We live in a lonely society. At the very beginning of the biblical story, we are told by God that “it is not good that human beings should be alone.” We are told by God that we were created to live in communion with God, all human beings, and all of creation. Everything we do at St. Timothy’s is grounded in our desire to discover that God created us to enjoy communion with God and everything that God has created. This is the end for which we have been created.
We believe that silence, Holy Eucharist, service, study, and fellowship are the path to divine and human communion:
Silence—In a noisy and distracted world, silent prayer opens us to the God who dwells in us.
Holy Eucharist—In a secular world, holy communion reminds us that we are one with Christ and one another.
Service—In a selfish world, we encounter Christ himself when we feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit those in prison, and fight for justice.
Study—In a shallow world, we encounter the depths of God in studying the Bible and reading the spiritual masters.
Fellowship—In a busy world, we make time for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
RAISING OUR CHILDREN IN THE FAITH
Everything we do with children is about inviting them to fall in love with God, one another, and this beautiful world God has made. We pray that our communion with God and one another will show them the kind of life that they won’t want to live without.
Our common prayer is the highlight of our life together: we gather together to celebrate God’s boundless love for us and we give thanks that God brings strangers together to make us friends. We come from all walks of life and when we break bread together, the walls that divide us begin to crumble.
We believe that all of us – young and old, rich and poor, male and female, gay, straight, transgender, bisexual, black, white, brown, every tribe, nation, and people – we are one Body because we have been baptized into Christ. And when one part of the body suffers, the whole body suffers. Therefore, we care for one another – especially in times of need.