Book Discussion Group
“I think that God knit me together in my mother’s womb, but has also been knitting me together every day since. I think God knit together my body and my identity. I’m not just a woman. I’m not just a man. I’m transgender. That’s what God intended.” This is a quote from the introduction of the book Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke which will be the focus of our summer book discussion Sundays at 9 am led by Pr. Jennifer. This book provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community to learn more about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, the author helps us visualize a more inclusive Christianity. Click here for more info about the book.  Please contact the church office at stinfo@sttimothyonline.org for more information. 
Luther’s Small Catechism
Join Pastor Jennifer as she leads a class during Faith Formation time in Founders Hall: Luther’s Small Catechism — It’s Not Just for Confirmation!  All interested adults are invited to join us at 9:30 AM, as we wind our way through Luther’s elegant theology to better understand our faith and how it is grounded in God’s work in Christ.
St. Timothy Men’s Group
NOTE: Currently on hiatus. Every Tuesday we have the opportunity to check in and say “hi." No pressure to speak on a particular topic or read a certain lesson, just an hour a week to mentally get out and talk about our weeks activities, concerns, aspirations, joy, etc. Please contact Thomas Aben (thomase.aben@aol.com) for more information and to receive the Zoom link. 
Cradle Roll
When a child aged 1 month to 3 years is welcomed to St. Timothy through baptism or joins St. Timothy from another church, they are enrolled in the Cradle Roll.  The Cradle Roll uses the Splash! program published by Augsburg-Fortress, an education and nurturing program for parents. The Splash! packs cover three age ranges: 1-12 months, 13-24 months, and 25-36 months.  Each month parents will receive a mailing with age-appropriate faith-filled play, worship, meals, and prayer  activities for parents and their children, including helpful parental guidance. We encourage parents to be their child's first Faith Formation teachers as they begin their lifelong faith journey.
Adult Faith Formation Group
The adult faith formation class will meet via Zoom and in person in Founders Hall (hybrid format) at 9:15 am on Sundays. The theme for Spring 2022 is "The Wired Word - a Scripture-based curriculum as current as this week's news! For more information, please contact Jen Yamin via e-mail or by phone (615-512-7806). NOTE:  Class is meeting via ZOOM ONLY beginning January 16, 2022!
Faith Formation – Adult Special Needs
This faith formation class is on hiatus until further notice.  Please visit this page often for updates.  
Faith Formation Grades 3-6
Faith Formation Classes are held every Sunday  at 9:30 am for Grades 3-6.  The class will be following the Spark: Activate Faith curriculum, which connects children with Sunday worship service through the lectionary, explores the salvation story, and introduces participants to 48 Bible stories through art, music, cooking, and more. Students have both an in-person and a virtual option. Students who come to church will be with Ms. Heather in the Community Room from 9:30 am - 10:15 am. Students who decide to stay virtual will meet on Zoom with Ms. Janel from 9:30 am - 10:00 am. If anyone needs the Zoom information, please text Janel at 615-423-2581. All classes are led by teachers trained in Safe Church and background checked.
Faith Formation – High School
High School Faith Formation classes meet from 9:15 - 10:00 am each Sunday morning. The class is open to all students in grades 7-12.  For Fall 2021, the students will be using Re:form Ancestors: Old Testament as the curriculum.  It is a youth Bible study that explores the ancestors of our faith by exposing the real, unpolished, and unexpected personalities. This is a hybrid class - Mr. Thomas will offer class in-person and on Zoom at the same time. Students who choose to attend in-person will meet in the Youth Room from 9:15 am - 10:00 am.  Students who choose to stay virtual will sign on using Zoom. When you sign on, you will see Mr. Thomas and other students who are attending in-person.  If you need Zoom information, send an email to Mr. Thomas.
ELCA Youth Gathering July 24-28, 2022
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.  https://www.elca.org/youthgathering
Youth
The St. Timothy Youth are very active with service activities in the community, Bible study and fellowship. Our students also participate in state and national Lutheran gatherings such as Affirm and All Tennessee. We encourage all youth from grades six through high school to join in the fun.
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