Introduction to the Art of Mosaic

This mosaic workshop is for adult beginners (18 and older) and will cover all the basic information needed to complete at least one project. Intended for beginning students who want to learn the process of creating a mosaic piece, participants learn about cutting, adhesion, tile layout and grouting, that will result in the completion of a small panel or stepping stone to introduce them to the art of mosaic. Materials…Keep Reading

“Indies at The Abbey” Summer Film Series

“Indies at The Abbey” summer film series continues on Friday, August 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the films begin at 6:30 p.m. The Abbey is located at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 372 Reservoir Road, on the hill behind the CVS overlooking downtown Burnsville. Childcare is available; reservation required including providing the ages of all children; call 828.682.0037 or email theabbey@stthomasonline.org $15 AT THE DOOR INCLUDES THE FILM AND…Keep Reading

Chart Your Course to Retirement

Join us for this two-part class on August 4 and 11 that provides education about key topics in planning for retirement, including Social Security, Medicare and Other Insurance, Understanding your 401(K) and IRA, Behavioral Economics, Investing, and Estate Planning. Class members will also conduct a self-assessment of their retirement readiness by completing a Retirement Navigation Chart. This tool allows you to quickly pinpoint areas of financial strength and weakness and…Keep Reading

Chart Your Course to Retirement

Join us for this two-part class on August 4 and 11 that provides education about key topics in planning for retirement, including Social Security, Medicare and Other Insurance, Understanding your 401(K) and IRA, Behavioral Economics, Investing, and Estate Planning. Class members will also conduct a self-assessment of their retirement readiness by completing a Retirement Navigation Chart. This tool allows you to quickly pinpoint areas of financial strength and weakness and…Keep Reading

“Indies at The Abbey” Summer Film Series

“Indies at The Abbey” summer film series continues on Friday, August 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the films begin at 6:30 p.m. The Abbey is located at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 372 Reservoir Road, on the hill behind the CVS overlooking downtown Burnsville. Childcare is available; reservation required including providing the ages of all children; call 828.682.0037 or email theabbey@stthomasonline.org $15 AT THE DOOR INCLUDES THE FILM AND…Keep Reading

2018 Junior Master Gardener Camp

Cooperative Extension Service, Dig In! Community Garden, and The Abbey outreach initiative of St. Thomas Episcopal Church join efforts to offer a unique day camp experience for young people in our area. The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) event is an innovative 4-H youth project modeled after the highly popular Master Gardener program. JMG offers horticulture and environmental science education through fun and creative activities. Young gardeners are introduced to the…Keep Reading

“Return to the Land of My Ancestors” A Visual Storytelling Odyssey with Robert Crum

Growing up in Illinois, Robert was often told by family that he is a direct descendant of the explorer and “Father of Kentucky” Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan. After moving to North Carolina in 1989, he realized he was living and walking in the same places as his Boone and Bryan ancestors who settled in North Carolina in the 1700’s. Originally displayed in 2015 in Rowan County, North…Keep Reading

“Indies at The Abbey” Summer Film Series

“Indies at The Abbey” summer film series begins Friday, July 6. All films are shown on the first Friday of the month with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and the film beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Abbey is located at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 372 Reservoir Road, on the hill behind the CVS overlooking downtown Burnsville. Childcare is available; reservation required; call 828.682.0037 or email theabbey@stthomasonline.org $10 donation at the…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

Father’s Day – Welcoming Canon Augusta Anderson!

On Father’s Day and in celebration of a rural church innovation grant St. Thomas has received for the Episcopal Church at a national level, we welcome the Rev. Augusta Anderson, Canon to the Ordinary and Chief of Staff to our Bishop José A. McLoughlin. Her talents for administration, hospitality, interdisciplinary thought, and strategic planning are assets in her diocesan role. Augusta is passionate about clergy health and wellbeing, equipping the…Keep Reading

INDIES AT THE ABBEY: Presents the 2004 British Comedy-Drama “Millions”

$6 per person, snacks and beverages available for purchase   When 9-year-old Damian (Alex Etel) finds a bag of money in his back yard, he and his brother Anthony (Lewis Owen McGibbon) decide to try to spend it without telling their father (James Nesbitt). Seeking advice from the imaginary saints with whom he converses, Damian struggles with his own morality, and attempts to spend his money in a more altruistic…Keep Reading

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