|Date Posted||December 17, 2020|
Washington (Paula Clark & Robert Phillips)
|Health Benefits||Clergy Only|
|Communicants in Good Standing||314|
|Average Sunday Attendance||88|
|Child Population in Church School||10|
|Adult Population in Church School||31|
|Teacher Population in Church School||8|
A major area of strength at St. Timothy's is herald by their presence in the community through many venues. Their Child Development Center (CDC) has served the community for many years and currently partners with Educate DC to provide pre-school education. After-school care is provided for students from a nearby school. Boy Scout Troop and Pack 1650, another major community ministry has one of the largest number of Eagle Scouts within the Horizon District. St. Timothy’s also serves as a polling site for elections.
Another venue of community outreach of St. Timothy's is Literature and Laundry which was established by St. Timothy’s Annunciation Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King to provide literacy opportunities for youngsters at local laundromats in surrounding areas. The purpose of the program is to engage children in reading during the downtime usually experienced when they accompany an adult to the laundromat. Program volunteers from the church read to the children while their parents do laundry. The children are given the book they select to read to encourage reading and continued engagement with the text and to experience the joy of having a new book. This is a real and rare jewel in the community. The program has received two grants to further its mission. Awesome Foundation DC initially awarded the program a grant for $1,000. When the Chief Executive Officer of H Street Community Development Corporation became aware of the program after the initial grant was received, he also donated $2,500 to the program.
St. Timothy's does not have a standing committee specifically constituted to address parish conflicts; however, there are procedures in place to address such conflicts. How they are addressed depends on the type, seriousness, and scope of the conflict. In all cases, while the vestry takes each situation seriously and makes every effort to address the conflict as speedily as possible, there are occasions in which these conflicts require additional assistance from outside objective parties.
St. Timothy's is one of the historical African-American parishes in the Diocese of Washington. The parish has a rich history chock full of a myriad of parish life experiences. While their numbers have decreased, their desire to be a beacon of faith and encouragement to each other and to the community at-large exists. They struggle with financial realities, but are open and desirous of guidance in being good stewards of God's blessings. This is a parish that has a heart for Christ and a strong desire to be obedient to the Great Commissioning; they just need a leader to shepherd them and sojourn with them towards that end.
Ms. Ora Brown Tilghman, Search Committee Chair
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
3601 Alabama Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020