Healing Service & Bible Study – Starting Wednesday, September 20th, St. Philip’s will return to our regular weekly rhythm of Healing Service at 11:00am followed by Bible Study at Noon. The Gospel of Mark will be our current study focus.
Food Pantry Needs - Thank you to all those who have been so generous! Please check the Information Table for a specific list of food items we need to continue serving the community well. Please bring your donations to the church office during the hours of 10am-2pm Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can help by writing a check to St. Philip’s and note “Food Pantry” on the memo line. We appreciate your generosity–thank you!
Knitting Circle is Back! The Deacon Pat Arey Knitting Circle will resume on Thursday, September 21st at 11:00am. We meet each Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm. All skill levels are welcome. Questions? Give Lolly Thomas a call at 410-268-0980.
Chef’s Cook-Off Fundraiser – Join the Bates High School Class of 1959 at its 1st Annual Chef’s Cook-Off Fundraiser!
- Exquisite cuisines
- 1950’s music
- Games & Raffles
Saturday, September 23rd from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Great Hall. A donation of $25 will benefit the 1959 Bates class’ scholarship & community outreach projects. Contact Henrietta Alford at 410-757-2522 or a 1959 class member for information and/or tickets.
Reunion Sunday is September 24th. We hope to see many folks who have not shared worship with us in a while. Come, celebrate with us at our 8:00am or 10:30am Sunday services!
“Born a Crime” Book Discussion – Come join us as we read and engage in what should be a lively discussion of the book Born A Crime written by Trevor Noah, host of television’s The Daily Show. This memoir describes growing up as a bi-racial child during apartheid in South Africa and the strength required for a family to survive. This book discussion is a joint activity with St Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church. We will meet for 3 weeks starting Tuesday Sept 26 at 7:00 PM in The Great Hall. Please contact the church office for information. Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com both have the book available at this time. Please purchase your book in time to begin reading before our first book discussion.
If you have any questions you may ask Aliceteen Mangum, Pam Green or any other member of the Anti-Racism Committee.
IAF Community Organizing Event – St. Philip’s is one of 16 faith communities participating in a new Annapolis and Anne Arundel County affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). IAF is a non-partisan, multi-faith and multi-racial community organizing network interested in creating and participating in real change to ensure opportunities for all our neighbors to live and thrive. There have been local victories as close as Baltimore ($1 billion in school construction and most recently restoration of $2.58 million for after-school programs), and Montgomery County ($600 million for affordable housing), and more.
People from the 16 faith communities are coming together to measure if we have the power to address a broad range of issues. Please participate with St. Philip’s parishioners in this IAF community organizing event on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 7:05 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street in Annapolis. Free parking at Whitmore Garage with validated ticket. Childcare available. Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, September 25th to St. Philip’s IAF coordinator Karen Neale at nealekj@gmail or by phoning 410-267-6776.
Ushers – The church Growth Stone Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in serving as Ushers at the 8:00am and 10:30am Sunday Worship Services. If you have a calling and want to become a member of this ministry, please contact Ray Terry at 443-534-8403 or Velma Colbert at 410-263-9242. A sign-up sheet is also available on the Information Table.
Outdoor Worship Services on Sunday, October 8th at 8:00am and 10:30am. Come & welcome the Fall Worship season in!
Coming Fall 2017… “A New Day!” – St. Philip’s is bringing forth a new type of quarterly newsletter. Watch for more information!
Fall Yard Sale & Flea Market – St. Philip’s Youth & Young Adult Ministry will be hosting a Yard Sale & Flea Market on Saturday, October 14th, from 8am-Noon. If you wish to rent a table/space, please contact Murnie Wenn at 410-212-1199 or at email@example.com.
Sacrament Preparation - Though it may seem far off, the Bishop’s visit to St. Philip’s is set for Sunday, December 17, 2017. For those members wishing to be baptized, confirmed or received into the church on that special day please contact Fr. Callender to start the process!
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.