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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
If you haven’t checked out the work done in the kitchen, be sure to admire the finished cabinets! “Many Thanks” to the work of Fr. Mark, Mark Lamson & Fred Pederson on cutting, sanding, painting and hanging the remaining cabinet doors. Their cooperative accomplishment is greatly appreciated and a great example of what we can all do when we work together! Although a lot has been completed, the “kitchen fund” will continue to work toward future goals.
Thanks again, “Kitchen Krew”
Soup and Chili will be available for sale next Sunday, December 6th after each service.
If you are available, and willing to help make the soup (on Saturday morning, Dec 5th, 9am-12pm, please join us.
Thank you, Lee Monk
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 (email@example.com) 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
YOUTH CHOIR UPDATE
Thank you to the youth choir members who shared their spirit at our praise celebration this past Sunday. In order to allow time to prepare for the pageant on Christmas Eve, we won’t have youth choir rehearsals during December. Please watch the bulletin for plans in 2016.
The Saint Thomas of Canterbury Choir
Christmas Concert Schedule
Your STOC Choir will be singing at four Senior living facilities during the month of December.
- Saturday, December 5 – Ridge Dale at 1:00PM
7740 W. Grange Ave. Greendale, WI
- Sunday, December 6 – Clement Manor at 2:00PM
3939 S. 92nd Street Milwaukee, WI
- Sunday, December 13 – Berkshire at 1:30PM
7010 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI
- Sunday, December 20 – Southpointe at 2:30PM
4500 W. Loomis Ave. Milwaukee, WI
We have been working hard since September to put together a good performance. We would love to see you at one or more of these concerts. We know you will enjoy it!
Admission is FREE!