Care Angels Ministry

St. Timothy has started a new ministry in response to the needs arising from the Corona Virus outbreak. This ministry, named Care Angels, is described below. If you would like to volunteer to serve as a Care Angel, or if you would like assistance from a Care Angel, see I need help. If you would like to help, see I'd like to help.

I'd Like to help

How Can You Help?

One of the most valuable gifts you can give is your time. We’re in need of volunteers for these important roles:

Care Angels in Service
Shopping, delivery, and prayer ministry connecting Care Givers with Care Receivers.

Elderly Member Care & Prayer Ministry
Chat on the phone with people who have been affected by the virus, give them encouragement, and learn what kind of supplies they need.

Essential Meals Ministry
Providing To-Go meals to those in need.  As more people lose their jobs and other avenues of meal options shut down, these ministries are essential to the vulnerable they serve.  We are working with our partners to connect food donations & volunteer opportunities to need.

Manna Food & Hygiene Bags Ministry
We invite families and individuals to assemble bags of non-perishable Foods and hygiene kits for self-care to be given to St Mark’s homeless ministry in New Orleans for them to distributed to those in need.  Next time you make your order for grocery pick-up or head to the store, feel free to pick up a few extra items to assemble the bags with your family.  Check out the link below that gives a full description of how to pack the bags, including the items needed. 
Food Bag & Hygiene Kit Guidelines

Manna Bags Guidelines

Sewing Angels Ministry
A group of experienced sewers with hearts for service, banning together to supply the most vulnerable in our community and those affected by COVID-19 with, at this time, hand sewn, washable, double-shielded cloth face masks to help protect them and their loved ones.

St. Timothy Missions & Outreach Team
Facebook Group Community page
Networking information, needs, opportunities, volunteers, donations and other resources together.  So many of your questions can be answered by following us. Please join us today!

Shoppers
Shop for groceries, supplies, pick up prescriptions

Donate
Donations are always needed to keep shelves full. You can donate money via check or link on the Samaritan Center website.  They continue to work with food distributors to purchase food in bulk. Go to www.SAMCEN.org

  • Canned vegetables (all, but mainly green beans)
  • Canned beans (any kind)
  • Soups
  • Hot cereal (oatmeal, grits, etc)
  • Cold Cereal
  • Canned pasta
  • Dry pasta
  • Juice – 100% only (shelf stable – bottled, canned or boxed)
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Meal mixes (hamburger & tuna helpers, rice-a-roni, stove stop stuffing, etc)
  • Canned meat
  • Spaghetti sauce (liquid)
  • Tomato products (sauce, diced, et.)
  • Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Potatoes (boxed or canned)

If you would like to volunteer Call 985-626-3307 ext 124 and leave us a message with your information and one of our team members will call you back shortly. For more information on how you can help click here

 

I need help

Let us know how we can help you. Call 985-626-3307 ext 124 and leave us a message with your information and one of our team members will call you back shortly.

I'd Like Prayer

Let us know how we can pray for you. Call 985-626-3307 ext 124 Let us know how we can pray for you. If you want to pray with someone leave us a message with your information and one of our team members will call you back shortly.

Give Online

You can quickly and easily give financially to support St. Timothy Care Angels response to the COVID-19 crisis. In the memo line please put: Care Angels.

Give Online

We Are Partnering With:

*If you would like to network with our ministry please call 985.626.3307 ext. 124

Homelessness Response:

Family Promise

St. Mark’s UMC

 

Food Ministries – Food Banks & Essential Food Ministries:

Samaritan Center

SLU Wesley

Our Daily Bread

 

Patient & Health Care Response:

“Sew This” in Abita Springs

Sew St. Tammany

Hope not Fear

Every need in the world is an OPEN DOOR to share God's love. That's why, as a church family, we're responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, not by panicking or hiding out of fear, but by serving the people who are most vulnerable.

No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, fear doesn't have the final say. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, and we've been called to share that love with the world. That's exactly what we'll be doing in the coming weeks and months as more and more people in our community are in need.

If you need help, please know we see and care about you! Our goal during this crisis is to serve you however you need. Follow the instructions below to get in touch with us and to let us know how we can serve you!

If you want to help, there are multiple ways you can serve people in your community who are vulnerable to the virus. See "I want to help" to learn how you can help.

Stay Healthy and Informed

In a crisis like this, it’s common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Louisiana Department of Health

The LDH is the state department responsible for public health in Louisiana.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the United Nations’ agency for global public health.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Uncertainty and confusion can have a harmful effect on your mental health. This article from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention gives you five ways to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.

Let us know what God has done for you

Our very first CARE ANGELS food recipient

Ms Udona. When our Care Giver, Bryan Burns, handed her the grocery bags she asked, “You’re from St Timothy church? I’ve never heard of this program before”. When she was told that’s because she was the very first Care recipient of our brand new ministry on its very first day her eyes got big and she busted out praising God. Nearby neighbors joined in, as did Bryan, and church was in session

Made by The Sewing Angels

Our staff is so grateful and the masks lifted our moods! Such BLESSINGS! We're so grateful!

Pam

Several months ago a cousin of Stan, my husband) gave me many many yards of fabric that she bought when she lived in Korea where they make it. A lot of it I knew I would never use, but God knew more then me. 2 weeks ago another cousin of his in Atlanta posted she was running out of fabric and needed to make masks for cafeteria worker and bus drivers who are providing food for children. I sent her a big box of fabric with food on it and road signs on it and lots of other things perfect for them. Yesterday I decided I wasn’t sewing anymore for a while. My back has been really hurting. Then Stans cousin in Augusta, GA, hospital nurse, asked if I had any super hero fabric to make them some more masks. I checked the bins and have several perfect pieces which I NEVER would have used. So then I knew He wants me to keep sewing. I asked that the pain in my back diminish so I can sew. And it has. Isn’t this amazing??!!