fellowship-in-redAt St. Thomas, we undoubtedly have the biggest, most elaborate silliness when we’re all together, but smaller groups often gather to work and play, and that can be a different kind of fun!

Our Fellowship Committee is responsible for facilitating and arranging many of the major social events at St. Thomas. If you enjoy throwing parties, consider joining them! Members of the Fellowship Committee take turns chairing various events and solicit volunteers to help decorate, provide food, and clean up for events such as: Lenten pot-luck suppers, the Pentecost Picnic, Holy Boo-charist/Trunk-or-Treat, and our Mardi Gras celebration.

The purpose of the Newcomers Ministry is to attract visitors to St. Thomas, warmly welcome them, and help them to become integrated into parish life. This ministry is broken into three committees – the Invite Committee, the Welcome Committee, and the Connect Committee. There are many ways to get involved in the Newcomers Ministry.

The EEGs (the Enlightened and Experienced Group) are a group of parishioners from St. Thomas Episcopal Church who have attained or exceeded the Enlightened and Experienced marker of 60 exciting years! The EEGs host events bimonthly at the church, around town, and even out of state. Members of the group also gather in the St. Thomas parlor on the first Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. for a book club. All people over the age of 60 are invited to participate in the EEGs.

The Esau Society is an in-reach activity where (traditionally) the men of the church gather to enjoy friendship, fellowship, snacks, poker, and Monday Night Football. Each member donates $40.00 to the society, which is given to the church treasurer to deposit in our account. At each meeting, players draw chips from the banker who maintains a running total. At the end of six or seven nights, the player with the highest total designates which charity or program receives all of the money. This is a great way to have fun, contribute to a good cause, and get to know other men in the parish!

St. Thomas Presents is a committee dedicated to bringing a variety of entertainment to St. Thomas. Once a quarter we invite local musicians to share their talents with members of the parish and with the larger community. St. Thomas Presents concerts have ranged from lively jazz to line dancing to works by Vivaldi, Schubert, and Prokofiev.