Missions

How can I make a difference?

How can we make a difference together?

I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to see me.
Matthew 25: 35 – 36

Caring for Others Together is the heart of Missions & Outreach at St. Timothy.

We believe that we ALL are called by God to take the good news and love of Christ outside church walls to a hurting world. Simple acts of kindness can open all of our hearts to the love of Christ, both in those serving and those being served.

Our purpose is to be a bridge, assisting in relationally connecting community and global needs and opportunities for with our members and other resources.

We are a team with an open invitation to come and connect. Our goal is to build missional community where we can serve others together, for lasting impact.

We invite you to join us in our mission to care for our neighbors together through community partnership, volunteer opportunities and service projects to the poor and vulnerable.

St. Timothy Missions & Outreach

For general questions and more information contact Hillary Bass by filling out the form below.

St. Timothy Missions & Outreach Team

A strategic planning and resource group of volunteers offering care and support to our community and UMC global missions. Meets the first Thursday of the month in the Family Life Center Room 103/104 from 9-10am. Everyone is welcome. Hillary Bass – [email protected] (850) 221-8305

Servants in Action Team

A team of volunteers who support the Missions & Outreach Planning Team’s projects on an “as needed” basis. If you long to be involved, but can’t make a big commitment this is the team for you. We could not accomplish all we do in missions and outreach at St Timothy’s without this team! Contact Mary Capouch – [email protected]

Donation Bins

The Missions & Outreach Team has five conveniently located donation bins around the church campus for members to drop of items currently being collected. Bulletin announcements, take-home flyers and signs beside the donation bins keep members informed of current projects.

Our Facebook Page
Join St Timothy Missions & Outreach Team’s Facebook page to stay “in the loop” with all the opportunities we are currently facilitating.

Missions Minute Newsletter
Highlights different Missions & Outreach ministries and projects connected to St Timothy. Come and read the stories of lives transformed by God’s grace and love.

Join the Missions & Outreach Planning Team
A strategic planning and resource group of volunteers offering care and support to our community and UMC Global Missions. Meets the first Thursday of the month in The Family Life Center/ Room 103-104 from 9–10 am. Everyone is welcome!

Join the Servants in Action
A team of volunteers who support the Missions & Outreach Planning Team’s projects on an “as needed” basis. If you long to be involved, but can’t make a big commitment this is the team for you. We could not accomplish all we do in missions and outreach at St Timothy without this team!

Directory for Missions & Outreach
Use our Missions & Outreach Directory to connect with others who care about the things you do.

Join our Facebook Page
A great way to connect and stay updated with our current projects.
St Timothy Missions & Outreach Team

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Download the St. Timothy App to keep updated on Events and our current projects.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Our Mission Minute is a periodic newsletter that highlights different Missions & Outreach ministries and projects connected to St. Timothy. Come and read the stories of lives transformed by God’s grace and love.

For further questions or to network your group with our team fill out the form below.

Missions Directory

Connect with Us

We hope that you will use this directory to connect to the community and global mission and outreach ministries that are offered through St. Timothy and our community partners.  Because we believe in doing ministry through relationship, you will find a St. Timothy member as a contact whenever possible.

For general questions and more information contact Hillary Bass:[email protected]

 

Subscribe to our Mission Minute Newsletter:  A monthly newsletter detailing current projects.  Includes dates, volunteer opportunities, ways to give and items being collected. Subscribe at [email protected]

Click here for latest Mission Minute (link)…you have the January Newsletter

 

Join our Missions Facebook Group Page – St. Timothy Missions and Outreach Team:  A great way to connect and stay updated with our current projects, opportunities and needs.  See pictures and read stories from our volunteers and those we serve.

 

Church Bulletin:  Mission needs and opportunities are listed weekly.

Community Outreach

The generous support of our members is what makes all of our acts of kindness and mercy to our neighbors possible. Financial support for any of our projects can be made by giving to St. Timothy UMC: memo “Outreach” or project name.  Thank you!

Volunteer Teams

Boots on The Ground:  A team of individuals who can provide physical assistance to those in need.  Moving furniture, clearing trees, building fences, minor household and auto repairs are a few examples of projects for this team. To join contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

Care Notes:  This team writes monthly notes of encouragement and kindness to local nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, as well as for our outreach projects.  Comment suggestions are given.  A wonderful way to serve in missions from home. Contact Darlene Melancon: [email protected]

 

Donation Bins Team:  Numerous donation bins are located around the church to collect for our projects.  This team aids in the organizing and delivery of donated items to our partner ministries. Contact Mary Stuart: [email protected]

 

Feed My Sheep:  A St. Timothy ministry in partnership with the Samaritan Center.  Food and hygiene products for the food bank can be dropped off in our multiple donation boxes around the church.  A list of needed items can be found on signs and flyers by our bins. Contact Mary Stuart: [email protected]

 

Grace Garden:  Our growing garden is run by a team of volunteers and supplies fresh, organic fruits and vegetables for the clients of the Samaritan Center. Contact Diane Combs: [email protected]

 

Manna Bags:  We collect and assemble emergency food and hygiene items into bags to deliver to St. Mark’s homeless ministry and to others in need in times of crisis.  We are looking for a small team who can head up quarterly projects.  Contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

Meal Ministry:  If you like helping with shopping, planning, cooking and serving meals we could use your help with our various outreaches.  Do you have a portable smoker or large grill and love to feed others? Contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

Missions & Outreach Planning Team:  A committed group of volunteers who meet monthly to provide planning, leadership and support for our missions and outreach projects.  Everyone is welcome!  Meets the first Thursday of each month from 1 – 2pm in Rm 103/104 of the Family Life Center. Contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

Servants in Action Team:  A vital team of volunteers who support the Mission & Outreach Team’s projects on an “as needed” basis.  If you long to be more involved with outreach, but your time is limited, this is the team for you.  Contact Mary Capouch: [email protected]

 

Sewing Angels:  If you enjoy sewing, this is the team for you.  Use your skills for a variety of community and global projects. Work is done from home.  Contact Diane Reich: [email protected]

 

St. Timothy ERT (Early Response Team):  Early Response Teams come in to fill specific needs in the early days after a disaster to help prevent further damage while providing a caring Christian presence.  This team requires a few hours of training and certification.  St. Timothy is developing our own team to help care for our neighbors in time of crisis.  To volunteer for training contact Stephen Creech:  [email protected]

 

Community Partnerships* and Organizations

Children & Family

 

 Basket of Hope (*Partner)   www.basketofhope.org

A ministry committed to giving hope to children (and their families) diagnosed with cancer or other serious illnesses. We partner with Basket of Hope twice a year to support their ministry. Contact Ann Ollendike:  [email protected]

 

Granny Gertie Ministry (*Partner)    www.grannygertie.com

Granny Gertie (Jill McGuire) loves to serve the most vulnerable children in our community through annual service projects.  We partner with her to provide Christmas stockings and Easter baskets for children in need.  Contact Jill McGuire: [email protected]

 

Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans (Mandeville) (*Partner)  www.Lmch.org

Part of the Louisiana Methodist Children and Family Services, the MCH provides residential care and for young boys, ages 7-14, who cannot live with their families, in foster care, or in group homes because of their significant emotional and behavioral needs. Through the donations of our members we provide monthly birthday and special event parties and activities, educational and personal supplies, toys, clothing and  more, depending on their needs. Volunteer opportunities include life coaching, tutoring and bible study. Marlin Giancona:  [email protected]

 

Methodist Foster Care   www.lmch.org

Trains, certifies and supports families who provide Therapeutic Foster Care in their homes.  Jennifer Savoie:  [email protected]

 

Methodist Children’s Home Annual Golf Tournament (*Partner)

St. Timothy annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Methodist Children’s Home in Mandeville.  This is the MCH’s largest contributor each year. David Gerhardt: [email protected]

 

Northlake Lake Crisis Pregnancy Center (*Partner)   www.northlakecpc.com

A ministry dedicated to helping moms and dads in crisis through spiritual, material, emotional, and medical support. Rachel Adair:  [email protected]

 

 

Food Insecurity

 

Gran’s Attic Thrift Shoppe   www.samcen.org

A re-sale program of the Samaritan Center.  The proceeds from the sale of gently used clothing and household items are used to support the Samaritan Center’s food bank and numerous programs.  Please take donate items directly to Gran’s Attic M – Th am.

 

The Samaritan Center Food Bank (*Partner)  www.samcen.org

St. Timothy partners with the Samaritan Center, a Christian organization offering emergency assistance with food and other resources for those in our community in distress. They are always looking for volunteers and donations of certain foods and hygiene items.  Find current lists next to our donation boxes or on their website.  Contact Karen Beyrau: [email protected]

 

St. Mark’s UMC (*Partner)

St. Timothy partners with St. Mark’s UMC in New Orleans to help feed the homeless and poor.  We also collect items and assemble emergency food and manna bags. To help contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

SLU Wesley (*Partner)  www.sluwesley.org

Every Wednesday, year-round, with the support of churches like ours, the SLU Wesley serves free, home-cooked meals and the unconditional love of Jesus to all who show up hungry.  *We also assist the SLU Wesley Food Pantry with special projects throughout the year.  If you would like to volunteer to serve or prepare food contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

           

 

Homelessness

 

Family Promise of St. Tammany (*Partner)  www.fpstp.org

Family Promise is an interfaith, non-profit organization committed to helping families stay together when they find themselves temporarily experiencing homelessness.  Contact Lynn Otillio:  [email protected]

 

New Orleans Mission (*Partner)  www.neworleansmission.org

The New Orleans Mission is a Christian Humanitarian Organization.  They are dedicated to the rescue, recovery and re-engagement of people facing homelessness, addiction, human trafficking, or abuse.  The New Orleans Missions also includes Lynhaven Retreat (women rescued from sex-trafficking and abuse) and Giving Hope Retreat (recovery for men) on the Northshore. Volunteer teams can go and serve meals at the NOM or in vulnerable neighborhoods.  Contact Hillary Bass: [email protected]

 

West 30’s Redemption Company*   www.w30rc.org

A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to helping people, one family at a time, through home ownership in the West 30’s neighborhood in Covington.  The company works with area churches and businesses through various Faith Partnerships.  Contact Bryan Burns:  [email protected]

 

 

Jail & Prison Ministry

 

Grace Camp   www.gracecamp.net

Grace Camp is for Louisiana children ages 9 – 12 years old whose parent is incarcerated. Contact Jim Fouts: [email protected]  (985) 867-3734

 

Jail Ministry

A St. Timothy ministry offering the grace of God, bibles, devotionals, bible lessons and spiritual guidance to the men in the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Facility. To help contact Richard Simmons:  [email protected]

 

Kairos Prison Ministry   www.kairosprisonministry.org

Sharing the transforming love and forgiveness of Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. Contact Jan McCannon:  [email protected]

 

 

Women

 

Compassion That Compels  www.compassionthatcompels.com

A ministry for women facing cancer that provides hope and emotional support from trained volunteers. Through compassion bags, prayer support, mentoring programs, transportation, retreats, workshops, and more women find comfort to face their journey and restore their lives. Contact Milo Mackay:  [email protected]

 

Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking Free Indeed Home   www.lacaht.org

The Louisiana Coalition Against Human Trafficking (LACAHT) is a faith-based 501(c)3 non- profit created to alleviate human trafficking in Louisiana through community education, government agency training, and victim rescue and rehabilitation at the Free Indeed Home.  Contact Beth Salcedo: 985-373-4446

 

Disaster Relief

UMCOR  www.umcmissions.org

The United Methodist Committee On Relief is tbe worldwide mission, relief and development agency of the United Methodist Church.  Working with partners and churches around the world to unite us in both local and global disaster reponse.

 

St. Timothy ERT (Early Response Team)   www.la-umc.org

Early Response Teams come in to fill specific needs in the early days after a disaster to help prevent further damage while providing a caring Christian presence.  This team requires a few hours of training and certification.  St. Timothy is developing our own team to help care for our neighbors in time of crisis.  To volunteer for training contact Stephen Creech:  [email protected]

Global Missions

Cuban Missions

The UMVIM annual mission trip to Cuba consist of a team of twelve people who work with local churches throughout the island on construction projects and building relationships. Contact Ed Bee:  [email protected]      Next trip: Summer 2022

 

Days for Girls   www.daysforgirls.org

Empowering women and girls worldwide to stay in school.   Meets monthly to make hygiene kits for women in third world countries.  Contact Diane Reich:  [email protected]

 

Global Ministries   www.umcmissions.org

St. Timothy partners with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). www.umcmissions.org

 

Short-term Mission Teams

St. Timothy has partnered with UMVIM to send mission teams to Cambodia and Kenya.  If you are interested in more information on short-term missions contact Diane Reich: [email protected]

Holiday Missions

Northshore Bounty (*Partner)

Celebrates Thanksgiving with a home-cooked feast open to all in the community at no cost.  Meals are served at St. Timothy as well as being delivered by volunteers.  Contact Rev. Kathy Pfleider:  [email protected]

 

St. Timothy Christmas Outreach

We partner with the Samaritan Center and St. Tammany Project Christmas to provide gifts, food baskets, and spiritual support for families in need at Christmas.  Volunteers help with organizing, shopping, packing, prayer and distribution.  Contact Karen Beyrau:  [email protected]

 

St. Timothy Thanksgiving Outreach

We partner with the Samaritan Center to provide food for a Thanksgiving celebration to qualifying families. Volunteers help with organizing, shopping, packing, prayer and distribution.  Contact Karen Beyrau:  [email protected]

Other Service-Oriented Groups at St. Timothy

Just A Little Knitty for Jesus

This groups shows God’s love to the cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center through hand-made knitted/crocheted items.   Everyone is welcome even if you have no knitting/crochet experience, they would love to teach you.  Meets Wednesday mornings at 9:30am in Room 101.  Contact Nancy Pearson-Wetzel:  [email protected]

 

 

If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?  Little children, let us not love in mere word or talk, but in action and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18
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