There are many organized occasions to socialize and get to know fellow parishioners better.
Follows the 10:00am Eucharist every Sunday. A wonderful opportunity to get to know new friends and keep up with old ones. During this time of social restrictions, we are unable to meet in person but we meet online for a virtual coffee hour every Sunday.
Going strong after 20+ years, our family friendly Breakaway Weekend occurs around the beginning of February at Fair Havens Bible Conference near Beaverton. A parish tradition of over 20 years means a weekend away from the city – all inclusive winter break. A guest speaker gives three talks to the adults over the weekend while the children have supervised fun. (Due to COVID and the rise in infections, the 2022 Breakaway will not take place.)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Happens about once a year on a Saturday evening. Pot Luck dinners are held in parishioners’ homes, with six to eight people at each home. The organizers attempt to group people who don’t know each other well. The evenings are highly enjoyed and the camaraderie is noticeable at the following day’s service. (Suspended due to COVID restrictions)
Advent Pot-Luck Dinner
Held annually on the Saturday before the First Sunday in Advent, features delicious food and a loud din of conversation followed by an Advent and Christmas hymn sing-along. Close to 100 parishioners of all ages attend this annual start to Advent. (Suspended due to COVID restrictions)
Held on the fourth Monday of each month. Volunteers provide dishes, set-up, serve, socialize and clean-up for these lunches which are open for anyone to attend. (This program is currently suspended due to COVID restrictions)
Sunday Stone Soups
Held two or three times in the winter involve many people. Parishioners are asked to bring some food item to put in a soup or to serve along with the soup. During the service, a number of outreach volunteers are busy concocting various soups with the supplied ingredients. After the service everyone is welcome to have a hot soup lunch and listen to a guest speaker talk about their outreach service. (Suspended due to COVID restrictions)
St. Andrew’s Group
Meets every Wednesday from about 10 am – 1:30 pm for a natter, chat and mutual support. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for women to enjoy each other’s company while using our talents to raise some money for both the Church and various charities. Our chief fund raising vehicle is the making and selling of handicrafts – knitted and crocheted items – directly to customers and through sales like Christmas Kitchen and Mother’s Day Baby Bundles projects. We also donate many knitted and crocheted items (primarily hats, scarves, sweaters, baby garments and blankets) to charities that have the facilities for distribution. We have members with many talents, the interest or ability to knit or crochet is a bonus. Bring a smile, a joke or a story and you will be welcomed.
PLEASE NOTE: Since the beginning of the Pandemic, we have met every Wednesday via ZOOM from 1200 – 100 pm. For an invitation to join please contact Janet Fraser – email@example.com
Family Fun Nights
Occur every other month during the school year and are a social event to encourage families with younger children to come together and engage with St. Timothy’s. A casual meal and an activity make up the evening. Past activities include skating at the local outdoor rink, a barbecue and games night in the spring, and a pizza and ice cream night in the fall. (Suspended due to COVID restrictions)
The Old Orchard Blossoms
This group is one of over 240 similar groups across Canada which supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother to Grandmother campaign. The group’s mandate is to raise awareness of the grandmother’s supportive role in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. They raise funds through grassroots projects in Canada to assist grassroots projects in Africa run by and for grandmothers as they support their grandchildren and other orphans created by this pandemic.
The Men’s Breakfast
Occurs on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30. The aim of the group is for the men to get to know one another better resulting in closer friendships. The Men’s Breakfast group hosts an annual Mothers’ Day Breakfast before the 10am service and all women, whether they are mothers or not, are invited to attend. (Suspended due to COVID restrictions)
As the holidays approach the annual Christmas Kitchen has become a not-to-be-missed community event. This one day event includes high quality baked goods, silent auction, youth shopping room, and a visit with Saint Nick! The date is published on our web site and through our facebook page in the run up to the event, which is usually in late November. If you would be interested in volunteering to help prepare for the event contact our church office firstname.lastname@example.org.
What would Shrove Tuesday be without a delicious Pancake Supper? All the pancakes and sausages you can eat, plus a healthy serving of fellowship and family fun.
There are many opportunities to volunteer at St. Timothy’s. Working side by side on Chancel Guild, in the Choir, as Sidespeople, Greeters, several book clubs and helping with the various outreach and fundraising events fosters community.
Please check our Facebook page for current activities