About

18-30's Ministry

The Saint Thomas 18-30's Group (formerly Young Adults Group) has become an important outreach for newcomers and established members in their late teens, 20s, and 30s to meet for fellowship and community. Balancing spiritual formation, outreach service, and social events, the group offers a wide range of activities that foster friendships as well as the opportunity to plug into the deeper life of the parish. Email youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org to learn how you can get involved with the young adults.

Upcoming Events

The 18-30’s Ministry is holding their St. John’s Eve Summer Party on June 16 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the home of Jesse Adelaar. If you are interested in attending, please email YoungAdults@SaintThomasChurch.org by Friday, June 1. Attendees will receive the address and directions to the party. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Below you'll find a complete calendar of events for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Saturday, July 7th - Picnic in Central Park
On Saturday, July 7th, the 18-30s Ministry will be hosting a picnic on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Enter the Park on 79th Street East or West, and find your way to just North of the Turtle Pond, looking for members of our Leadership Committee. The Rector will drop in, and Fr. Nathan Ritter will also be co-hosting. RSVP to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending.

Friday, August 17th - New York Yankees v. Toronto Blue Jays

On Friday, August 17th, the 18-30s Ministry will be hosting a trip to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx to see the Yankees play the Blue Jays. RSVP by August 1st to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. Instructions for meeting will be sent out at a later date.

Saturday, September 22nd - Trip to Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley

On Saturday, September 22nd, the 18-30s Ministry will take a trip to the Hudson Valley to visit the Storm King Art Center. RSVP by September 10th to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. Instructions for meeting will be sent out at a later date.

Sunday, October 28th - Trip to the Cloisters

On Sunday, October 28th, the 18-30s Ministry will take a trip to the Cloisters, a satellite of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Eric Blair, a Docent at the Met for the last 8 years, will host us and facilitate a joint tour with Fr. Nathan Ritter and a member of the curatorial staff. RSVP by October 15th to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. Instructions for meeting will be sent out at a later date.

Sunday, November 11th - Bible Study and Brunch led by Fr. Nathan Ritter

On Sunday, November 11th, the 18-30s Ministry will gather after Coffee Hour in the Parish House for brunch and a Bible study led Fr. Nathan Ritter. RSVP by November 5th to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending.

Saturday, December 8th - Soup Kitchen service and brunch

On Saturday, December 8th, the 18-30s Ministry will serve at the Saint Thomas Soup Kitchen and join together for brunch afterwards in Lower Manhattan. RSVP to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending.

Sunday, December 9th - 18-30s Ministry Annual Christmas Party at the Rectory

On Sunday, December 9th, the Rector, Fr. Nathan Ritter, and the 18-30s Ministry Leadership Committee will host the group's annual Christmas Party at the Rectory. Donations to Saint Thomas to defray the costs of the event are accepted and greatly appreciated. RSVP by December 1st to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. A time will be provided at a later date.

Saturday, February 2nd - 18-30s Ministry Candlemas Party at the Rectory

On Saturday, February 2nd, the Rector, Fr. Nathan Ritter, and the 18-30s Ministry Leadership Committee will host the group’s inaugural Candlemas Party at the Rectory. Donations to Saint Thomas to defray the costs of the event are accepted and greatly appreciated. RSVP by January 20th to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. A time will be provided at a later date.

Sunday, February 10th - 18-30s Ministry Film Screening at the Rectory

On Sunday, February 10th, the Rector and Fr. Nathan Ritter will host a film screening in the common area of the new Rectory building. RSVP by February 3rd to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. The film selection and meeting time will be provided at a later date.

Sunday, March 10th - 18-30s Ministry Lenten Bible Study and Feast Day Brunch w/Fr. Nathan Ritter

On Sunday, March 10th, Fr. Nathan Ritter will host a Lenten Bible study and brunch in the Parish House after Coffee Hour. RSVP to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending.

Friday, April 5th - Episcopal Diocese of New York Sushi Friday at Saint Thomas

On Friday, April 5th, the Episcopal Diocese of New York and 18-30s Ministry will co-host a sushi dinner at Saint Thomas. RSVP by April 1st to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending.

Sunday, April 28th - 18-30s Eastertide Party at the Rectory

On Sunday, April 28th, the Rector, Fr. Nathan Ritter, and the 18-30s Ministry Leadership Committee will host the group’s inaugural Eastertide Party at the Rectory. Donations to Saint Thomas to defray the costs of the event are accepted and greatly appreciated. RSVP by April 20th to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. A time will be provided at a later date.

Sunday, May 5th - 18-30s Tour the Cathedral of St John the Divine

On Sunday, May 5th, the 18-30s Ministry will tour the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. RSVP by May 1st to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. A time will be provided at a later date.

Saturday, June 15th - 18-30s Ministry 2nd Annual St. John’s Eve Party

On Saturday, June 15th, the 18-30s Ministry will host its 2nd annual St. John’s Eve Party at the home of a parishioner. Donations to Saint Thomas to defray the costs of the event are accepted and greatly appreciated. RSVP by June 1st to youngadults@saintthomaschurch.org if you are interested in attending. A time will be provided at a later date.