St Thomas Episcopal Church began in 1943 as a children’s Sunday school in a Medina boathouse. When the congregation outgrew the boathouse, we moved to a community clubhouse. In the 50’s, the church and former parish hall were built, and the chapel was added in 2000. Our new parish hall was consecrated in August of 2014. We view our beautiful facilities as a base from which to seek God’s presence, serve others, and grow together in our faith. They are a place where we gather as a community, where we develop relationships with God and with one another, and where we find sanctuary from an often too-busy, too-hectic world. St Thomas is not a place to escape from the world, but a place from which we can serve the world, a place to find rest and refreshment, and a place to be nourished and sent back out into the world to proclaim and live God’s love.
Our sanctuary is the place where we gather together to worship. The art, architecture, and imagery of our church building help to make God’s presence among us known. The table where we share the holy meal of Eucharist, or Holy Communion, stands at the center of our sanctuary, reminding us that Jesus invites us all to encounter him in a simple meal of bread and wine.
The newest addition to the St. Thomas campus, the Ebsworth Life Center (ELC), is a multi-story building with space for community meals, meetings, childcare, and classes ranging from yoga to Godly Play. The ELC is home to weekly AA and Al-Anon meetings, St Thomas School chapel, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and various other community groups. The building is equipped with a commercial kitchen, state-of-the art technology for presentations and concerts, and spacious meeting rooms.
The St. Thomas chapel provides an intimate space for quiet reflection, weekday worship services, and small weddings and funerals. The chapel is always open to provide a place of prayer for all people at any time.
We have been blessed with beautiful facilities that we share with the wider community. View our facility use guidelines to learn more about using our facilities.