Seasonal Outreach Events


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School Supply Drive 

An annual school supply drive takes place each July for parents and guardians needing assistance with supplies for the upcoming school year. Supplies will be distributed to children in need of assistance through the St. Timothy Food Pantry. This year’s requests are for No. 2 pencils, crayons, scissors (for elementary children), washable markers, school glue, construction paper, and wide ruled loose-leaf paper. Additionally, requests have been received for gently used book sacks, public school gym and school uniforms. Donation baskets will be placed in the front of the sanctuary. Thank you for your generosity.

Christmas Cheer-Giving Tree and Food Boxes

The commission sponsors a Giving Tree for the city-wide Christmas Cheer program. The Giving Tree is set up in the foyer of the church in the middle of November and remains in place until all families are adopted from the tree. If you wish to sponsor Christmas gifts for a needy family, you can choose an envelope from the tree. On the outside of the envelope you can see how many people are in the family to help you decide which family to choose. Once you have selected your family please leave your name and phone number on the sign-up sheet located next to the table. Inside of the envelope you will find information needed to help you purchase gifts for the family, along with instructions on where and when to drop off items.

Nursing Home Easter Basket Distribution

The OLPS Community Services Commission hosts an annual Lenten collection of personal items for Mathews Memorial Nursing Home residents. Items such as unscented soaps, unscented lotions, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, chap stick and socks should be individually packaged. Baskets are at the front of the church for donations. Any excess items collected will be given to the Hope House or to residents at other area nursing homes.

Contact: Chris Bayone at 318-955-1222 or