Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church
3602 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222
Serving Opportunities at St. Thomas
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Acolyte- Participate in worship leadership by lighting & extinguishing the candles, carrying the cross or banner & assisting with the offering of bread, wine & money during Holy Eucharist.
Altar Flower Donations - Donate flowers to honor, celebrate or remember a loved one! Flowers are $25/vase & your special words & acknowledgement are notated in the bulletin.
Altar Flower Delivery - Deliver the altar flowers to designated persons in the parish & community after the 10:30 am Sunday service. We will provide a note from the parish along with an address. There are no flowers during Advent or Lent.
Altar Guild - Maintain & prepare the altar, flowers, elements (bread & wine), vessels, linens & sacred space set up.
Choir - Learn & rehearse music to sing at Sunday worship services as well as special occasions.
Coffee Hour - Set up, serve & clean up the weekly coffee hour or support the host by providing goodies to serve.
Eucharistic Minister - Assist in worship by serving communion on Sunday services or special services.
Food Pantry - Assist in the organization & distribution of food through St. Thomas weekly Thursday Food Pantry. Roles include shoppers & gleaners who procure the food we distribute as well as distribution volunteers.
Hospitality - Assist with brunches, receptions, & dinners by providing food, decorating, set-up & clean-up.
Lay Eucharist Visitor - Take communion from Sunday Eucharist to a home-bound or hospitalized parishioner.
Lotsa Helping Hands - Provides meals & other support to parishioners during times of need.
Men's Corps - Supports ministry at St. Thomas with fundraising & fellowship.
Micah Initiative - Provide tutoring & support at local schools.
Nursery Volunteer - Provide safe & loving care for the youngest children of our church. Nursery workers (adult) & nursery aides (age 16 & older).
OystoberFest - Volunteer for our biggest annual fundraiser.
Readers - Read the lessons, prayers of the people & the psalm (when it is not sung) during services.
Sunday School Teachers - Teach Sunday School during the regular Sunday School sessions.
Ushers - Distribute bulletins, collect the offering, assist with special seating needs, and extend welcome before & during worship.