All guests and visitors worshiping with us are warmly welcome. If you are not currently a member of a Church family, and/or are seeking a Church home, please consider making St. Philip’s your home. Contact the church office or see one of our Ushers after service, and will be happy to provide you with the necessary information to make this possible.
Welcome to St. Philip's!
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE is pleased to announce its upcoming activities: Advent Bible Study, A tour and talk on the symbolism of the various parts of the sanctuary, and Field trip to Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Please consider joining us in these activities that are designed to expand your Christian foundation.
LINE DANCING is back at St. P’s and will take place in Martin Hall on the following Saturday’s from 10:00am – noon: Dec. 20th; Dec. 27th; Jan. 3rd; and Jan. 10th. Cost: $5 per session. Please dress comfortably.
Join the Parent Committee of Pack/Troop 263 on Nov. 22nd for A DAY TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY. Enjoy a day of shopping at the outlets or in the Casino. Please see Madeline Harris for more details.
UBE, family & friends present Kwanzaa, December 27th 3-7pm. We welcome potluck donations and vendors are welcome for a nominal fee. Contact Sherri Hobson or Renee Gregory.
NOVEMBER IS “NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH”
NOVEMBER 25TH IS INTERNATIONAL DAY
FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE
•The Irma Smith Health Ministry will meet in the Chapel the 1st Sunday of every month after the 10:30am service. All are WELCOME.
•Volunteers need for the Health Ministry information table – projected for placement in Martin Hall. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, speak to either Dorothy Drakes or Edna Moshette or leave your name and contact information in the Church Office.
The St. Benedicts Food Pantry is desperately seeking able-bodied young men to volunteer on Tuesdays from 8:00am - 10:30am. Volunteers will assist with unloading the food truck, packing bags, etc. Please speak with Evelyn Rainford or Unell Burton to sign up. Thank you!
The next Advent Bible Study Class will take place Friday Dec. 5th at 6:00 p.m., and will conclude on Dec. 19th. Soup will be served at the beginning of each session.
A Stewardship Minute: November 2014
Inspiring a deeper understanding of true giving
The November issue of Stewardship tells about an 11 year-old boy named Trevor. Trevor became concerned about homeless people living on the streets of Philadelphia. One evening Trevor asked his dad to take him to the city to look for some homeless person he might help. His father agreed and off they went looking for a person in need.
Trevor had taken a pillow and a blanket and when he saw man trying to sleep on a sidewalk, he asked his father to park the car. Trevor gave the man the pillow and blanket with a sympathetic smile and feeling inward joy knowing he had helped a person in dire need.
When the word of Trevor’s mission became known by the news media, other people who cared about the homeless raised money for a shelter. And, guess what the place was named? The sign placed on the front of the shelter reads “Trevor's Place.”
That, I think, is a wonderful story about stewardship; there are many stories amongst this congregation too! The point of all this is that you and I have more talents than we might suspect. We have some brain power, some muscle power, some ability to make money, some time to work on behalf of the Lord. Serving God with our talents, time, and money is stewardship. So, why don't we do it?
Prayer: Lord, you have blessed us with gifts we could use on your behalf. So please help us to use them. In Christ's name. Amen