At St. Thomas Episcopal Church, we strive to provide a loving and nurturing community that engages children in a journey of Christian faith, encourages them to understand it, empowers them to learn to live it, and instills in them the confidence to carry the love of Christ to others. You may hear me refer to the children of our church as Episcokids. I call them this because I believe that the children I work with become extensions of my own family in Christ. - a note from Miss Erin
We heard the Gospel story of St. Thomas and learned more about his witness in the world. We gathered for formation, worship and lunch, children hunted Easter eggs, and many of us took pictures for our church directory! Easter Sunday was only the beginning of our rejoicing in this season.
Erin has been a member of St. Thomas since 1996. While working on her B.A. in Music Education (Columbus State), it was her passion for music and liturgy that brought her to the Episcopal Church as a staff soloist and Children’s Choir Director.
Erin earned her MSEd (Troy State) in Instructional Leadership and has been a music educator for over twenty years. She enjoys using her educational and leadership experience to develop Christian Education programming and faith-filled experiences for “kids” of all ages. Her mission is to answer Christ’s call as outlined in the Baptismal Covenant and to proclaim God’s love for all people.
Erin is married to Roger, a music educator who serves St. Thomas as a musician. They have two adult children, Madison and Hugh.
We are a church of loving, committed and searching Christians who value diversity and cherish the gifts of young and old alike. We welcome ALL God’s children into our sacramental community, respecting the dignity of every person as we are called to a ministry of reconciliation and inclusion. You are welcome here as God’s own.
Like the apostle Thomas, we encounter the risen Christ in our lives together and find ourselves transformed.
We invite you to worship, learn, and serve with us!
St. Thomas was founded in 1958 and is a congregation of about 400-600 people. A few folks have been here for a long time, but a lot of us are newcomers! Some of us grew up as Episcopalians, some of us came from other Christian traditions, and some of us have no religious background at all!
It is easy to join St. Thomas as a member. Just tell us you want to belong, and we'll enroll you as a baptized member of the congregation. If you've never been baptized, contact Rev. Grace to schedule a time for Holy Baptism. We look forward to being in touch with you.
The pandemic taught us a lot about preventing the spread of disease when we gather. Read the current practices at St. Thomas by clicking on the button below. Our Vestry reviews and updates these each month.
Everyone plays a part in creating our beautiful life of worship, learning, and service through St. Thomas.
What part will you play in the coming year? Our Ministry Sign-up Form highlights ways to participate and serve in the life of St. Thomas over the next year. Please review prayerfully. Mark the things you are already doing and wish to continue along with the activities you would like to join for the next year.
Thank you for for the part you play in the beautiful tapestry that is St. Thomas as we worship, learn, serve and gather together.
We continue to invite gifts above your pledge to the Continuing Faithfulness Capital Fund so we are prepared to address major capital needs as they arise. There is still more to be done, and we are determined to meet these needs in stride with a reasoned and forward-looking approach.
The pet memorial garden is a garden for the remembrance of our beloved pets. It provides a permanent resting place for the pets who live on in our memories and in our hearts. It is a place to give thanks to God for the companionship of beloved animals and to commit ourselves to care for all of God’s creatures.Engraved bricks are arranged in the garden around the cross. Engraved bricks are available for purchase as a permanent way to remember your pet. The fee covers, the brick, installation of the brick, maintenance of the garden, and a donation to PAWS Humane Society of Columbus, Georgia.