"Jesus identified Himself as the one who had come to serve, not to be served. He cited: His ministry of service as key to His identity and mission (Luke 4:16) and clearly stated that anyone who aspires to follow Him must likewise serve the needs of all (Mt. 20:26 and Luke 22:26). These words point to the centrality of social ministry in the Church. We participate in that social mission and ministry of the Church when we:
• reach out in service to those who are in need
• speak out for the powerless
• participate in social action to bring about change
• work with those who suffer and are oppressed and help them to take charge of their own lives and act on their own behalf"
Ministry Lead: Israel Cordero . 615-794-4163
Volunteers from St. Philip support Graceworks Ministries by helping those in need. Assistance is needed in the Thrift Store, Office, Food Pantry, Senior Transportation, Parish Nurse and Home Visitation programs. They also rely on our monetary, food, clothing, household, and furniture donations.
Loaves and Fishes
Ministry Lead: Clyde & Christine Wolcot . 615-364-9478 . email@example.com
Loaves and Fishes provides St. Philip parishioners a monthly opportunity to prepare and serve meals to the poor and homeless at Holy Name Church in Nashville.
Meals on Wheels
Ministry Lead: Earl & Sylvia Fallaw . 615-794-4326
The Meals on Wheels ministry is coordinated with other churches in the community to serve meals to homebound individuals. Drivers and cooks are needed. Time commitment can vary. Drivers are needed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; only on the fourth week of the month. Cooking is only needed on the fourth Friday of each month.
Ministry Lead: Tricia Keefe . 615-794-9737
This ministry is dedicated to a respect for all human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. Through education and a public information effort the ministry works to identify and address pro-life issues and needs of the parish and community. Various activities include the spiritual adoption of unknown, unborn babies, letter writing campaigns in support of pro-life legislation, the organization of programs addressing respect for life issues, and support of the Grace Pregnancy Resource Center and Tennessee Right to Life.
Ministry Lead: Dana Hardy . 615-478-2242
On a monthly basis, 2 families from the parish provide and serve the five families who are residents at the family shelter, Safe Haven in Nashville, the only family shelter in the area and provides life skills classes including budgeting, child care skills, etc. This is a great opportunity to involve the whole family and introduce stewardship to your children.
St. Philip CARES
Ministry Lead: Judy Goodheart . 615-727-4329
The St. Philip CARES Ministry (Compassion and Respect in Every Situation) provides support to parishioners experiencing loss, grief, or some form of hardship. Volunteers complete the necessary coursework and training to provide Christ centered care to effectively support those experienceing crisis in their lives.