Ways to reach out in love to those in our community and beyond
The family of St. Timothys is committed to social justice, and works actively to aid those in need, as well as to change the systems that keep people in poverty
Our food closet is open on the third Friday of each month, from 1-4 P.M. Requests for assistance must be made ahead of time by contacting the church office.
Most of our food supply is purchased through the NE Iowa Food Bank, with supplemental items being purchased elsewhere.
We welcome donations of food, funding, non-food items (such as cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, pet food) and your time. There is a drop-box for your donations in the entry area outside the sanctuary.
The Garden Club began in 2013 and expanded in 2014. It provided about 700 pounds of fresh produce to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and our won Food Closet. People from the neighborhood are encouraged to work alongside St. Tims members in tending the garden and sharing the harvests.
Partners In Education
St. Timothys is a partner with the Dr. Walter Cunningham School for Excellence (formerly Grant Elementary) in Waterloo. This school is located in an area of need. Ongoing ministry opportunities include: mentoring students, collecting Hy-Vee grocery store receipts, helping with periodic bake sales, and donating hats and mittens for the students in the winter.
Every Tuesday, a free meal is served in Scott Hall at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls. St. Timothys participates with other metro churches in donating the food and serving the meal. We take our turn the third Tuesday of every other month.
The CROP Walk is a Church World Service project. Each year in October, walkers from St. Timothys join those from other churches to raise funds to alleviate hunger and its causes worldwide. Usually a portion of the proceeds are used for local agencies; with the rest going to worldwide needs.
Each autumn, the Iowa Annual Conference holds Bishop’s Ingatherings at various sites throughout Iowa. Our closest one is held in Waverly. Members and friends are encouraged to give out of their abundance, whether in cash, or animals, or crops, or crafts, or quilts. The donations are sent to agencies of the United Methodist Church around the world to help people improve their situations. On the Iowa Annual Conference website, enter “Ingathering” in the search tool for schedules and more information about the Thanksgiving Ingathering.
Rainbow Covenant – Over the Top in Giving to Missions!
The United Methodist Church has set a goal for churches to earn the Rainbow Covenant status by donating funds to a variety of local, national, and world-wide projects. St. Timothys sets aside a portion of at least 10% of the budget to go for missions. Also, our members and friends have been generous in their mission giving above and beyond our set budget. St. Timothys has consistently achieved the Rainbow Covenant goal in recent years.
Several members from St. Timothys are active supporters of Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity’s objective is to provide livable, affordable housing to people who are willing to participate in the building or renovation project. The agency enables the new residents to own their homes, and the income from their mortgage payments helps build or renovate additional homes.
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
We encourage members and friends to remember the hungry in our community by donating food and non-food items or cash to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.