Serve the Greater Community


Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry, Inc. (CVEM)

A 30-year-old outreach convocational ministry, this Jubilee Center of the Episcopal Church directly assists those in need; develops and runs programs for children, youth, and women; engages in advocacy, empowerment, faith, justice work and more!


Neighborhood Network



WNN is an ecumenical, interfaith food pantry and utility assistance ministry housed in the Outreach Center of St. Thomas. Seven congregations are involved and many volunteers participate to keep the doors open 5 days a week, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Approximately 2500 families, half of which include children, receive food annually from this ministry.
The Wynnton Neighborhood Network is open weekdays from 10:00 am – 12:15 pm, and may be contacted at 706.327.0838.

 Valley Interfaith Promise (VIP)


To help homeless families achieve lasting independence by providing temporary shelter, meals, and support services utilizing local churches and volunteers.

Since fall of 2006, St. Thomas Episcopal Church and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church have partnered to host homeless families at St. Thomas. We turn former classrooms and the library into cozy resting places for up to 14 people or three families. The families are truly our guests. We provide food, offer games and movies, assist when schoolwork if asked, spend the night, and basically get to know them on their terms.

VIP provides St. Thomas an opportunity to live out its mandate as a Jubilee Center of the greater Church. This program combines simple charity, advocacy, education about homeless issues, and evangelism. Without seeing the faces of these children, we might not really believe the plight of the homeless. The Lord has blessed us as we have swung open our doors!

Malinda Shamburger is our Parish Coordinator for this program.
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Path to Shine and Boxwood Soccer

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Tutoring and teamwork


During the past year we have had about 40 children participate in our soccer and tutoring (Path to Shine) programs in the Boxwood neighborhood of Columbus. Parishioners volunteer as coaches, teachers, and drivers. St Thomas youth support this ministry in many ways. CVEM and Infusion sponsor field trips and other activities with children. Children become teammates and friends, and, boys and girls discover the joy of books and learning.

 Contact Lisa Venable or Greg Herring for more information
Contact Lisa Venable or Greg Herring for more information
LOCATION: 2100 Hilton Ave, Columbus GA 31906 SERVICES: Wednesday - 5:30 PM // Sunday - 8 AM & 10:30 AM OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm M-F P: (706)324-4264 E: