For over 20 years our local Rise & Shine year-round after school program has been helping economically disadvantaged and racially diverse children learn about the fundamental importance of education, about their community and culture, and about themselves. This program offers one-on-one tutoring, STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) including hands-on lessons, and has an outstanding record of helping its scholars succeed in and complete high school and college. It encourages and expects parent involvement in and commitment to their children’s healthy development. Learn More
Rise and Shine
St. Timothy is very active in a wide variety of local and global outreach efforts. Many of these are listed below with links to find additional information. To see St. Timothy's 2019 Outreach calendar, click here.
UMCOR’S Imagine No Malaria Initiative
Malaria remains a devastating disease in many parts of the world but The United Methodist Church, working in partnership with local communities in Africa, is making a dent in this scourge through UMCOR’S Imagine No Malaria initiative. Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting faith into action to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. Learn More
Davidson River School
St Timothy has a strong partnership with Davidson River School. We collect needed items throughout the year, provide staff appreciation lunches, graduation activities, monthly birthday cupcakes, and proctoring assistance for exams.
Sharing House is a place where neighbors come together to help one another secure the basic necessities for life. Sharing House gives to those in need of food, clothing, fresh produce, hot showers, household goods, utility and rent assistance, advocacy and compassion. Our members volunteer time and donate money and goods throughout the year. Learn More
The Children's Center
Approximately one out of every seven residents, many of whom are retired clergy, need and receive confidential assistance from this ministry. Learn More
The Children’s Center coordinates services for children in Transylvania County who are at risk of being, or have been, abused or neglected. We donate diapers and wipes and money. Learn More
Bread of Life
Backpack Buddies provides food packs on Friday afternoons and over holiday periods to students who are in extreme need situations and are likely to have inadequate food during those times. Learn More
Bread of Life offers a free lunch to our community every weekday. Our church supports the Bread of Life by offering financial support, collecting canned food and providing a team of volunteers to prepare food on the second Thursday of each month. Learn More
Crossnore School & Children's Home
Gleaning is the practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in fields to rot or be plowed under after harvest. Working in conjunction with the Society of St. Andrew, our gleaners pick what is left after harvest to donate to food pantries in our county. Much of the work is done during late summer and we often glean several tons of food a year.
Crossnore School & Children’s Home is a non-profit residential foster care home for children in crisis primarily from Western North Carolina. It was formed on January 1, 2017 and offers residential foster care in homes on both campuses, community-based foster care and adoption services, outpatient therapy services and educational services. It is known as a place where lives are transformed and hope is restored. Learn More
Christmas Shoe Boxes
Project AGAPE is a ministry began in 1994 by North Carolina Methodists to the Christian community of Armenia, especially the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is desperately poor and has been ravaged by natural disasters such as earthquakes. Project AGAPE provides badly needed items such as food, clothing, household items, school supplies and support for medical and educational facilities and orphanages.
We provide Christmas Shoe Boxes containing school supplies, mittens, socks, toboggan/hat, toothbrush, a small toy, etc. to Armenian children who otherwise would get nothing for Christmas. Samaritan’s Purse does not serve this region.
Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County
This Club provides vital after school and summer programs for a multitude of at risk children in our county. Children are provided tutoring support and learning experiences they otherwise would not have. They also are involved in physical activities to help in the development of both a healthy body and mind. Learn More
ABCCM (Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries) Veterans Programs
ABCCM serves western North Carolina veterans, including those from Transylvania County, with a wide array of programs including: transitional and emergency housing at its Veterans’ Restoration Quarters (VRQ) and Steadfast House; job training, work clothes and tools; medical support and counseling for mental and physical health problems, substance abuse and addiction; and other types of support such as winter coats and clothing. Learn More
The Haven operates as an 18 bed overnight shelter to temporarily house homeless men and women. It provides a respite for those who have suddenly and unexpectedly fallen into homelessness or have been chronically homeless. The Haven is a safe, secure residence where they can be helped to get back onto their feet. Learn More