To find out about baptisms, weddings, or funerals, click here.
How do I join?
Just start attending services, talk to the clergy if you like, or attend parish events and get to know people. We understand that entering a church community can be nerve-wracking, and that it takes time and intention to develop the sense of family that is one of the great blessings of the local church. Each congregation has its own unique culture, and St. Thomas is no different. We are here to support you and help you along.
What about my kids?
Children and families are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in the life and worship at St. Thomas! We are currently building our post-covid children's programming. When restrictions allow, the nursery space and integrated Prayground within the sanctuary provide a space for families to participate in the service while children are free to move and play. You are welcome to bring quiet toys, books, and snacks for your children as needed, and feel free to nurse the baby in church if you choose. Please contact the office for more information on what we have planned.
What if I don't know anything about the Bible, or Christianity, or whatever?
A life with Jesus begins with faith (and you don't even need much of that), not knowledge. While learning things is important, Christianity at its heart is a relationship with God. Over centuries, Christians have found many ways of building that relationship, and they're available for you to explore. But the first step is just to show up, or talk to one of the clergy. God meets you where you are, and so do we.
Do I have to pay?
Nope. Everything we do is free. The church is sustained by donations from parishioners along with some building rental income. From that money, we also contribute to the diocese and national church, and local and worldwide relief and ministry. People who have committed to St. Thomas often give money and time to support and build the life of the community as a sign of devotion and as a way to build generosity of heart. We do not require a particular amount or percentage. This is between you and God and should be discerned prayerfully.
What if I'm struggling with something?
Welcome to the club! Chances are that someone here has walked a similar path. We can help you find community and spiritual resources to support you.
About online worship
We are currently meeting online together with the congregation of St. Columba in Beaumont, and friends from other parts of Canada and the world. To join our online worship, click the Zoom Worship Service Link anytime from 5-10 minutes before the service begins. If you have not used Zoom before, you may be given a series of options (download Zoom client, join with computer audio, etc.) Answer yes to each one. You should find yourself in a virtual waiting room. Wait there for the host to let you into the meeting. You can choose whether or not to turn your video on. We mute everyone's sound during most of the service to reduce background noise. Everything you need (prayers, hymn lyrics, Bible readings, etc.) is displayed on PowerPoint slides during the service.
Contact the office for more information on parish groups and whether they are meeting online or in person.