“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” (James 2:14-17)
In the community
We view Community Engagement as the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our church and more importantly in the community. Episcopalians understand our Christianity as something that impacts our social and communal lives as well as our private or personal lives. As a result, Episcopalians are called not only to live Christ-like lives personally, but to work for the good of our communities by seeking structural change.
St. Philip’s works to address the hunger issue in our neighborhood with our St. Francis Food Pantry. Read more.
St. Philip’s currently has three Girl Scouts Troops. Scouting is a great way for young ladies to gain life skills to help ensure success in family, school, and later in life. Read more.
Through CARITAS we provide shelter and food at St. Philip’s for one week each year, typically in September. Read more.
We support the Richmond Red Cross by serving as volunteers during blood drives. Read more.
We serve children in our community through partnerships with Obama Elementary School, Anna Julia Cooper School and the Peter Paul Center. Read more.