Sacred Circle Dance – Every Last Sunday

Everyone is welcome! No experience is needed as dances are taught – community dances from around the world, simple and timeless. Let’s join hands and traditional and newly crafted steps to beautiful music from many cultures. Facilitator Patti Smith trained as a sacred circle dance facilitator at The Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and has studied with internationally known teachers. $5 suggested donation

Feast of Pentecost with Potluck Following the Liturgy

A Pentecost Benediction by Kelly Ann Hall Welcome Spirit Wind, Animator, Sustainer, You birthed the cosmos, ever expanding, ever expanding, every system in perpetual motion. You circulate over the earth, breeze across the surface of eternal waters, teasing waves to roll; You twist up the dusty ground, and give dimension to your beloved, You inspirit the dead! Create space in the hearth of our being, to welcome Spirit Fire, the…Keep Reading

Saint Sunday – Celebrating Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1417

On Saint Sundays at St. Thomas, we learn of the lives of historical figures of our faith who are active in their love and support – companions of the spirit who support and encourage us as we seek to be faithful in our own day. As we will learn, Julian discovered in the tiny hazelnut a revelation of God’s love for the whole world. Coffee Hour offerings using hazelnuts are…Keep Reading

Sacred Circle Dance – Every Last Sunday

Everyone is welcome! No experience is needed as dances are taught – community dances from around the world, simple and timeless. Let’s join hands and traditional and newly crafted steps to beautiful music from many cultures. Facilitator Patti Smith trained as a sacred circle dance facilitator at The Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and has studied with internationally known teachers. $5 suggested donation

Managing Your Diabetes at Home

You are invited to join our six-week educational series on Thursday, April 5 – May 10 from 11am – 1pm. $30 for the series. Scholarships Available. Lunch included! FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: Jana Bartleson, Diabetes Educator: 828.682.1937 OR EMAIL: theabbey@stthomasonline.org SPONSORS: The Abbey of St. Thomas NC Cooperative Extension Toe River Health District

Sacred Circle Dance – Every Last Sunday

Everyone is welcome! No experience is needed as dances are taught – community dances from around the world, simple and timeless. Let’s join hands and traditional and newly crafted steps to beautiful music from many cultures. Facilitator Patti Smith trained as a sacred circle dance facilitator at The Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and has studied with internationally known teachers. $5 suggested donation

Holy Week 2018

List of All Holy Week Services

Saint Sunday – The Feast of St. Patrick of Ireland

Please be present and invite your friends (and your children and grandchildren’s friends) to this month’s Saint Sunday. A community celebration includes an educational liturgy for all ages, with some teaching by our priest and a Godly Play story of St. Patrick. Our music will be especially Irish with fiddle, guitar, bodhrán and whistle during the service and coffee hour features the flavors of the Irish tilt! We’ll learn the…Keep Reading

Film and Community Conversation – “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America” – Part 1

This film and community conversation are our next installment in a series exploring race, the first of which was “Who are the Dreamers?” this past week. “White Like Me” brings the work of acclaimed anti-racist author and educator Tim Wise to the screen, exploring race and racism in the United States through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. This film helps make sense of the seemingly abstract concept of…Keep Reading

Thursday, March 15 @ 12:30pm – Ladies Lunch Bunch

The women of the church and friends gather at Appalachian Java for lunch and fellowship on 3rd Thursdays.

Who Are the Dreamers? An Immigration 101 Educational Forum

$5 donation (includes light soup supper) A multi-media presentation to help answer your questions about who The Dreamers are, what DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is and is not – and other basic queries about the state of immigration law in America in 2018. The evening includes an informative video and information on basic legal principles that ensure a fact-based understanding of these important concerns of our community and…Keep Reading

February 10 – Mardi Gras Celebration

Save the date – Saturday, February 10 from 5 to 8pm – for a family friendly evening of fun! St. Thomas Episcopal Church is hosting a Mardi Gras Celebration with music, food, a children’s party, parade, raffle and auction. The Jerry, Mike and Bill Band, a lively pop, rock and blues threesome, will be playing music guaranteed to get folks dancing! Delicious refreshments including “New Orleans Style” heavy hors d’…Keep Reading