Two of the many things that St. Thomas is good at: food and fellowship! We’ve learned that gathering together in groups both large and small helps us to form and deepen the relationships that mean so much to our community. It’s these relationships nurture us in the face of life’s struggles.
Read on to find out more – and come and join us!
Year-Round Food and Fellowship
Worshipers gather after each of our services to share a treat and some conversation.
On Saturday evening following the 5:00 PM service we gather in the parlor over a variety of beverages and treats.
On Sunday morning, after the 8:00 AM service, we head down to Hudson Hall to grab a cup of coffee. Some of us continue on to Bible study, while others sit at the big table at the south end of Hudson Hall to catch up after a busy week. Following the 10:00 AM service, we hold coffee hour in Hudson Hall, which offers us a wonderful time to catch up with one another. We take turns providing simple light refreshments, as well as coffee, tea and juice.
Men Eating Breakfast: This group is exactly what it sounds like! Once a month, the men of the congregation meet at the Virginian Restaurant to share breakfast. All the men of the parish are invited to join us. You can learn more here.
Episcopal Church Women: Usually, we just call this group by it’s initials – ECW. This group, to which all women of the church belong, meets quarterly and undertakes a variety of projects and fun events throughout the year. You can learn much more here.
Seasonal Fellowship Opportunities
Lenten Suppers: Every Tuesday evening during Lent, we gather to share soup, salad, and bread followed by a simple worship service and an adult study opportunity. In 2018, we used some poems by Mary Oliver as the basis for our prayer and study time.
Parish BBQ: Most often held on Father’s Day, our Parish BBQ is and old-fashioned summer pot luck picnic. The church provides hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks and everyone brings a side dish or dessert to share. We offer water games and children’s activities.
St. Thomas’ Grill Nights: One Thursday a month, during the months of July, August, and September, we gather for a potluck grill night! Some of the men fire up the grills, St. Thomas provides the burgers and fixings, and folks bring a side dish to share. We enjoy the opportunity to be together.
Monster Mash and Chili Fest: On the last Saturday in October, we gather for laughter, dancing, costumes, and good food! We hope you’ll join the party as parishioners provide a wide variety of homemade chilis for your enjoyment.