We are mostly self-sufficient, with funds raised by our annual Fruits of the Harvest Fundraiser, donations, and a set amount given from our church budget.
The Fruits of the Harvest (FOTH) is our largest, parish-wide, annual fundraiser to benefit all Outreach ministries. In 2016, we raised a record $48,840, and over the last 19 years, a total of $556,627 has benefited over 22 organizations with small grants on a local, national, and global level.
TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF FOTH! – May 20, 2017
For more information on the 2017 FOTH or to sign up, go to: https://stec.ejoinme.org/FOTH2017
FOTH is a festive, themed party on the patio and parish hall attended by about 120 people. It includes a catered dinner, silent auction, games, raffles, and music. This event is much anticipated by many for fun and fellowship, and it brings the whole congregation together in the spirit of giving to Outreach, something that this parish feels deeply committed to doing as God’s work. Parishioners solicit or give prizes for the silent auction, and they generously donate funds to the event and to the Fund-a-Need.
Many of us get into the spirit of the night by wearing costumes to reflect the theme. Our many themes have included Pirates, Roundup, Harvest, Hawaiian, South of the Border, Hollywood, Team Spirit, Oktoberfest, Safari, Fiesta, Under the Sea, Back to the 60’s, Barn Dance, and many more.
Volunteers – FOTH requires a large number of volunteers to make it a success, and it’s a great way for existing and new members to work together and get to know each other. You become a part of the family at Saint Timothy’s by joining in. We are always searching for Tech support volunteers to help with writing up short descriptions of auction items and keeping our data current.
In late March, watch for FOTH news in Tidings – our online newsletter, 411, and the Sunday Bulletin.
You can help by signing up for jobs and by donating items for the auction at the decorated FOTH Rolling Bulletin Board in the Parish Hall or outside.
Remember to save May 20, 2017 for a very special event.