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"The greatest gift we can ever receive..."

Wages and Benefits

In our recent chapel service, a parallel was drawn between a reindeer guiding the way for gifts to be given, and a bright star guiding the wise men to the greatest gift! While this bright-nosed deer is not mentioned in the Bible, our students quickly connected to this concept. Jesus came to show the way and to model acceptable behavior and living.

He came to help us take “rude off.” When we take “rude off” our sleigh, we’ll be guided to peace. When we take “rude off”, we are loved by others. When we take "rude off", we can allow God’s word, His will, and His way to enter our lives.

St. Philip’s is privileged and proud to proclaim we are a school where it is okay to pray and make an "A". With both, we are able to acknowledge God’s teaching about wages and benefits. As we dive into our Christmas and holiday festivities, let’s all be reminded of the greatest gift and ultimate benefit. The greatest gift we can ever receive is referred to in Romans chapter 6, verse 3, “The gift of God is eternal life”.

As our students promptly noted…failure to keep our "rude off" will lead our sleigh to wages far worse than the Texas minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Romans 6 tells us about the ultimate rudeness of sin and its wage of death. In the words of one of our third graders, “Dr. Flowers, I can take my rude off but keeping it off is a full-time job”. As our chapel services end each day, let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

For more inspirational and thought-provoking messages informed by Dr. Flowers' faith, ministry in education, and community development, read the blog
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Save the date for The Destiny Award Luncheon on March 2, 2023. This luncheon is the signature fundraising event benefiting St. Philip’s School and Community Center. At the luncheon, a conversation with the Parrish Family Destiny Award Speaker, Sterling K. Brown will take place, in addition to presenting the Mona and Dave Munson Humanitarian Award to a deserving individual(s) who has demonstrated exceptional work in bridging diverse communities. Their work exemplifies the importance of embracing the belief in the oneness of humankind in which the destiny of the world is linked. Visit our website for tickets, tables and sponsorships. Destiny Luncheon 2023 - St. Philip's School (

St. Philip’s School and Community Center is a beacon of light, hope, and transformation in South Dallas. St. Philip’s provides an exceptional education to children from PreK2 to 8th Grade [ages 2 to 14]. St. Philip’s success is evident: 100% of St. Philips alumni graduate from high school and 95% attend college, while the graduation rate for the neighborhood high school is only 48%, with 4% going on to college. Applications for admission for the 2023-2024 school year are now open!

Each year, the Community Center serves more than 4000 of our neighbors - including children, youth, entire families and seniors. Through the Community Center, St. Philip’s provides SENIOR SERVICES including transportation to local pharmacies; addresses HUNGER through Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry and Meals on Wheels; deepens STUDENT ENGAGEMENT through key enrichment programs such as mentoring and summer learning programs; and continues with its founding ATHLETIC programs serving over 700 children!

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Media Contacts:? 

Kimberly Ballard-Madison, Director of Communications, Marketing & PR? 

(214) 421-5221, ext. 198,? 

Paula Mitchell, Friends of St. Philip’s Bingo Chair? 

(214) 662-1239? 

2nd Annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues: Fundraiser Benefitting  

St. Philip’s School and Community Center?? 

(DALLAS, TX – October 13, 2022) – Friend’s of St. Philip’s (FOSP), an auxiliary to St. Philip’s School and Community Center, will host the 2nd annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues on Wednesday,?October 26, 2022 from 6-10pm. Thisevent will be held at St. Philip’s School and Community Center. The evening will include ten rounds of bingo and the chance to win amazing raffle prizes. 


Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues will provide vital funding to further the mission of St. Philip’s School and Community Center, specifically for out of classroom experiences and impactful social services. Mayor Eric Johnson is Honorary Chair of the event. Tunes curated by DJ LC, The Dapper MC, are sure to please the crowd. Chris Arnold of the Dallas Mavericks will emcee this fun, casual evening including local celebrity callers, live blues music, barbeque, and beverages. Kingsville Brewing Co., owned by Marty Turco, is providing complimentary beer for the guests in attendance. 


Eric Johnson is the 60th Mayor of Dallas, Texas, elected in June 2019. Johnson was born in Dallas and attended Dallas Independent School District schools through first grade before earning a scholarship to Greenhill School through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He attended Harvard College, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in History.   


Since 1996, Chris Arnold has been an integral part of the NBA’s 2011 World Champion Dallas Mavericks broadcast team. First, serving for eight years as their courtside analyst for Fox Sports Southwest and currently, since 2005, serving as the Mavericks game night emcee.? 


DJ LC, The Dapper MC, has over 30 years, combined professional experience in Radio, Television, DJ and Master of Ceremonies. DJ LC doesn't press "PLAY", he understands people and creates a fun and unique experience. His work ethic and ability to create an ambiance combined with a vast knowledge of music and entertainment is paramount. DJ LC continues working his DJ magic with the professional news anchors at WFAA, CH. 8's NEWS 8 DAYBREAK.   


The 2nd Annual Bingo, BBQ, & The Blues event brings out local celebrity callers including Marty Turco, former player of the Dallas Stars and Dr. Terry Flowers, Perot Family Headmaster of St. Philip’s School and Community Center.  


Tickets and tables for the event are available here Friends of St. Philip's - Bingo, BBQ, and the Blues (


Raffles tickets will be available October 18th here Friends of St. Philip's - Bingo, BBQ, and the Blues (


Donations to support St. Philip’s can be made here Giving to St. Philip's - St. Philip's School (


About Friends of St. Philip’s  

Friends of St. Philip’s is a group of men and women committed to supporting St. Philip’s School and Community Center as ambassadors through service and fundraising. For more information visit Friends of St. Philip's - St. Philip's School (


About St. Philip’s School & Community Center? 

St. Philip's is a Christian private school in southern Dallas serving over 260 students in grades PreK2 through 7th grade (ages 2-13), and a multi-faceted, dynamic community center providing a myriad of vital educational, social services, athletic and neighborhood development programs to over 4,000 children, youth, and adults annually. The organization, which has been deemed "the miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue," has a mission to transform South Dallas, our city, and the world by FAITH, EDUCATION, and SERVICE. St. Philip’s recently celebrated 75 years of wondrous works.  

St. Philip’s School and Community Center has expanded and will begin accepting applications for 8th grade starting November 1, 2022.