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Do You Have Needs? Or Would You Like To Help Those Who Do?

News--Joshua 1.9

St. Philip’s is assembling a response team for our church members while we are all experiencing the challenges of COVID-19. This is a united effort of the Compassion Committee, the Home Missions Team, the Disaster Relief Committee, and our clergy. We are here to help each other!...

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Tricounty Family Ministries Needs

News--Tricounty Family Ministries

Hello, Tricounty Family Ministries supporters. Due to the new information about the spreading virus, we have made the decision to suspend our normal services through the end of the month. All regular volunteer duties are suspended through March 31. We would like to be able to pass out emergency grocery supplies on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and we can set up a sa...

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God Prepares the Called: Volunteering at a New Home Missions Partner

News--Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

“There is no way I could relate to or be effective with clients here.” That was my initial reaction when I finally agreed to go in to volunteer at the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center. After years of supporting them in other ways and then being encouraged to actually volunteer by a friend who had served on the board, I decided to answer that call with the idea that I co...

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New Donation and Volunteer Opportunities at Tricounty Family Ministries

Canned Food Drive Tricounty McWhite

Tricounty Family Ministries has new needs and opportunities for you to serve! 1. Healthy Breakfast Food ItemsWe receive donations of many pastries and baked goods that we share at our continental breakfast each morning. But many of our clients are diabetic or have other health issues that prevent them from enjoying these treats. We are in need of healthier breakfast ite...

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(Re)Introducing Your Home Missions Team

News--Home Missions Team

The Home Missions Team (formerly the Home Missions Committee) is a group of parishioners commissioned by the leadership of the parish to discern, communicate, and organize the parish’s local mission and outreach efforts. The Team leads by example and provides the congregation of St. Philip’s with opportunities to serve and minister to the people of Charleston by partne...

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The Gift of Love at Christmas

Ethan and Faron Atwood Christmas Trees

Our family has purchased freshly cut Frasier fir Christmas trees from Wishon Tree Farm for several years. This year was no different. Our friends Faron and Ethan Atwood, a father and son from Sparta, NC, oversee this tree lot by the American Legion at 968 Folly Road every year....

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St. Philippians Help Provide Christmas Blessings

Gift Card Story

With a heart for mission, the generous friends and family of St. Philip’s Church donated 315 gift cards this year! Teachers and families in need in our community were given these $25 gift cards that allowed them to decide how to spend their money. I am grateful and fueled by God’s guidance and devotion. ...

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A Note from the Rev. Matthew Rivers: Thank You, St. Philip's!

Thank You Rivers St. John's

Last month, St. John’s Chapel, a mission church of our diocese, hosted “Unity in the Community,” an afternoon of BBQ, music, and fellowship that aimed to foster peace while raising funds for security in a neighborhood plagued by crime. St. Philip’s made a donation to the cause and helped promote the event, and the leadership of St. John’s was very grateful:...

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The Trees Are Coming!

Oyster ornament gift card tree

The St. Philip’s Home Missions Committee is once again partnering with Tricounty Family Ministries to help brighten Christmas for Charleston families by collecting $25 gift cards to Walmart, Family Dollar, Big Lots, and Dollar Tree so that parents in need can have the dignity of purchasing a gift for their child. The Committee is also working with St. John’s Chapel, a ...

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Unity in the Community: An Afternoon at St. John’s Chapel

Unity in the Community Rivers Tecklenburg

On November 2, St. John’s Chapel, a mission church of our diocese and one of St. Philip’s home mission partners, had its first community fundraising event. It was well attended and a huge success!unity...

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St. Philippians Come Through Again!

Canned Food Drive Tricounty McWhite

Thank you, St. Philippians, for your most generous outpouring of love shown with stocking Tricounty Family Ministries’ pantry! You donated over 1,000 items...

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Goal! Success at St. Philip’s Inaugural Blood Drive

O'Dell Blood Drive

Wednesday, October 9, was a beautiful fall afternoon in Charleston! If you happened to walk down Church Street, you would have seen the Red Cross Blood Mobile parked between the church and the Parish House. You would also have seen some of St. Philip’s Home Missions Committee members checking parishioners in to give blood for St. Philip’s First Annual Blood Drive in pa...

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Meals and So Much More: Touring Tricounty Family Ministries

Rohaley Hanshaw Settle Tricounty Tour

On Wednesday, September 25, Jill Settle and I rode with Amey Warder to Tricounty Family Ministries in North Charleston to take a wonderful tour with the executive director, Sue Hanshaw. They are doing such great work there by giving hope to people in crisis. I have known about Tricounty Family Ministries for years, but I didn’t realize all the services they offered fo...

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Another Successful School Supply Drive!

Backpack Drive 2019

The Home Missions Committee would like to thank all who participated in donating backpacks and school supplies for Tricounty Family Ministries. We also appreciate the volunteers who helped organize and sort the backpacks and supplies last Monday, as well as those who handed out the filled backpacks to the children on Friday. The following supplies were collected, sorted, a...

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You Are Not Alone: We Are Here to Help You

Disaster Relief Team

Earlier this year, under the leadership of Deacon Gerry McCord, Kent Keller, and Tim Strickland, a St. Philip’s Disaster Relief Team (DRT) was created. There are about 20 parishioners on the founding committee. Our mission is to provide help, assistance, and hope to our parishioners and neighbors in times of extreme crisis. It is our plan to provide comfort and minor eme...

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“St. Philip’s Day” at Tricounty Family Ministries

Tricounty Day.JPG

I am proud to be a member of the St Philip’s family of volunteers that took part in preparing and serving lunch at Tricounty Family Ministries last Wednesday. Marc Boutan, Ben Hagood, and Andrew O’Dell provided beautiful praise music along with a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Ryan Streett. The diners enjoyed the music as well as a fabulous barbecue meal donated ...

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Another Group of St. Philippians Tours Tricounty Family Ministries

Tricounty Tour March 2019

We had a wonderful tour of Tricounty Family Ministries last Tuesday! Thank you Sue Hanshaw for teaching us about this important ministry through a complete tour of Tricounty. Feel free to ask Dottie Leonard, Garden Frampton, Mary Perrin O'Kelly, or Clark Hanger about our time together. We all left inspired to continue our support of this ministry. This is "what a mission c...

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