Care at St. Philip's seeks to live Jesus' commandment to love one another through
these caring ministries. You are invited to join us. Contact
The Church Mice are a group of ladies (men are welcome also) who
arrange for the receptions held following funerals in the parish hall. If you
are interested in joining, please contact Joyce Schumann at 529-7421.
The Condolence Writers are a small group of people who
are responsible for handwritten letters to the bereaved in our parish. We want
to let them know that St. Philip's cares about them. If you have an interest in
helping this ministry, please call Judy Corse at 207-1988 or
OF THE KING
Over 100 years old within the Episcopal Church, the Daughters
take a vow of prayer, study, and service to spread Christ's kingdom in the world.
They regularly share a prayer list of parish and personal concerns and serve the
clergy as asked. For example, if clergy request an occasional call to a person,
perhaps permanently or temporarily shut-in, one of the Daughters will do this.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Weber, 219-4351 or e-mail.
For the Daughters of the King Web site, click here.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
This drop-in group is a collaboration between
Pima Council on Aging and St. Philip’s. A safe place to share feelings, learn
about resources, gain information, and develop coping skills. Cofacilitated by
Brigid Waszczak and Shannon Reed. For information: Brigid at email
or 577-7792 or Shannon at email.
Several programs offered through the church actively promote
physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being through yoga, clay, centering
prayer, grief recovery, and senior exercise programs and lectures. Pam Ballingham
(790-7061). Read more.
This group of trained lay pastoral visitors call on parishioners
and families who are in hospital or in rehab weekly (M/W/F). To volunteer call
the church office (299-6421).
CASITA COUNSELING CENTER
The La Casita Counseling Center provides community-based
counseling and referral services to Tucson and its surrounding communities. Our
mission is to provide professional services at an affordable price. Our counselors
are licensed and insured. We represent a wide variety of disciplines and professional
orientations. As a team of counselors working together, we share a commitment
to provide the right service to the right client at the right time. Charles Gillispie,
390-4860 or e-mail.
These volunteers bring communion to "those
who are unable to be with us" on a short-or long-term basis. Kathy Zwald,
203-1234 or e-mail.
is committed to developing a caring faith community
through education about mental illness and available resources, hospitality and
a warm welcome to everyone affected by mental illness, and support for individuals
and their families. For more information, please contact the Rev. Anne
Strong (275-7582), Cheryl Mason
(318-1511), or Dr. Sharon Nielsen (299-0682)
Our knitters gather to pray and knit simple shawls to represent
our prayers for parish members during times of illness or sorrow. Shawls are then
distributed by clergy. Helene Woodhams, 529-0765 or e-mail.
For the Prayer Shawl Ministry Web site, click here.
Provide support to parishioners and community members through
twelve-step groups For more information, contact Charles Gillispie, 390-4860 or
The St. Francis Guild is a ministry of compassion centering
around the interaction between animals and people. We minister to the members
of our congregation who are pet owners by helping those who have lost pets to
death or have had to give them up due to circumstances, assisting those who face
the decision to have a pet euthanized, and visiting those in assisted living or
rehabilitation facilities with trained pet therapy animals. We collect donations
on the last Sunday of each month and give them to an animal rescue organization.
For more information, contact the Rev. Sally Stevens-Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a ride to church this team stands ready to coordinate
transportation for you. Call the church office (299-6421) for help.
Julia Annas e-mail
area hospitals included in our ministry:
Medical Center/La Cholla, Northwest Medical Center/Tangerine
at NW Medical Center, TMC
Mary's by Carondelet, St. Joseph's by Carondelet, Tucson Heart Hospital by Carondelet
Medical Center South Campus