Special Events & Other Programs
for Children and Youth
Along with regularly scheduled worship services and classes, we have a number of special events throughout the year which involve families and children of all ages. Be sure to mark your calendar!
Special Seasonal Events
Christmas Pageant The 2016 Christmas Pageant will take place at the 9:00 am Eucharist on December 18. This annual production involves children and youth of all ages. Participants attend one rehearsal the Sunday before the production. Please click here to view photos from a previous Christmas Pageant.
Share the Love This family event take place on a Sunday in February close to Valentine's Day in which children make cards for parishioners who are ill or home bound.
HOLY SATURDAY FOR KIDS
10 am Prayer Walk
The Prayer Walk is a Holy Week experience for children which will include the Last Supper, foot washing, the Stations of the Cross, the tomb, and the events of Easter morning.
11 am Easter Egg Hunt
Please invite friends and family! Donations of candy are needed to fill the eggs. Candy donations can be dropped off in the marked bin in the Gathering Space. Volunteers are needed to make or bring Easter cookies or treats to enjoy after the egg hunt. Donations can simply be brought to the church kitchen on Saturday morning by 10 am.
Stewardship for Children
Stewardship is not only for adults! Children at St. Timothy’s are encouraged to pledge a part of their income (allowance, babysitting or lawn mowing money, etc.) to God’s work in this place. The purpose of this program is to encourage an early understanding and practice of giving back to God a part of what we have been given. Also, each week when you grocery shop with your children, please encourage them to select some non-perishable foods or personal items for the Red Wagon (which go to the Inter Parish Ministry food pantry)!
St. Timothy’s provides Communion Instruction for children whose parents want them to begin taking Communion or who have already been taking Communion. A Holy Eucharist Preparation Course is offered for 2nd & 3rd Graders. For more information, click here or contact Judy Gardner (JudyG@SaintTimothys.com). Please click here to view photos from a previous course.
Vacation Bible School
St. Timothy’s joins with the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and Anderson Hills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for a week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) each June to enjoy a week of Bible learning, worship, music, and other activities, all celebrating God’s love.
For more information, contact Judy Gardner (474-4445;JudyG@SaintTimothys.com).
Fellowship Activities for Families
St. Timothy’s includes families and children in a number of ongoing activities centered around fellowship and fun. Watch the website and weekly bulletins for these events and activities. A picnic ends the school year with a celebration for the whole family.
Appalachia Service Project
During the past 15 summers youth in grades 8 through 12 have joined adults from St. Timothy’s to serve for one week with the 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 drier. Watch the website and weekly bulletins for information about the annual summer trip. Please click here to view photos from a previous ASP trip.
El Hogar is an Episcopal boys and girls school in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. Youth and adults from St. Timothy’s have made numerous mission trips to El Hogar over the past 12 years. Watch the website and weekly bulletins for information about the annual June trip. Please click here to view photos from the 2011 El Hogar youth trip.
Summer Camp at Procter
During the summer months, Procter, our Diocesan Conference Center, is transformed into a summer camp for children and youth of all ages. Programs range from a 3-day camp for 5- and 6-year-olds, accompanied by a parent, to week-long programs for junior high and high school youth. More information can be found at ProcterCenter.org.