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Worried about affording college? Wish you had your retirement planned out? Think you have to be a guy to understand money matters? Or do you have other questions about your financial future?

Learn more about these topics and more at a FREE Financial Strategies Symposium Saturday, March 5th from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at St. Philip's Episcopal Church (6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco). Attend up to 3 workshops hosted by Thrivent Financial* on:

  • College Planning
  • Retirement Strategies: Accumulating/Distributing Wealth
  • Social Security: Strategize to Maximize
  • Financial Strategies for Women
  • Preparing Wisely w/Legal Documents

Lunch will be provided; there is absolutely no cost for this event.   RSVP now at http://www.stphilipsfrisco.org/event/11881/.


*Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians helping its members be wise with money and live generously. No products will be sold at this event.

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During Lent, Christians around the world remember, celebrate and respond to Christ’s sacrifice with the desire to be changed not just for a season, but also for the rest of our lives. St. Philip's Frisco's 2016 Lenten Devotional has been created in partnership with World Vision to not only change us, but to compel us to take action to impact the world for Christ. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, you can receive a devotion/scripture reading daily delivered right to your email in-box. Each reading is designed to open your eyes, encourage reflection and change your heart. Sign up to receive your Lenten Devotional today.

As an added feature to the partnership with World Vision, St. Philip's will host the award-winning World Vision Experience Exhibit March 17-20. Visitors to the Experience will step into a mobile “global village”, where they will don headsets and walk through an inspiring 20-minute journey with four young children, into the heart of the most pressing causes of our time: human trafficking, the refugee crisis, and the protection of vulnerable children. Visit http://bit.ly/1NxONMe to reserve a spot for you and your friends; walk ups are also welcome. 

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The nationally touring, interactive World Vision Experience is coming to Frisco! Walk through this free, interactive exhibit to experience the effects of extreme poverty from the perspective of the world’s most vulnerable children. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is hosting the World Vision Experience as part of its commitment to be involved as a congregation in raising awareness and supporting  the needs of impoverished children around the world.

Visitors to the Experience will step into a mobile “global village”, where they will don headsets and walk through an inspiring 20-minute journey with four young children, into the heart of the most pressing causes of our time: human trafficking, the refugee crisis, and the protection of vulnerable children.

“World Vision is providing residents of Frisco and surrounding communities with an opportunity to see, hear, and experience in a personal way, the lives of children whose worlds have been devastated by extreme poverty and learn how they can help,” said Ouida Williams, project coordinator for the exhibit. “No one can do everything, but each of us can do something to help turn the tide against global poverty.”

The World Vision Experience exhibit will be at St. Philip’s Frisco (6400 Stonebrook Parkway) March 17-20.  Visit http://bit.ly/1NxONMe to reserve a spot for you and your friends; walk ups are also welcome.

For more information about St. Philip’s, visit stphilipsfrisco.org.  For questions about the World Vision Experience exhibit, please contact Ouida Williams at ouidawilliams@stphilipsfrisco.org.

 

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Gifted and widely-recognized American iconographer and Episcopal Priest, Peter Pearson, will be in residence at St. Philip’s Frisco January 4th-10th to create a rare, life-sized icon of Jesus Christ specifically commissioned for the church. The majestic “Christ in Glory” icon, a standing image of Jesus, will be installed directly behind the altar in St. Philip’s worship space upon its completion.

Far more than decorative art, iconography blends ancient technique and spiritual symbolism to bring to life the people and events of Scripture.   This ancient art, which typically utilizes gesso, paints or crushed-mineral pigments, gold leaf and varnish, has recently seen a resurgence of interest in the modern church for those seeking a more accessible image of the divine. 

Peter Pearson has been studying and painting Byzantine icons for 45 years, as well as teaching iconography for 25 years. He began at age 12, and after being self-taught for many years has studied, and continues to study, with renowned iconographers throughout North America. Each of Pearson’s icons is individually designed and executed.

Rev. Greg Methvin, Rector of St. Philip’s Frisco, is thrilled to welcome Peter. "It is such an honor to have Peter Pearson on our campus to complete this magnificent, sacred work of art. The icon will not only enhance the beauty of our worship space, but more importantly will be a spiritual centerpiece that allows us to connect more deeply and meaningfully with God."

All work on the St. Philip’s icon will be done on the premises between January 4th and January 10th. We invite you to view the icon in process, as well as learn more about iconography, as our Elementary school students visit with him Tuesday, January 5th from 9:30-10:00 am; or during St. Philip’s Epiphany Party Wednesday, January 6th from 7:00-8:00 pm. The completed icon will be unveiled during worship services on Sunday, January 10 at 9:30 and 11:00 am. Peter will have a short talk and Q&A session following the 11:00 am service.

St. Philip’s campus is located at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco. To learn more, visit stphilipsfrisco.org.

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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco announces five Christmas Eve Services on Thursday, December 24th. From energetic Children’s Services to contemplative candlelight, choose the schedule and service style that best fits your family:

 

            11:00 am         Children’s Service (including Children’s sermon)

              2:00 pm         Children’s Service (including Children’s sermon)

              5:00 pm         Family Service

              7:00 pm         Family Candlelight Service

            10:00 pm         Candlelight Service

 

Infant care (0-2 yrs) available at 11:00 am & 2:00 pm services. Childcare available for infants through Pre-K, and special programming for K-5th grade at 5:00 & 7:00  pm services. No childcare at 10:00 pm service.

 

St. Philip’s is located at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco (NW corner of Stonebrook and N. Dallas Tollway). For more information, call 214-619-5806 or visit www.stphilipsfrisco.org.

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A small sampling of the one-of-a-kind items available at St. Philip's 'Gifts of Grace' market.

Get ready to start your Christmas shopping! St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco hosts the 11th annual Gifts of Grace Market November 1st –8th. This one-of-a-kind market provides shoppers with unique gift options for holiday shopping that can impact lives all over the world! 

This year, St. Philip’s Gifts of Grace market is showcasing  Christmas ornaments and nativities from around the world, handmade purses,  scarves and winter hats, unique jewelry pieces, home décor items, handmade Peruvian tapestries, holding crosses, stained glass, handmade stuffed animals , coffee, African carvings and hand-woven baskets and lots more!  In addition, there will be ornaments, note cards, hand-knit scarves and hair accessories made by members of the St. Philip’s congregation, as well as cookie, dip and soup mixes made by students in FISD high schools. Proceeds from locally-made products will benefit local outreach organizations.

Gifts of Grace supports artisans, farmers and craftsmen around the globe by helping to provide a sustainable living, enabling these individuals to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.  All proceeds go directly back to these artisans and to missions and outreach organizations worldwide.

Make your Christmas shopping more meaningful this year!  Shop for a lovingly-handmade gift for a loved one, friend, teacher, or co-worker and change the life of someone in need around the world. 

Visit Gifts of Grace on Sunday, November 1st, Saturday, November 7th, or Sunday, November 8th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm in St. Philip’s Hall, located on the church campus at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034. For more information, please call St. Philip’s at (214) 619-5806 or visit St. Philip’s website at www.stphilipsfrisco.org.

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Pets are important members of our families! Join St. Philip’s Frisco on Sunday, October 4th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., along with your animal companions, as we celebrate the Blessing of the Animals. This FREE community event will be held in the courtyard of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (6400 Stonebrook Parkway; NW corner of the Dallas Parkway/Stonebrook Parkway intersection). Celebrate the bond we have with our pets with souvenir pet photos, tasty pet treats, St. Francis pet I.D. tags and more! We will also be collecting donations of pet care items for ‘All American Dogs’ animal shelter in Pilot Point, TX (pet shampoo, grooming brushes, old towels, puppy chew toys, kitten food, kitty litter etc.) – for a complete list of ‘most needed’ items visit stphilipsfrisco.org).

All members of the community are welcome; there is no charge for this event! Any household pet may be blessed; please bring them on a leash, or in a pet carrier for their protection. Bring your friends and their pets, too! For more information, call 214-619-5806 or visit StPhilipsFrisco.org.

St. Philip’s meets for worship each Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco. For more information, visit StPhilipsFrisco.org.

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August 29th, 2015 will mark an exciting new chapter in the history of St. Philip’s Frisco. Nearly 14 years ago to the day, 10 acres of land were purchased on the NW corner of Stonebrook and Dallas Parkways on which church buildings have stood since 2006.

 

St. Philip’s has grown into a thriving ‘community of communities’ that includes a church of over 1,200 members, St. Philip’s Preschool (for ages 30 months – Transitional Kindergarten) and St. Philip’s Academy (grades K-4). Dynamic and active ministries thrive, meeting needs for all ages. Ever-growing partnerships in the community have launched The Bright Zone, an ongoing outreach program serving neighboring children and their families through mentorship, reading programs and provision of various life essentials. Further-reaching partnerships stretch globally and include long-standing relationships with communities in Peru, India and Belize.

 

On Saturday, August 29th at 10:00 am, St. Philip’s will officially commission its second Rector, Reverend Greg Methvin. The entire community is welcome to attend this service of celebration. Although new to the leadership of St. Philip’s (he has been serving as Rector since March 29th), Methvin has been a longtime friend of the parish – ministering as both a preacher and speaker. “For years I watched St. Philip’s grow – both in passion and mission.  I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to now make it my home and serve this community of faith as we walk into God’s great future for Frisco and the world.”

 

An ordained priest for ten years, Methvin has been serving in ministry for 30 years.  Prior to serving at St. Philip’s, he served as Vice Rector at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, as well as Christ Church in Plano.  He received his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Seminary and earned his certificate in Anglican Studies from Perkins Seminary at Southern Methodist University. 

 

As St. Philip’s begins this next chapter, the church will link arms with other churches throughout the region to offer those asking spiritual questions to Explore God with us.  For seven weeks, September 13-October 25, we will discuss the most challenging questions that confront each of us. 

 

 Visit stphilipsfrisco.org to learn more about the church, its schools or ways to get connected in this growing community.

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St. Philip’s Frisco welcomes Paul Reed, native Texan and Vietnam War veteran, as guest speaker Sunday, July 5th at both 9:30 and 11:00 am services. Paul is the author of Kontum Diary and assistant producer of the Emmy-Award winning PBS TV documentary of the same name.  His story has also been featured on the Today Show and 48 Hours.

Join us as Paul shares his own personal story of capturing an enemy diary and returning it to its owner/author years later in North Vietnam, and how the experience left him knowing it was God's secretive hand arranging their meeting all along.   His is a moving and inspirational story you won’t want to miss!

Militarily, Paul’s brigade had the honor of distinguishing 13 soldiers with the Medal of Honor (the highest military award for Heroism), 32 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1,736 Silver Stars and more than 6,000 Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars.

We invite you to come meet Paul Reed and hear his story! There will also be a book signing after services; copies of Kontum Diary will be available for purchase. St. Philip’s campus is located at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco (NW corner of Stonebrook Parkway and Dallas Parkway). To learn more, visit stphilipsfrisco.org. 

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St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco will hold 3 ‘Stations of the Cross’ services on Good Friday, April 3rd, commemorating the path Jesus walked on his way to the crucifixion. ‘Stations of the Cross’ incorporates a series of 14 visual reminders, or stations, of Jesus’ last hours. During the service, participants walk slowly along the stations, pausing at each for a devotional reading, quiet meditation and prayer. Each ‘Stations of the Cross’ service provides a deeply moving experience for the entire family.

Traditional Stations of the Cross at noon and 6:00 pm – led by clergy using the traditional devotion booklet; appropriate for all ages.

Family Stations of the Cross from 2:30 – 5:00 pm – this self-led service follows a family-friendly devotional booklet and allows families to experience Jesus’ walk to the crucifixion together at their own pace.

St. Philip’s is located at 6400 Stonebrook Parkway in Frisco. Easter weekend services will be held at 2:00, 4:00 and 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 4th (Children’s Services with egg hunt following @ 2:00 and 4:00) and 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am on Sunday, April 5th. Regular weekly worship services are Sundays at 9:30 & 11:00 am. To learn more visit www.stphilipsfrisco.org or call 214-387-4700.