Mountain T.O.P. Fall Adult In Ministry Program

adult mt topRedeemer and St Thomas are planning a Fall Adult In Ministry (AIM) trip for October 2-5.Please contact John Tiffany ( 513.646.9655, if you are interested in going. Download the registration form to get more information about this trip. You can also check out the Mt T.O.P. website( We will leave Thursday, October 2nd mid-morning, work Friday and Saturday, and drive back, Sunday, October 5th.

This program is focused on major home repair but no construction experience is required to be a part of this ministry. You just need to be willing to open your heart and mind to what God may be asking you to do for a weekend in the Cumberland Mountains of southern TN. If this weekend doesn’t work for your schedule sign up for one of the other weekends in October.

Abendmusik Concert: Soprano YoonGeong Lee

St. Thomas will unveil a new concert series this year called Abendmusik Concerts. Abendmusik (Evening Music) was a term used by Baroque composer Deitrich Buxtehude for the famous series of concerts that were known throughout Northern Europe. For the first Abendmusik Concert we are YoonGeong Lee, a frequent Bach Vespers soloist.

yoongeongSoprano, YoonGeong Lee is a recent doctorial graduate from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  For her upcoming St. Thomas concert on Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, she will sing the songs of some of the world’s greatest composers; among them:  Mozart, Schubert, Duparc, Martini, Delibes, Satie, Yun and Lehar.  YoonGeong spent the past two summers at Tanglewood Music Center as a soprano fellow and received the Grace B.Jackson Award, an annual prize given to an outstanding fellow.  Please join with us for another great summer night of music!

More information about Ms. Lee can be seen at


ccm prep logoThe UC College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department and the Cincinnati Children’s Choir will both be operating special satellite programs beginning this fall at St. Thomas.

CCM Prep will be offering private music lessons based at St. Thomas. Actual offerings will be based on demand, but our recent survey indicated strong interest in many areas including voice, piano, guitar, brass and string. If you are interested in taking private lessons with CCM Prep faculty at St. Thomas, please contact CCM prep and request lessons at St. Thomas. (

CChildrensClogoThe Cincinnati Children’s Choir will offer a Satellite Choir Program at St. Thomas. The Satellite Choir will be directed by St. Thomas Director of Music Carlton Monroe and will begin October 5th. The program is a 10 week program for children in grades 3-6 that provides an introduction to choral music and the philosophies of the CCC. Rehearsals for the St. Thomas Satellite Choir will be Sundays, 1-2pm. Please visit the CCC website for more information and to register. (

(Note: St. Thomas Choristers are welcome to participate in both our Chorister program and the CCM Satellite Choir.)

MT.T.O.P. Partnership

St Thomas will have two young adults, Stacy Purcell and Jon Saxton, on summer staff at Mt TOP this summer. Stacy will be a YSM(Youth Summer Ministry) Camp Director and Jon will be a YSM Ministry Coordinator. Mt TOP operates on a partnership basis. Its summer staff are required to partner with their home churches, families, and friends to raise half of their salary plus living expenses($2,400 for Stacy, $2,200 for Jon). Stacy and Jon are grateful for this opportunity to share their God given gifts in His calling this summer and would appreciate your spiritual, emotional , or financial support. Please fill out an partnership form (available online and via CONNECTIONS) and mail it to Mt TOP at the address provided on the form. Thank you for your support. Stacy & Jon.

Thomaston Golf Classic, May 19, 2014 REGISTER ONLINE



For the fth year, the Thomaston Golf Classic is being held at the Golf Club at Stonelick Hills, located on U.S. Route 50 in Clermont County, less than 10 miles from Terrace Park, Ohio. It is one of the premier golf courses in Southwestern Ohio. The course quality and layout, facilities and professional staff are second to none. The foursome entry fee for this year’s event is $500 and the individual fee is $150 per person. Includes lunch, golf and cart fees, dinner, golf gift and awards.

The Thomaston Golf Classic is the sole fundraising event for the Thomaston Woods Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition scholarships for the young motivated residents of the Thomaston Woods affordable townhouse complex in Clermont County. Thanks to your support, over 30 scholarships have been granted to students attending UC Clermont and other area institutions. Let’s keep it going for 2014!

Spring is here, so get your foursome assembled and registered, using the registration form linked through the Parish website at And we’ll see you on Monday, May 19th. Thank you!



2014 TGC Announcement

2014 TGC Golfer Registration Form

2014 TGC Hole Sponsor Form


Spaghetti Dinner: Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis

Join Alex Jofriet, his family and his friends at the Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk this May 17th. The walk venue has been changed this year to Sharon Woods Park starting at 9 am. He feels that working together to raise awareness and raise funds for CCFA can make a difference. You can help Alex in his efforts for a cure by making a donation or walking with him on walk day. You can sign up for his walk team (The Eh Team) or make a donation online

Support Alex by attending a special Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, March 16 at 4pm at St. Thomas.

If you have further questions or an interest in helping or walking, contact Alex at church or give him a call at 513-722-2512. 

ALIVE: Christmas Gift Wrapping

In St. Thomas’s Parish Hall on Sunday, December 15th from 1-3pm, St. Thomas’s official youth ministry, ALIVE (Adolescents Living In the Valley Evangelized), will wrap your gifts for you in exchange for a small donation to the Wounded Warriors Project, an organization that helps our wounded veterans get on their feet again. If you would like to volunteer to wrap gifts with ALIVE please contact Allie Howe at 513-831-8855 or All skill levels are welcomed: if you don’t know how to wrap we will teach you! Volunteers will also be writing letters to solders overseas during this event.

Please come by the Parish Hall on the 15th; we would love to wrap your gifts for you and help you get rid of a little Holiday stress!

Note: All gifts should be dropped off no later than 2:30pm so that we have time to make sure they are wrapped and ready for you to pick up at 3pm. If you are dropping off gift(s) please make sure to secure your name on all of them (perhaps with tape and a post it note) so that they can be returned to you when you come back to pick them up at 3pm.

–Also if your family’s Santa always wraps gifts in a certain wrapping paper, please bring us a roll and we will be happy to act as Santa’s elves!

Cookie Caper Quilt

WP_20131022_005Cold nights are creeping in, bringing thoughts of snuggling into a cozy warm bed. THE GREAT COOKIE CAPER once again has a handsome quilt that will be raffled to grace some fortunate person’s bed after December 14. The pattern is Lone Star Log Cabin done in tones of green, tan and cream. The size is king-size [110”x 92”] but it will fit nicely on a queen-sized bed or perhaps even a full-sized bed. The quilting creates a design on the reverse side of the quilt that is also lovely.

The quilt top was donated by Anne Poleon. The display frame created by Mark Woolsey. Now it’s up to the ticket buyers to transform this quilt into meals and financial assistance for those who are helped by Inter Parish Ministries. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20. Tickets will be available on Sunday mornings before and between services. The more you purchase, the greater assistance to IPM and the greater your chances of winning.

The Order of St. Luke

osl_logo_printThe Order of St. Luke, an ecumenical healing/prayer ministry that meets here at St. Thomas on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, invite all who are interested to join us, starting Tuesday, October 8, to watch a 13 week series of healing DVD’s by Dr. Francis MacNutt, from 7:00 to 8:30pm each time. Each lasts for about 1 hour, followed by discussion and a practicum of the topic. The first one, on October 8, is entitled “Scriptural Foundations for Healing.” Topics will cover different kinds of healing prayer, how to pray for healing, and the history of healing in the Church. (See the list on the bulletin board in the Narthex.) We will meet in the Guild Room on Tuesdays.

Thomaston Woods Fundraiser – Quaker Steak & Lube

The real Flyer quaker steakThursday, July 25th is Thomaston Woods Summer Program Day at Quaker Steak & Lube in Milford. If you go there anytime that day and give them a flyer, 20% of your bill will come to the Summer Program! Download the flyer here. The money we raise that day will be used to help purchase supplies for the last week of camp as well as the backpack and supplies that the kids with perfect attendance will receive. Please help us out!!!