Mission and Community Outreach



St. Timothy has a tradition of supporting many different missions in the community and the world. The mission committee will be looking at new ways to serve our home community and others throughout the year.   

 

2017 Missions


Trinity/HOPE

Trinity/HOPETrinity/HOPE raises money and administers programs to provide hot nutritious daily meals to the children, teachers and cooks in Christian schools in Haiti using established and successful processes. St. Timothy is proud to be a partner with Trinity/Hope, providing 315+ meals daily for schoolchildren as a sponsor of the Fond Baptiste school.  


St. Timothy holds an annual Thanksgiving Night for the Hunger Fight dinner and silent auction to raise funds for this program. On November 20th, 2016, more than $8,600 was raised—over half of the $15,000 needed to feed the children for the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Donations are accepted at any time. 

 

St. Timothy Dinner Angels

Chris Welch is overseeing this group of members who will provide a meal to those in need in our congregation. This service is intended to benefit members who have recently returned home following hospitalization, members who have experienced a serious illness, members and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one, and members with special needs who might benefit from a Dinner Angels meal.   If you are in need (or know someone in need) of a Dinner Angel, contact Chris at 615-202-5936 or the Church office at 615-824-6244. If you are interested in serving as a Dinner Angel, please contact Chris directly.


Food Pantry Donations

Throughout the year, St. Timothy members collect canned goods and non-perishable food items for the Hendersonville Samaritan Association and the food pantry in Gallatin, TN.   

 

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church Feeding Ministries

St. Paul Lutheran Church holds a breakfast every Sunday morning for 150+ women & children who reside in the Nashville Rescue Mission Family Shelter. Please considering donating supplies for the breakfast or gift cards to Sam's or Walmart Here to purchase supplies.  There is a bin in the Narthex for donations. Also appreciated would be Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club gift cards that can be used for the feeding program. Gift cards can be placed in Box 200.

Most needed supplies:

• 8 or 9” Chinet or Dixie plates • 5 oz. Dixie juice cups • Reynolds Heavy Duty aluminum foil (18” wide) • White plastic forks & spoons • Toilet paper • Paper towels • Paper napkins (luncheon size) • 30-gallon storage containers • Pine Sol cleaning solution • 39-gallon heavy-duty lawn and leaf bags • Dawn dishwashing detergent 


Project Handbag

REMEMBER to save your unopened hotel sized toiletries for our PROJECT HANDBAG.  We will resume packing handbags on Rally Day, September 11.  Place your donations for the ladies of St. Paul Lutheran Church in the designated bin in the narthex.  Thank you.

 

Dresses and Britches for Africa

The women of the church work throughout the year to sew dresses and britches for African children in need.  Little Dresses for Africa is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to distribute dresses to little girls in remote villages of Africa. St. Timothy has partnered with Nancy's Notions, who packs the donated dresses and britches and sends them off to the Little Dresses for Africa organization. In turn, they're sent to Africa and distributed to the children who need them most.

 

Habitat for Humanity

St. Timothy is excited to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity on a "Critical Repair" project for a disabled veteran and his family in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  The dedication for the completed project took place on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. 

 

More volunteer opportunities, including the opportunity to participate in a full build, will be publicized in the future. 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The prayer shawls that we make in our group are given away unconditionally; they may not be sold. “The making of a shawl is a spiritual practice which em-bodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver. Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer, the shawls are passed on hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart.” Call Ginny at 615-822-8044 for more information. 

 

Mission Quilts for Lutheran World Relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilters meet the second Saturday of each month to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  These quilts are distributed anywhere in the world where they are needed.  In addition to being used for warmth, recipients also use them for:

   .  A baby carrier, tied around a mother's back

   .  A market display, spread on the ground and piled with vegetables

   .  A sack for transporting goods to market

   .  A sunshade

   .  A room divider

   .  A constant reminder that someone, far away, cares a lot


Please join us for our next quilting session!  Contact Emily Snyder if you have any questions. 


Red Cross Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drives
St. Timothy holds Red Cross blood drives throughout the year. Please check the calendar or an upcoming issue of the Tidings newsletter for dates. 



St. Timothy Road Warriors
St. Timothy sponsors a section of Gallatin Road/Main Street in Hendersonville. Church members participate in regularly scheduled Saturday morning clean up events.   This quarterly activity is a gift from the volunteers of St. Timothy to the Tennessee Adopt-A-Highway program. If you have questions or need more information, call Baker Kirkpatrick at 615-452-2903, or email Baker.