Service & Fellowship

Community Involvement

Quilters at the ChurchSelf-Help Groups/12 Step Programs:  Al-Anon and NA – Narcotics Anonymous

Community Garden:  Members of the congregation upkeep the garden which produces a variety of vegetables, herbs and perennials. People harvest the vegetables to bring home and to go to the Yakima Food Bank.

The Yakima Food Bank:  Our parish collects foodstuffs monthly to contribute to the Yakima Food Bank which provides food for the hungry weekly in Yakima.

Voices for Children Foundation:  We collect different items each month for displaced and neglected children:  articles of clothing, toys, toiletries and more for the Buddy Bags given to children who often have nothing except the clothes on their back.

Yakima Valley of the Sun Barbershoppers:  This group has practiced at St. Timothy’s for 20+ years and provides free concerts in Franklin park in the summertime and other venues throughout the year.

St. Timothy’s Feeding Program:  Making 250+ sandwiches weekly for the homeless at Sunrise Outreach and hot meals for the children at Rod’s House.

WomenServingFruitParish Library: The Parish Library has a number of theological books for study as well as numerous titles on spiritualty.  It is located in the entryway of the church and is open to the public for checking out texts.

The Plaid Door:  St. Timothy’s sponsors a consignment shop that provides clothing and housewares to those in need as well as scholarship monies to agencies that benefit Yakima and to the ministries of St. Timothy’s. Learn more about the Plaid Door Thrift and Consignment Shop.

Games in the Grass:  In the summer months of June and July we gather on the front lawn of the church for lots of outdoor fun: whiffle ball, ladder ball, Frisbee golf, volley ball, bubbles, croquet and more.  When it’s too hot out, we morph into “Games on the carpet” and the games into the parish hall.  Fellowship and fun are served up along with lemonade, popcorn and ice water.

Prayer Chain: The St. Timothy’s prayer chain is a dedicated group of 12-15 members of the church who pray faithfully for anyone and for any situation.  To make a request, contact the parish office, Pastor Anne or a member of the Vestry.

Our Building is open for public use.  If you would like to hold your organizations meeting at our church, please contact us, or call the parish office at 966-7370.

Fellowship

Games in the Grass:  In the summer months of June and July we gather on the front lawn of the church for lots of outdoor fun:  whiffle ball, ladder ball, Frisbee golf, Volley ball, bubbles, croquet and more.  If the weather is too hot we move indoors.  Fellowship and fun are served up along with ice water, lemonade and popcorn.

Yakima Pippins Games:  We go to the home Pippins games and sit as congregation to support our local baseball team and have fun at the ball park.

Mass on the Grass:  Every Fall we kick off the school year with a bi-lingual service outside on the great lawn.  Sunday school and Adult Education programs begin and after the service we have a Holy Spirit Potluck and Barbecue: Carne Asada, Hotdogs, Veggie Burgers and Hamburgers.

Stewardship Celebration Sunday:  At the end of October we gather with one worship service to thank God for all the gifts of the past year and dream goals for the year to come.  A guest speaker preaches at the sermon time, and before our Celebration Luncheon we make our pledges to the ministries of our Lord in our congregation and community.

Ladies Who Lunch:  Women in the congregation get together the first Friday of every month at a local restaurant to share a meal and fellowship together.

Thanksgiving Dinner:  You don’t have to be on your own for Thanksgiving.  Everyone pitches in to bring desserts and side dishes or helps with the Turkey or Ham to come together as a parish family and celebrate.

Youth Programs

Camp Cross:  Our Diocesan church camp is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Cour D’Alene in ID.  Camp sessions are offered throughout the summer:  Mini-camp for those in 1st grade and Middle School Camp and Sr. High Camp.  We also have Family Weekend and Labor of Love – at the end of the year when we close the camp for the winter months.  Youth spend time in the study of Holy Scripture, worship and fellowship as they deepen their faith together in community.

Games in the Grass:  In the summer months of June and July we gather on the front lawn of the church for lots of outdoor fun: whiffle ball, ladder ball, Frisbee golf, volley ball, bubbles, croquet and more.  When it’s too hot out, we morph into “Games on the carpet” and the games into the parish hall.  Fellowship and fun are served up along with lemonade, popcorn and ice water.

Confirmation Class:  Classes on Confirmation or what it means to be a leader in the Church are held each year for youth and adults to deepen their faith and scripture study in conversation together. The youth program uses a Mentorship model whereby each youth is paired with an adult to companion with them in their learning along with participation from the youth’s parents.

Women’s Programs

ECW – Episcopal Church Women:  Every woman in the congregation is an automatic member of ECW.  This group meets during the year to decide on parish program $ requests should be allotted.  They sponsor various parish events and fellowship gatherings for women.

Quilters Group:  On a monthly basis this group gathers together to make quilts for newborns in the congregation and for those about to be baptized.  They also knit Prayer Shawls for those who are in the hospital and nursing homes.

Ladies Who Lunch:  The first Friday afternoon of every month a group of women from the congregation meet gather at a local restaurant for lunch and fellowship.