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Mission Work

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.

A box filled with school supply donations
Parishoners volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, building a front porch
Volunteers holding up a finished plarn mat for the homeless

Current Missions

St. Timothy just finished gathering socks (over 500 pair!) for the shelterless and collecting food and personal care items for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation. Please check back for our next missions opportunity.

Recent Past Missions

Last year, St. Timothy collected over $900 for the essential ministries of ELCA World Hunger through their Good Gifts program, which helps communities globally battle food insecurity, improve economic wellbeing, provide sanitation, and support education.

St. Timothy also created their own small but mighty Ride for Roswell team, which raised $2,325! From cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to the support of patients and families fighting cancer locally, this is money has been well given.

In combination with our child care center, we completed a substantial food collection for the Community of Good Neighbors, a Lutheran organization helping reduce food insecurity on the East Side of Buffalo. Additional collections were given to the Grand Island Neighbor's Foundation.

Ongoing Missions

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

Hearts for the Homeless bin in front of church parking lot

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

Habitat for Humanity logo, people standing under a roof

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 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 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

Community of Good Neighbors logo, hands holding a heart
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