Outreach Ministries and Support
The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer ask the question:
Q.What is the duty of all Christians?
Answer. The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.
The membership of St. Thomas is spreading the Good News about the kingdom of God through the following local ministries. Click on the ministry in Blue to learn more.
My Sister's House - My Sister’s House, Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that provides services, programs and resources to empower domestic violence victims and their children to live free from abuse. St. Thomas is proud to be a donation drop-off facility for My Sister's House. Please call church office for drop-off times or place in donation box.
Tricounty Family Ministries - Tricounty Family Ministries (TFM), is a faith-based not-for-profit, ecumenical ministry providing food, clothing, medical care, counseling, transportation, shelter, financial assistance and other vital services to the less fortunate in the Charleston Tricounty area.
Water Missions International - Water Missions International(WMI) is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. WMI operations is located in North Charleston.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief - Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. (LOR) is a non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected. They work directly with other non-profits, schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the individual needs of these and other children in severe situations. LOR is located in North Charleston.
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy - The primary mission of the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy is to provide pastoral care and counseling for employees and families of first responders, as well as the general public; and to provide follow-up visitations in the home or in the hospital for victims of crimes and their families.
Episcopal Relief and Development - Episcopal Relief & Development works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide. We rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease.
Millennium Development Goals - The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.
Daughters of the King - The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.
Charleston Decorative Painters - We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at St. Thomas Episcopal Church for a business meeting followed by a painting project. These projects are taught by our Chapter members or a local guest. Our members enjoy painting in all mediums (acrylic, oil, fabric, silk, watercolor) and we welcome you to join us. Lunch is served after the meeting.
Parish Programs and Offerings
As a church family, the members of St. Thomas enjoy coming together for worship, fun, and learning. Numerous opportunities are available to live the Christian hope "of living with confidence in newness and fullness of life, and to await the coming of Christ in glory."
Below is a small sample of our yearly parish offerings. Contact the church office for further information or click on the event to learn more.