Serve Our Neighbors
Variety is a key word to describe opportunities for service at St. Thomas. Many outreach opportunities do not require long-term commitments while others offer the opportunity for long-term connection and relationships to develop. Some efforts are seasonal and others are year-round. There are opportunities to give time, talent, and money as well as participate in works of connection, charity, and advocacy. Serving our neighbors offers participants opportunties to live out our faith as articulated in the Baptismal Covenant: “to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.”
The mission of CVEM is to proclaim the Good News of God in Christ by engaging Episcopalians in the Chattahoochee Valley to learn, connect, and act to fight inequity and build strong communities. St. Thomas partners with CVEM in many ways including a monthly offering that supports Direct Assistance ministry to persons in poverty and/or crisis, supporting intercultural art programs…Read More »
St. Thomas Creation Keepers are working to strengthen partnerships to promote action in safeguarding God's good earth in our community.
Mission: Creation Keepers commit as faithful stewards to reduce climate disruption. As we REAP our Lord’s bounty, we will safeguard God’s good Earth when we champion the interdependent web of life. To reduce climateRead More »
GIPL inspires and empowers people of faith and faith communities to care for Creation through worship, education, and stewardship of our natural resources. GIPL is part of the national Interfaith Power & Light movement. The Georgia initiative was founded in 2003. Since that time, GIPL has partnered with over 500 congregations to help them reduce energy consumption and costs and i…Read More »
St. Thomas was designated a Jubilee Center of The Episcopal Church in 2001 and reaffirmed during its 50th Anniversary in 2008. Jubilee Ministries commit themselves to be a ministry of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people, providing direct service to the poor, and advocating with them and on their behalf with the ultimate goal of eliminating suffering cause…Read More »
Boxwood Soccer Club includes several soccer teams for children 6 - 12 who live in the Boxwood neighborhood. The teams are managed by East Carver Heights Community Development Corporation. St. Thomas members support these teams with coaching, supplies, and other encouragement. For more information contact Greg or Lisa Herring.
St. Thomas is a Partner in Education with Brewer Elementary School in Columbus. We support teachers in offering the best education possible. We organize a uniform closet for students and assist with projects that support families. Our "Brewer Buddies" serve as tutors in reading.
This community development non-profit grew out of the relationships that started with Boxwood Soccer Club. In addition to soccer and Path to Shine, this organization also coordinates Boxwood F.A.N.N. (Friends and Neighbor Network), a food co-op organized by neighbors that provides a healthy two-week supply of food for families along with fellowship and community education. The or…Read More »
Wynnton Neighborhood Network 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 support the work of this ministry.
Approximately 2500 families, half of which include children, receive food annually from this ministry.Read More »
Path to Shine Columbus is a mentoring and tutoring program located at the Carver Heights Presbyterian Church outreach building in East Carver Heights and supported by St. Thomas and East Carver Heights CDC. Path to Shine exists to help children achieve hope-filled dreams. We work on reading recovery, curriculum, homework, and enhancement activities. During the pandemic, Path to S…Read More »