The Church of St. Timothy

Gathering in Faith, Giving Thanks, Serving the Least among Us

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.

The schedule of 2019 Outreach Drives (through June, 2019)
is as follows:

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NEXT WEEKEND!
February 23rd and 24th: Earn MVP status when you donate a can or two of hearty soups and stews for those in need around Greater Hartford! The Outreach Committee is “focusing on food in 2018-2019  due to the extreme need for food among the poor and disadvantaged  in our area and all areas of the world… we are thinking globally and acting locally… we are thinking fun too!  February is Super Bowl Fever Season … so we are going to have a SOUPER BOWL Collection – Hearty Soups and Stews are going to be the can of choice!  So grab a Can or two and bring it in on 02/22&23!  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! You are Super!

 

 

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March 24th:  Sandwich Sunday

-April 27th and 28th:  International Outreach

-May 11th and 12th: St Gerard’s Center for Life

-June 15th and 16th:  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 Hartford Catholic Worker House and the Greater Hartford area Food Pantries. Thanks so much for your generosity!

 THANK YOU!

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 Food Drive)
  • Collecting Clothes for the Needy (Coat Drive, Socks, 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

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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.

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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 2nd Tuesday of each month from September through June at 7:00 p.m. in Milligan Hall – normally 1 to 1.5 hours.

Time spent working on Drives (drives to collect food, clothes, boots, etc.) normally a couple of hours if you volunteer to help a specific drive. For leaders of drives, it can be extensive over a short period of time (a weekend, a week or a month). Depending upon the number of drives you volunteer to help with or to lead, the time commitment varies. Help as much as you can, but please join us to help.
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How do I Become an Outreach Committee Member?

Call or e-mail:

Maureen Brouillard
860-371-0231
mmbrouillard1@gmail.com

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