Parish Life Conference 2012
The 2012 Parish Life Conference for the Eastern Dioceses took place July 4-8 in New Brunswick, NJ. Over 20 people represented St Philip's at church services, organizational meetings, luncheons, entertainment events, and the Bible Bowl & Oratorical competitions.
Our Teen & Adult Bible Bowl teams didn't win this year, but each scored very well. Abay Tadesse, our Junior Oratorical participant, won the trophy in his division. Congratulations! (Photo shows Abay holding his trophy, accompanied by Bp Thomas and Teen Advisors, Subdns. Vince Kaufmann & Ben Daniel.)
Let the Children Come Unto Me
Children’s Homilies on the Icons of St. Philip’s - Our holy icons can become mere old-fashioned decorations to our children unless the stories of the Bible, Church history, and the Saints become our family stories. Only then can children grow deeper in their love of God and more mature in their lives in the Church. Fr. Noah Bushelli attempts to do just this in these live recordings of homilies to children of his parish about cooperating with God's love in the company of His saints.