New Member FAQs
Q: I am new to St. Tim’s. What are my first steps?
A: Whether you are “church shopping” or already know you want to become a member of our congregation, our hearts and hands welcome you to experience the love of God at St. Timothy’s. St. Tim’s is well-known for outreach ministries, leadership in the diverse multi-faith coalition, a strong commitment to the arts, and creative Christian formation ministries that engage all ages and serving as the hub for a multi-site collaborative parish of three distinct congregations.
A typical Sunday morning commonly experiences – a variety of traditions, utilizing parishioners’ talents of vocal and instrumental musical leadership, visual arts, drama and dance. It is not unusual to enjoy a Celtic liturgy employing music from the African continent (with the pulsing rhythmic beat of hand drums) alongside traditional European hymnody led by an organ and gifted choir, interpreting the day’s scriptures. Young children and youth frequently take active visible leadership in worship that is rarely rote or sedate, quarterly celebrations of vocations that serve the community – healers, safety personnel, educators, and civic leaders. Relationships built through these celebrations have led to an exciting series of community forums and conferences (held both in the parish hall and Way Public Library) that explore ethical issues and bridging the gaps between persons in need and public resourcing.
Q: How do I join St. Timothy’s?
A:How do you “join” our Church? You just need to show up! We welcome everyone to join us for worship at any service or activities. We understand that membership in the Church means being part of a community that is drawn ever more deeply into relationship with God through Jesus Christ. For those who are interested in making a formal commitment of membership to the Episcopal Church, and St. Timothy’s in particular, please feel free to email Fr. Jeff Bunke or call 419.874.5704.
Q: How do I transfer my membership?
A: If you wish to transfer your membership, please email or call the office, 419.874.5704. We will need your name and any family members who are also transferring, birthdays, and the name of your former parish(s).
Q: How do I join a group like Dinners for 8, Coffee Hour, Altar Guild, Clothesline, etc?
A: St. Timothy’s has a variety of committees, ministries, and informal groups that range from the Altar or Flower Guild to Clothesline to Fellowship’s Dinners for 8, a group which joins people together at alternate homes to enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship. For more information on all our activities, please look through our Annual Report and call our office at 419.874.5704.
Q: How can I donate flowers for the altar ?
A: A donation to the Flower Fund is a beautiful way to celebrate, honor, or remember the gift of God’s love in relatives and friends. To donate: Online at Paypal. Please specify who you would like to celebrate, honor, or remember in the box next to the amount. You may also email or snail mail our office with your request and include a check. The Flower Guild recommends a donation of $30.00. After you enter the amount of the donation, you may designate whom you would like to celebrate, honor, or remember.
Q: How do I register my children for Sunday School?
A: You may enroll your children at anytime for Sunday School. St. Timothy’s holds classes during the regular school year, September through May. Classes are offered for children 3 to middle school. The classrooms are located on your right down the hallway as you walk through the double doors from the parking lot. You may register your child(ren) online here Sunday School Registration or you download this form and return it.
Q: How do I pledge?
A: St. Timothy’s holds a Stewardship campaign each fall. We supply members with an informational packet and hold meetings to give parishioners a picture of upcoming plans and needs. If are new to St. Timothy’s and would like to pledge, you may pledge here Pledge Form or download a pledge card and return your card to the office.
Q: How to I add someone to the prayer list?
A: You may email your prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Petitions generally remain in place for three weeks.
Q: May I rent the facilities for a private event or for my group that meetings regularly?
A: St. Timothy’s allows for use of our facilities for private events pending approval. Please email email@example.com or call the office, 419.874.5704 for a fee schedule, available dates, and additional information. You may download our Facilities use form and read the Alcohol Policy and return completed form to the office, St. Timothy’s Episcopal church, 871 E Boundary St, Perrysburg, OH 43551, for consideration.
Q: What happens in the event of severe weather?
A: Please read this link in the event of severe weather.