Opportunities for Service
Listed below are many opportunities for service at St. Timothy’s. Contact the main office for more information.
An opportunity for youth and adults to develop a deeper appreciation for the liturgy by assisting at the altar during services
A weekend food security ministry for children attending Hoover Elementary School, our neighboring school
Rehearses October through the Easter season to prepare music offered at many services throughout the year
English as a Second Language
An ongoing ministry of teaching, support, and encouragement offered at Hoover Elementary School
Our formation program for children age 3 through elementary school is based on Montessori developmental concepts. It meets at 9:50 on Sunday mornings; the children join their parents at the Great Thanksgiving.
Coordinating, planning, decorating, and serving at parish gatherings
Mending Wings Ministry
This ministry is based on the Yakama reservation in Washington and works with and for native youth, led by indigenous leadership to heal the effects of injustice and deprivation. We have over the years shared worship services, experienced educational opportunities, and learned about each other’s contexts and experiences.
Occasional help is needed in the office preparing mailings and other light work. Speak with the Parish Administrator if you are interested in assisting.
Telephone Calling Committee
Helps with St. Tim’s communication, passing on information concerning vital upcoming events
All Souls’ Guild
Assisting with receptions following funerals
Buildings & Grounds
The team in charge of general maintenance of the buildings and grounds of St. Tim’s. There are lots of opportunities to help with mowing, weeding, pruning, and small repairs.
This is our weekly time to gather for food, conversation, and fellowship after worship. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex to provide refreshments after the 10:00 service.
Formerly Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network. This is an opportunity for this parish to join with other churches in Salem to offer housing, meals, and companionship to homeless families in the process of getting back on their feet.
Healthy Hoover Kids
A vacation-time food security ministry with Hoover Elementary School
Marion-Polk Food Share
We provide food for the hungry in our community. St. Timothy's supports this ministry by direct weekly donations of food, as well as financial support through its members.
Newcomers / Inquirers Class
This class offers a brief look into the history of Christianity, the Episcopal Church, and St. Timothy’s. It meets in the fall.
An assortment of excellent books covering a multitude of topics is available for your perusal. Easy checkout! Contact Bonnie Bonham for ways you can help.
Ushers meet and greet people, distribute bulletins, assist newcomers, and help with the flow of the service. They are scheduled on a rotating basis.
Serving God through the preparation of His altar for services on Tuesday, Sunday, and other additional services throughout the year
This is a weekly class for individuals wishing to prepare for Baptism, Confirmation, or Reaffirmation, or for anyone interested in learning more about the church. All members of St. Timothy's are asked to consider participation in the Catechumenate.
St. Timothy's hosts a large, well-used community garden, open to both the community and parishioners by application while space is available.
The team who picks up altar flowers weekly at the florist and arranges additional flowers throughout the church. They are scheduled on a rotating basis. They also host Easter and Christmas work parties to decorate for services.
Hike of the Month Club
This group takes occasional hikes through various parts of Northwestern Oregon. Some are easier, some are harder, but they're always fun!
Memorial Garden & Rose Garden
The raised garden on the south side of the church is a lovely final resting place. Michael Graeper is the chief gardener in the Rose Garden surrounding the Memorial Garden and he always welcomes assistance.
The nursery is available for children from birth through age 4 each Sunday for the 10:00 service and other major Holy Days.
A monthly gathering at a local restaurant for food and conversation
Wednesday Craft Group
Meets each week from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for hand-crafts, art projects, and fellowship