St. Thomas Night at the Movies

movie night Saturday, May 4th, 6-9pm

Join Pastor Mary for a movie night for all ages. Bring your popcorn or favorite snack to share, a drink and a playful spirit. After the movie we will spend a little time sharing our favorite scenes, lines and God-moments (you’ll be surprised at the many ways these modern parables can teach us how to see & live in God’s Kingdom!)

Kids bring your parents, Grandparents bring your grandkids, teens bring your friends! Choir members, bring your section! Families, bring each other!

VOTE on your movie choice by emailing Pastor Mary at mlaymon@stthomasepiscopal.org
braveBrave
This Celtic tale about a stubborn red-haired princess, her insistence on being her own person, and what she and her family learn about each other on her way to the altar will delight and also have us reflecting on how we hold on to ourselves in our own families.

lionwitchThe Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe
A wonderful big screen telling of C. S. Lewis’ classic tale about the journey through the wardrobe into Narnia. Discover Aslan, the lion King of the Lewis’ Kingdom of God and learn about loyalty, love and how we recover from our hurtful choices.

evanEvan Almighty
What happens when a mother prays that her family would spend more time together? This funny tale about God’s outrageous answer to her prayer will make you laugh… and also think about how we spend our time and what we spend it on.

Fellowship Events in January

ANNUAL MEETING Plan to join us on Sunday, January 27th for our Annual Parish Breakfast and Annual Meeting (9:15am to 10:15) in the Parish Hall. Main Dish and drinks provided by the parish; Those with a last name beginning with A—L please bring a pastry item; M—Z please bring a fruit / side dish.

SUPPER CLUB The St. Thomas Supper Club invites you and your friends to join other parishioners and friends for dinner at the Terrace Park Country Club Thursday, January 17.  Festivities begin at 6:00 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm.  Entrée choice of salmon or pot roast.  Cost $23.50.  Reservation checks to Penny Chapman, 231 Miami Lakes Dr., Milford, 45150.

FELLOWSHIP GROUP Journey to the Museum Center Wednesday, January 23 to view their new exhibit, “The Dead Scrolls”  We’ll car-pool from the church at 10:00 am.  Please call Lou Scott to make a reservation.  (831-4353)

Youth Gathering

YOLO SMIC: You Only Live Once…So Make It Count
Next Gathering will be Sunday, January 20th (5:30-7:30p)

YOLO SMIC is a ministry of St. Thomas offering youth (grades 7 -12) a place to hang out with friends (and adults who care about the joys and struggles in their life). For more information, or to ask questions contact Pastor Mary at mlaymon@stthomas episcopal.org.

New Church Database and Directory

St. Thomas is now working with Church Office Online to develop a new online directory of our church membership. This exciting new system will allow parishioners to access and edit their profile onlines helping the office keep updated and accurate records. Church Office Online is a secure, safe, and streamlined way for the people of St. Thomas to stay connected to the church and to each other. It will also allow for online viewing of a new photo directory, with printed directories also available.

Next week you will find an insert in the bulletin with full details. This week, you can test-drive the new directory by following the following steps:

  1. Visit https://me.churchmembershiponline.com in your browser.
  2. Enter your email address (the one we have in our records) into the “Need Your Login Infomation” field and click “Submit.” Your individual secure password will then be sent to you.
  3. Return to https://me.churchmembershiponline.com and login with your email and password.
  4. View and update your contact information.

If you are unable to login, it is most likely because we do not have an updated email address. Please call the office for assistance.

Senior Singers Present Showtime!

The Senior Class invites all to the annual SHOWTIME-LUNCHEON in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 7 at 12pm. Twenty-eight men and women of the Singers will entertain you, followed by the forty-voice Junior League Choral Group. Their revue “Browsing on Broadway” features 100 years of Broadway hits in 45 minutes! This year they will sing 27 performances at Senior residences, centers, and nursing homes. Reserve your box lunch now with your $10 check made out to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Checks can be sent to Pat Matchette, 10 Hickory View Lane, Milford, 45150.

Cookie Caper Updates

Do you have your Grandma’s old recipe file? Perhaps that favorite Christmas cookie recipe that Grandma baked for you is tucked inside. Baking three dozen [or more] of Grammy’s favorites might awaken happy memories of your past as you create your contribution to the COOKIE CAPER at St. Thomas. The date is Saturday, December 8. COOKIE CAPER is about more than just cookies…it’s about memories, fellowship and ministry to those in need. Proceeds benefit Inter Parish Ministry and the St. Thomas outreach fund for those in need. Please consider being a part of the fun and festivities. For details contact St. Thomas Church Office, 831-2052, or email office@stthomasepiscopalchurch.org.

One City, One Symphony


St. Thomas is proud to be joining with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is celebrating their One City, One Symphony initative by hosting a special Listening Party on Friday, October 26, 7-8:30pm. The party will be a preview of the CSO’s November performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, hosted by CSO contra-bassoonist Jennifer Monroe and St. Thomas Director of Music, Carlton Monroe. You can RSVP by visiting the CSO website.

Fellowship Events

You are invited to join other parishioners and enjoy the Loveland Stage Company production of “Oklahoma” Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15.00 and must be ordered now in order to procure seats.  Please contact Lou Scott (831-4353) to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Dec. 19 we will journey to the Aranoff Center to enjoy the morning performance of the “Nutcracker”.  This is a special treat that you may wish to take your children or grandchildren to.  Most 4 year olds love it!  I must order the $10.00 tickets well in advance so you must make reservations within the next 2 weeks.  Call Lou Scott to reserve tickets (831-4353).