Ministries

Ministries

Making time for our children

The Children’s Ministry Team is developing plans to provide our kids with virtual opportunities to interact with our liturgy and each other. The program will launch on Sunday, October 11th at 11:15 on the same zoom link as Morning Prayer. Each session will last 40 minutes.

Packing with Dignity!

Backpacks hold more than school books and hiking gear! A generous and faithful group of women from St. Philip the Deacon have been sewing and filling 200 string backpacks with personal care items for men and women.  The brainchild of Viola Horton, each bag is filled with the specific needs of men and women in mind. The completed bags are then sent to the HIV Day Center run by the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  Thanks to seamstresses Viola Horton, Sarah…

Invitation from the Commission to End Racism

The forum for laity is scheduled Thursday, July 30, 11:00am – 12:00pm Join Zoom Meeting (click link to open in Zoom) Meeting ID: 885 9353 5075 Passcode: 470671 Additionally, the Commission would like to commend to you the webinars next week on Building Beloved Community. Resources are available in English, Spanish and Creole. Please  visit the event page to register and for more information . If you have any questions, please email the co-conveners for the Commission to End Racism, Mr. Michael Montgomery ( mjmontgomery443@yahoo.com )…

The People’s Pantry Needs You!

Volunteers wanted for emergency “shopping style” food pantry operations. The Hand Up Project operates The Peoples Pantry, a “shopping style” emergency food pantry.   St Philip the Deacon hosts The Peoples Pantry on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Peoples Pantry also operates out of the Q Center on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. The Peoples Pantry is looking to expand its presence at St. Philip the Deacon by offering weekly shopping. Additional volunteers…

May Housing Coalition Meeting

MAY COHORT GATHERINGLAND & HOUSING COALITIONWEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 20206:30-8PM by Zoom (see login info below) There has been drama getting the code and zoning changes passed that will remove barriers for building of affordable housing on faith stewarded land. We are almost there. Despite our testimony at the May14th City Council meeting, the issue of including the word “affordable housing” resurfaced. Subsequent meetings with policy advisors for the Mayor and Commissioners have shone a spotlight on how power and systems work. We are learning how to…

Sew with us: Packed with Dignity

Come sew with us! Goal: 100 Backpacks for men and 100 Backpacks for women will be created for the clients who use the services of the EMO HIV Day Center. The backpacks will be created by friends of St Philip the Deacon church under the direction of Viola Horton. The packs will be filled with a 20 piece pre-assembled hygiene kit, and additional items such as socks, underwear, masks, washcloths, feminine hygiene products, all in various sizes. How a ministry…

Tree of Life: Rosemary Anderson

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. Not only do we experience God’s love in and through our parish, we recognize that God’s love is all around us, through organizations and ministries that care for all of God’s creation. Each one of these organizations is close to the heart of someone in our church family, and is supported by our…

Tree of Life: Opportunities Kitchen

St. Philip’s Tree of Life is our effort to give back to those organizations that benefit our community, a commitment we made as a part of our 2019 Annual Budget. This month, we are giving to Opportunities Kitchen, an employment exposure program for Portland Metro Area’s Opportunity Youth which uses the Food Industry and Trades as a medium for career development.