We are an open community
following Jesus’ call to feed the hungry,
clothe the naked, visit the prisoner,
and embrace the stranger among us,
seeing the image of God in all.
Here. Now.



An Introduction to St. Thomas Episcopal Church – from our priest, the Rev. Beth Turner.

Welcome to this “online collage” of our life and ministry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. We hope these pages will give …

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Our Mission
To partner with our neighbors in sharing resources to connect people and enhance our community.
A Place of Vision
The Parish of St. Thomas is a congregation in the Diocese of Western North Carolina offering inclusive, …

See Our Labyrinth

The Peace Labyrinth at St. Thomas is intended to be a resource for the whole community.

Our labyrinth was imagined and created by children and youth and their parents. An intergenerational team made a presentation that …


Tuesday, October 23 at 6pm – Service of Remembrance for Victims of Violence

At 6pm on Tuesday, on the Burnsville Town Square, the Family Violence Coalition will remember victims of domestic violence homicide. St. Thomas priest, Rev. Beth Turner, will lead a candlelight vigil to invite all to remember victims of …
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The Abbey Initiative Hosts Resiliency Training for Our School System

This past week, 40 “resiliency champions” aka teachers and counselors from Yancey and Mitchell County Schools gathered for the third training in a set of tools used for self-care of educators and for helping kids cope with the …
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This Sunday – October 21 – Liturgy and Potluck Feast Celebrate a Generous St. Thomas Community

The Vestry has set Sunday, October 21 as a day of celebration of our annual fall season of commitment – Committing Our Gifts TOGETHER Growing Our Ministries. Thank you to all who have already turned in their pledge …
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Welcome to “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement”
– from the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church