Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch invitation
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2019 First Generation Scholarship

The St. Thomas’ Scholarship committee is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2019 First Generation Scholarship is now open.


Photo by Ronny Sison on Unsplash

The St. Thomas’ First Generation Scholarship was established in the Fall of 2015 to promote post-secondary education as the most promising path to a bright future for the young people of our community. The $1,000.00 award is presented annually to a graduating Bath-Haverling high school senior who will be the first in his/her family to attend college.

If you know a student who may be eligible, please encourage them to apply.

The First Generation Scholarship is funded primarily by local mission funds, proceeds from the Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, and gifts from members and friends of the parish. Thank you for your support.

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Easter Flowers

A photo of an Easter lily at the altar of a church.
Image by Andy Frazier from Pixabay

It’s time to order Easter memorial and thanksgiving flowers. The deadline is April 11. You can order flowers by downloading and printing the paper form below. You can also order flowers online by clicking the green button below.

If you order flowers online:

  • In the Give to field, select Flowers.
  • In the Note/memo (optional) field, type In memory of NAME or In thanksgiving for NAME.

Note: When the amount collected from memorials exceeds the actual cost of flowers, the excess is distributed to outreach in the community. (Policy adopted by the vestry.)

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March Newsletter

The cover of the March 2019 parish newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
  • Ash Wednesday Services
  • From Ashes to the Cross: Keeping a Holy Lent
  • Rector’s Discretionary Fund
  • Lent Study
  • Online Giving
  • Curious Christians During Lent
  • Gardening Potluck Dinner
  • Fundraising in February
  • March Calendar
  • Turning Point
  • Festa Italiana
  • What NOT to Say to the Bereaved
  • In Memoriam
  • Vestry Notes
  • Roof Update

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Annual Report 2018

In January each year, the parish publishes an annual report. It is first of all, an historical record of what happened in the parish during the past year; a gold mine of information for the archives. But perhaps more importantly, it is a reminder of what has God led us to do and the surprising abundance of God’s grace. Paper copies will be available at the annual meeting on Sunday, January 27.

The cover of the 2018 Annual Report
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Community Garden Volunteers Needed!

The Community Garden at St Thomas (CGST) provides fresh, high quality, nutrient-dense vegetables to Turning Point’s food pantry in mostly raised beds behind the Church. It supports friends and neighbors experiencing food insecurity.

Volunteers are needed to participate in, planning, soil preparation, planting, growing, harvesting, and delivering fresh produce to Turning Point. CGST seeks to provide a place for anyone to grow herbs, vegetables, and friendships. Details below the photo.

A photo of the garden at the peak of growing season.

What do I need to participate?

Just some drinking water and a pair of garden gloves. The church provides everything else.

What should I expect?

  1. To learn to be an effective gardener from the experience and training of the volunteers and Cornell Cooperative Extension and other partner agencies. We can help adapted the work to any physical limitations you have.
  2. To team – up with others tending the beds learning to plant, observe growth and respond to the needs of the plants.
  3. Most importantly to know you are contributing to the health and wellbeing of friends and neighbors who are having a hard time making ends meet.

How much of my time will be needed?

As little as one hour on some weeks over the growing season. We will generally plan and schedule volunteer time.

How can I sign up?

Call Ray at (315) 882-8461 or e-mail him at kfisher1952@yahoo.com.

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