The Church of St. Timothy

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Community Outreach

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The Call from Christ for Social Justice: “Inherit the Kingdom…For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink… naked and you clothed me…whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me” Matthew 25.

Our current 2017 Schedule of Outreach Drives (through June, 2017):
February 11th and 12th: Shelter Needs– THIS WEEKEND
the Outreach Committee is collecting your donations of new or gently used blankets, twin-sized sheets and bath towels to benefit the more than 200 homeless men, women and children residing at The Immacare Shelter, South Park Inn and McKinney Shelter. Monetary donations are also accepted and your generosity is truly a gift to those in need.

March 4th and 5th:  Shoes

March 19th:  Sandwich Sunday

-April 1st and 2nd:  Haiti Fundraiser

-May 6th and 7th:  May Basket Raffle Fundraiser (Beneficiary to be determined)

-June 10th and 11th:  Catholic Worker House Camp Ahimsa Fundraiser

Ongoing Collections:

St. Timothy Parish continues to“reach out” to our Neighbors in Need! The “Travel Size Toiletries Collection” goes to shelters in Hartford. The “One Can a Week Collection” provides food and personal hygiene items to the Catholic Worker House. Note: If you see “Buy 1 Get 1 Free“ ads but you don’t need two, please consider getting two and bringing one in for collection! Thanks so much for your generosity!

 THANK YOU!

We recently received 2 thank-you notes from Catholic Worker House:
Update from Catholic Worker House on 1/30: “Thank you St. Timothy’s for the generous food donations! The food pantry is getting busier and we are very low on cereal, canned tuna/chicken, canned veggies, beans, soup, pasta sauce, and peanut butter. All donations are welcome!”
Update from Catholic Worker House on 2/6: “A huge thank you to Rev. Bob Hooper and St. James Episcopal Church and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, both of West Hartford, for helping restock our pantry! Our shelves are looking great, but we always welcome food donations!”

St. Timothy Parish family – Your help really DOES make a difference in the lives of others! Thanks for all of your support!

 

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What is Outreach at St. Timothy’s?

Outreach involves:

  • Collecting Food for the Hungry (One Can A Week Program and Thanksgiving Turkey Drive)
  • Collecting Clothes for the Needy (Coat Drive, Socks and Underwear Drive, etc.)
  • Collecting for Emergencies and Needs as they arise
  • Working with the Parish Council and other St Timothy Organizations to promote Social Justice in our Greater Hartford Community
  • Working with the Greater Hartford Schools to address their needs

For our 2015-2016 Schedule of Outreach Drives, please click here.

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Who are We?

Outreach Committee Members are caring people who demonstrate the presence of Christ to others in need through listening to the needs of others, proactively collecting and distributing needed items and resources, helping others in need and providing financial support as approved by the Pastor and Parish Council.

We are lay women and men involved in the outreaching force of our parish. We are always looking for more people to join us in this very rewarding ministry.

What is Required?

Your willingness to answer “the Call” and to be the heart and hands of Christ to others, to provide food to the hungry, to provide clothing to those in need, to  listen to the needs of less fortunate people and communities and to help them.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Attendance at committee meetings on the 3rd Thursday each month from September through June at 7:00pm in the Music Room.

Time spent working on drives (clothing drives, toy drives, book drives, blanket drives, etc.) can be intense over a short period of time (a weekend, a week or a month).  Depending upon the number of drives you are able to help with or lead, the time commitment varies.  Help as much as you can, but please join us to help.

How do I Become an Outreach Committee Member?

Call or email:

Maureen Brouillard                or                  Barbara Carpenter
phone: 860-674-0158                                     phone: 860-371-7170
email: mmbrouillard@sbcglobal.net     email:  barbarabcarpenter@mac.com 

Think about it and thank you for considering this most meaningful ministry.