Announcements November 22, 2015

Children’s Pageant

This year’s children’s pageant will focus on the theme of the Jesse Tree, in keeping with our first Intergenerational event.  The pageant will be  performed at the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve service.  We will also have 2-3 rehearsals, hopefully on Sundays.  Parts can be tailored for older or younger children depending on their abilities and wishes.  Please let Angie Bier ( know if your child(ren) are interested before Thanksgiving.

Rehearsals will be:

-Sunday, December 6:  following service for one hour

-Sunday, December 20: following service for one hour

-Thursday December 24: 3:45-4:30, just before Christmas Eve service

Intergenerational Sunday        Family sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2015  following the 10:00am Morning Prayer Service.  If you are interested in joining our“Task Force” to help plan for this new ministry, please contact Gayle Radavich


Hope House

The focus agency for November is Hope House.   The mission of the Hope House is to end homelessness and create healthy communities.  Their vision is a community that houses and values all of its people.

Food & Item Donations

STOC continues to collect food and other donations that support St. Alphonsus, St. James, Guest House & the Hospitality Center.  If you would like to donate additional items please label your contribution with your preference of ministry and donations will be distributed.  If you are donating food items please do not use the outside drop box, food donations should be left inside the church.  For more information please contact the church office at  414-421-0130.  Thank you….Outreach

Jesse Tree

Come join the fun on November 29th for our first Intergenerational Activity!  We will be making Jesse Tree Ornaments after the 10:00am service.  We want to make sure we have plenty of materials for everyone interested.  If you think you can attend, please sign up on the sheet located in the Narthex by November 22nd.

Included with the making of ornaments, we will have plain hanging tags for members to take at both Services, to write a line or two of scripture to also hang on our Jesse Tree.  You can take home and hang the tags, the next Sunday on our tree. Questions? Contact Gayle Radavich at 414-418-4717 or Margaret Done at 414-254-1005.

Assistance with the kids?

Need someone to watch the kids while you shop for the holidays?  Girl Scout troops 1812 & 3206 are offering free child care for children ages 4-10 (Children must be toilet trained please)

On December 12, there will be two sessions:  9am-12pm & 1pm to 4pm.  Here at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 7255 W. Grange Avenue.  All participating Girls Scouts are Red Cross Babysitting Certified. 

Please reserve your session via email:  Include your name and the names of the children you want cared for.  We can accommodate 20 children per session.

Donations gratefully accepted & will be forwarded to a charitable organization.




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