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Kickoff Picnic 2019

 

I would like to thank everyone who helped make our Kick-Off Sunday a huge success. It is true what they say “many hands make light work”. From the setup, food donations, serving help, and finally clean up so many of you pitched in and lent your hands. I am so very grateful to all of you. The day was filled with sunshine, fun, and fellowship. Looking forward to doing it again next September. Faithfully, Gretchen

TECatRU

TEC@RU (The Episcopal Church at Rowan University) is the phrase we’re using to refer to a band of parishes who are working together to share the good news of God’s love with the students, faculty, and staff of Rowan University. Participating churches include St. Thomas’ (Glassboro), Good Shepherd (Pitman), Holy Trinity (Wenonah), St. Stephen’s (Mullica Hill), and St. John’s (Salem).

Pulpit Swaps 2019

Many thanks to Fr. Chuck Messer, Mtr. Susan Osborne-Mott, Fr. Bob Fitzpatrick, and Fr. Ben Maddison for preaching and presiding at St. Thomas’ during the month of August. It was a month of pulpit swaps!

NYC Trip

St. Thomas’ Youth traveled to New York City this past week to have a fun day of community building! They are pictured here on the steps of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church right by Central Park!

Summer Improvements

St. Thomas’ is the campus that never sleeps! Thank you to those involved in improvement projects all around our campus this summer. You are empowering ministry all through the year!

ECW-Schools

The ECW teamed up with Kitchen of Hope last week to pack some “Tools for Schools” backpacks. St. Thomas’ honors God and loves our neighbor in our tireless and creative outreach efforts!

VBS 2019

St. Thomas’ hosted VBS all week! Nearly 30 children learned about the good news of God’s love for them with the support of more than 15 volunteers, adults and youth. Teaching others about Jesus: this is what the church is all about! Thank you to all those who volunteered directly and to the many of you who provided behind-the-scenes support.

Meditation Garden

Did you know that St. Thomas’ has a Meditation Garden? It’s a beautiful place to sit, enjoy the breeze, and listen to the birds. Thanks to the hard work of many, the St. Thomas’ campus is a beautiful place to be this time of year. Come spend a few quiet moments in prayer and listening: hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people!

End of Sunday School

This week we marked the completion Sunday School and Children’s Chapel for the summer with a combined service, awards, and a trip to a Trampoline park. Thank you to teachers & parents who help make Children’s Chapel and Sunday School vital links in the formation of our children in the Christian Faith, helping them to know that they are loved and that they are capable of changing the world!

Taller

On Saturday, 1 June, Members of St. Thomas’ attended a Diocesan workshop on “Beginning Spanish-language ministry within English-speaking congregations.” St. Thomas’ continues to dream about how to share the Good News with ever-wider swathes of our community.