St Philip's supports three mission projects at a time on a three-yearly cycle — a local, a national and aninternational project. Seek to offer money and informed prayer.
During three periods of every year we give special attention to one of the projects, with a service dedicated to each, information, speakers, special prayers and the collection of gifts.
Our local mission project is Raw Potential, located in Canberra. Raw Potential aims to empower local disadvantaged youth by providing non-judgemental support and opportunities for their future. To help break the cycle of poverty, Raw Potential offers a variety of services for “at risk” youth to positively change their lives. This includes: legal advice, healthcare, rehabilitation, counselling, housing, education, employment and financial assistance. Ultimately, the Organisation aims to guide the youth on a course that allows them to realise their raw potential.
St Philip's will be advocating and collecting donations for Raw Potential from the months of June to September.
Our national mission project is Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, located in Cairns. The main purpose of Wontulp-Bi-Buya College is to support the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men 18 years old and over, through study programs leading to Nationally Accredited Certificates. The type of study ranges from: Theology and Ministry, Suicide Prevention in Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Addictions Management and Community Development. Even with the challenges of COVID-19, the College continues to provide much-needed remote learning opportunities when face-to-face learning can no longer be offered.
St Philip's will be advocating and collecting donations for Wontulp-Bi-Bya College from the months of February to May.
Our international mission project is the Integrated Wash and Literacy Program, located in Vanuatu. The project supports local people to address the worst impacts of climate change and the issues stemming from an increasing population.The focus is on enabling access to clean water and preventing water contamination by human waste. Volunteers of the Program have used funds to construct a dam to collect water, repair the existing reservoir tanks, and install new piping to connect water.
St Philip's will be advocating and collecting donations for the Integrated Wash and Literacy Program from the months of October to January.
Our local mission project is Companion House. Companion House is a non government community based organisation. It works with adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.
Our national mission project is Australia Youth Engagement. This project funds Church initiatives that engage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In the Northern Territory, Aboriginal leaders seek to break some of the destructive cycles they observe, by engaging their young people more in the church.
Our international mission project is Zambia Gender and Governance Project. This year the project aims to see: 30% decrease in gender-based violence across four villages comprising 12,795 people, 300 people accessing legal advice about gender-based violence, 40% of all reported cases of GBV successfully closed, 225 men trained and actively involved in the Men Engage Network aimed at preventing Gender-based Violence, 95 people accessing micro loans to establish small businesses
Our local mission project was the outreach program at the Northbourne Community Centre, run by Revd Robin Moore.
Our national mission project was Australia: Youth Engagment Across The Top End Remote Communities
Our international mission project was The Myanmar Education program
Our local mission project was support for the Common Ground accommodation project. Common Ground provides people who are homeless or who have a low income with safe and secure accommodation at a rent affordable in their circumstances — together with support services promoting independence and self-sufficiency.
Our national project was to support Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, based in Cairns. The College provides leadership training for Indigenous people in Queensland and beyond in the fields of theology, mental health and community development.
Our international mission project was support for the Al Ahli Arab Gaza hospital a vital work of the Diocese of Jerusalem. The hospital work to provide the best medical care possible with gracious Christian care under the most adverse circumstances. It treats all people in need. The political status of Gaza affects all aspects of life because of restrictions on movement of materials and people in and out. Electricity, medicines, food, fuel, and personnel are all restricted to some extent.