St. Thomas views our facilities as gifts from God provided for the sake of the whole Bloomington community, both congregational and public. We offer meeting rooms, a welcoming entryway, and excellent parking. We provide hospitality free of charge to the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Local Growers Guild, and other civic, community, and neighborhood groups. Groups and organizations that concern education, the arts, self-help, support of individuals and families, community organization and improvement, or are devoted to the protection and extension of human rights are especially welcome. To discuss whether your group is a good fit for our policies and calendar, please call the church office.
Our policies for the use of congregational facilities are intentionally generous, especially for those groups who engage in not-for-profit activities consistent with our mission. While the church is not in the business of renting space, there will be cases in which groups will be expected to help defray the costs of heating, cooling, lighting, wear and tear, and janitorial service.
The Jacobs School of Music enriches the musical culture of Monroe County in countless ways and we’re particularly happy to be part of that. The Organ Department at Jacobs holds recitals at St Thomas. The student chapter of the American Guild of Organists uses the St. Thomas organ and sanctuary for their annual Halloween Spooktacular Pipes, an event for the whole community. Our organ and piano are available for concerts by community groups with the approval of the organist. Read more about the organ on the Music Ministry page.