We take seriously our Baptismal Covenant to "seek and serve Christ in all persons," as well as "striving for justice and peace among all people."
St. James School
We are excited to be partners with the St. James School in the Allegheny West Neighborhood of Philadelphia. St. James is a faith-based Philadelphia middle school in the Episcopal tradition, committed to educating traditionally underresourced students in a nurturing environment. The school is a community that provides a challenging academic program and encourages the development of the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts in its students.
Mats for the homeless
Is a program that produces and distributes waterproof, durable, and lightweight mats that provide a moisture barrier for Philadelphians experiencing homelessness. How can you help? Bring in plastic grocery bags, any size, any color (as long as they are clean) and place them in the box in the parish hall. The bags will be cut down to create “plarn” (plastic yarn), which will be used to crochet the mats. To see more about this, check it out on YouTube. Questions can be directed to Debra Loftus.
Shoe Recycling Project
Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church here in Roxborough is collecting used, but NOT worn-out, shoes of all kinds to be given to individuals in underdeveloped countries who do not have access to footwear. Instead of throwing out your used shoes, please fasten the shoes together by laces or rubber bands, bring them to church, and put them in the box in the Parish Hall. This will be an ongoing collection for the foreseeable future, so feel free bring them in whenever it is convenient.