St Philip's supports three mission projects at time for three years — a local, a national, and an international project. We seek to offer money and informed prayer.
During three periods of four months within 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 during June to September.
Our national mission project is Wontulp-Bi-Buya College, located in Cairns. The main purpose of Wontalup-Bi-Buya College supports the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men 18 years old and over, through study programs leading to Nationally Accredited Certificates. Courese include: Theology and Ministry, Suicide Prevention in Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Addictions Management and Community Development. 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-Buya College during February to May.
Our international mission project is the Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program of the The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM), 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 WASH program during October to January.