Women’s March on the Polls

On Saturday, January 20 from 11:00am until 2:00pm a delegation from St. Thomas’ Parish joined the resistance movement on the one year anniversary of the inauguration.  Our group marched behind our “The President said what?” faith palm banner currently on display at our construction site.

Thank you to parishioner Lynn Moluf for organizing the event.

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The Rev. Alex Dyer–Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Blessing the Backpacks

Sunday, August 19, during 9:30 service, we will have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks. Children are invited to bring their backpacks or book bags to church in order to receive a blessing in the context of worship.  It is a wonderful way to acknowledge the beginning of a new school year and recognize the importance of learning.

We will also be collecting school supplies for DC public school kids.  Last year’s donations were greatly appreciated.

Items needed:

  • boxes of crayons
  • boxes of markers or colored pencils
  • #2 pencils
  • school boxes or zippered pouches for school supplies
  • big glue sticks
  • two-pocket folders
  • 3-Ring Binders, 1 1/2″ or 2″
  • packs of wide-ruled, loose leaf paper
  •  scissors
  • large erasers
  • boxes of tissues
  • highlighters
  • packs of 3×5 index cards (white)
  • spiral, wire bound notebooks
  • marble composition notebooks
  • Protractors
  • Basic calculators
  • Ruler (inches and centimeters)
Please bring your donations to church next Sunday. 

Volunteers needed for 17th Street Festival August 25

The annual 17th Street Festival will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. St. Thomas’ Parish has paid for a booth again this year. We need volunteers to be present at the booth. Shifts begin at 11:30 am (set-up) – 2 pm, 2 pm – 4:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (clean-up and break down at 6pm). The festival is between the 1500-1600 blocks of 17th Street, NW. There will be a wide variety of street vendors, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and kids activities – rain or shine. Use form below to volunteer or ask question.

Learning From Other Churches

When we first contemplated a time without a church building, Bishop Mariann (our bishop) encouraged us to have a series where we visited Sunday services of other churches in our community to learn and grow from their experiences, a miniature, local pilgrimage.

Experiencing different churches helps us see new ways to improve our own congregation. Once per month, from August to November, Jason Foreman invites you to join him on four different Sunday church visits. Come for one, join us for all! In December, during Advent, we’ll report back to our congregation what we learned during our visits.

The Rev. Alex Dyer–Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost