St. Timothy’s will be visited this spring by members of Toledo Episcopal Churches with the intent of producing a living history video of St. Timothy’s and the surrounding community. Led by the Rev. Jeff Bunke, the team will record interviews with local residents as we continue to build an ongoing relationship with the Dioceses of Ohio and Lexington through St. Timothy’s. The visit is made possible as a result of a Global and Domestic Grant from the Diocese of Ohio. In addition to the living history project, the grant will also provide supplies for our quilting and weaving projects. The intent of these projects have three primary aims. The first is to provide local residents with a means to increase their household income by producing quilts and weavings that can be sold as crafts to visiting mission trips, their churches and elsewhere. A second aim is to help to carry on these traditions to subsequent generations. The final aim is to build community interaction. The visit is planned for the week of April 3-9, 2016. We will again also be joined by a youth Mission Trip from the Toledo area June 5-11, 2016.
This past week seventeen members of St. Michael’s in the Hills, St. Timothy’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches from Toledo spent the week
building porches, making friends and learning about some of the gifts and challenges of Appalachia. Our major work sites involved completing a porch for Kaylee along with finishing work begun last year to her new room addition and patching a few roof leaks on the old metal roof.
Another group spent the week at Marie’s repairing a front porch, part of which collapsed this past winter under the weight of firewood.
With the exception of rain on Monday, the week was dry, although warm. It was not all work though. On Wednesday they spent some time in the pool at the Cathedral Domain, the Diocese of Lexington’s Camp and Conference Center. Thursday afternoon provided a quick trip to Natural Bridge State Park and the sky lift to the top of the bridge and a hike down before gathering with the community for our weekly dinner with our neighbors. The young people did a wonderful job this week and we look forward to them visiting us again.