St. Thomas, Elizabethton, Celebrates 100 for 100
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Elizabethton, recently received an Episcopal Relief and Development grant. With funding from the grant and support from the Tri-Cities Latinx Parternship, St. Thomas is preparing 100 school bags each packed with a $100 gift card for school clothes, shoes, and supplies.
To kick off the celebrations, a children’s festival will take place on the St. Thomas West Lawn on Saturday, July 24, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Eastern with vaccinations and health counsel by the the Carter County Health Department and the ETSU Health and Science Medical School, sign-ups for a coed children’s soccer team, the “Valencia’s,” and information for a new Latinx community daycare with gift certificates for the fall.
Celebrating the Music of Appalachia in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Tradition
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Holder recently received his Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary and a Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies from East Tennessee State University. To celebrate, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Elizabethton, recently hosted a service celebrating the music of Appalachia in the Episcopal Church and Anglican tradition with the Doe River Ensemble. The next Appalachian service will be an Appalachian Advent Lessons and Carols evensong with a greening and quilting of the church on Sunday, December 5, at 6:00 pm Eastern.
Citing increased interest and engagement, The Rev. Timothy Holder has also informed the diocese that more Appalachian Evensongs will be added to the church calendar for the upcoming program year.