Welcome

(St. Thomas is handicap accessible through the front entrance)

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Rev. Shirley McWhorter

Rev. Shirley McWhorter

Welcome to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Please take the next few minutes to explore our website and get to know us. We are church with deep roots in the city of Trenton, Michigan. We were founded in 1843 and we are the oldest denomination in Trenton. For over 160 years we have strived to Know Christ and to Make Him Known.

 

 

Outreach

We are committed to the growth of our congregation as a caring community. The sacraments of our church are provided as a way of helping us move through some of the most important changes in our lives. Baptism, confirmation, the celebration of a marriage, ministry with the sick and burial of the dead; these all represent times in our live.

Through various caring ministries, our church continues to grow as a family and receptive community. We are a place and we are a people. As a place we provide a setting for worship, study, meditation, fun and fellowship. As a people we come from all walks of life. Together we seek to explore and express our beliefs and values and to relate them to the world in which we live.

IMG_1568As you journey through our website and become acquainted with us you will discover our many ministries open to every member of your family. We have the Adult Bible Study Group, our Youth Group the Heaven Raisers, Bible Class and Sunday School for all youth K-12, Adult Choir, Children’s Bell Choir, Altar Guild, Community Thrift Shop, Outreach Committee, Pastoral Care and many, many activities within each of these group.

Through our corporate worship, we unite ourselves with others to acknowledge the holiness of God, hear God’s word, offer prayers and celebrate the sacraments. The participation of the congregation is an inherent part of our worship. All baptized Christians who are in love and charity with their neighbor are invited to receive communion.

 

 

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The Outreach Ministry continues to offer support to local individuals, agencies and groups in the downriver area. The following are some recent examples of this ministry’s work:

 

Food-Pantry– The Trenton Food Pantry is supported in several ways. Members of the congregation staff the Food Pantry on Thursdays two months during the year. On one Sunday a month a collection of monetary donations is taken during the worship service.

IMG_1560– The St. Thomas Community Thrift Shop Program is fulfilling our goal of recycling used clothing and household items inexpensively and our long range goal of assisting the needy with in the community.

Where is the Thrift Shop located? The Thrift Shop is located in the basement of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2441 Nichols Drive in Trenton. Enter through the red door at the back of the church. The Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays from 9:00 to noon. We are closed during the month of July.

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– We support the ChristNet Center when it is housed at the Woodhaven Bible Church by providing a homemade chicken with all the fixings dinner. The ChristNet Center provides overnight shelter for the homeless from September to May in area churches. We also provide lunches at the ChristNet daytime warming center.