Serve the World
Social ministry at St. Timothy encompasses a variety of service and outreach ministries, often in partnership with our community, national, and international organizations. In addition to ongoing partnerships with ELCA World Hunger and ELCA Disaster Response, St. Timothy members serve the world we live in through a number of ministries and missions.
If you have questions or if you are interested in volunteering and serving as an individual or as part of a team, please contact our Service and Outreach coordinator, Carole Mickleson to learn more about this service opportunities.
Wycliffe Bible Translators Missionary
Supporting those who reach out as Christ’s hands and feet across the world. St. Timothy supports the work of missionary Marion Hungerford through Wycliffe Bible Translators. Sign up on the Mission Support board to donate $25.00 toward her ministry on Cameroon.
St. Timothy is also supporting a group of members and friends who will travel to Tanzania this summer to work with ELCA missionaries Dr. Steve and Bethany Friberg. Keep them in your prayers and check the newsletter for information about how you can support them.
Disaster Relief Work
Since 2006 after hurricanes Katrina and Rita St. Timothy has participated in a residual disaster response organization organized through Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota called Camp Noah. In years past, members of St. Tim’s have donated funds, supplies for Kids Kits and Preparedness Backpacks, and made Safety Blankets for camp week. Some St. Timothy members have even been trained by LSSM / Camp Noah and have been part of a camp team to provide this therapeutic day camp to children grades PreK through Eighth Grade who have been impacted by natural or man made disasters. If you are interested in learning more about Camp Noah and St. Timothy’s involvement with this ministry, please contact Pastor David or the church office.
Feeding the Hungry Beyond our Community
Feed The Need! Naperville is an informal coalition of Naperville area churches, congregations, and civic organizations working together to sponsor an annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack in Naperville. Feed The Need! Naperville was started by four Naperville Lutheran churches in 2011, a Naperville area to combined effort organizing yearly Mobile Pack events benefiting FMSC.
If you are interested in going to a FMSC permenant packing facility and volunteering to pack during a packing session, you can go to their website at www.fmsc.org and see where they need help.
Additionally in February 2014 there will be a combined effort Feed The Need – Mobile Pack event. Learn more about this opportunity to serve as part of St. Timothy, individually or your own group at http://feedtheneednaperville.org/