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St Thomas Welcome Statement

At St. Thomas, one of our five core values is being RELATIONAL. Our connection with God and each other guides everything. We pursue loving relationships with one another. We believe life change happens in community.  We need each other to grow and become more like Christ.

We ground this value in Hebrews 10:24-25 from the New Testament, which states: 


Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

This core value pushes us to realize that while hospitality happens inside a church, it does not begin at
the church’s front door. Instead, it starts in the hearts of our members wherever they are reaching new
people for Christ and sharing God’s love with the world.

  • We believe all persons are created in the image of God and have sacred worth. Therefore, we will treat one another with justice, kindness, dignity, and respect.

  • We welcome everyone without exception.

  • We believe God extends mercy and grace to all, gifting and loving us for ministry. As his beloved children, God calls us to extend this same mercy and grace to others.

  • While we hold a variety of perspectives on faith, theology, and biblical interpretation, we are committed to being a church where it is safe to disagree, express doubt, and share sincere convictions. We covenant to respect, love and serve one another along our faith journeys.

  • We are committed to providing a spirit of welcome to every person who attends and wants to participate in our worship services, small groups, classes, and ministries.

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Our Mission: "We exist to reach, nourish and serve the community so all may experience healing and new life through Jesus Christ."

St. Thomas United Methodist Church is a dynamic and growing church that strives to reach, nourish and serve the community. We recognize Jesus Christ as the source of our salvation and strive to spread the good news throughout the greater Manassas and Prince William area so that all may experience healing and new life. We believe there is so much more to this life!

To accomplish our mission, we offer a variety of programs, outreach projects, and mission opportunities for members, neighbors, and guests alike. As with all United Methodist Churches, we have an open communion table, which means we welcome all who believe in Jesus to participate. Communion is offered during worship on the the first Sunday of the month at both services and every Sunday at the 11 am service.

Fellowship also happens on Tuesday evenings from 5 - 5:45 PM when we eat dinner together. We encourage you to stop by - your first meal is on us. Please visit the Welcome Desk to pick up a small gift from us that includes your free meal ticket.

If you'd like to know more about us and the many ways to get involved, please contact the church office or feel free to explore our website. Better yet, plan to attend the next Taste of St. Thomas event designed for newcomers! These events occur every six to eight weeks.

  • How do I find St. Thomas Church?
    St. Thomas United Methodist Church is located at 8899 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20110.
  • What time is Sunday Worship?
    We offer several fantastic worship Services on Sunday Mornings! 9:00 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship We also host a fellowship dinner on Tuesdays at 5 pm. There’s a lot of other great stuff happening as well, so come by and check it out!
  • What should I wear?
    Be yourself and dress however is comfortable for you. On Sunday mornings you will find plenty of folks in jeans or shorts as well as plenty of folks dressed more formally for worship. Because we believe God doesn’t really mind what you wear, the choice is ultimately up to you! As you might expect, the contemporary worship services tend to be less formal than the traditional services overall. For groups and activities that take place during the week, dress is typically very casual.
  • Where do I park?
    Please use our visitor spots by the main church entrance facing Sudley Road. If filled up, please park anywhere in the parking lot.
  • Is there Sunday School?
    Yes! Various classes are available. Our greeters will be happy to guide you and your children to the class for their age level.
  • Is there childcare?
    Yes! We make safe, responsible care for all our young people a priority. Nursery and children's ministries are available during the services. However, you're also welcome to keep your child with you, if you prefer.
  • Do you have small groups?
    Dozens! From youth to young adults to seniors, from singles to couples to quilters to Christian men and women’s groups… We’re sure to have a group you can connect with, grow with, and enjoy! The best way to learn about all we have to offer is just to stop by and check things out in person. For a list of the small groups available, click here.
  • What does your church believe?
    In a nutshell, we believe God is real. We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh and that he really lived, died, and rose again to forgive our sins. We believe the Holy Spirit is alive and well, doing great things among us! We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. We believe prayer is powerful and effective. We believe Heaven and Hell are real destinations, depending on whether or not you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. We believe every Christian is called to service and spiritual growth. We believe we need one another to walk through the sometimes difficult journey of life together! And we believe we’d love to meet you! For a more detailed explanation, see our page on Our Beliefs.
  • I’m divorced… a single parent… not perfect… (Fill in the blank)… Can I still come to church?
    Yes, absolutely! At St. Thomas we know that nobody’s perfect (including us) so everybody’s welcome to come and know the God of grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness. We hope to see you this Sunday morning.
  • I have more questions that aren't answered here. How can I find answers?
    Feel free to call us at (703) 368-5161.
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