What We Do
Many of the activities and outreach ministries of St. Thomas & Grace relate to food. Our Sunday coffee hours combine good food with fellowship. We do not charge set prices for our public suppers, thus providing opportunities for people to come together and socialize and through "good will offerings" help us raise funds for outreach causes locally and around the world. Our faith community garden raises vegetables for use by the local food shelf as well as parish and commuinity members. Last fall our young people went apple picking, donating some apples to pie makers for the fall supper and some to the food shelf. For many years we hosted the Pie and Ice Cream booth at Brandon's Independence Day celebration. During the pandemic we have continued to have "coffee hour" after our Zoom worship and often people are actually drinking coffee or nibbling goodies. Our outreach to our local community this past year included a successful fundraising effort in May 2020 for the local Food Shelf (monetary donations coming primarily from within our parish family) and a drive-through cash and food collection for Food Shelf which saw amazing community support. The Vestry has just made a commitment to hold three of these drive-through Food Shelf collections a year; after consulting the Food Shelf, we have agreed that January, late May/early June, and September are the best months and the specific Saturday will be chosen based on other activities in the community. Volunteers are welcome - contact email@example.com.
Faith Community Garden
Our garden provides food for the local food shelf, parish members, and others in the community.
Taking Care of Each Other
Checking in with each other on Sundays after church while enjoying good food