USING OUR FACILITY
Calvary Chapel Edmonton, a church plant of Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel in Calgary, has worshipped at St. Timothy’s since September 2013. They operate out of Stewart Hall, located in the basement of our facility. The folks from Calvary Chapel worship on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. They also hold Bible Study groups and both Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Bread of Life Assembly of God Church worships in our Chapel space on Sunday afternoons. They are also piloting a food programme, for which they have partnered with an organization called Second Harvest. The vision of Second Harvest is: No Waste. No Hunger. They find surplus, edible food that businesses can’t use, and through their food recovery network, get it to the people in our communities who need it. Currently the pilot programme, on Monday evenings, is serving only family and friends of their congregation, if successful they hope to expand to others in need.
Although St. Timothy's and some of the other Faith Communities calling our Facility home may not agree on all questions of biblical interpretation and theology, we know that as as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to hold our differences in tension and never losing sight of the commandment to love your neighbour as yourself.
The Edmonton Swing Band plays various styles of music, by such composers as Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman in a "Big Band" context. This includes: swing, jazz, latin, rock & roll, and easy listening just to name a few. The sound of them practicing in Stewart Hall fills the building each Monday morning. Our very own Bill Faulder is a member of the swing band.
Dawn Chorus Choir, conducted by our own RJ Chambers, is open to voices of all ages. The Choir sings a variety of music, from contemporary to classical. Their rehearsals are held on Monday mornings in the Nave of St. Timothy’s. Our very own Roberta Shell is a member of this choir.
Jubiloso! is a community-based auditioned ensemble formerly associated with Concordia University of Edmonton. Conductor Debbie Rice is recognized internationally for her work in this unique field. Jubiloso! perform on the largest set of handbells and handchimes in Canada, including more than six octaves in all. The set was purchased from Concordia by the Alberta Guild of English Handbell Ringers in 2021, and now reside at St. Timothy’s. The bells can be heard ringing down in our Stewart Hall each Tuesday evening.
Vacilando, one of the adult community choirs in the Kokopelli Choirs family. It is described as “an auditioned mixed-voice choir with a slightly more relaxed performance schedule.” Their rehearsals, which are filled with fun, time to reflect, and moments of mindfulness, are held on Wednesday evenings in the Nave of St. Timothy’s.
Horns A' Plenty is a community group that has a long-standing relationship with St. Tim’s, and hold a concert each spring as a fundraising event for St. Timothy’s. After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, they are back filling the Nave of St. Tim’s with music a couple Saturdays a month. Our very own Richard Wiznura is a member of the horn group.
A local violin teacher makes use of the Nave of St. Timothy’s for a “Masterclass” for all their students on the first Monday of each month.
Several groups use our Nave for concerts and recitals, including both the Edmonton MET Orchestra and Orchestra Borealis.
Recently, a number of additional smaller groups have been contacting us for use of our Nave. We are thrilled to be able to offer our space.
The Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association, known as ELLA, has a mission to “To offer older adults, high quality and affordable non-credit educational courses, seminars and workshops which stimulate both mind and body by exploring liberal arts, fine arts, sciences, humanities, and physical activities.” ELLA makes frequent use of the Boardroom at St. Timothy’s for meetings of its Board and volunteers.
The 116th Lynnwood Scout Troop meets at St. Timothy’s on Thursday evenings.
St. Timothy’s is host to both an Al-Anon: Hope and Help for Family and Friends of Alcoholics group and an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group.