Our Vision: Every day Saint Philip's proclaims Christ's love by nurturing our church family, young and old, and actively reaching out to our community.
Through our words and deeds we inspire, welcome and encourage others to journey together in Christian faith and growth.
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Contemplative Candle-light Prayer & Healing Service
Are the holidays difficult for you? Have you lost a loved one this year? Have you begun to come to terms with long-standing emotional or psychological issues? Do you suffer from depression? If you answered "yes" to any of those, perhaps you would be interested in attending a special Contemplative Prayer & Healing Service on
Special Plate Collection Dec. 8 & 15
The Stewardship Committee is sponsoring a special, second plate collection and canned food offeringand next. These collections will fill holiday food gift baskets for 40+ local families identified by Laurel area elementary and middle school teachers and staff, and will be used by families over the Christmas break. Please bring a few extra dollars, an extra check (marked "food baskets" in the memo section), and/or some of the food items listed below. Grocery gift cards will also be accepted as well.
LARS Christmas Tree
St. Philip's folks once again have an opportunity to brighten someone's Christmas! This year, we're adopting four LARS families for Christmas. There is a Christmas tree in Wyatt Hall with a tag for each family member. Please take a tag or split one with another person and find a few gifts to share the joy of this special season. All instructions are with the tree. Return gifts to St. Philip's NO LATER THAN .
Dec. 22: Advent Lessons & Carols Service
On(the Fourth of Advent), we will have ONE SERVICE ONLY: a Service of Advent Lessons & Carols, modeled upon the service from Kings College, Cambridge, UK. This service will be at , followed by the Greening of the Church and a Brunch of Soup and Bread in Wyatt Hall. Come and bring your friends, your work colleagues, your neighbors!
Laurel Winter Shelter for the Homeless Beginning Dec. 1
The cold months are now upon us and the final plans are being put into place for this season’s Laurel Winter’s Shelter for the homeless. This season, eighteen local area congregations are working together to plan and put this long standing Laurel tradition of serving our homeless brothers and sisters into action. Our collective goal can be summed up from Isaiah 58:7, “… to provide shelter to the poor homeless and feed them . . .” Once again; Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS) will assist the congregations by providing intake and guest registration services. Shelter operations will run from.
The congregations need your help to make this a successful winter shelter season. You can volunteer your time. You can make donations of food and shelter supplies. Monetary donations to a local congregation in support of winter shelter efforts are also welcome.
For more information on how you can help, call LARS on (301) 776-0442. Someone from LARS will reach out to the local congregations to have someone contact you.