Here at St. Timothy's, we are called to serve as part of our discipleship, reaching out with compassion and unconditional love to those in need as the hands and feet of Christ. God has equipped us for every good work, providing for us abundantly in both physical and spiritual needs, so we gladly give back by helping our neighbors. Join us in these missions and become active in your faith.
St. Timothy is gathering funds for the essential ministries of ELCA World Hunger and ELCA Good Gifts, which help communities globally battle food insecurity, improve economic wellbeing, provide sanitation, and support education.
Recent Past Missions
This year, St. Timothy created their own small but mighty Ride for Roswell team, which raised $2,325! These funds go towards cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and will also help support patients and families fighting cancer locally.
St. Timothy, in combination with our child care center, recently finished a substancial food collection for the Community of Good Neighbors, a Lutheran organization helping reduce food insecurity on the East Side of Buffalo.
Earlier this year, we also held collections for RIP Medical Debt, an awesome organization that combines donor generosity with debt industry experts to provide medical debt relief to those weighed down by the burden (https://ripmedicaldebt.org/), and Lutheran Charities of WNY which supports several local ministries that serve the underpriveleged in our communities.
Here at St. Timothy, our largest ongoing mission is our Child Care Center, where we teach our children to know in a deep way the unconditional love of God for them and for all people. We are on a mission to care for our children and their families in deep and significant ways, nurture the whole child developmentally, achieve kindergarten readiness, and promote spiritual formation. Contact us if you're interested in helping support this important mission in some way, or donate to it here.
In our parking lot, you'll find a Hearts for the Homeless donation bin. Hearts for the Homeless is a missions organization that provides meals, clothing, information on services, companionship, and hope for the homeless in Buffalo. They collect donated items including textiles and housewares for their thrift store, with serves a low-income community in Buffalo that has little access to commercial shopping. All the proceeds after expenses go to running their mobile soup kitchen. Please also continue supporting them in prayer and through monetary support as they continue feeding the needy. Click here to donate.
The Grand Island Neighbors Foundation is an essential organization that provides confidential food assistance to Grand Island neighbors in need through donations from community members. While we periodically do food and monetary collections for them, support at any time of year is appreciated. You can help them out financially here.
St. Timothy periodically collaborates with both the Habitat for Humanity Buffalo and Niagara Falls organizations for their Faith Build Coalition, "bringing people together to put faith into action." We participate in building homes, praying for the families who are being helped by this initiative, and donating funds to allow their work to continue.
The Community of Good Neighbors in Buffalo, in partnership with Resurrection Village, always accepts shelf-stable food and other essentials for their food justice ministry, as well as monetary donations to purchase further supplies for those they serve and to build their new spiritual ministry. Donations can be given by using the Upstate New York Synod Title.ly form here and choosing the Community of Good Neighbors drop-down where it says "give to." To learn more about the Community of Good Neighbors, visit their website at cgnbuffalo.com.