Healthy, long-term relationships make life work well. Being part of a network of good friends provides us with strength, confidence, and joy. Nothing else gives us such incredible, life-altering experiences as being deeply and positively connected with other people.
One of the easiest ways to find those people is in a Community Group--a small group of people who share something in common along with a desire to learn and grow in their relationship to Jesus Christ. Through a shared interest, a hobby, a strength, a common purpose, or stage of life, Community Groups are formed to provide a place where YOU can belong, and grow with a group of friends.
We offer five types of groups that vary in content and focus:
Support Groups - focus on offering care, encouragement and godly counsel for those who are facing challenges in some area of life.
Study Groups - focus on digging deeper into God’s Word. The group objective is to grow in the grace and knowledge of life in Christ through shared study of Scripture, theology, and other topics.
Serve Groups - focus on accomplishing a particular outreach task to bless others or perform tasks essential to the worship and healthy ordering of our parish. In ministering to the needs of others, serve groups embody the love of Christ in a tangible way.
Share Groups - focus on Christ-centered fellowship, spending time together, often while pursuing shared hobbies and interests. The groups “do and share life together,” integrating times of learning, prayer, and just plain fun.
Search Groups - explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The groups enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile. Some of these groups are also ideal for those seeking to learn more about the Episcopal Church and membership at St. Thomas' Church.
In addition to this community groups, we have Task/Action teams which assure the proper ordering of our ministries. They task teams are distinguished from other groups in that their function is primarily planning and administration of our ministries.
Take a few minutes to begin your search for a Community Group. Before you do, you might want to think about your own interests, the needs you have in your life right now, or maybe the goals you have set for yourself. Then, search for a Community Group using the Group Finder below and you'll be on your way to finding the group that fits. Go ahead, there's a group waiting for you!
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