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.
Every third Monday of the week, the Church of St. Alban hosts a Senior Luncheon open to anyone in the community over 55 years of age. The lunch itself is served at Noon, but beforehand at 11 AM there is an activity of some kind, usually a guest speaker or a game for all to play (bingo is a perennial favorite!).
St. Alban’s participates in a program called Troopons. Troopons are unused coupons that we can send to military families overseas. They can be food and non-food coupons from newspapers, grocery stores, and the Internet. They must say “manufacturer’s coupon” and must be individually cut. (If you don’t want to cut them, bring them in anyway and someone will cut them.) Even expired coupons are acceptable, but they cannot be expired beyond 3 months. Just bring in your unused coupons as often as you like and drop them in the box in the parish hall labeled, of course, “Troopons”.
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.