Recent Events

tea ladies 2015The Women of St. Thomas held a tea andAnimal Blessing vintage fashion show to have fun and to raise some money for ministry.  Also, the annual Blessing of the Animals was held on St. Francis’ Day, bringing pets and their owners into the church for a short service of prayer and blessing for each animal.  Both were a lot of fun.  The women raised money for their ministries and the pet service offering is given to the local chapter of the Animal Rescue League.

The Alpha Course

Alpha logoOn Wednesday, September 23, the spring Alpha Course began at St. Thomas Church at 6:30pm.  A ten-week course designed for seekers or for people within the church, Alpha centers on questions of the meaning of life.  Beginning with a delicious meal, followed by a joke and a song, a short presentation on a particular topic is offered every week and then an opportunity to respond to what has been said in a completely open and non-judgmental way is given for everyone in the context of a small group.  Alpha is a lot of fun, with laughter and support as participants examine the questions behind our daily living.  Child care is available by request in advance.  Come check out Alpha (also check our subpage–“Newcomers” for more information on Alpha).  It is possible to join the Alpha Course even if it has already started up until the fourth week.

Call the church office (412-828-9680) to make a reservation!

Normal Worship Service Schedule

Please feel free to worship with us on any Sunday:

8:00 a.m.:
This is our most traditional service. It is a beautiful peaceful and quiet holy communion without regular music. It follows the Rite One service from the Book of Common Prayer.

10:30 a.m.: This service is filled with music, both traditional as well as contemporary. A practical message is given every week, applying the timeless wisdom of the Bible to everyday life. A parallel children’s ministry called Gods Kids is offered for kids five years old through fifth grade. The service follows the Rite Two holy communion service from the Book of Common Prayer.

9:00 a.m.: Breakfast (coffee, doughnuts, bagels): Theres plenty of food, especially for the family running late. A donation of fifty cents is welcome but your credit is good with us.

9:30 a.m.: Christian Education:  An Adult Forum class meets in the Parish Hall and a Small Group meets in the Guild Room.  Children’s Christian Education meets in classes in the upstairs Parish Hall.

Small Groups: There’s a small group for just about anyone (meeting at various times), according to what is your interest. There are women’s groups, men’s groups, mixed groups, traditional Bible studies or book groups to completely untraditional offerings like learning to play the guitar or how to use a computer. Won’t you try one out and get to know some folks along the way.

Wednesday mornings: 10:00 a.m. This simple holy communion service is an unpretentious time to worship and pray and includes a special time to pray for healing.

Welcome to St. Thomas, Oakmont!

We are a group of people who believe Jesus is alive and welcome people no matter where they happen to be on their spiritual journey.

  • What we believe: We believe that we Christians are part of the Body of Christ and that we are accepted where we are. But God never leaves us where we are but calls us to grow: spiritually, in the life of our community, in the life of our congregation and in number.
  • Our Mission: We, as members of the Body of Christ, are called to grow: spiritually, in parish life, in our community, and as a congregation.