Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands but yours, No feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ's compassion must look out on the world.
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.
- Poem attributed to St. Teresa of Avila
What We Do:
In our church profile, we present a congregation "driven by its passion for doing good works in the world. Among our top four priorities is "expanding outreach ministries that provide direct services to those living on the margins of society.
The principal ministries through which our members reach out in love to help those in need are summarized below. If you would like to be involved with any of these ministries, you may contact the person listed to discuss how you may help or to obtain more information.
Metropolitan Ministries: MetMin assists individuals who are temporarily unable to make their rental or utility payments and helps with other human needs in order to promote stability and forestall homelessness.
St. Isidore's Hands: St. Timothy's members prepare meals in-house and supply them to Signal Mountain residents in need.
Family Promise: St. Timothy's works with Family Promise, formerly known as Interfaith Homeless Network, to periodically house homeless families for one week at a time within our church facilities. Volunteers host, feed, and care for our guests.
NEEMA Resettlement Ministry: NEEMA works with immigrants from several African countries to facilitate their successful resettlement in our community and helps them achieve U.S. citizenship, if they so desire.
Community Kitchen/Maclellan Shelter for Families: This ministry seeks to help the homeless and unemployed to find food, shelter, employment, and health care as they strive for self-sufficiency. The Maclellan Shelter now houses families with children who are temporarily homeless.
Signal Mountain Social Services: This organization seeks to address the needs of Signal Mountain residents who are experiencing financial challenges and crises.
Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti: This ministry serves the nutritional needs of the children of Haiti and sends volunteers to help in this impoverished island nation.
Honduras Medical Mission: We provide financial and personal support for a medical mission to a remote area of Honduras, which has little access to medical care.
St. Timothy's Thrift Shop: The thrift store is a self-sustaining outreach program, which has been serving and supporting families for over five decades. The shop, located across from the church, is owned and managed by the Women of St. Timothy's (WOST). It sells gently-used clothing, housewares, books and toys, which have been donated by members and friends of St. Timothy's. WOST volunteers sort and price donations every Monday and Tuesday and keep the shop open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosanna Community: This is another long-standing outreach ministry supported by St. Timothy's. It is a residential facility for physically challenged adults who wish to live independently. St. Timothy's parishioners have served as board members, volunteers and financial contributors to Hosanna since its inception nearly 20 years ago. Learn more at www.hosannacommunity.org.
Angel Tree: Through The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, necessities and Christmas gifts are provided for disadvantaged children from infants to age 12 and for seniors citizens who are 60 years and older. The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga offers holiday assistance to provide necessities and joy to many children, seniors and families in Hamilton, Bradley and Marion counties in Tennessee and Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties in Georgia.
While this list is not exhaustive of all ministries in which we are involved, it does summarize the principal outreach activities of St. Timothy's. If you want to learn more about any of these ministries or get involved, please call the Outreach Vestry Liaison, Judith Miller, at 423-517-0321 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer for an Outreach ministry today!
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|Women's Book Study||11:00 AM|
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|Adult Choir||7:00 PM|
|The Holy Eucharist, Rite I||8:00 AM|
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|The Holy Eucharist, Rite II||10:30 AM|