The Evangelism Commission seeks to infuse each member of the parish community with the willingness and skills to adopt a St. Philip’s-centered “active hospitality” in their lives, thereby becoming Evangelists.
Organize, prepare, and serve a hot breakfast to parishioners and guests on Sunday mornings and clean up afterwards E-mail Michael
Greeters and Newcomers Ministry
Welcome new and existing members each Sunday and provide orientation and opportunities for engagement in ministries E-mail Roger
LGBTQ+A Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning and Allies (informally known as the “Alphabet Soup Group”)
St. Philip’s is a welcoming community. In November 2014, the St. Philip’s Vestry voted to become affiliated with Integrity USA, an independent, “Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies” (LGBTQ+A) organization of The Episcopal Church of the United States. Most St. Philippians know that we have been a welcoming church for decades, with numerous LGBTQ parishioners, staff and clergy serving in all areas of our parish ministries. The practical effect of this vote is to proclaim this long-standing fact. By taking this step, St. Philip’s is joining over 750 other Episcopal churches in the USA who have declared themselves to be welcoming churches and affiliated themselves with Integrity USA.
Book discussion and fellowship group E-mail Beth
Parish Life Ministry
Organize hospitality for major parish events E-mail Jeannine
Divorced, widowed, or never-married seniors who meet at least once a month for food and fellowship E-mail Joyce
St. Philip’s “To Go”
Take evangelism to the streets by offering “Ashes To Go” and prayers to members of the Tucson community in public places E-mail Geri
Sun City Philippians
Northwest Tucsonans who gather for food and fellowship E-mail Ronni
Informal monthly golf game followed by no-host supper out E-mail Ralph
Winter Members (Snowbirds!)
Those who spend part of the year in colder climes and participate in St. Philip’s ministries while in Tucson, who gather on “Snowbird Sunday” for conversation and fellowship.