Updated COVID Operational
Plan & Status
COVID Update: we remain “red” with a high community transmission rate for Hamilton County (all counties in OH remain red).
In Person Worship Services
Sundays ~ 8:00am & 10:15am
Online Services will continue on our dedicated YouTube Channel
The Bible: A Text for Our Lives Today
This year, we want to explore more what God’s Story means for our life today as a living text and inspired Word of God by looking at what the Prophets and writers of the Old Testament have to say – to the Gospel, to the challenges of our times.
Join us for the Sunday Forum at 9:15 as we explore part of the history of the People of God as found in the Book of Nehemiah. Coming out of exile, there was great possibility, hope, but also uncertainty and anxiety. Given the challenges and tensions of the day, why were these people so joyous? More importantly, what message do these forebears have for us in our time? Come discover more with us this Sunday. No experience is necessary, questions are welcome, wondering encouraged!
Our Lectionary Bible Study regularly meets Sundays, apart from the first Sunday of each month and Super Sundays at 9:15 in the Parish Hall.
This week, we’ll explore the gift of a new voice! Yes, you too!!
Come find out more! Each week, our youth (grades 7th-12th) are invited to journey together with our rector and other leaders on a series of conversations and events that not only leads to affirm their faith with Confirmation, but also equips them as disciples and leaders well into their future. Overall, this is intended to be a two-year journey, exploring what makes the Christian faith and our tradition relevant and moving into a second-year experience that will take them completely through the Bible. This is not a class, but rather a group of their own, gathering weekly after the 10:15 service (from 11:30 to 12:30) for a time of fellowship and their own private conversation with Fr. Darren and other leaders along the way to engage questions of our faith in a safe and fun way. While each week has its own topic, the more we put into the, the greater the impact and richer the conversation with each other. If you have a young person who is interested, but have not yet been able to join us, it’s not too late, especially as we prepare for Confirmation, but we need to hear from you. Questions, contact Fr. Darren email@example.com
St. Thomas January Dinner Club
When: Wednesday, February 9th ~ Social time 6:00 pm ~ Dinner 6:30 pm
Where: Terrace Park Country Club
Entrée Choices: Salmon & Champagne Chicken ~ Cost $24.00
RSVP: Sunday, February 6th by mailing a check, made out to St. Thomas, to Lou Scott, 696 Milford Hills Drive, Milford OH 45150
Questions: contact Lou Scott at 831-4353.
Save the Date ~ February 6, 2022
Please join us for this important event!
- Parish Breakfast | 9:00 am
- Annual Meeting | 9:15 am
- Financial Report
- 2022 Budget
- Thank yous to departing Vestry Members
- Election of new Vestry Members
- Rector’s Address
Nursery Care will be available starting at 9:00 am
Stew•ard•ship: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. (Merriam Webster)
It’s the final days and we need your help to make the goal!
With less than 10% away from reaching our goal, perhaps you or someone you know will be the one to make the difference towards realizing our pledge goal for this new year and post-COVID!
One family has extended an invitation to pledge, by making a match of up to $30,000 for each new and/or increased gift! We’re now in the final days to take advantage of the match and help bring our goal home! Are you the ONE to make all the difference? YES!
Remember, one convenient way to help support St. Thomas is with pledge contributions made directly online.
This feature is always available on our website at http://www.stthomasepiscopal.org/ and clicking the “Donate” tab. You can also contact Becky Fugate, Staff Accountant, for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org.
IPM Donation Requests
SOCKS – All adult sizes needed (new socks only)
Additionally, two items for IPM clients that are running low on our pantry shelves:
- Dish Detergent
- Onion Soup Mix
Please bring donations to:
Newtown Pantry 11 am-2 pm Mon-Wed
Amelia Pantry 12pm-4 pm. Thurs-Fri
Updated Criteria Based on Current Guidance for 2021
Following the latest CDC and Department of Health guidance, we are updating the Operational Criteria. St. Thomas uses as our Operating Guide a combination of key indicators, including:
• Safety provisions, supplies and adequate staffing available to maintain our COVID Health Policy and reliability of operation
• Number of known transmissions, both active and cumulative as well as the number quarantined due to an identified close contact
• Community Health Measures, including current Transmission Rate Levels by CDC
Following the state guidelines and best practices of our local school districts, St. Thomas will monitor and assess these indices on a weekly basis each Wednesday to determine any action needed for the following week to help ensure ongoing operations for both the school and parish. Each level will call for specific protocols of capacity and protective measures. We take these measures in an effort to better minimize the risk of infectious disease; we cannot eliminate all risks associated with COVID. Our policies and procedures stand subject to change within the context of the pandemic.