The Emmanuel Center
The Emmanuel Center served more than 2,000 people each year through programs that inspire spiritual, physical, and educational growth. They provided recreational activities and continued learning and developing programs that include spiritual direction, social service programs, educational enrichment, and organized sports.
This has been an amazing community outreach ministry in our city. The Emmanuel Center was an oasis of hope amongst an area with many statistics. Their statistic, moreover, was at a 100% high school graduation rate with kids going on to do great things! For more information, you can check out their website. Click the link "Emmanuel".
St. Philip continues to provide the Emmanuel Center with baskets full of cleaning supplies and other household goods for new families that move into their neighborhood.
St. Philip maintains a "blue barrel" in the Parish Hall where food and non-food items are collected for this ministry. If you would like to give funds, please make your check out to St. Philip and write "Mid-South Food Bank" in the memo line. We will forward the money to this worthy cause.
Parish Discretionary Fund
The Discretionary Fund is received the first Sunday of each month during the Worship times. The loose offering and other gifts so designated are given to St. Philip’s Discretionary Fund for the purpose of helping persons in times of serious need. Regardless of their circumstance, this Parish takes seriously the words of our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 25: "Lord, when did we see you. . ." The Parish Discretionary Fund is administered by our Rector Father Terry Street. If you wish to contribute by check, please make it out to St. Philip and designate: “St. Philip’s Discretionary Fund.”
You may contribute to this fund at any time. Your funds are always in great need. Your checks may be mailed to the church office. Please indicate "Church Discretionary Fund" in the memo line. Thank you for your continued and generous support.
Also, you can contribute with a debt or credit card to this much needed ministry by clicking: DISCRETIONARY
The Manna House of Memphis Ministry
A long time and essential ministry that has the active support of St. Philip Episcopal Church is the Manna House of Memphis. The parish has donated much money, time, food, and articles of clothing. Each year, we have a time when we collect coats, socks, shoes and underwear so that the "guests" of Manna House can have warmth from the colder temperatures outside.
Manna House of Memphis offers hospitality to homeless and poor guests. Hospitality includes welcoming of guests, and the offering of basic services such as clothing, hygiene items, showers, and serving coffee or other beverages. Staff and volunteers seek to interact with their guests and will learn their names and their stories.
Manna House is grounded in the spirit of the Catholic Worker Movement and thus seeking to welcome all guests from the streets with a spirit of hospitality that respects their dignity as human beings. In offering hospitality, Manna House affirms that hosting guests involves not only provides needed material goods, but more importantly honors guests’ humanity and personhood.
As stated on MHM website: “We are not a social service agency; rather we are persons welcoming other persons to share ourselves, our gifts, and gifts we have received from others. We seek to know our guests as persons with names, histories, and hopes. We seek to be stewards of God’s graciousness, not possessors of power and privilege dispensing charity from above. We seek to build relationships and we are not out to “save” people or remake them in our own image. We recognize and repent of our racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism, and we seek to create a community of hospitality in which all are welcomed as children of God.”
The mission: Hospitality to homeless and poor persons in the city of Memphis; Advocacy for persons on the streets; Opposition to violence–on the streets, by the police, through imprisonment, executions & war; Witness to the reign of God.
If you want to learn more about the Manna House of Memphis, donate money or become a volunteer for this worthwhile ministry, we invite you to visit their WEBSITE: https://www.mannahousememphis.org/
Relief for Victims of the Recent Natural Disasters
Considering a way to assist the victims of the recent natural disasters in the U.S. and abroad? Episcopal Relief and Development is working in these areas to provide help to those impacted. You can donate through St. Philip by noting "Relief Fund" in the memo line of your check and placing it in the offering plate.
You can also donate directly to the Fund via their website.