ONLINE 10:30 AM Worship Services on Church Website/YouTube/Facebook/Zoom
St. Philip’s Church, will Livestream the 10:30 AM worship service on our Website, Facebook page, and YouTube page and now back on zoom. Members can now return back to zoom for worship and will have an opportunity to fellowship virtually after the service.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4345492848 (copy and paste the link)
Call in: 929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 434-549-2848#
Regathering at St. Philip’s Annapolis with 35 people MAX (Orange Phase)
St. Philip’s Church is opened for indoor worship with 35 people Max at both 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM services. We ask that you please continue to wear your mask while inside the building. During Communion, members and guests will come up to receive a wafer ONLY. You can consume the wafer at your seat.
New Church Email
St. Philip’s Church is using a NEW email:
Monthly Anglican Rosary Gathering
Anglican Rosary is on the First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM via zoom. New participants are welcome and can join at any subsequent meeting. If you are interested, please contact Wanda Valentine at [email protected] for more information.
The Light House Shelter is in dire need of assistance in meeting the needs of those residing in the Annapolis community. Can you help, by making donations directly to the Light House Shelter? Their location is 10 Hudson Street in Annapolis, Maryland. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week from 7am-7pm. If you have questions, please contact the Light House Shelter directly, at 410-349-5056. Please let them know that you are representing St. Philip’s Church and you can receive a receipt if you need one. THANK YOU for all that you do for your neighbors.
The Shelter needs:
Canned goods such as vegetables, tuna & meats, toiletries, fruit juices, peanut butter & jam, pasta & pasta sauces, rice, and beans. Also needed are new washcloths, diapers and pull-ups, disinfectant Wipes, paper towels, napkins and tissues, paper bowls and plastic utensils, new adult and children’s hats, gloves, and socks, as well as backpacks, air mattresses, and Pre-Paid phones.
Tithing (New Mailing Address)
Members and friends can send their tithes and contributions, through online giving. If using online giving please go to our church website: https://stphilipsannapolis.org, then click on the “give a gift online” banner on any page and follow the prompts. Also, you can go to the Diocese of Maryland’s website and find St. Philip’s Church and give your offering there. Beginning immediately (for Financial Contributions Only) please address your mail in contributions to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 6371, Annapolis, MD 21401”
Call for Volunteers for Weeding in Conservation Garden
We all love the way the Conservation Garden looks with the major weeding done and new native plants added. In many ways, planting is the easy part. From now until winter, St. Philip’s needs to weed the garden on a bi-weekly basis, then resume a similar schedule in the spring to keep weeds at bay and help our native plants flourish. If you like to garden, don’t mind working on a slope, and are willing to do weeding for one to two hours on a weekday with a small group of us, please contact Ann O’Malley, [email protected] or via phone, 443-995-1214. And, thank you to all of our members for your continued support in our efforts to help the environment, while beautifying our church property.
Resources for Young Children:
Teaching Strategies has recently launched the Healthy at Home https://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/ family toolkit. The toolkit represents a comprehensive approach to provide educators and families with free resources to navigate school and program closures. Healthy at Home also provides a direct place for every family to access relevant, accurate, and easy-to-implement activities that meet the needs of diverse learners. The Healthy at Home resources were designed by medical, mental health, and early childhood experts to provide support for families and schools.
ANNE ARUNDEL CONNECTING TOGETHER VIDEO
St. Philip’s is a member organization of ACT, which helped launch the Feed Anne Arundel program in late March as a response to COVID-19. Below is a link to a video of the program in action at Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis.
Feed Anne Arundel has been giving away nutritious meals to people in need, helping restaurants stay afloat, and enabling employees to be paid. As a result, through donations, the program has pumped more than $100,000 into AACo’s economy. The distribution lasts until the restaurant meals and other donated groceries run out. Then cars are turned away.
Link here: https://vimeo.com/418355731/2861c3b8b4
Over the past couple of months, ACT also has met via ZOOM with Annapolis and County officials regarding the equity gap relative to e-learning, food security, unemployment, and other challenges now and ahead. Several new teams are forming to tackle issues together with residents in communities also via ZOOM. If you would like to help with food distribution at the weekly drive-thru or donate to the program, you can click on this link: https://www.actiaf.org/feed-anne-arundel
ACT INVITING VOLUNTEERS FOR “new normal” TEAMS
Throughout COVID-19, Anne Arundel Connecting Together has continued to research, meet with people in communities, and with elected officials of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland. ACT has continued to make progress toward the improvement of lives. All via ZOOM! St. Philip’s is an ACT member organization. Below are new opportunities to work with members of other faiths and civic organizations around the county through ACT. Please e-mail the contacts below to get more information and/or join a team.
- Housing: Continuing eviction prevention. Contact Toni Strong-Pratt (First Christian) at [email protected]
- Behavioral and Mental Health: Psychological First Responders. Contact Dr. Caren Carney (Joy Reigns) [email protected]
- Food Security to Food Sovereignty: Farmers Markets; Organizing farmers, co-ops, and supply chains, and Community Gardens. Contact Monica Alvarado (Bread & Butter Kitchen) [email protected].
- Education and housing. Exploring the relationship between school capacity, historic racism, and affordable housing. Contact Karen Neale (St. Philip’s) at [email protected].
- Education and food: Who is not getting food due to restrictions on who can pick up school lunches. Contact Julie Carlson (First Presbyterian) at [email protected].
- Gun Violence & Criminal Justice. Contact Linda Mundy (Unitarian Universalist) at [email protected].
- Re-purposing our sacred spaces & land in light of the pandemic. Contact Rev. Dr. Carletta Allen (Asbury UMC) at [email protected].
- Responding to the lifting of the stay-at-home order. Developing a collective response and leadership. Contact Rev. Tim Stern (Ark and Dove) at [email protected].
- Closing the digital divide. Figuring out how to get digital access into communities that most need it and the power analysis behind that. Contact Erin Snell (Unitarian Universalist) at [email protected]
- Training: Core Teams. Contact Rev. Ryan Sirmons, [email protected], to set up core team training with your institutions.
- Fundraising. Build our organizing capacity for more power! Contact Julie Carlson (First Presbyterian) at [email protected].
Free Radio Yogi Zoom Yoga Class
Stephanie Gaines-Bryant will be leading her chair yoga classes online via Zoom.com. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM and Saturdays at 8:30 AM. It is a 30-minute class for senior citizens, anyone who has physical challenges, and for anyone who wants to keep moving. It is critical for our seniors to remain active during this time. Just 30 minutes twice a week will do wonders for your mental and physical well-being.
Tuesday Zoom Link
Thursday Zoom Link
Saturday Zoom Link
Outreach and Feeding Ministries:
For outreach programs, particularly feeding ministries, keep in mind that no more than 10 people should be gathered at one time. Volunteers packing meals should be kept to a minimum and perhaps a schedule worked out for pick-up and drop-off of food. Meals should not be served at our churches, but should all be “to-go.” Use your creativity and best judgment as you continue your outreach ministries with gatherings of fewer than 10 people and ask your vulnerable volunteers to stay home at this time. If you have questions, contact our canon for mission, the Rev. Chris McCloud at [email protected]
Sunday Child Care (Once we return)
Child Care for infants and toddlers (up to the age of four) is available every week of the year during the 10:30 AM worship service. The Child Care area is located in Classroom #1 in the Family Life Center Building. Parents should escort their children to the classroom. We utilize a sign-in procedure and collect cell numbers, so we can notify you during the service if your child needs you for any reason. If you are new to the church, the Childcare Supervisor will be able to assist you in bringing your child/ren to the classroom and answer any questions you may have.
Sunday School (Once we return)
Sunday School is offered for our young people ages 5-17 years old during the academic year (September – June). We offer a wonderful program (Living the Good News), where our young people have an engaging opportunity for learning the Holy Scriptures.
Youth Group (Once we return)
St. Philip’s Church has started a new Youth Group that will meet once a month on Saturdays for fun activities, events and trips. Please check out the full church and diocesan calendars located on the information table for upcoming events and dates.
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.
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.