Organizations and Ministries

Below are some of our ongoing groups and ministries.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a quiet, behind the scenes ministry. Members are responsible for preparing the Sanctuary for all worship services, including regular Sunday and weekday services, weddings, funerals, and our many special services each year. They also clear the Sanctuary at the conclusion of each service.

Choir

The purpose of the adult choir is to enhance the overall worship experience of the parish.   The Choir is one of the oldest groups at St. Timothy’s and enhances the 10:00 am worship service by leading hymns and service music and contributing anthems appropriate to the Church season.   

Daughters of the King

Originally founded at St. Timothy’s in 1921, today’s Daughters are focused on spiritual growth , service, and daily prayer for others.

 

Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes

Laypeople assist the rector during the worship service in a variety of ways.

  • Acolytes assist in the worship services as crucifers and servers. Children can begin to serve as acolytes in 3rd grade, and you are never too old to be an acolyte!
  • Eucharistic Ministers are approved by the Rector and licensed by the Diocese to assist the priest in distribution of the sacraments.  They also lead the congregation in the prayers of the people.
  • Lectors, or Lay Readers assist in the worship service by reading the scriptures.

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild is a special part of the Altar Guild, responsible for the wonderful and creative floral arrangements that adorn our Sanctuary each week.  The Flower Guild offers the opportunity to serve in a creative way by making flower arrangements.

Ushers and Greeters

Greet people as they enter the church, welcome visitors, and see that visitors are oriented to the building and the service.  Ushers also collect the alms and organize communion procession.

Grounds and Gardens

This committee works to enhance the grounds of St. Timothy’s, coordinating work days and also planning and implementing landscape improvements.  Anyone interested in helping is welcome!

Outreach Ministry

We provide food for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to needy families, and bookbags, clothing, and school supplies to a local Elementary School as part of our work. We participate in Hotdogs for the homeless.   Our winter Fence Ministry provides scarves, hats, gloves, socks and other items  to those in need by hanging them on our fence and posting signs to let people know they are to be taken if needed.  We also support different organizations and needs both locally and worldwide as they arise.

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Our fence in winter with items for those in need

Pastoral Care Committee

This group provides for pastoral needs of the congregation in conjunction with  the rector.  Some of the services they provide

  •  food teams providing meals for parishoners in crisis
  •  receptions for funerals and visitations
  •  greeting cards, calls  and visits to shut-ins
  •  visits and contact with those who are ill

Prayer Shawl ministry

Anyone who can knit or crochet is invited to create prayer shawls for those who need body, mind, or spirit healing.   The shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipent whether known or unknown to them.    Throughout the construction the intentions of prayer and blessing are held and upon completion they are brought to the altar for final blessings before being distributed to anyone who would like one.  Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering,  loving God!

Sewing/Craft Guild

We meet to sew pillowcases and quilts for Sistercare (local battered women’s shelter) and for sick children at local hospitals.  We create items for our church store to help raise funds.  We make hats and tote bags for the local Breast Cancer center, lap robes and wheelchair/walker bags for local nursing homes.  Our creations change and we are made aware of new needs.

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The hats and totes created for Palmetto Baptist Breast Cancer Center

 

 

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