St. Philip-in-the-Fields is dedicated to helping those in the surrounding communities and beyond. Our giving and fund-raising is focused on three levels: locally, within the Diocese, and internationally.
Carson Valley Montgomery County Children’s Aid Individuals and families select a child or family, purchase Christmas gifts and wrap them for pickup.
Pennies From Heaven This began to provide funds for St. Mary’s Respite Center (a haven for children of AIDS parents). Now that St. Mary’s has closed, we will use these funds for Kensington Faith Connections or the Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard, Inc. in Ambler.
Sandwiches for the Food Kitchen at St. Mary’s Bainbridge Our oldest continuing mission project is also unique because we join with a local synagogue, Beth Tikvah, and with St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill. We and Beth Tikvah each provide 250 sandwiches and St. Martin’s makes soup and delivers everything to St. Mary’s the first Saturday of every month.
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) We contribute from our budget and a special collection. We also collected and sent several large bags filled with mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for the children of St. Barnabas Mission.
Habitat for Humanity Episcopal Unity Build From 2008 to 2009, our parish volunteered to help build a home for a family in North Wales. In addition to donating supplies to the effort, two teams went to the home and assisted with various stages of construction.
Seaman’s Church Institute We sent money to provide “ditty bags” for the crew of one of the ships in port at Christmas – and our Wednesday Night Knitters are making caps for the sailors, since many of them are not prepared for our cold winters!
Imbabazi Orphanage, Rwanda In the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, Rosamond Carr, an American woman who had lived in Rwanda since 1949, converted her farm into a shelter for lost and orphaned children. It is called Imbabazi, which in Kinyarwanda means “a place where you will receive all the love and care a mother would give.” We have supported this orphanage in Africa for many years through a luncheon, Night At The Races, and donations. These children are the survivors of Rwanda’s genocide. We continue to help pay for their schooling and other needs. Learn More>>