HOW TO BECOME 

A MEMBER

God calls us by name, invites us into a relationship with him, and beckons us into his body, the Church. God knows our needs: belonging, accountability, growth, love, and encouragement; we get that in his Church. We invite you to be part of the St. Thomas community, and to join our mission: Changing lives for God in Christ.  Please call the church office at 979-696-1726 or email at churchoffice@stthomasbcs.org.
Frequently asked questions:

How do I get involved at St. Thomas?

There are many ways to get involved at St. Thomas by participating in our many ministries such as music groups for all ages, Breakfast Crew, EYC (youth), Lay Readers, Community engagement opportunities, Altar Guild, Young Adults, Supper Clubs, Gathering Tree, and much more.

 

How do I become a member of St. Thomas?

To learn more about joining the Episcopal Church contact the Church Office to become a member: (979) 696-1726 or email churchoffice@stthomasbcs.org.  Membership is dependent on Baptism.

 

Baptism marks the beginning of being part of Christ’s life and is the first step. Confirmation would be the next step.  Once baptized and if you are coming to St. Thomas from a Roman Catholic or other Episcopal Church, and have already been confirmed, you would be received.  If you are coming from a different tradition, then Confirmation would be the next step.  Confirmation or reception is not necessary before you can take Communion or participate in the life of St. Thomas.  If you are transferring from another Episcopal Church, we will happily request a Letter of Transfer for you.

 

How do I support St. Thomas? What is pledging?

Stewardship, aka supporting, is a commitment of time, talent & treasure--an important value at St. Thomas. To pledge your time & talents, contact one of the leaders of our many ministries, the churchoffice (churchoffice@stthomasbcs.org) or our clergy.  To make a monetary pledge, you may contact the Church Office or submit your pledge electronically.

 

How do I contact a priest at St. Thomas?

Contact our Rector, The Rev. Angela Cortiñas – please feel free to call her Angela or Pastor Angela: (979) 696-1726 or by email (angela@stthomasbcs.org).

 

What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?  Check out http://www.epicenter.org/the-episcopal-faith/episcopal-faith/episcopal-beliefs/

 

What does that word mean?

The Episcopal Church has some terms that are not familiar to most people, including most Episcopalians. The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has a very extensive glossary of Church Terminology that can help you find the meaning of almost any unfamiliar term.

 

What time are the services at St. Thomas?  and Formation?

St. Thomas offers a Rite I Holy Eucharist Service 8 am Sundays (no music); a Rite II Holy Eucharist Family service at 10:30 am with music.  Breakfast is served every Sunday from 8:45-9:15 am.  Sunday School is held every Sunday from 9:15-10:15 am for ages PreK-Adults; currently our children curriculum is Godly Play, Rite 13, and J2A (Journey to Adulthood), while adults can attend a Bible study class. Gospel Art is an additional creative class to attend on Sundays.

 

What is Wild and Wonderful Wednesday (WWW)?  An opportunity for mid-week formation, including time for fellowship, programming, dinner, yoga, Bible Study, Choir and more…something for every age! See "Ministries" tab under Adults and/or Children for details.

 

What about our Youth Program?  The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC), ages 6th-8th graders, meet for program and dinner at 5:30 pm as part of our WWW nights with programming following.  High School EYC meets on Sundays. Contact youth@stthomasbcs.org for more information.

 

Programs for Young Adults?  Yes! Our young adults meet about once a month at a place of their choice…sometimes gathering for a home cooked meal, sometimes lunch, sometimes for special events. Check out the young adult page to RSVP to upcoming lunches.

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church

906 George Bush Drive

College Station, TX 77840

979-696-1726

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