Get Involved

God’s community at St. Timothy’s is richly blessed with wonderful people of different ages, interests, and talents. We invite you to join in and share in the ministries and activities of this vibrant, growing and caring place. At St. Timothy’s, we seek to draw closer to one another and to Christ as we worship, praise, sing, laugh, cry, serve, learn and play together. The following overview of our ministries and activities will give you an idea of the many opportunities available to and for you in this community of faith.

Can’t decide? Consider becoming a STAR (Small Tasks Are Rewarding) volunteer. When a Ministry needs assistance for a one-time or short-term task they will send an email requesting assistance. If you can help, simply reply directly to the email sender — if you can’t help with a particular request, you will remain on the STAR list and will be called upon again in the future. You can remove your name from the STAR listing at any time. Becoming a STAR is a wonderful way to find your Ministry niche and to give your time and talent to God. To add or remove your name from the STAR list, contact Nikki O’Malley nikki.omalley@gmail.com.

ministries

  • Accessibility Ministry
    Ensures access to worship and other church functions to those with special needs. Works with the Pastoral Care Ministry to provide occasional rides to church, as needed.

    Pastoral Care Ministry
    Seeks to provide assistance with emotional and spiritual caring and support needs within the parish and beyond.

    • Funeral Receptions: Volunteers who offer support for small receptions following funerals at St. Timothy’s.
    • Pastoral Care Ministry Teams: Trained lay teams assist the clergy with pastoral care outreach in the parish, including lay Eucharistic visits to home- and hospital-bound, as-needed occasional meals and rides to church, care and sympathy cards, etc.
    • Prayer Ministry: Offers intercessory prayers and thanksgivings for parishioners, family, friends and others in need of prayers.
    • Shawl Ministry: Knits or crochets shawls, lap robes, blankets, etc. for those in need of comfort with the message of love, hope and healing. We do outreach within the parish and in the name of the church through numerous organizations such as Healthworks, Virginia Family Services, Insight Memory Care, to name a few. For the past few years we have also been presenting baby blankets as each baby is baptized at our church. Our group is always welcoming new members and is most ready to teach anyone to knit or crochet to continue our work.
    • Stephen Ministry: One-to-one caring support to those going through a life challenge.
    • Sunrise Outreach: Provides support and encouragement through occasional social visits with residents at Sunrise Assisted Living in Reston.
  • Godly Play
    Teaches age 3 (potty trained) – 2nd graders the art of using religious language through parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action. Learn more

    SPARK+ (Spark Plus)
    Teaches children in grades 3 – 5 using Godly Play materials in combination with Bible readings and workshops in various areas like art, games, and cooking. Learn more

    Vacation Bible School
    One week (half-day) fun and educational Bible-themed event held during July at St. Timothy’s.

    Youth Group
    Provides service, spiritual and fellowship opportunities for the youth in our congregation. Undertakes yearly service mission trip to Dungannon, VA to provide physical labor and fellowship to foster spiritual relationships. Learn more

    Adult Faith Formation Programs
    Plans/coordinates yearly offerings of adult Christian Education program offerings, including presentations, one-time and ongoing small group discussions, Advent and Lenten series events, etc.

    Wednesday Morning Bible Study
    Year-long program following Fairfax County’s Public School schedule with interesting and lively discussion of different Biblical study themes. Meets Wednesday mornings at 10 am in the kitchen. Contact: nikki.omalley@gmail.com

    Estudios Bíblicos (en español)
    Spanish language Bible study, held on Sundays from 7 – 8 pm.

  • Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
    Provides fellowship and service projects for all women of St. Timothy’s.

    Men of St. Timothy’s (MOST)
    Encourages  fellowship with once-monthly breakfasts at Virginia Kitchen and performs service projects as needed; for all men of St. Timothy’s.

    Photography
    Volunteers take photos of various events at St. Timothy’s for use on the website, the bulletin, the monthly newsletter, and other communications venues. When possible, photos are also taken at baptisms and provided to parents as a gift from St. Timothy’s.

    Shrine Mont Parish Weekend Retreat
    Once a year members of St. Timothy’s spend a weekend at Shrine Mont in the beautiful Shenandoah Mountains in Orkney Springs, VA, less than two hours from Herndon. This parish event offers a time of renewal, rest, reflection, and fun. It is a welcome break from the stress of everyday life and a great opportunity to get to know fellow parishioners better in a relaxed setting. This event it open to everyone (all ages, families, singles, etc.).

    St. Timothy’s Seniors
    Provides fellowship opportunities for seniors aged 60+.

    Viewpoint Book Club
    Provides opportunities for periodic discussions on a variety of books of interest to our friends and family. Meets at Panera on Saturday mornings once per month. All are welcome!

  • Hospitality Ministry
    Brings the congregation together for fellowship during Sunday coffee hours and at other special events, such as a reception during the yearly Bishop’s visit.

    • Coffee Hour: Volunteers provide refreshments following each Sunday service. Help serve our community by making coffee, providing food, or cleaning up!

    Open Arms Ministry
    Provides leadership in making all people feel welcome at St. Timothy’s. Sponsors events such as twice-yearly welcome receptions for newcomers, the annual parish picnic, annual chili cook-off, etc.

    • Bread Delivery: Arranges delivery of a loaf of bread to visitors during the week following their visit.
    • Greeters: Volunteers who provide a welcoming face at the door each Sunday to greet people and answer questions.
    • Pew Stuffers: Volunteers who regularly clean up and restock the pews with cards, pencils, and offering envelopes.

     

  • Food Table
    Volunteers help provide an immediate nourishing meal, distribute food from our pantry, and provide information about other available help and resources.

    St. Timothy’s Preschool
    A non-profit social outreach program of St. Timothy’s, providing a loving and nurturing human environment for children ages three – five.  The award-winning St. Timothy’s Preschool has been a presence in the community since 1975. Visit www.sttimothyspreschool.com

    Service Ministry
    Engages the congregation in living their faith by serving others through local and global outreach. Learn more

    • The Closet: Twice monthly, volunteers from St. Tim’s help staff this charitable Herndon thrift store that returns funding and services to local residents in need.
    • Cornerstones outreach: Tim’s provides volunteers and other support to this non-profit organization serving northwestern Fairfax County, providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, quality childcare and other services.
    • LINK: Volunteers donate and deliver groceries for the local LINK, Inc. (501C3 non-profit charity) food bank throughout the year and at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
  • Building and Grounds Ministry
    A volunteer organization that maintains and updates the buildings and the 8.5 acre property of Saint Timothys. Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 am in the church’s narthex. Attendance is not required – Just help where you can, as you’d like, and we’ll be better off for it. To report a problem, click here. To volunteer to assist with the building and grounds, click here.

    Communications Ministry
    Collects, creates and disseminates information about St. Timothy’s both within and outside the church.

    Environmental Stewardship: Stewardship of Creation
    Educates the parish on environmental issues and environmentally sound practices that honor our charge to care for God’s creation.

    Finance Ministry
    Responsible, at the direction of the Vestry, for creating and maintaining the church budget.

    Office Volunteers
    Office volunteers give time and talent to assist the Parish Administrator with a variety of tasks.

    Seminarian Lay Committee
    Provides guidance and feedback to second- and third-year seminary students serving at St. Timothy’s.

    Stewardship Ministry
    Encourages parishioners to support St. Timothy’s mission and ministry through generous giving of time, talent, wisdom and treasure.

    Volunteer Coordination and Support Ministry (VoCoSuM)
    VoCoSuM assists parishioners with connecting to meaningful ministry, and supports ministries in obtaining assistance (one-time and recurring volunteer tasks).  Helps promote volunteer involvement for “smaller task” needs within the parish.

    Vestry
    Elected members of the congregation responsible for oversight of financial and temporal issues of the parish community. Learn more

    Diocesan Delegates
    Represent St. Timothy’s at Diocesan and Region V meetings.

  • Handbell Choir
    Plays for service preludes (about once monthly at the 10:00 am service) and other events throughout the year. Learn more

    Children’s Choir 1
    Children ages 3-7 learn the basics of music reading and singing correctly. Learn more

    Adult Choir
    Provides choral support in the form of hymns and anthems at the 10:00 am service each Sunday and at special services. Learn more

  • Acolyte Guild
    Provides training and support for young people and adults serving as servers, crucifers, and torchbearers.

    Altar Guild
    Ensures that God’s house is in order, beautiful, and prepared for worship. The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for services and cleans up afterwards, arranges flowers for regular and special services, and provides care for the altar, vessels and linens and vestments used in worship.

    La Asamblea (en español)
    Holds a Spanish language prayer and praise service on Saturdays from 7 – 9 pm.

    Lay Eucharistic Ministers
    Assist with reading lessons, leading prayers, and serving Holy Communion at Sunday and special services.

    Lectors
    Assist with reading lessons at Sunday and special services.

    Robes Maintenance
    Ensures that acolyte and Lay Eucharistic Minister robes are kept laundered and serviceable for all worship services.

    Ushers
    Ushers hand out bulletins, invite orderly procession to the altar for communion, and assist the congregation at all worship services by handing out service programs, taking up an offertory collection, assisting attendees to the railing for communion, and many other tasks.

    Vergers
    Assist the clergy and staff with planning/implementing logistical details for Sunday worship and other special services.

  • Addiction Recovery Groups
    St. Timothy’s hosts 19 Recovery Groups, with meetings 7 days a week. For meeting times and locations, please see the Calendar.

    Cub Scout Pack 156
    Provides boys in grades 1-5 with scouting activities including camping, leadership skills fostering, self esteem through accomplishment, and good works for the community. Pack 156 has been in existence for 31 years. Visit herndonpack156.blogspot.com

    Boy Scout Troop 159
    Sponsored by (and meeting at) St. Tim’s, the troop seeks to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  This includes service both to the Church and the surrounding community. www.troop159.com

    TOPS
    Taking off Pounds Sensibly was established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support. Members meet weekly.