Local Outreach

THANKSGIVING BASKETS

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” Cicero
St. Timothy requests your help with creating Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets to give away to households in need. We need the following items:

St. Timothy was pleased to distribute 30 Thanksgiving Dinners this year. We give thanks for the assistance of local girl scouts for providing all the items for 5 of those meals. Each of the dinners distributed included a 10 pound turkey and the following items:
Stuffing Dry/Jar of Gravy 2 Cans of Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes Box of Mashed Potatoes 1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cranberry Sauce Can of Pumpkin Fried Onions
Box of Pie Crust Mix Evaporated Milk

WALKING WITH OUR COMPANIONS IN HAITI

Our companion church in Haiti, Eglise Lutherienne d’Haiti (ELH), is suffering from the major earthquake that struck the southwestern peninsula of Haiti on Saturday morning. As of this writing, the death toll in the country stands at 2,200, and some 53,000 homes have been destroyed.

ELH president Pastor Livenson reports significant damage, particularly in the communities of Baraderes, Jeremie, Lazil and Les Cayes. The church in Baraderes was destroyed and at this time, the people in the community do not have water. Roads to Jeremie are blocked due to rubble from the surrounding mountains. While the church in Les Cayes is intact, the community itself is devastated. The accompanying pictures were taken of houses of church members. The destruction is vast.

Congregations and individuals alike in the Florida-Bahamas Synod have come forward with emergency relief gifts. Thank you, thank you for walking with our companion in this time of tragedy and profound need. You are the face of Christ to countless families, and your gifts are truly saving lives.

It is important to note that 100% of donations made to Florida-Bahamas Earthquake Relief Fund are sent to the Lutheran Church in Haiti, or ELH. 100% of funds given to Haiti through the ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response also are sent to communities in need. Alongside standing with the ELH, the ELCA distributes these donations through other organizations--the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the ACT Forum (an ecumenical relief organization) and Church World Service (CWS).


Habitat for Humanity of South Brevard is supported with our dollars for building of new homes by Habitat builders. We provide construction workers and help to provide food for the workers on assigned Saturdays.

Daily Bread the local food kitchen in Melbourne is supported by providing help in serving the noon meal on the third Thursday of each month.

Senior Adventures in Learning (S.A.I.L) is an interfaith service made possible through the sponsorship of area churches and synagogues. The program is for adults 55 and over. St. Timothy is a proud sponsor of this program.

St. Timothy Food Pantry, open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is supported by your donations of food products such as canned beans, fruit and meat, dry pasta and rice, pasta sauce, boxed cereal, dry milk pouches, crackers and snack food packages. There is a constant need for these items.

Through our giving we also support Lutheran colleges and seminaries, our synods retirement centers and social welfare agencies, The Lutheran World Federation, Lutheran World Relief and others.