Giving is not just a matter of money (see our stewardship page); however, financial giving is an essential component of giving. Here, we focus on why to give and the needs we are meeting.
We give as an expression of our love for and devotion to God (see Proverbs 3:9; Hebrews 13:16).
We give as a response to all that God has given us (see 1 Chronicles 29:14; Matthew 10:8; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7).
We give to help others in need (see Matthew 25:31-46).
THE NEEDS WE MEET
The Parish of St Timothy provides opportunities to connect with God, with one another, and with the wider community. Individuals – of all ages – are encouraged to grow spiritually through regular worship, study, learning, service, conversation, sharing meals, and times of silence. The important work of spiritual connection and growth is matched by a commitment to reach out with practical support to our neighbours. Most of this practical support we do in partnership with a variety of non-profit agencies.
We have partnerships with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, including holding food drives and donating food from our Thanksgiving service. We also collect clothing at Thanksgiving, which we give to the Progressive Housing Society.
We are supporters of Camp Artaban, which challenges children, youth, and adults spiritually, mentally, and physically in a camping context, to help them to find a closer relationship with God and each other in a loving community. Many of our members have long-term links with the camp. We also support the Mission to Seafarers through gifts of reading material.
We have held a community forum on the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline, and we reach out to the local community through such events as our annual St. Michael Evensong in September, at which we commemorate those who have died in the past year, and our annual Pet Blessing service in October.
Please help us to maintain and develop these connections.