Weekly Highlights
Wednesday, December 4
  • The Thrift Shop is open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Holy Eucharist at 7:30 pm in the Chapel.

Thursday , December 5
There is no bible class. Setup of the booths for the Christmas Fair by David and his team starts at 10:00 am. Helping hands are welcome.

Friday, December 6
  • Starting at 9:00 am volunteers are needed to carry Christmas Fair merchandise from the basement to the hall so that it can be displayed in the booths. 
  • Drop off your baked goods for the Fair Bake Table. Please send Steve and Karen Bonaparte an email today or tomorrow to let them know what you plan to bake. Here is the email: deerisle87@aol.com.

Saturday, December 7

The Christmas Fair invites everyone from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for good cheer and great buys. The Silent Auction is open from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, and the Live Auction starts at 1:30 pm. We have some really lovely items in both auctions, so you don't want to miss it.

Help support this year’s Christmas Fair. Buy - Bid - Eat! Know that every cent after expenses will be used to buy up medical debt in New York State through RIP Medical Debt, which usually results in the forgiveness of $100 for every dollar donated. Help us transform lives and redeem them.

Cleanup starts at 4:30 pm.

The Thrift Shop is closed.

Sunday, December 8 - Second Advent
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am (said) and 10:00 am (with music). Children worship in church.

 Tuesday , December 10
Brown Bag Lunch from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
PLEDGE CARDS
Thank you to everyone who returned their pledge card. If you haven't done so yet, please get your pledge card to us in the next couple of weeks. It will help us to put the budget for 2020 together in a timely fashion.
Eric Milnes’ Last Day at St. Thomas – December 29th
Folks,

Sunday, December 29 th is Eric Milnes last day with us. We will do Lessons and Carols that day, followed by a festive reception in Eric’s honor. Recognizing this is a time of year when many are away, I hope those of you who will be home will come and help us thank / celebrate / send off Eric with style, love, and joy.

To that end, we are looking for support in putting this together.
  • We’ll set up on Saturday morning at 10 (this should take about 30 minutes if we have 8 people helping);
  • We will need an equal number of folks to stay and help put tables and chairs away, and to clean up from the reception; and, most importantly, we will need
  • Food and beverages!  Cheese plate, fruit platter, deviled eggs, finger foods (such as little sandwiches); cookies, chocolates, and brownies for sweets.

A sign-up sheet will be in the church between December 1 st and 22 nd . If you have any questions, please ask Carol.
Angel Tree
Help your neighbors in need, choose cards from the tree in the back of the church detailing specific requests. All gifts are due on  Sunday, December 15 , and can be dropped off at church or in the office.
#AdventWord

The 6 th through 8 th grade Sunday school classes at St. Thomas are encouraging St. Thomas members to participate in #AdventWord, a global online Advent calendar, sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary. 

There are a few ways to do this. First, you can sign up at to receive a daily email with the word of the day as well as a visual and written meditation. Then if you are moved to respond, you can post to the AdventWord website or use the hashtag #AdventWord on whatever social media platform you use. 

Or, alternatively, you can post reflections on the St. Thomas Facebook or Instagram page or email them to Tami at associatestthomas@gmail.org and she will post them for you. We will also be printing them out and creating a bulletin board in the parish hall. Here is the list of the words for those of you who don’t want sign up for the daily email:  
HANDEL'S MESSIAH


Tickets for Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Church,
click HERE .

Tickets for Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm at St. Thomas Church,
click HERE .

Tickets for Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm at Christ's Church Rye,
click HERE .

You can also purchase tickets in the St. Thomas Church Office -
please call in advance for an appointment: (914) 698-0300.
Baptism
Next baptismal date is Sunday, January 12th -- the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. If you are interested in being baptized or having a member of your household baptized, please contact Carol.
Book Club
St. Thomas Book Club will meet to celebrate 2020 with a discussion of our own Solange DeSantis’ work, Life on the Line . Get reading, and join us on January 12 at 11:30 am in the Library.