Join us one Saturday a month as we dedicate some of our time and energy in service within our community. Examples of Service Saturdays include volunteering with PLM-Families Together to help homeless families in Raleigh, preparing lunches for the homeless and needy through the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry, and helping harvest crops for the food bank through gleaning fields. Keep your eyes peeled as there will be Service Saturday opportunities every month! For more information, contact Stacey Bell.
Fair Trade Coffee sale is a project of Lutheran World Relief. It is a non-profit means of helping coffee farmers in Third World countries receive a fair return on their product. The first Sunday of every month is our sale day in the narthex after both services. We also have tea and cocoa to sell. All proceeds go back to buying more coffee from the small farmer co-ops! Questions? Ask Ted Bennett or Sue Kepley.
PLM Families Together (PLMFT) provides housing and comprehensive services for homeless families in Wake County, including assessment, short-term transitional housing with intensive support services, permanent housing placement, and after case management. For more information, visit the PLM-Families Together website or contact Kathy Blum.
Salvation Army Servers
Think of the one time a month about 2 1/2 – 3 hours our St. Philip volunteers give in serving an evening meal on the third Thursday of each month at the Salvation Army at 215 S. Person Street in Raleigh. It really isn’t much time when you add up 12 evenings in 365 days.
Some of our volunteers sign up for 1 month on our sheet on the bulletin board past
the pastor’s office. Many serve several months. The Salvation Army is appreciative of each minute/hour we come to help. During the winter months, and with many out of work, the number of hungry men, women, and children at the door to come in and eat increases.
For some this is their only meal of the day. We welcome anyone who wishes to serve, you at least 16 years old, or a sophomore in high school may volunteer if accompanied by a family member. If you have questions, call Margaret Ann Feilke (919) 562-5096 or Harry and Marion Iverson (919) 847-0522.
The one time a month is “like a drop in the ocean.” But if our St. Philip volunteers
were not there to help on that one evening, each server of food would be greatly missed.
Urban Ministries Food Bags
Food Barrels are located in the narthex and in the preschool building for the Urban Ministries food pantry. The demand for food continues to be very high. Please help as much as you can.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. For more information, contact Dorothy Tharrington.