Saint Thomas’ Rector, David Browder, walks us through the progress on church construction and restoration. We expect completion in the next few weeks — we’ve experienced a number of COVID related delays!
Watch as David Browder walks you through some highlights of the work in progress on the renovation of our church building. We now anticipate that work will be complete in late January or early February of 2021.
This Sunday, 12/13, we will be continuing to celebrate Advent. We invite all children (3 years old to 6th grade) to participate with us after the sermon is read! The children had a great time last week celebrating Advent with a candy cane reminding them of the birth of Jesus.
We invite all youth (7th grade to 12th grade) to come to our Christmas Party Sunday, December 20th for a chance to meet their new Youth Minister, Angel. Join us at the 5:00 evening service in the courtyard; then we will go to a host home for dinner and play White Elephant (bring a gift under $10 wrapped:). Wear your favorite Christmas sweater!
The Rev’d David Browder, Rector of Saint Thomas’, provides an update on on-going renovation work in our Church building, discussing the beginning of work on interior finishes, our new 3-tier pulpits, and additions to improve accessibility.
In my video update above, I am thrilled to report on a number of exciting initiatives, and on the work we have been doing this summer.
Ministry Transformation Team:
This team of parishioners, an outgrowth of the summit we held earlier this year, has been meeting with our consultants from Ministry Architects on a number of initiatives over the last several months. Based on your input, the team has been working on transforming (really restarting) our children’s, youth and family ministries.
We have started construction of our new academic building and renovation of our church! Monday, crews from Tellepsen, our construction partner, put up a sediment fence to keep dirt from going where it shouldn’t — and move dirt, we will!
It has been almost three years since Hurricane Harvey came through and changed all of our lives. So many volunteer and overtime hours have gone into working, planning, gathering feedback, and putting together a master plan for our campus. This past Monday saw these dreams and all of this work start to become reality for us. Thanks to all of those who have helped us plan and do the work necessary.
We are facing something most of us have never faced before. We are prepared for this as Christians, though. We are prepared to hope in Christ and love our neighbors.
In this address to the church, I speak about what this means and how we can do it.
Your staff is praying for you! We love you!