By God’s grace and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, St. Timothy’s Anglican Bible Church seeks to obey Christ’s commands to be His witnesses locally and globally (Acts 1:8), to care for the hungry, the stranger, the sick and the imprisoned (Mt. 25:31-46) and to do good unto all people, especially the household of faith (Gal. 6:10).
We are currently supporting the following endeavours:
We are supporting the ARFDC’s projects. The current project is combatting poverty and malnutrition in Burundi. You can check out their page at http://www.ardfc.ca/.
Faith Mission “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Robin & Debra Perron of Faith Mission have come alongside St. Timothy’s to lead our youth group.
Welcome Hall Mission is a group of people who care for the less fortunate in Montreal by providing meals, beds, clothing and comfort as they serve our Lord Jesus Christ. There are now four buildings in Montreal where a mix of full-time employees and volunteers offer a variety of services for men, women and children.
Youth Unlimited’s La Corde Centre in Pierrefonds and Laura Wilson of Terra Nova in Dorval, provide youth with breakfast, lunch, after-school homework assistance, music, training in life skills, goal setting, nutrition, and mentors. Laura’s passion is to mentor teens and children, teaching them about their value in Christ. Every young person is unique and has a purpose. Every young person deserves to know that they are loved by a living God who cares personally for them and wants a relationship with them. As I have been restored to my true value, I know I am called to show others how much God loves them.
Child Evangelism Fellowship/ Association Évangile & Enfance seeks to teach children about Christ. The Quebec chapter is bilingual and runs weekly children’s clubs and summer Bible Clubs.They also produce material which we use for our Vacation Bible Camp as well as for St. Timothy’s ABC Kids Sunday classes. Their material is available both in French and English. They run annual training conferences in English and French.
Founded in 1899, The Gideons are committed to making the Bible available to everyone. They work in 187 countries and distribute the Scriptures in 82 languages. Members of St Timothy’s are involved in distributing Bibles to homes in the local community.
Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse Canada was established in 1973 and works in about 70 countries around the world. To date, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 100 million shoebox gifts worldwide. In 2015, Canadians donated more than 730,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for hurting children around the world. When culturally appropriate, children are also offered “The Greatest Gift of All,” an illustrated storybook in their language explaining how God sent Jesus. Children can learn more about having a personal relationship with Jesus through a voluntary discipleship program.
While much of the West Island of Montreal is affluent, there are the poor here also. In St. Timothy’s home of the West Island, local food banks are kept busy trying to meet the needs of poverty-stricken families in the area. During the season of Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, St. Timothy’s follows the old church tradition of taking food to the poor so they too can celebrate. This is one way in which St. Timothy’s can respond to the command of our Lord and Saviour to meet the needs of our local community.
Praise in the Parlour has been sharing the Gospel for over 20 years on Montreal’s West Island, as a joint ministry of Christians from various church denominations, including St Timothy’s. The group has evolved from offering outreach concerts and witnessing in a neighbourhood park as “Praise in the Park.” For many years it shared the Gospel at Christmas and Easter in word and song at two local shopping centers as “Praise in the Plaza.” For the last ten years the group has been sharing four bilingual Gospel programs (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Love and Easter) through Bible readings, singing and personal witness with residents and patients at various seniors’ residences and palliative care centres during the Christmas, Easter & Thanksgiving seasons.The “Praise” team welcomes new members to sing, read, or just share time with the residents and patients.