Connect

The most important ways St. Thomas parishioners connect with one another are through worshiping God, learning about our faith and the Christian life, and serving our neighbors. Here are additional ways to meet other parishioners and get to know this community. 

 

Saints & Sinners

On the first Friday of most months from October to June, many of our senior members of the parish and friends gather for Eucharist in the chapel at 11 followed by a potluck lunch in the parlor. This is a great way for new members to interact with some of our long-time members. Due to Covid-19, this group is meeting by conference call. 

 

 

Foyer Groups 

These are gatherings of 8 to 12 adults who meet together in homes or in the community approximately once a month from September to May. This is not a Bible Study group, but rather a community connection group. Foyers groups share a meal and conversation. A Foyers Finale takes place at the end of each season and new Foyers groups start again the following fall.

St. Thomas Men’s Group

Men in the congregation gather occasionally for fellowship and connection.  They help with special projects and occasionally plan and organize a retreat.

Newcomers Parties

About twice a year the Welcome Committee hosts an evening gathering for our newest members and people who have been visiting regularly since the last party. Parties are typically held in members’ homes. Light finger food and drinks are served. The church staff and members of both the Welcome Committee and Vestry are also invited to attend. We hold these newcomer gatherings so that our newest attendees can get to know others in the church and begin to cultivate a community and support system at St. Thomas. Parties are typically held in spring and autumn.  

Parish Life Events

We often celebrate special seasons in the Church Year with intergenerational events. Favorites include the Visit of the Magi, Shrove Tuesday party, Easter breakfast, fall kick-off, Thanksgiving dinner, and Wassail Party.
 
 
 

Book Readers Group

The Saint Thomas Book Discussion Group welcomes everyone to join in lively discussions of books that range from novels to biographies, theological explorations, and classics, both fiction and non-fiction. We explore the moral, spiritual, and ethical dilemmas in which humans find themselves, as depicted in the literature of today, as well as the literature of the past.  Our meeting schedule follows the school year, beginning in August and ending by June, with breaks during December and March.  We vary the dates and times, but provide extensive notice of both, as well as of the locations.  Readers are responsible for obtaining their books, but we read books that are inexpensive to purchase. For more information contact the convener, Sonya Boyd.

For more information on getting involved with any of our connection opportunities, please contact our office at office@stthomascolumbus.org or (706)324-4264 so that we can connect you with the head of each committee. See our Spiritual Adventures newsletter for upcoming connection dates and church events. 

LOCATION: 2100 Hilton Ave, Columbus GA 31906 OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm M-F
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EMAIL: office@stthomascolumbus.org  PHONE: (706)324-4264