Sunday Services

We offer a spoken services of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:00 am and Choral Holy Communion of the first, third and fourth Sundays of each month, and Choral Morning…

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Back to School Sunday 2019

Please join us on Sunday, August 25, at our 10:30 am service as we celebrate the new school year. The clergy will bless our children and teachers during the service, the…

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The Boys Are Not Alright

And they haven’t been for some time. A few years ago, I brought in The National Center for the Development of Boys (which is headquartered at The McCallie School for Boys in Chattanooga, TN) to speak to us at St. Thomas’. The audience almost filled the church — and they were mostly moms of boys. That night, I marveled at the women who came. The presenters marveled at the women who came. The moms know their boys need help. They see it. They are on the front lines and they are looking for any coaching, knowledge, training, or insight — anything to help the boys they love. The Stats According to The National Center for the Development of Boys, boys in traditional education make up 85% of discipline problems, 75% of students with learning difficulties, 67% of D’s and F’s given, 55% of high school dropouts, and only 40% of college undergraduates. The criminal justice statistics boggle the mind, they are so weighted toward men and boys. Casual observation sees boys and young men disconnected and disengaged. Radicalized This past…