Our Pastoral Care ministry is focused on nurturing our parish members through ongoing support provided by our clergy and lay people. Through the pastoral care provided by St. Philip’s, we demonstrate our calling to serve our church community in Christ’s name.
The St. Philip's worship ministries help to provide a holy splace in which people can come in and have a deep, meaningful, spiritual worship experience. There is a lot of work that goes into assuring each Sunday service, funeral service, wedding and prayer service is done without mistakes or omissions that detract from your ability to worship God.
We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Willis L. Barnett leading the music ministry here at St. Philip's. For many people, music is an extremely important part of the overall worship experience. Music thins the space between us and God in a way very few others things can.
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry in Virginia is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ in prison. The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry in Virginia is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
CARITAS helps our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. St. Philip's has been doing CARITAS ministry for about 15 years. There are many opportunities to serve in this very important ministry.
St. Philip's has a proud legacy in terms of our involvement with Girl Scouts. In 1939, the first Negro Brownie troop in the South was established at St. Philip's and we have had an active troop since that time. Girl Scouting is a great way for young ladies to gain life skills to help ensure success in family, school, and later in life. Girl Scout Troops #49, #462 and #643 meet at St. Philip's every second and fourth Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.
St. Philip's works to address the hunger issue in our neighborhood with our St. Francis Food Pantry. We distribute food on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. We currently serve 80 to 100 families during each distribution. We also pick up food from the Richmond FeedMore area (formerly known as the Food Bank) on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 8:00 am.