Outreach takes many forms at St. Timothy's
St. Timothy's is active in a number of outreach activities that respond to the Christian imperative that the hungry be fed, the naked clothed, the homeless housed, and that others who are less fortunate share in the Good News of the Gospel. St. Timothy's is a leader of some outreach programs, and assists with many community programs.
Brotherhood of Saint Andrew- The mission of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is to disciple men and boys unto a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through the lifelong disciplines of daily prayer, regular study and committed service. At St. Timothy's, the Brotherhood is active in a number of Outreach activities.
Angel Tree-Last Christmas thirty tags were taken the first day. The program will be expanded this Christmas.
Blood Drive- We have been averaging about 22 donations per drive. Drives are scheduled about 5 times per year. Each donation is said to save 3 lives.
Brazosport Cares- Distributes food collected by area churches and other organizations. St. Timothy’s has been active in the program with Carol Cole as our contact person.
Men & Boys Retreat- The Brotherhood of St. Andrew sponsored a retreat at Camp Allen for forty boys under the age of twelve from the streets of Houston. The men from St. Timothy’s prepared the meals and provided the recreation.
Epiphany- The Brotherhood of St. Andrew sponsored a dinner party at the lake for the Epiphany group, a group of about forty adults who minister to the boys at the Youth Prison. St. Timothy’s Parish Hall and kitchen was used as the headquarters for the gathering.
Bingo- Plantation Nursing Home-Three Brotherhood of St. Andrew members rotate providing bingo to residents of Plantation Nursing Home each month.
Prison Ministry- Four Brotherhood of St. Andrew members rotate providing bible study each Sunday at the Wayne Scott unit. Also, the BOSA conducts an annual weekend retreat at Wayne Scott. About 120 offenders attended the most recent retreat.
Faith in Action- Brotherhood of St. Andrew prepares breakfasts and supper for this interfaith youth group that meets at St. Timothy’s for a weekend retreat.
Salvation Army Bell Ringer-Each year Brotherhood of St. Andrew and other St. Timothy’s parishioners participate at the Food King site.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor- Over $1000.00 per year is donated to Home Delivery Meals from St. Timothy’s shopping at Kroger.
The Hall-Our Youth Hall provides a place for intermediates to come after school. It is staffed by St. Timothy’s volunteers. It has been in existence for 13 years and has served over 3,000 students.
Nursing and Retirement Home Visitations- Three area nursing homes are visited twice per month for an hour to play trivia games with the residents. Two retirement centers are visited once a week for Bible study.
United Thank Offering- In 2009, $2,065,472 was awarded in 28 USA grants and 35 overseas grants.
Brazoria County Dream Center- Located in Clute, it houses River of Hope, the Live Oak Clinic, and Crystal Crafters. Every Monday, Brazoria County residents receive two bags of free clothing and 1 bag of toiletries. Proof of address and income is required; Every 4th Monday, Brazoria County residents receive fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishables; Each year, the Back to School Bash provides Brazoria County residents School Supplies, clothing, toiletries immunization shots, vision and scoliosis screening; Tuesday evenings, for six-week sessions, free basic sewing classes, nutrition and cooking budget classes and Spanish and English bible teaching classes are offered.
Women's Center of Brazoria County-Shelter for abused women and children; Non-residential services for domestic violence and sexual assault; Rape Crisis Program; 24 hour toll-free HOTLINE; Resale shop.
Habitat for Humanity Southern Brazoria County- Volunteers build homes in Clute, Brazoria, Sweeney, Lake Jackson, Freeport, Angleton and West Columbia. Volunteers working 3 hour shifts sell new and gently used household good, furniture and building materials in their ReStore.
Pregnancy Help Center- Locally funded non-profit organization that serves individuals in crisis pregnancies. They provide confidential pregnancy tests; maternity apparel; baby apparel; baby nutritional supplies; diapers; pregnancy loss counseling; abstinence presentations; and Safe Haven Maternity House.
Texas Port Ministry-Their mission is to provide spiritual, social and physical care to the Freeport Harbor Community. The following services are provided for the multi-national crews of ships from all over the world calling the Port of Freeport: transportation for shopping and personal needs; email, mail and personal needs; reading material; recreation- pool, tv, tv movies; snacks; chapel, free clothes closet and welcome bags.
River of Hope- A coalition of Christian congregations working in collaborative efforts with other area groups and agencies to provide assistance to the under-served population in the Brazosport area. They provide rent and utility assistance to those who qualify
Live Oak Clinic of Brazosport- Offers non-urgent primary care, care for diabetes and hypertension, lab work and imaging , nutrition education and social services resources to those who qualify (annual family income cannot exceed two times the poverty line). The clinic is open two times per month from 4:30 to 8 PM.
Home Delivered Meals- Delivered 14,766 meals in 2009. Some of the meals are paid for by the recipients based on ability to pay and need. Almost 60 % of the meals are delivered at no charge.
BACH- (Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps). A non-profit organization serving the needs of persons with disabilities. Their mission is to help children with special needs achieve. Headquartered at the Angleton-Danbury Medical Center Campus. Branch offices are located in Alvin, Pearland and Lake Jackson. (St. Timothy’s provides the office space for the Lake Jackson branch.)
Food Basket- Weekly client familys average about 130 per week or about 525 individuals served each week. Each family gets 3 to 5 plastic bags of groceries.
Brazosport Medical Center (Freeport)- Offers medical, dental, vision care. They accept Medicare and Medicaid and have on site social workers who enroll children into Medicaid programs. They also have prescription programs and indigent care to those that qualify.