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St. Thomas' COVID-19 Response

Dear Members and Friends of St. Thomas',

St. Thomas’ and the Diocese of Virginia are responding to help stem the tide of coronavirus by practicing social distancing as recommended by the CDC. Our office staff are currently working remotely. Below is more information about our operations:

 

  • Most in-person worship and events are cancelled until further notice.

  • Worship is available online through Zoom and YouTube. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to sign up for our weekly E-communique for more information and links.

  • The Food Pantry is open in a modified capacity on Thursdays from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. We are handing out pre-packed bags to our clients through a walk-up station in front of the church and/or a drive-through.

  • The St. Thomas’ Day School is currently closed with plans to reopen in the fall. Please visit the Day School page to learn more. 

  • Groups hosted by St. Thomas’ are not meeting, please contact your group leader individually to confirm.

 

There are many ways to stay engaged with St. Thomas’. We have a presence online on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and regularly update our website. You can stay up to date with news, pictures, virtual fellowship, and more. You can also give online. Financial gifts to the church enable St. Thomas' to continue offering our services and ministries to God and the community in this unique time. There are several ways to give:

  • Online - Click here for information about giving online.

  • Bank Transfer - Set up a weekly transfer with your bank to St. Thomas'.

  • Mail - Mail your offering to the church at 3602 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, VA 23222

 

We are living in a time of uncertainty and stress, and it is perfectly natural for us to feel the anxiety prevalent today. But we are also finding ways to be the community of love and support that we are called to be. Pray for each other, reach out if you need help; call us. Know that your church staff is praying for you on a daily basis; pray for us as well. Join us in the offerings we have, such as the YouTube videos and Zoom calls. We are with you, and God is with us all. May God’s peace be with you.

Since 1907 St. Thomas' has been a home for worship, service, and fellowship in Richmond. We are a place of simple hospitality, and seek to share our communal life with our church, our community, and those in need.

Everyone is welcome.

Quick Links & News

Did you know?

Did you know that the 2020 CARES Act allows each individual to deduct up to $300 for cash contributions made to qualified nonprofits like St. Thomas’? These deductions can be made whether you itemize or not! Also, there is no cap on 2020 charitable deductions for taxpayers who do itemize, and if you are 70 1/2 yrs or older you are eligible for a great tax break if you make direct charitable gifts from your IRA. We urge all friends and members of St. Thomas’ and all supporters of the St. Thomas’ Food Pantry to take advantage of these tax laws to make a gift that will help us meet the current and growing needs of our community. Thank you for your support!

 

Wednesday Worship

Every Wednesday we begin the day with Morning Prayer over Zoom at 8:30 am and end with Virtual Compline on YouTube at 8:00 pm. Please join us for these centering mid-week services, all are welcome. 

 

OAR November Book Club

The OAR November Book Club is on The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. To participate, read the book and be sure to register for the discussion. Those that have pre-registered will be send a zoom link via email in advance of our Book Club discussion on November 30th at 7 PM. To sign up, please visit http://www.oarric.org .

 

Monday Zoom Office Hour
Herbert holds a weekly Zoom Office Hour on Mondays from 11 AM- 12 PM. You're invited to check in with him about anything - pastoral concerns, thoughts, suggestions or anything on your mind! Sign up for our weekly E-communique for the link. All are welcome. 

 

Phishing Email Alert!
We've noticed an uptick in phishing emails recently. Scammers are impersonating clergy and staff to email parishioners asking for "favors" or "help". Please remember that no one at St. Thomas' will ever email you to ask for money or gift cards. If you receive a suspicious email, please disregard and delete without opening or replying. 

Sign Up to Serve

We love seeing all of your faces! If you would like to read for one of our YouTube worship services or outdoor worship, please visit our Sign Up Genius page to select a Sunday. Our Parish Admin. Abby will then contact you directly with the reading assignments and video instructions for virtual recordings. Click here to view open opportunities!

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