Ministries & Service Groups
Christian Formation Commission supervises all the activities relating to education in the church. These include staffing the nursery (for Sundays and special events), Children’s Church, special education classes such as communion and confirmation, and summer activities such as vacation Bible school.
The commission source url meeting dates vary.
The Communications Commissions develops comprehensive marketing and communications strategies to help our congregation achieve its goals and to gather, coordinate, and distribute information pertinent to the operation of our church family and the dissemination of our Lord’s message.
The commission meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:15 in the church office.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY PROGRAM (EfM)
We invite you to join in a shared journey of faith formation through Education for Ministry (EfM). This is formation in a seminar format (facilitated by a mentor instead of being taught by a lecturer). This is ministry in a broad sense of the word that can foster a deepening relationship with God and with one another.
The Bible study materials are based on the latest archeology, anthropology, exegesis, and other disciplines that enhance our understanding of our encounter with God in history.
At the heart of EFM is theological reflection, a way of thinking that integrates our faith with our life, making us aware of God’s presence everywhere in our lives and helping us to put our faith into action. Group reflections will arise from the study materials and from the participants’ life experiences. Also part of the program are topics such as: developing your personal faith and exploring your faith in relation to belief; and theological themes such as Christianity’s Jewish roots, your evolving personal theology, and listening and responding to your call, your vocation.
Please contact us for a copy of our EfM brochure for complete information and consider participating in this adventure with us in a small group setting. EFM can be your first step or a continuation of your journey on your spiritual path.
If you are interested in joining this group, contact Mr. Shannon Wilson at (252) 563-5557, or the church office at (252) 291-8220.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)
Kristine Daynes, chair
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) are dedicated to sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging in worship, prayer, study, service and fellowship. Any woman who is a member of the Episcopal Church automatically belongs to ECW. The extent to which a woman is involved in ECW activity is up to her.
As a longtime women’s ministry within the Episcopal Church, USA, ECW is structured much as the church is structured. There is a national office, a provincial office (Province IV in the case of North Carolina), and a diocesan office followed by parish “branches.” At all levels, the ECW maintains tight affiliations with the Altar Guild, Church Periodical Club, Church Women United, and United Thank Offering, related national church organizations also led by women.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMISSION
Randy Prouty, chair
The commission sponsors fundraising events and activities to help support mission projects and disaster relief efforts. It brings interesting speakers to St. Timothy’s to inform members of the congregation about mission activities. It also helps to support a local reading program for preschoolers. Our ministry is both local and worldwide.
The commission meets on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the Common Room.
Parish Life provides opportunities for people of all ages to be involved in the ministries and programs of the church. An annual Time & Talent Day gives everyone an opportunity to learn more about the various ministries of the church and how individual talents and gifts can be shared with the community. Our scope encompasses all church activities not under the other commissions and outreach programs.
- Annual Church Picnic
- Annual Retreat
- Cookies and lemonade after services
- St Timothy’s Day
- Various luncheons and gatherings for Church events, and more
The commission meeting dates vary.
PASTORAL CARE COMMISSION
Kathie Davis, chair
The mission of the Pastoral Care Commission of is to provide a ministry of care and nurture in all aspects of life within the parish and beyond.
Ministries provided by the commission include:
- Communicating with newcomers and host newcomer activities
- Take a welcome bag to visitors who complete a visitor card
- Barton College Sunday – Invite students and staff to join us for worship and a covered-dish luncheon in September
- Send holiday cards and exam prayers to Barton students who attend Barton Sunday
- Host a Christmas Tea for parish staff and office volunteers
- Correspond with shut-ins on all holidays and on their birthdays
- Help with serving the Seder Dinner
- Assemble hygiene kits for migrant laborers
- Provide activity worship bags and children’s bulletins
- Sponsor the Prayer Chair
- Sponsor Parish Prayer Pals. Host a Prayer Pal event.We enjoy working with all areas of the parish and we are open to any joint ventures.
The commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:15pm in the church office.
Contact: David Taylor
The Property Commission supervises the administration of St. Timothy’s buildings and grounds.
What we do:
- Oversee the work of the sexton/housekeeper
- Ensure that the building is maintained properly and its systems working
- Supervise landscaping and garden care, including the columbarium
- Sponsor the “garden angels”
The commission meeting dates vary.
The Finance Commission prepares/forecasts the Parish Annual Budget; the Finance Committee reports monthly to vestry; prepare and execute Annual Stewardship Campaign–mailings; record keeping; updatesmailto:email@example.com as needed. Preview expenditures and make recommendations to vestry accordingly. Advises other commissions as needed/requested on matters pertaining to expenses. Oversees the development and implementation of St. Timothy’s budget.
The Finance Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
Stewardship Committee meeting dates vary.
Rev. Marty Stebbins, Rector & chair
The Worship Commission meets to discuss and recommend how the various liturgies of each liturgical season will take place. They, with the Rector’s advice and input, plan services for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost as well as special church holy days and feast days (e.g., All Saints Day). They review and approve the hymns to be sung at each service and the focus/theme/”feel” for the various services.
The commission meeting dates vary.
YOUTH COMMISSION – EYC
Victoria Brown, Christian Formation Coordinator
The Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) at St. Timothy’s serves to offer guidance in the development and maintenance of the youth programs at the church. Members of the commission include the Youth Minister, adult youth leaders, youth leaders from the church, and vestry liaisons. Youth programs encompass activities geared towards the youth of the church, 6th grade through 12th grade. These programs include weekly EYC and annual youth worship services, retreats, fundraisers, mission trips, and diocesan events.
Commission meetings occur as needed.