St. Philip's serves our community in many ways. We hope you will join us and help strengthen our community.
Braes Interfaith Ministries
St. Philip's is now a member congregation of Braes Interfaith Ministries (BIM). BIM is a Judeo Christian ministry composed of twelve congregations representing Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic faiths. BIM was created to provide physical, spiritual, and emotional assistance to needy persons in selected areas of southwest Houston (including zip code 77096).
BIM is located on the property of Willow Meadows Baptist on West Bellfort. It is a valuable source of food and other services. A number of churches support BIM, but most sources come from St. Philip's members. Unlike years past when the Fellowship Sunday School class solicited non-perishable food, BIM has requested cash. Their reasoning is the fact that for every dollar donated, they can purchase $10 in food from the Food Bank.
Thus, the Fellowship Class now accepts cash for their ongoing community outreach effort. If you would like to give to support to BIM, you can bring cash or a check on the last Sunday of each month. Write the check to the Fellowship Sunday School class, designating it to go to BIM. They have designated the last Sunday of the month to accept your contributions.
Below is a list of other support services that BIM provides to the community:
A project of BIM coming up on May 1 is the Recycling to Strengthen Our Community and Save the Environment project. Check ad in the April 20 edition of the Southwest News, page 3 (look for the green ad): News
To learn more how you can help Braes Interfaith Ministries either as a volunteer or through your contributions, click on the the following link: BIM
Great Day of Service
We commit our time and talents in many ways through ongoing programs. One example is our annual Great Day of Service, through which we help clean, build, paint, and mend for members and organizations within our community. If you would like to join our efforts, please contact us.
Transportation for University Place Residents
University Place Retirement Community (located behind Memorial Hermann Hospital on Beechnut) has several residents who would like to attend worship service at St. Philip's (maybe some would like to attend Sunday School as well). They, however, need someone to provide transportation for them to and from worship. In cooperation with University Place, we are attempting to develop a pool of individuals who would be willing to participate in this ministry. The actual details of when and how many times a month are still being worked out. This is a great opportunity for us at St. Philip's to reach out in ministry with a very special gift. If you are interested or you would like more information, please contact Rev. Lisa Callaway.
Hospital Visitation Team
This team works in conjunction with our pastor to make short visits to our members who are hospitalized. This worthwhile ministry can truly brighten the day for those who may be down while they are in the hospital. Contact Pastor Lisa Callaway for details.
Seafarer's Christmas Boxes
It is time to begin collecting items to put in your shoe boxes for our Seafarer's Mission project. Christmas boxes are collected to present to seafarers that visit the Port of Houston. We hope to deliver them to the Port of Houston before Christmas, but we will accept them until the first week of January. Suggested items to put in the boxes are located on a flier in the church office and Narthex of the Sanctuary. Individual contributions, especially Texas souvenirs, key rings, and white cotton men's work socks, are welcome.
Missions We Support
For additional information about any of the following missions, contact Vivian Oliver.