The Refugee Sponsorship Committee is very pleased to announce that the Church of St.Timothy has now been matched with an eligible refugee family. We are still awaiting further details, but as of now we have been advised that our family consists of two 28 year old parents and two children, a girl and a boy aged 4 and 2. The family is originally from Myanmar (Burma), a country with many desperate refugee problems, and they are currently living in Malaysia (follow this link for more information about the status of refugees in Malaysia).
While we hope our family can arrive in Canada sometime in the summer, the timetable for processing refugees is notoriously unpredictable. However, we are very happy to at last have a specific family to look forward to welcoming. In the meantime we hold them in our thoughts and prayers.
We are very grateful to parish members (and our neighbourhood community) for their support, to the Anglican United Refugee Alliance for finding us a family, and to our partnering church St. Leonard's for their able assistance. Our Committee will ramp up its efforts to prepare for the arrival of our family and we will keep the community updated regularly with news and requests for assistance when needed.
Delicious refreshments with Live Palm court Music at St. Leonard's Church, 25 Wanless Avenue, (416-485-7278) on May 14th, 2016 from 2-4 pm. Raffle and 50/50 draw. Tickets $20.00 per person in aid of Refugee Sponsorship. Tickets can be purchased at St.Leonard's Church parish office Monday to Friday 9 - noon.
St. Tim’s Perennial Plant Sale
Will be on Sat. May 14, 2016 9.30am - 12.30pm
The plants are finally starting to grow in our gardens!!! Do you have a contribution of perennials from your gardens to be donated to the sale? Please have all contributions planted in pots, ready to sell. All donations can be dropped off at the church on the day of the sale by 9.00am.
April 25th Community Lunch – Thank you very much to Anne DeGrasse and the children who prepared meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Thank you also to everyone who contributed food and helped on the day. Our next Community Lunch will be on May 16th.
May 8th Baby Bundles: One way we celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day is by contributing to Moorelands Baby Bundles. This is a one of the kind program in Toronto, supporting families in need with new baby clothing, blankets and toiletries. Only new items are accepted and clothing size is 6 months. The items that are needed include undershirts, sleepers with feet, knitted/crocheted sweaters and bonnets, receiving blankets, bath towels, baby wash cloths, crib blankets, bibs, soft toys and toiletries – petroleum jelly 375 g, baby soap, body wash 444 ml, baby lotion 444 ml, baby wipes, zinc oxide or diaper rash ointment up to 250 g. No diapers are needed at this time. Financial donations are also welcome and can be made with a cheque made out to the Church of St. Timothy with Moorelands Baby Bundles on the memo line. Please bring your donations to church on Sunday, May 8th. Gift bags will be available in the narthex to receive your gifts.
The STOP Community Food Centre’s Food Bank provides a three day supply of food, once per month, to individuals and families who live in The STOP’s catchment area in west Toronto. Please remember to bring non-perishable food on Sundays and place your donations in the basket in the narthex.
We recently decided to begin opening the main part of the church to our neighbours during the week. While the office building is busy all week long with schoolchildren, dance classes and so on, the church itself is rarely open during the week. Thanks to a team of 11 volunteers, anyone can now come in through the front doors on any weekday and spend some quiet time in St. Timothy’s between 11 am and 1 pm. A sign near the sidewalk indicates the church is open and welcomes visitors inside.
Men's Breakfast Club
How do you like your eggs? With great conversation, fellowship and all the coffee you can drink?
Then the Men's Breakfast Club is just what you're looking for.
Please join us Saturday mornings at 8:00 (schedule below) in Soward Hall.
Saturday December 12
Saturday January 9
Saturday February 13
Saturday March 12
Sunday May 7
Saturday April 9
Sunday May 7(Mothers' Day Breakfast)
Saturday June 11
PARISH PRAYER LIST
Our parish prayer list is a special way in which we support someone in a particular moment of illness, need or difficulty. To request prayers for someone, please contact the church office with the person’s name. The name will remain on the list for four weeks, and may be renewed upon request. Thank you for helping to keep our prayer list current