St. Thommies is an inclusive youth group for grades 6-12. We seek to provide a home where young people feel they belong and faith has the opportunity to flourish. Taylor Mack currently serves as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. For more information contact [email protected]
Wonderful Wednesdays for Youth,
5:30-6:15 dinner, 6:15-7:15 activities
During the school year, The St. Thommies are invited to the youth table at Wednesday night dinners for food and fellowship. After dinner, we will gather in the youth room or some other location for a chance to dive deeper into our faith and friendships.
ALL are welcome.
Youth Pilgrimage to DC
Respecting the Dignity of Every Human Being. Youth Pilgrimage 2022.
We had planned to take youth to General Convention. When that closed to visitors, we went to DC instead. Walking tour of the National Mall. War Memorials. The step of the I Have a Dream Speech. FDR memorial (accessible to all) and MLK "Out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope" memorial. Museum of African American History and Culture. That was just Thursday. Then Friday, we spent half a day with an amazing ministry: S.O.M.E. - So Others Might Eat, plus have health care, addiction and mental health treatment, job training, and affordable housing. We toured the US Botanical Garden (youth choice). And we saw the Aaron Sorkin production of To Kill a Mockingbird, with Richard Thomas, much better than the original. Plus great discussions while walking and on the Metro about what respecting human dignity does and does not look like. Visits to the Museum of the American Indian and the Holocaust Memorial. Worship with Washington National Cathedral. A busy trip with lots to think about, learn, and fun!
Thanks to Taylor Mack and St. Thomas Youth for leading us in worship yesterday as we celebrated our graduates. Everyone did a great job. Special thanks to our seniors who inspired us with their messages. You can hear Riley Mullen's words here and Ruthie Wade's here.
Taylor grew up in Columbus and attended St. Thomas as a child. During her teen years, Taylor became involved with the St. Thomas youth group and began to develop a more personal relationship with faith. She graduated from Georgia Southern University where she was a leader of the Episcoapal Campus Ministry. In 2021, Taylor returned home with her husband, Jeremy Mack, who is also a Columbus native. They now live in Phenix City with their corgi puppy, Gus.
Taylor believes that youth and young adults are not the "future of the church," but rather, a vital part of the present church. She is proud to serve the young people of St. Thomas, providing them with a fun and safe church home.
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.