Roles and Responsibilities

The Finance and Facilities Board is apppointed by and accountable to the Vestry.

Purpose: to handle all matters relating to the financial health of St. Philip's church, including budgets, audits, investments, debt; to maintain the physical health of the buildings and grounds.

Voting Membership:

The Board will be composed of:
Chairman : Don Halbert
Communicator : Margaret Bearden
Treasurer: Bob Fuchs
Endowment Representative: Jim Belvin
Investment Representative : Margaret Bearden
Building & Grounds Representative: Bryan Wester
New Parish Hall Representative: Bill Bittenbender
Stewardship:  Ruth Smith
Other representatives as ministries are called into being.

Ex Officio Members: (non-voting)- Rector, Senior Warden, Junior Warden

Members will serve for no greater than 10 years, their membership being renewed annually. A quorum will be three active members present.


  • Consulting with all stakeholders and with the results of the annual Stewardship Drive, prepare a budget for the succeeding year to be passed by the Vestry at its November meeting and shared with the congregation at the Annual Meeting. This will include salary recommendations made by the Rector annually for all paid staff.
  • Monitor the budget monthly and report any concerns to both Vestry and other Boards
  • Receive and pass on all requests for unbudgeted spending
  • Develop and enforce an Investment Policy for all endowments and other funds
  • Conduct an annual audit according to canonical requirements
  • Review all contracts and capital operating leases
  • Review all "Temporarily Restricted Funds"
  • Review annually all insurance policies
  • Support the work of the Buildings and Grounds committee, providing funds for both annual upkeep and capital improvements
  • Develop a Capital Reserve Plan
  • Conduct and account for any Capital Campaigns of the congregation
  • Create and implement a plan for endowments which will help sustain St. Philip's in the future
Ministry Board

Chairman: Don Halbert 

Communicator: Margaret Bearden

Church Library

St Philips Library Ministry


Did you know St. Philips Library collection includes bibles, reference materials, spiritual titles and writings that offer guidance for dealing with life issues?  Our collection currently includes 638 unique titles and is housed upstairs in our new Parish Hall! 

Books are organized alphabetically by author, with a simple self-service sign out system. Come by before or after services or call to set up a time during office hours to look around and sign out any books that pique your interest!

A complete online listing of all the books in our collection can be found here: (Note, because our sign out system is manual, the online listing cant indicate whether a book is currently checked out).  

If you have books you would like to donate, please contact Jimmy Nitti  or Stefanie Cristos to coordinate.  Christian non-fiction books in good condition are welcomed, along with non-fiction that offers insights into Gods work in our lives.  In keeping with St. Philipsmission statement, we welcome any books that help us love God and love others in all we do.




Contact Information

 Please contact the church office for further information.

 910-457-5643 or