A family parish who welcome those just visiting or those looking to be a part of our regular family
a) Friendly and open to all people. b) Active and well known in the community. c) Support community projects. 1) Transitional Housing (plan initiated at St. Philip's) 2) Habitat for Humanity (House over 400 College students). 3) Laurel Senior Center (Started in St. Philip's Memorial Hall). 4) Parishioners demonstrate concern and care for one another.
a) Lack of interaction between 8:30 & 10:30 service attendees.
b) Percent of attendees at Sunday services versus members
c) Recognize need for change but lack flexibility
We provide help with Rent, Utilities, Family assistance and Transitional housing. These items were provided approximately $17,000.
The Virginia Jones Trust along with donations from our parish Provide grocery store gift cards to families and individuals in need.
We purchase food for various organizations throughout our town to distribute to the community.
Every year three area students are awarded 4 year scholarships of $5,000 each, per year
We support the Laurel Public Library annual summer reading programs
ECW (Episcopal Church Women, Alter Guild, Church school, Acolytes, Food Ministry and Angel Hugs (knitting group)
Senior Warden: Edward Taylor
Junior Warden: Suzanne Johnson
Clerk of Vestry: Margaret Anderson
Treasurer: Cheryl Martin
Numbered tickets are placed in a cup in front of each item.
Then tickets are drawn to pick the winner.
Raises money for the needs of the church
(Pan cake supper) before Lent Begins. Open to all usually donated to Sunday school and Acolytes.
St. Philip’s is a self-supporting parish with a balanced budget, and growing endowments.
The parish has successfully addressed capital improvement needs in recent years with separate fundraising drives to cover the unexpected costs.
While the month of October used to be “stewardship month,” St. Philip’s continually keeps stewardship at the forefront of parishioner’s minds.