St. Thomas is a "Jubilee Parish" of the Episcopal Church. We serve the poor and needy, those alone, children and families at-risk. A home of Elizabethton and Carter County's Latino/a Partnership, St. Thomas is the first Spanish-speaking congregation in Elizabethton and Carter County and the only bi-lingual parish in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. Flagship, partnership ministries at St. Thomas include:
"ARM" - Assistance & Relief Ministries - foods, clothing, furniture since the 1990s;
"Carter County PROUD" - Parishioners founded and lead a county-wide effort to clean up our roadways, waterways, lands and mountains. We hope to re-establish a "Carter County Beautiful" for the education and betterment of one of the most beautiful areas of America;
"CCDP" - Carter County Drug Prevention - We are active supporters and leaders for our Community's efforts to educate and address the realities of addiction in one of the nation's hardest-hit regions of opiod abuse;
"Food for the Multitude" - good meals for hungry people Saturday mornings since 1985;
"Latino/a Partnership" - to welcome Latino/a peoples to Eliizabethton and Carter County, Tennessee bringing together Community and new peoples for a better home for all; and,
"St. Thomas Food Pantry" - emergency food, critical human need and referral assistance. St. Thomas is next to Carter County Courthouse, County Jail, and two senior residences. We open our doors to an average of a dozen persons weekly. St. Thomas' Food Pantry serves those who are homeless living outside on hills and on mountains; persons just released from jail; hungry, lonely folk from next door; and, grandmothers and great-grandmothers lining up at Court to receive the children of their children facing incarceration for drug abuse.
WHAT WE DO
Members here are leaders in human relief, drug prevention, civil rights, environmental, fresh farm-grown food, waterway and city and county educational programs. St. Thomas has taken its rightful place standing for the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the heart of "Old Town".
We welcome all God's children and we celebrate each and everyone as uniquely, divinely created with a purpose on this earth. Our Baptismal promises to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament, seek and serve Christ in all persons, and strive for justice and peace, respecting the dignity of every human being mean something here at St. Thomas.
St. Thomas has grown not only increasing numbers of people, services, activities, giving and resources, but in Spirit and ministry throughout Elizabethton, Carter County and across the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.
FIND YOUR FAITH,
DISCOVER YOUR FAMILY
Find yourself at home again and find your faith by serving others. If you have a need such as a baptism, confirmation, or marriage, or if you wish to consult a priest, please do not hesitate to speak to a clergyperson, call the church office, message us here, or write a note on a pew Visitor Card. Please join us.