Food Pantry Needs - Thank you for your past donations! We are again in need of filling our shelves…we are looking for canned vegetables, meat and fruit, cereal, pasta and sauce, and peanut butter and jelly. Please bring your donations to the church office during the hours of 10am-3pm Monday through Thursday. Alternatively, you can help by writing a check to St. Philip’s and note “Food Pantry” on the memo line. We always appreciate your generosity!
Diocese of Maryland Legacy Society ~ The Legacy Society is an opportunity for churches to recognize persons who have remembered their church in their will and estate plans. We encourage all parishes to establish a Legacy Society as a part of their development planning. We also have an All Saints Diocesan-wide Legacy Society which honors persons who have remembered either their parish or the Diocese at large in their will and estate plans. Your name is published in the Diocese of Maryland’s convention booklet and you will be invited to a service and reception honoring each member this fall, where both Bishops will present you with a Diocesan Legacy Society Pin. If you are interested or want more information please see John Parham or Pat McGrath.
Strong Need for Tutors ~ St. Philip’s Greater Annapolis Community Services Ministry is reaching out to our congregation again this year for assistance with tutoring for students at the Stanton Center in Annapolis. Thanks to those who gave of their time last year. Would you be willing to volunteer this year? We are calling on those, who have some time to help those students, who would benefit from one on one. If you are able to give one or several days a week, it would be appreciated. Presently, we are asking for tutors Monday-Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
If interested, please see or contact Sharon Jones at 410-796-1847. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Find Out About the One America Movement ~ There will be Community Conversation on Racism & Reaching Beyond the Choir. Wednesday, October 17th ~ 7:00pm-8:30pm, here at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.
Speakers: Fr. Randy Callender, Rector at St. Philip’s, Orion Jones, Parishioner at St. Philip’s, and Andrew Hanauer, Director, One America Movement
Books to Donate ~ If you have any gently used books you wish to pass along, come by our church on Saturday, October 20th between 10am-1pm. AAUW is collecting them in their annual Book Drive here. Find them in the shady back corner of the parking lot.
Disability Awareness Day (DAD), Saturday, October 20th from 11am-2pm at the Westfield Annapolis Mall.
Family & Friends Day ~ November 18th, 2018
Looking Ahead to Winter Relief 2019 ~ Mark your calendars for January 2nd through January 7th, 2019. This is the period we shall host and shelter those in need. We are looking for an individual to chair the 2019-2020 year. Indeed, this village of St. Philip’s has met this need very well in past years. Please contact Hannah Bulman (503-997-1382) for more details and/or if you wish to chair this event.
St. Philip’s Mission Statement & Vision:
Vision Statement: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is an energetic, ever growing and increasingly mission focused Christian community that is highly visible in the Greater Annapolis area and Maryland Diocese.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to restore people to unity with God and each other in Christ by promoting Stewardship, Community Outreach, Diverse Worship Services, Church Growth and the Involvement of Youth and Young Adults in the development of a cross-generational church family.