Our Ministry reaches outward and inward

Ministry begins at our front door, when we welcome those who worship; on the phone, when we answer to help a caller with a question or a need; from our kitchen, when we prepare food to nourish the body; and in the community and beyond, when we help and love our neighbors; and our ministry never ends.

Reaching out to Neighbors in Need

Outreach ministry connects us with the people of God in giving beyond ourselves, especially to our less fortunate neighbors. Our labor and the generosity of supplies, resources, and money, hopefully serve as witness to and sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ. We reach out to local, regional, national, and worldwide opportunities to support a variety of services and ministries. The Outreach Committee has the pleasure of disbursing funds to local, national, and international causes in need of financial support. We also plan annual service activities, including Habitat for Humanity, Angel Tree, Relay for Life, Stop Hunger Now, and item collections for various sponsored organizations. Our group typically meets once a quarter, at 7:00pm on a Thursday. Suggestions for new missions or ministries are welcomed. For more information, please contact Kathryn Lloyd.

Community Services

JOY Soup Kitchen

"Jesus Others and You" JOY Soup Kitchen feeds the hungry each weekday for lunch. St Timothy's has supported this ministry since 1995. Thursdays each week a rotating team of volunteers from our church, prepares soup and sandwiches, adds sides and a dessert from our parishioners, and serves 90-125 persons from 10:00 am until noon. Donations of side items and supplies: jars, chips, peanut butter nabs, fruit, and money are collected weekly in baskets located in the Narthex and presented as an offering during Sunday morning worship. To volunteer to make soup or sandwiches or serve in the kitchen, contact Nancy Williams.

Community Crossroads/Greenville Community Shelter

St Timothy's has supported this ministry to the homeless of the Greenville area since its opening twenty-eight years ago. On the first, third, and fifth Thursday evening of every month rotating teams of volunteers prepare and serve dinner to 75-100 adults and children. Contact Marcia May to volunteer to serve.

Firstborn Ministries

A small community, Grimesland, just east of Greenville, is home to Firstborn Ministry to feed those in need. The Garden group harvests available fruits and vegetables from our organic garden on campus and takes this seasonal yield to this ministry on Saturday. Our fresh produce is added to a bag of groceries and given to those in need. Contact Chuck Widney to volunteer in our community garden.

Mission Trips

Annually the youth groups from St Timothy and St Paul's join in working on a variety of local mission projects. The Parish Hall becomes a temporary overnight retreat destination and home base to teens helping others during the day.

Intergenerational teams have traveled to West Virginia two separate years recently, working and living outside of our usual comfort zone for a week each trip, to repair homes of local residents living in severe poverty. This past summer a group stayed and served at the Episcopal Farm Workers Ministry site, organizing, cleaning, and repairing their administrative and worship site as well as visiting homes of several migrant farm workers to donate clothing and food.

A few parishioners participate in foreign mission opportunities organized by other local and Episcopal churches. Our members support these and all our mission trips prayerfully and financially.