Do justice, love mercy ...
Saint Thomas encourages all its parishioners to be participants in social justice and advocacy efforts. Our parish is a center of Jubilee Ministry, and we provide a number of opportunities for to actively engage with the suffering of the world, and to speak out on the issues of the day.
Servants for Justice
This group addresses education, activities and service related to matters of justice and social responsibility in our community and the world. It meets on the fourth Sunday of the month, immediately following the 10:30 Eucharist. Information: Brother Scott Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Haiti Project
St. Thomas is actively involved with the Colorado Haiti Project, providing financial, vocational and spiritual support to rural Haitian community of Petit Trou de Nippes and St. Paul’s School and Church. To learn more, contact Mike Earnest, email@example.com.
For the past decade, St. Thomas has hosted temporarily homeless families through Family Promise. Assisted by our neighboring Montview Presbyterian and Park Hill Congregational churches, we provide food and lodging in the church for a week at a time, four times a year. We are always in need of individuals to serve as dinner hosts, overnight hosts, to provide evening child care, to provide transportation for our guests, etc. If you are interested in taking part in this ministry, please contact Vicki Earnest, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity
St. Thomas parishioners regularly participate in building homes for families in need. If you would like to help, no special construction skills are required. To learn more, contact Scott Bates, email@example.com; or Melissa Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Park Hill Community Food Bank
Every month, on the first Sunday, St. Thomas collects non-perishable goods for the Greater Park Hill Community Food Bank. A list of needed items and reusable bags are located in the back of the sanctuary.
Refugee Assistance Project
The St. Thomas Refugee Project Committee has researched refugee issues globally and locally, and has partnered with Lutheran Family Services, which is a member organization of Episcopal Migration Ministries. Our first collaboration consisted of collecting infant items during the holiday season. Now we’re ready to do something more long-term. To learn more, or to volunteer, contact Deacon Sally Megeath, email@example.com.
In 2011, we started a community garden in the right-of-way strip along our parking lot. The garden measures 1900 square feet and is enthusiastically supported by our neighbors. The food produced by the garden is distributed primarily to the Park Hill food bank and to the gardeners that tend the beds. Got a green thumb? Contact Catherine Welch, Catherine@welchbox.com; or Ginny Smith, vsmith863@comcast to get involved in our growth!