February is Missions Month!
During February we will receive a special offering to support Drs. Stephen and Jodi Swanson, our new missionaries in Arusha, Tanzania. Our goal is to raise $2500 to support the Swanson's in 2015; we collected over $2900 to support them in 2014. Although contributions to support this ministry are welcome at any time, consider making one in February, our Global Mission emphasis month. Your February offering envelopes include one for Global Missions as a reminder for you, and there are also envelopes available at the church.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
We are celebrating our 7th annual Grounds for Hope with a coffee house / musical event at St. Timothy on Friday, March 13th from 6:30-9:30 p.m. We will have coffee, tea, cocoa, cider, and treats. There is no cost to the evening, but there will be a freewill offering to support St. Timothy’s Tanzania Partnership. Music will be provided by musicians in our very own St. Timothy community. Come hear staff members, John Richardson and Gary Ruschman as well as other congregation members (maybe even an impromptu canjo performance!). There are also opportunities to help. Please contact the office if you are interested in helping out.
St. Timothy is a community that helps share hope in so many ways. We have Grounds for Hope because we are a community of people collaborating around the hope God gives us for a world where all have enough. Share the hope!
Please feel free to invite others
We can consider Lent, which means spring, to be the Springtime of our faith life. This Lent during our Wednesday evening worship, we will be using a curriculum called “Animate: Practices” (see February 2015 Newsletter, page 4 article) as a way to encourage new growth through Spiritual Practices. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18th. Service at 2:00 p.m. with coffee afterwards. Lenten evening meal at 6:00 p.m., Worship at 6:45 p.m.
Each Wednesday in Lent has a similar schedule:
6:00 p.m. – Lenten Supper (served by various groups within St. Timothy)
6:45 p.m. – Worship
Members are encouraged to choose one meal where they can help. Volunteers are needed to: bring gallons of milk (skim, 1% or 2% are preferred), bring bars or cookies, serve the meals, wash dishes, and clean up afterwards. Please sign up on the poster in the narthex to volunteer your help for one of the meals which benefits a ministry of St. Timothy.
February 18th -- Gardens
February 25th -- Youth and Family
March 4th –Choir
March 11th – Global Missions
March 18th – KitchenMarch 25th – Loaves & Fishes.