Community Engagement (Outreach)
Taking care of our BCS Community!
These are ministries where we engage with other organizations and community leaders that provide much-needed help to the most vulnerable in our wider community of Bryan College Station.
BCS Habitat for Humanity
BCS Habitat for Humanity is a local/US-wide non-profit housing organization working locally to provide affordable housing. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live. St. Thomas has been partnering with Habitat for many years and is committed to ensuring the basic needs of the most vulnerable in our community.
Brazos Valley Food Bank
Brazos Valley Food Bank’s mission is to provide a hunger-free Brazos Valley to our neighbors in need. This is needed now more than ever given the recent economic crisis and how many families are going hungry. Parishioners can get involved by donating money, donating food, conducting food drives such as the Reverse Advent Project, and volunteering their time at the food bank.
The REACH Project
The REACH Project is a nonprofit to support essential workers at Texas A&M Univerisity. Their weekly food distribution is held in the parking lot at St. Thomas Mondays at 3:00 pm. Visit their website to learn more about The REACH Project.
Canterbury - Episcopal Student Center for TAMU & Blinn College
Canterbury is a campus ministry on the St. Thomas campus that supports young adults at Texas A&M and Blinn College. Visit their website to learn more about their ministry.
Brazos Mobile Food Pantry
The Brazos Mobile Food Pantry is held on the second Saturday of every month at the Boys and Girls Club. This project is a collaboration of the Brazos Food Bank, Sante Theresa Catholic Church, The REACH Project, and the BCS Episcopal Communities. This ministry is a volunteer driving project. Please consider signing up! Contract firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network (BIIN)
BIIN’s mission is to promote the dignity and well-being of all immigrants in our community and to advocate for and facilitate better access to legal, educational, and social services. They do this through conversational English classes, citizenship classes, and legal assistance. We have been partnering with BIIN since its inception and many parishioners have given their time and talent in helping with literacy classes, as advocates, and even serving on the board of directors.
Middleway Urban Monastery
Middleway Urban Monastery is a missional community in collaboration with St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Canterbury, and The Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Visit their website to learn more about this ministry.