St Philip’s Community Meal – The mission of St. Philip’s church is to share with others the gift of God’s love through our service, compassion, witness and life together. We are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through word and deed, calling people to salvation in Christ and to live the tenets of Christian faith in love and service to others.
September 2014 was our 15th year kickoff for the Wednesday Community Meal. A weak economy coupled with high urban unemployment continues to supply the number of people we are feeding, which average 65 per week. We serve many ethnic groups (Latino, black, Asian) in the Kensington community. Jarrettown’s support, both spiritually and financially, enables us to continue the ministry. Praise God for his love, direction and JUMC service to others. In January 2013 we established a food cupboard at St Philip’s. JUMC supplied groceries to start this program and on-going food donations have maintained a portion of the cupboard. We provide a bag of dry groceries every week to about 12 poor and needy families.
Also, Wednesday’s Community Lunch continues with two other program components – each week a bible study and a devotions period before lunch. We are feeding people both physically and spiritually. We experience great fellowship at lunch. And, it is exciting at our prayer time to have folk sharing prayer requests.