Our brick walkway has finally been completed. Located behind the children’s garden that commemorates the genocide, it will be our reminder of bringing glory to the name of Christ.
It’s back to school time, and back to Sunday School time at St. Thomas Armenian Church! Supervisor Jane Solakian enthusiastically welcomed students this past Sunday, September 10, for a whole new year of teaching the Armenian Apostolic Christian faith to our parish children. Enrollment remains open. If you are interested in enrolling your child to the St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School, you may do so by contacting Mrs. Solakian or the Church office.
Members of St. Thomas and Sunday School staff have been busy preparing for the Christmas season! It is with thanks to their efforts that our lobby has been adorned with a beautiful Christmas tree and peaceful nativity display. The Sunday School asks that you please join us Sunday, December 18, right after Soorp Badarak, for the first annual St. Thomas Sunday School Christmas tree lighting ceremony! As part of the ceremony, Fr. Papken will also bless the children. Celebrations will continue as the students sing joyful Armenian Christmas carols.
St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School students had a day of fun and creativity for fall, getting to know their new classmates while decorating their own pumpkins to take home! Our Sunday School has year-round open enrollment, and tuition is free. If you are interested in enrolling your child, just stop by! We encourage the spiritual foundation and growth of your children.
St. Thomas Armenian Church was absolutely thriving this past Monday at the annual Memorial Day Picnic and Food Festival! Despite any clouds, it was a truly delightful day at our church, with a constant flow of visitors from beginning to end. The event was a tremendous success! Fr. Papken, and the entire St. Thomas Church community could not have been more pleased. It was a day of family, food, friendship, generosity and love in our beautiful church. Sincere thanks to all of the volunteers that gave of their time and effort for the days leading up to and including Memorial Day!
The annual St. Thomas Children’s Easter Communion and Breakfast took place on Saturday, March 26. The pews were filled with children of all ages, and their families, to receive Holy Communion and then enjoy breakfast with a special guest, the Easter Bunny! What a great turnout. This special service for the children is attended every year by all Armenian children in the area. Thanks to many people at St. Thomas, this year’s communion and breakfast was an uplifting and unforgettable Easter celebration!