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.

We Believe that all the things that really matter are accomplished through caring relationships. The purpose of the Mission & Outreach Team is to assist in relationally connecting community and global needs and opportunities with people and other resources. We are a team with an open invitation to all to come and connect. Our goal is to build missional community where we can network, create space to obey God’s leading, share resources, and serve with lasting impact.

We invite you to step into the things that you are passionate about alongside others who share your heart and vision. In response to the pandemic, we have created a COVID19 Crisis Response Ministry called Care Angels. Here are all the ways to connect with us:

  1. Visit: https://sttimothyumc.org/coronavirus for further information, to get help or volunteer to help
  2. Call our Hotline: 985-626-3307 Ext. 124 Leave a message someone will call you back.
  3. Follow us on Instagram: @stimothymissions
  4.  Join our Facebook group: St Timothy Mission & Outreach Team

Together we can change the world, one loving act of kindness at a time!

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

Download the App
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

The focus of St. Timothy Missions & Outreach is to serve in relationship.

Global Missions

St. Timothy partners with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM)
www.umcmissions.org

Cambodia Missions
St. Timothy sponsors and sends a team to lead a Cambodian Youth Camp for Christian youth from all over the country. We also raise support for the building of dormitories, scholarships for higher education, full-time missionaries, hygiene kits and much more.

Cuba Missions
The LA VIM has sent annual missions to Cuba since 1994 to help our brothers and sisters build new churches for their growing membership. The Communist government in Cuba quit issuing visas to VIM teams in May 2019, so we are currently unable to provide direct help through VIM. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Cuba, for the country and for the doors of ministry to reopen.

Kenya Missions
St. Timothy raises support for building projects in Kenya and sends a team to build and minister locally with our ministry partners. Our next team goes in September 2020.

Days for Girls
Meets monthly to make hygiene kits for women in Third World countries.
www.daysforgirls.org

Community Outreach

Basket of Hope
Basket of Hope’s mission is to give hope to children diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness through the delivery of a basket filled with toys, games, craft items, stuffed animals, gift cards and other items. Hope Totes are optional for the parents and contain gifts to nourish them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  http://www.basketofhope.org

Camp Istrouma
Camp Istrouma is a retreat center and summer camp located 10 miles northeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. http://www.campistrouma.com

Christmas Outreach
St. Timothy partners 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, and distribution.

Compassion That Compels
Supports women facing cancer by providing hope and emotional support from trained volunteers – one compassionate act at a time. Through compassion bags, prayer support, mentoring programs, transportation to treatments or doctor, retreats, workshops, training and more women find comfort to face their journey and restore their lives.
http://www.compassionthatcompels.org (985) 264- 5699

*If you know any woman going through cancer of any kind please contact Milo or the main office to get a Compassion Bag delivered to them.

Family Promise of St. Tammany
Family Promise is an interfaith, non-profit organization committed to helping families stay together when they find themselves temporarily experiencing homelessness.
www.fpstp.org

Feed My Sheep
Our purple “Feed My Sheep” bags found hanging beside St. Timothy’s five donation bins located around the church campus provide an easy solution to our members’ desire to meet the constant needs of both the Samaritan Center and the Methodist Children’s Home.

Granny Gertie Ministry
Granny Gertie loves to serve the most vulnerable children in our community through storytelling. She also partners with local churches, organizations and individuals to provide Christmas stockings to children of St. Tammany Project Christmas, James Storehouse, UMC Children’s Home, and Christmas at Rayborn Correctional Center. www.grannygertie.com

Grace Camp
G.R.AC.E. Camp is for Louisiana children ages 9 – 12 years old whose parent is incarcerated.
www.gracecamp.net

Gran’s Attic Thrift Shoppe
A program of the Samaritan Center. The proceeds for the shop are used to support the Samaritan Center. Drop off your used items and they will be marked for resale for reasonable prices and sold to the public. Located right next door to the Samaritan Center.
408 Girod St. Mandeville, LA 70448 (985) 626-4408 Hours: Mon – Sat. 10 :00am – 3 :00pm

Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build
An annual project in which women come together to make a positive impact on their community and the lives of others through making home ownership a reality.

Jail Ministry
This ministry offers the grace of God, bibles, devotionals, bible lessons and spiritual guidance to the men and women in the St Tammany Parish Correctional Facility.

Just A Little Knitty for Jesus
This group attempts to show God’s love to the cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center with their hand-made knitted/crochet items. Everyone is welcome, even if you have no knitting/crochet experience, they are happy to teach you! Meets each Wednesday morning at 9:30am in Room 100.

Laurent Project
A ministry out of FUMC of Hammond combating roots of homelessness.
Their mission is to spread the exponential love of Christ by providing basic housing items to families needing to get back on their feet, increasing the likelihood of ending their homeless cycle. www.umc.org
First United Methodist Church of Hammond – (985) 345-2196

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

Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans (Mandeville, LA)
Part of the Louisiana Methodist Children and Family Services, the MCH provides residential care for 18 young boys, 7-14 years old, who cannot live with their families, in foster care, or in group homes because of their significant emotional and behavioral needs. For more information and to volunteer go to www.lmch.org

St. Timothy Missions & Outreach Team’s Commitment to MCH

Through annual congregational offerings, monthly pledges, and donations the Missions & Outreach Team is able to respond to current needs of the MCH, providing much needed supplies, personal items, birthday parties, outside activities, games and equipment, and much, much more.

Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
An annual event in the fall that raises money for the Methodist Children’s Home in Mandeville. This is the MCH’s single largest contributor each year.

Life Coaches
A Life Coach is a trusted friend, a positive role model and a committed mentor. Volunteers receive training and support.

Tutoring & Bible Study leaders
There is a perennial need at the MCH for volunteers to help tutor and lead bible studies for the boys. This is a great opportunity for both individuals and groups.

Methodist Foster Care
Part of the Louisiana Methodist Children and Family Services, recruits, trains, certifies and actively supports a state-wide network of families who provide Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC), a family-based treatment in specially trained foster homes for foster children. www.lmch.org

New Orleans Mission
The New Orleans Mission (NOM) is a Christian nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to relieving human suffering by combating poverty, hunger, homelessness, exploitation and oppression with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. They also have Christian Discipleship/Recovery Programs to facilitate healing and self-sustainability in individuals recovering from addiction, abuse and human trafficking.
www.neworleansmission.org (504) 523-2116

Giving Hope Retreat (LaCombe)
Partnering with the New Orleans Mission, the GHRC provides men and women refuge from the conditions of homelessness, and training to rebuild their lives with dignity.
www.neworleansmission.org (985) 218-9485

Lynhaven Retreat (Hammond)
Part of the New Orleans Mission, Lynhaven is a haven of Hope in Christ that provides safety, shelter, vocational training, ministry and love to women rescued from human trafficking, physical and sexual abuse. www.neworleansmission.org (504) 523-2116

Northlake Lake Crisis Pregnancy Center
A ministry dedicated to helping moms and dads in crisis through spiritual, material, emotional, and medical support. www.northlakecpc.com

Northshore Bounty
Celebrates Thanksgiving with a home cooked meal open to all in the community at no cost. Meals are served at St. Timothy as well as being delivered by volunteers.

Operation We Care
Sends care packages to deployed service personnel oversees. Volunteers meet monthly to pack the boxes. www.operationwecare.com

Pop-top Tabs for Ronald McDonald Charities
Ronald McDonald Charities is dedicated to keeping families close to each other and providing the care they need. There is a Ronald McDonald House Charites container in the Friendship Sunday School Class for the collection of pop-top tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana. www.rmhc-sla.org

Restoration House Pregnancy Resource Center (Hammond)
We are passionate about helping women experience healthy pregnancies and we offer a myriad of support services to those who are making the journey into motherhood. www.resthse.org

The Samaritan Center
A Christian organization offering emergency assistance with food and other resources for those in our community in distress.

SELU Wesley
Located on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, the Wesley is a come-as-you-are, keep-it-real community committed to finding out what it means to live like Jesus, and what it means to lead others to Jesus. Here everyone belongs. “Free Lunch Wednesdays” (open to everyone), Kairos Koffehouse, residential housing, and comedy shows are just a part of all the wonderful things happening at the SELU Wesley. www.seluwesley.org

SELU Free Lunch Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, year-round, free home cooked meals are served at the Wesley to every student and member of the community who shows up hungry…right now that’s around 250 – 300 people each week. It takes a whole lot of volunteers to make this possible. www.seluwesley.org

Thanksgiving Outreach
Providing food baskets and spiritual support for families in need at Thanksgiving, in partnership with The Samaritan Center St Timothy volunteers help with organizing, shopping, packing, and distribution.

The Blessing Center
A place where those in need in our community can “shop” for items they need for FREE. All their items such as clothing, toys, furniture, even not-perishable food items are donated.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) – The UMC’s Disaster Preparedness. Provides information, supplies, volunteers and financial assistance. If you have a heart to help the hurting recovering from disasters this is a great way to get involved.
www.umcmissions.org

West 30’s Redemption Company
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to helping families, one family at a time, through home ownership in the West 30’s neighborhood in Covington. The company works with area churches through various Faith Partnerships.

Youth Monthly RoadWork
St Timothy Youth sponsor a service project to our community every month and the entire church is invited. It’s a monthly opportunity for families and generations to serve together in community outreach.

Service-Oriented Small Groups

Esther Circle
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in someone’s home. Join them for friendship and the joy of serving others together.

Ruth Circle
Meets the second Thursday of each month in room 103 at 10am to share in friendship and projects serving others in our community and in our church.

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