looking for volunteers. We need both monitors and stockers.  Monitors are needed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until noon – or any time you are available.  Duties include re-stocking the shelves after each client visit and recording the number of client visits on the calendar in the storage area. You can sign up for one day a month, one day a week – or whatever suits your schedule.  Monitors are encouraged to bring something to read, knit, etc. as there is a considerable amount of down time.

Stockers are needed to come in and restock the shelves.  Cana generally is in the office Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. until noon so she can give you a key for the storage area – or if you want she can issue you a key to the church and/or storage area so you can come in at your convenience. We try to limit the number of items on the shelves at one time so we can serve more clients.  Training is available.

The church building is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon. There is a bin by the name tag station marked for Blue Hen Bounty donations or put donations on the tables or counters in the great hall classroom.

For questions, email or contact Teresa Coons email to volunteer.

Worship and weekly news for October 1, 2023

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Hello faith family! This is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 1, 2023. This week, we celebrate Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone (c. 1181 – 3 October 1226). He was an Italian mystic and Catholic friar who founded the Franciscans. Francis is associated with patronage of animals and the environment. It became customary for churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4th, and we at St. Thomas’s will be holding a blessing of the animals next Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Weekly News

See our Carpenter’s Helper Newsletter. Fall continues to bring exciting fellowship opportunities and FUN. Read about all of the EXCITEMENT headed our way!

Annual Giving Campaign underway
Blessing of the Animals needs volunteers
Pies by Dana 2023 Outreach Fundraiser

Eighteenth Sunday after PentecostOur weekly Worship schedule

This Sunday’s Schedule

Growth and Fellowship

  • Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – lectionary bible study in the classroom.
  • Third Sundays at 9:15 a.m. – Novel Theology
  • 3rd Monday of the month – Hope Dining Room
  • Last Sunday of the month – Family Church Sunday
  • Last Sunday of the month – Coffee and Fellowship between services

Other Parish Events

  • Sun., Oct. 8, 2023 – Blessing of the Animals
  • Tue., Oct. 31, 2023 – candles in the cemetery
  • Sat., Nov. 4, 2023 – All Souls special service

The church is aware that some of its members are struggling to make ends meet. If you are in this situation, please let the clergy know of your needs, pray for the church, and feel no guilt about your giving. But if you are able to give, options for giving include mailing a check to our church or online giving.

If you have anything to add to the Parish calendar or the Carpenter’s Helper newsletter, please email the office at

To see worship, events or news, see our website, FaceBook, InstaGram, YouTube, or the posted events on the board next to the name tag station. Recent Newsletters, Sermons, or Announcements are also available.

Regardless of whether we are together in-person or virtually, we are connected by the Holy Spirit:  Always together; never apart…maybe in distance, but never in heart.

Kind Regards,
Cana Hartman, Parish Administrator or (302) 368-4644