Serving Our Neighbors

St. Thomas is an active member of the Chesapeake community and work to enrich lives beyond our own.

This I Can Do – No sign up needed.

Hats, Gloves & Socks for Buffalow Family Ministry – Drop off new hats, gloves and socks at the church until November 19.
Contact Maryellen Remich: 757-577-6576 /

Toiletry Collection – The Middle and High School EYC are collecting donations to make 40 toiletry kits for CAST. Out front will be a bin for much needed items such as toothbrushes, small tubes of toothpaste, deodorant, bars of soap, and washcloths. Thank you for your support!

Angel Tree – Starting November 26, A Christmas ministry where parishioners buy gifts for families/individuals in need.
Contact Mary Whitehouse:

Sign up Once and Done

Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) – For Thanksgiving week once a year, STEC houses homeless individuals. This requires donations of food, clothing, and more. Also needed are bus riders to supervise during the bus rides, volunteers to prepare meals, serve food, chaperone overnight guests at the church, and help clean-up the church in the morning.
Contact Lenore Whitehurst: 757-548-4329 / /  STEC CAST sign up November 2023

LGBT Life Center Thanksgiving Baskets – Parishioners donate items for 20 complete Thanksgiving meals including turkeys. Sign up online.
Contact Jackie Ruth: 1-727-457-9211 /

Red Cross Blood Drive – A blood drive is held once a month. Donate blood at or help with registration and hospitality.
Contact Ken Sumner:757-651-3370 / or
Henry Bramman: 1-816-510-0790 /