“Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” Matthew 25:45
St. Philip’s Episcopal School offers children personal growth and academic excellence in a loving, Christ-centered environment. We are dedicated to preparing young people for the challenges and opportunities in a world of constant change. We currently have classes for children in 2K – 4th grade. We are happy to have added our 2K class in the fall of 2020. Each year we bless our teachers, students, administrators and others who work in education with a back to school blessing.
For More Information Visit our School Website
Philip’s Closet provides clothing and household items to those in need. We are often able to provide gently used items and when we are not we purchase the needed items. Much of this work is coordinated through various social service agencies here in Uvalde. Philip’s Closet is open to the public on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 11:00 for anyone in need of clothing.
Note: Temporarily we have relocated Philip’s Closet to First Presbyterian Church across the street from St. Philip’s. This move was made to allow the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas to create a permanent center here in Uvalde to care for those in need of counseling after the May 24th incident at Robb Elementary.
For More Information Contact: Beverly Heyen
Uvalde Food Pantry
The Uvalde Food Pantry was an initiative of St. Philip’s as we saw a great need to provide a central place to assist those who experienced food insecurity. It has now become a community wide project to help provide food to the hungry. The pantry is open once a week on Saturday mornings and currently provides food for over 400 families per week.
UCISD/Crossroads Academy – Partnership
St. Philip’s has partnered with UCISD Crossroads Academy, a campus for high school students in special circumstances. Crossroads Academy provides an environment to finish high school requirements at a pace that works for students with various needs, including those who may be single parents or dependent family members, working full-time, or even homeless. St. Philip’s has committed to provide resources and support for both teachers and students. We have provided headsets for each student, and monthly breakfasts for teachers. Currently we are providing 20 gift cards per month that are used as incentives and prizes for students. We are there for them to help celebrate their success, provide support, and assist when needed throughout the school year.
For More Information Contact: Jennifer Williams
Open Table – This Ministry is Temporarily On Hold
Open Table Ministry is a group of 10-12 people who are committed to supporting and mentoring an individual, who is known as the sister or brother. This individual is someone who is ready and willing to make significant changes to help better their lives. This could be an individual that wants to move out of poverty, or someone that needs help transitioning out of foster care or prison. Members of Open Table commit to meet with the brother or sister once a week for a year. Members do not try to fix or give answers to the brother or sister. Instead they are companions on a journey of transformation and growth.
For More Information Contact: Barbara Edwards
Migrants/Border Patrol Ministry
In 2019 the border patrol announced that apprehended migrant families would be released in Uvalde. St. Philip’s coordinated a community response to care for migrant families and Border Patrol agents. We provided a weekly breakfast to the agents and backpacks with food, water, hygiene kits, diapers, and children’s toys to the families. At this time migrant families are not being released in Uvalde and the number of migrants crossing the southern border has dramatically decreased. Consequently, this ministry has been put on hold. However, the migrant situation is always fluid, and St. Philip’s is ready to care for the migrants and agents should that need arise again.
For More Information Contact: Laura Downing
Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (Uvalde)
After the tragic incident at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, the Children’s Bereavement Center was quickly on the scene here in Uvalde to help the grieving families. They were able to secure a temporary space, but they aspired to have a more permanent location as they believe there will be a need for their services for the next 3 – 5 years. St. Philip’s has offered a building on our campus for the CBC to renovate and use for as long as it is needed. Renovations to the new permanent space will begin in November.
For More Information Contact: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church or The Children’s Bereavement Center at 830-333-9833.
Team Uvalde is a group of many of the Social Service Agencies here in Uvalde and surrounding counties. Representatives from St. Philip’s are members of Team Uvalde, and attend their monthly meetings to stay up to date with the needs and concerns in our community. St. Philip’s is always ready to assist with the needs of the agencies and their clients.
For More Information Contact: Beverly Heyen
Other Outreach Ministries:
Angel Tree – Helps provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care.
Rector’s Discretionary Fund – A fund set up to help meet emergency temporary needs for those in our community, such as a hotel room for someone escaping an abusive situation, assistance with an electric bill, prescriptions, etc. Donations to the rector’s discretionary fund are always welcome.
Stuff the Bus – Providing school supplies for UCISD students.
Other – As we all know, unforeseen situations and tragic circumstances can happen at anytime. These events can create a crisis situation for individuals and communities. St. Philip’s is always available and ready to support the needs in our community and beyond.
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
– Teresa of Avila.
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