Online Formation

St. Thomas has a vibrant history of online "Virtual Faith Formation" offerings throughout the liturgical year.  This page contains links to our current and archived online programs, which are freely available for you to browse at any time.  Please check our main page for the most current online faith formation activities that are taking place throughout the year.

Summer 2016: Faces of Mercy

This year's Ordinary Time readings are filled with stories of mercy, radical hospitality, and transformation for both those who give and those who receive the Good News.  Browse through this image filled with quotes, stories, music, and inspiration emerging even from the midst of our troubled times in this half-broken world.  The God of Mercy is with us: calling us, healing us, transforming us.

 

 

Advent 2015:  Prepare a Way for Love

A daily virtual Advent calendar of photographs and readings to prepare our hearts to open to the gift of incarnate love of Jesus Christ.  This year's images focus on the ways in which we see love (or see love is needed) in our lives and parish community.

 

Lent 2015:  Living Into Our Sacred Space

A daily Lenten faith formation offering using our blog space at Sacred Space at St. Thomas.   The image below contains a direct link to a blog entry for each day of Lent, 2015.

 

Advent 2014:  The Light Within Virtual Advent Calendar

 A daily image from St. Thomas' photographic artists along with a scripture reading for each day of Advent

http://stthomasrichmond.org/article/virtual-advent-calendar-the-light-wi...

 

Fall 2014:  Sunday Thoughts for a Monday World      

A weekly Ordinary Time faith formation series linking themes from the weekly Gospel lessons to contemporary topics illustrated through news and media.

http://stthomasrichmond.org/article/sunday-thoughts-for-a-monday-world

 

 

Summer 2014: God at St. Thomas

An interactive image of congregational quotes, photos, blog posts, sermons, and other moments where we experience God at St. Thomas

http://stthomasrichmond.org/article/god-at-st-thomas

 

 

Lent 2014:  Cultivating Sacred Space

Weekly interactive images that link to daily spiritual practices to strengthen, sustain, and build a contemplative path to faith formation.

http://stthomasrichmond.org/article/cultivating-sacred-space-lenten-online-faith-formation-2014

 

 

Advent 2013:  Advent Calendar of Congregational Art

A daily calendar of congregational art, photography, and mixed media that correspond to a daily scripture reading for Advent

http://stthomasrichmond.org/article/the-art-and-heart-of-st-thomas-virtual-advent-calendar

 

 

Ordinary Time 2013:  “Who is My Neighbor?” 

A faith and social justice series built around weekly Gospel readings of Jesus' parables.

http://stthomasrichmond.org/who-is-my-neighbor-weekly-topics-readings-and-media-links

 

 

Lent 2013: Saved by Ira Glass

Forty days of online media to captivate your soul, from Radiolab, This American Life, Storycorps, TED.com and more.

 

http://stthomasrichmond.org/salvation