GRATITUDE, Part Two
Last month I touched on Gratitude, and asked what are you grateful for? I discussed the things at St. Thomas’, like having a place to worship and our ability to serve the community because of our many generous members and renters. I am also sure that you might be grateful for more personal things that touch you every day – a roof over your heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, the love of family and friends. Those are the same things we strive for at St. Thomas’ – a building to provide a safe and secure place for worship and community service, food to share with the Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC), clothes to donate to Paul’s Place for those who have little to wear, and the love of fellow parishioners and community members. During our Stewardship Campaign this year in November, feel free to share what you’re grateful for and prayerfully consider how you might be able to share that gratitude through an increase in your pledge. Even just a small amount could make a difference to someone else.
Another way to show your gratitude for St. Thomas’ is to volunteer to serve as a Vestry Member. Nominations are open for two positions this year. Serving on the Vestry gives you an opportunity to share your ideas and help mold the path of St. Thomas’ in the future. Meetings are usually held on the second Sunday of the month after the 9:30 am church service, and there is a 2-day retreat (usually a Friday night and then Saturday day meeting) held once a year to plan for the upcoming year. The only age limit is that nominees must be at least 21 years of age, so that means you are eligible! If you are interested in serving, please contact one of the following members: Josephine Aikins-Afful, Tracey Daniels, Debbie Hood, Donna Lettow, Mary Beth Robinson, Amy Shimonkevitz, Chuck Shimonkevitz, Jim Stultz, John Windsor, Sharon Greenbeck, Rev. Loree, or me. If we don’t hear from you, you might hear from us. Please consider saying “Yes” if asked to serve.
And don’t forget, that Loose Change Challenge is still going … every little bit counts!!
Diane Flayhart, Senior Warden