Outreach Ministries: Service in the Wider Community
2013 Mission Dates
Participate in any of these mission trips and prepare for a life changing experience!
El Hogar Mission Trip: June 15-22
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Trip: June 9-15
St. Timothy's parishioners are involved in wide variety of Outreach Ministries; some are listed below. For a complete listing, please see our Ministries Booklet.
El Hogar is an Episcopal boys and girls school and orphanage in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Opening its doors to the poor and homeless, El Hogar provides a safe, loving home for about 250 boys and girls. When young men and women leave, they have received a good education and are prepared to work in agriculture, electrical repair, metal work, or woodworking, all skills that are in short supply in Honduras. Members of St. Timothy's have made numerous trips to El Hogar and more are planned for the upcoming year. St. Timothy's and its parishioners sponsor many boys and girls living at El Hogar. St. Timothy's has two members on the Board of Directors of El Hogar Ministries Inc. (EHMI) and others are actively involved in raising funds. Please click here to see more El Hogar mission trip photos. Amazon shoppers can help El Hogar: Before you make any purchases through Amazon, go to El Hogar’s site first, then click on the Amazon link and continue as usual. El Hogar receives 4% of every purchase made. There is no cost to El Hogar for this service, no time limit, and no cost to you beyond your purchase!
Contact: Paul Rank, Outreach@SaintTimothys.com; Tom and Jane Kammer Habig
Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
ASP is a home repair ministry with the goal of helping people who can't afford to help themselves by making their homes warmer, safer and dryer. Adults from the parish travel with junior and senior high school youth during the summer and assist in the projects. Please click here to see more ASP mission trip photos. www.asphome.org
Contact: St. Timothy's office, 474-4445.
The Drop-In Center is a homeless shelter in Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Adults and youth prepare Sunday lunch for 200 on the fourth Sunday of every month. Prepared prior to the 9:00 service, volunteers transport and serve the lunch at 12:00 noon. www.dropinn.org
Contact: Rick Rothhaas
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
The Interfaith Hospitality Network is a group of churches, who take turns hosting homeless families who are part of the network. Families sleep and eat breakfast and dinner at the host churches for a period of one week before moving on to another host congregation. During the day, children go to school. Adults go to work or search for work or housing with the assistance of IHN staff. Each host congregation is responsible for providing meals, evening activities, and sleeping accommodations for the guests. All of this work is done by volunteers from the host parishes. St. Timothy's hosts families four times per year. Please click here for a description of volunteer opportunities. To signup, click here. Our next hosting date is April 21 - 27, 2013. www.ihncincinnati.org
Contact: Carol Moore
Phil's Place is a ministry of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Northside. On Friday evenings the children of the Northside community come for a meal and to enjoy an evening of fun and games in a safe, friendly environment. St. Timothy's youth and adults have been helping for about 4 years. Please click here to see more photos from a Friday evening at Phil's Place.
Contact: Shawn Fishbaugh
Supported by St. Timothy's and other area churches, IPM is a non-profit Christian social service agency providing food, clothing and counseling, which serves the disadvantaged in eastern Hamilton and western Clermont counties. St. Timothy's volunteers serve in a variety of different capacities, ranging from staffing the Nearly New Shop to serving on the Board of Directors. www.interparish.org
Contact: Clarie Long, IPM Volunteer Coordinator 561-3932
Walnut Hills Soup Kitchen
Teams of parishioners serve food to 100-150 people on the third Sunday of each month, from 3:00-6:30 p.m., at the Walnut Hills Soup Kitchen. Participants are assigned to a team under the supervision of a coordinator. Each team serves about once every three months. Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
Contact: Paul Rank, Outreach@SaintTimothys.com
Country Store Workshop
The Workshop ladies meet every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., from February until November, preparing handmade crafts to be sold at the annual bazaar held in early November. We welcome people who would like to work on projects at home or contribute any of their own unique creations. At the time of the bazaar, parishioners are called on to contribute baked goods for the cake table. Earnings from the sale are used to fund the work of the parish, as well as for special projects, (i.e., the youth pilgrimage, Inter Parish Ministry, the YWCA’s battered women’s shelter and summer camperships for children).
Contact: Jean Eichert