JOIN US IN PERSON
We will have our 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. services in our main church. The following protocols have been put in place to keep us all safe as we worship together.
|*||As you enter the church, a greeter may ask for your name.|
|*||Please sanitize your hands as you enter the building.|
|*||You will be provided with a hard copy of the vineyard if you haven’t previously printed one or intend to use your smart device.|
|*||Please follow the traffic patterns noted to your socially distant seat (if it is roped off, it is not open).|
|*||During our sign of peace, please remain at your seat and express peace verbally, a nod, the peace sign, or any other non-physical touch.|
|*||Communion will not be a part of our services until further notice.|
|*||When exiting the church, please maintain a 6 foot distance and follow the traffic patterns noted.|
|*||As you leave the church, please sanitize your hands.|
|*||Coffee hour will not be held until further notice.|
ONLINE YARD SALE
COVID-19 has all of us thinking outside of the box. As many of you already know, fundraising ventures are critical for the continued success of our church and its various ministries. Therefore, we are asking for everyone to participate in some way with our first ever virtual yard sale. *Bring in items (noted below) by appointment only by August 9th.*Hold your own virtual yard sale using LetGo.com, Facebook Marketplace, Taunton/Raynham Yardsale page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/352537455556982/), or any other site and donate the proceeds to St. Thomas.*Donate items to the Salvation Army, Savers, or other donation site and then gift the value of the items to St. Thomas. *Share our posts to get the word out!*Set up an appointment to purchase some new treasures.
Remember, we are all in this together!
|Items gladly accepted||Items excluded from sale|
|LampsSmall furniturePictures/framesHoliday decorHousewaresToys (and new stuffed animals)Jewelry||ElectronicsLarge furnitureBooksCD’s, VHS, cassette tapesStuffed animals|
|CLOTHING DRIVE ITEMS|
|We will gladly accept clean clothing (including shoes and boots), blankets, bedding, and pillows for our clothing drive.|
Once items are posted and ready for sale, they will be ready to view by appointment only. Please contact the office 508-822-5263 and Lynn will happily set you up with an appointment.
Join Us on Facebook LIVE to celebrate our Sunday Service.
We are expanding our technology
With the social distancing orders and the closing of the churches for large gatherings due to the Corona Virus.
In order to continue broadcasting services and other events at a later date, the Vestry is planning to bring WiFi into the Chapel and other parts of the church. This will enable us to expand our capabilities and reach out to a larger number of people. In addition, we are intending to expand our outreach to YouTube for those who do not use Facebook.
This, however, does come at a cost. We are asking if you would like to make a donation to help defray the expenses, please do so by sending your check to St. Thomas Church noting “Expanding Technology” on the memo line of your check. We thank you in advance for any help you can give.
Online Pledge Giving
Despite church services being cancelled, it is still necessary for us to continue supporting the church, our staff, and our community in all the ways we typically do. We hope parishioners will continue to make donations and keep up with pledges. If you have never donated electronically, you can set up an on line account (by clicking on the blue on line account, it will take you directly to Vanco sign up) with Vanco Solutions. Both on-demand and reoccurring donation options are available for your convenience. If you have a credit card that offers rewards, you might consider taking advantage of your reward options by making your donations with your credit card. After all, it is in giving that we may also receive.