Who We Are
The makeup or “fabric” of society is made up of the interweaving of our relationships and lives with one another – personal, professional, spiritual, cultural, and more. In other words, our lives and relationships are the individual threads that weave our communities together. The stronger the threads and the tighter the knit of the fabric, the stronger the community.
Many people feel disconnected, but with Social Thread you can be part of a community where you will belong, thrive and explore faith on your own terms. We believe that change starts with the individual but that, ultimately, we are at our best when we grow and give back with others. Overall, we hope participants help us create communities and experiences where people of all faiths and no faith in particular can understand and learn from one another so that we can work together to make the world a better place for everyone.
Community Development Director
Robert Payne is a spiritual leader, creative strategist, and musician. It’s his passion to love and serve the community. He seeks to create meaningful group and personal expressions of spiritual development and has vision to share the teachings of Jesus through community outreach.
He’s married to a brilliant woman named Monna and has three fun, creative kids.
Is this organization for me?
Anyone looking for community, to be more compassionate, more generous, or are looking for their purpose in life will find a sense of belonging here. A lot of our participants are looking for non-judgmental ways to practice their expression of faith and/or spirituality, but that is certainly not a requirement to participate. Many of our participants are wondering how they might be a part of something that is bigger than themselves, and/or are looking to make their lives and the world a better place. If that sounds like you we hope you’ll check us out – no strings attached
Are you a church?
We consider ourselves a faith community that welcomes people from across a broad spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs. Our participants come from numerous denominational and faith backgrounds or no religious background at all. Some attend church and others don’t and we think that’s pretty cool. If you’re new to town and looking for a more traditional church or place to practice your faith we can help, just contact us and we can make some recommendations based on what you’re looking for.
Are you connected to a church?
We have our roots in The United Methodist Church, however, we are an independent 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization. View our profile on Guidestar.
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