Opportunities to Grow

There are several opportunities to explore and increase your faith journey offered here at St. Philip’s Church. Most are offered weekly from September through June, some are long term studies while others are more limited in time and scope.  Please see below for a list of some of our offerings. If you have further questions, please contact the parish office.

Seekers
Bible 101
Centering Prayer and Meditation
Bible Study
Noonday Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Adult Christian Education
Children's Church
Church Library
Gentle Yoga and Meditation
Youth

SEEKERS: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month at 2:00 PM in the Parish Hall. If you have questions about life and faith, join us for the “Living the Questions” forum facilitated by Nan Bush.

BIBLE 101: Tuesdays at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall. This class consists of 2 six week sessions designed to introduce the study of the bible facilitated by the Rev. Lowe Davis.  The first session deals with the Old Testament and the second session with the New Testament.

CENTERING PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Wednesdays at 9:00 AM in the Parish Hall. This is a time for quiet prayer and meditation.

BIBLE STUDY: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the Parish Hall. This group is facilitated by Nan Bush and this year will be looking at the New Testament in its cultural and historical context, using multiple DVD presentations to see the actual location and listen to commentary by Bible experts.

NOONDAY HOLY EUCHARIST AND HEALING SERVICE: This Rite II Worship Service if offered each Wednesday at 12:00 in the Historic Chapel of the Cross. A wonderful way to “recharge” mid- week.

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: offered the 2nd-5th Sundays of the Month at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  This program is designed to explore specific aspects of our faith, church and ongoing spiritual growth. Click here for more information.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH: offered each Sunday during the 10:30 AM service. Youth process from the Sanctuary after the Gospel reading and join a group of other youth to discuss the readings of the day and other timely topics.

CHURCH LIBRARY: The church library is located upstairs in the Main Sanctuary.  A large collection of books on various topics relating to all things “church” and religion  can be found.  Books can be signed out and returned when you finish.  A monthly topic is highlighted by the church librarian with specific books and references for more in-depth study of the monthly topic.

GENTLE YOGA AND MEDITATION: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM  upstairs in the Parish Hall. This program is offered each week by Pat Pittenger.  A time for gentle yoga and meditation offers the opportunity to address the physical and spiritual needs everyone has.  This is offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

YOUTH: The youth of our church are strongly encouraged to attend Sunday School held each Sunday during the 10:30 AM service. Children are excused from worship directly after the Gospel is read, then move to the classroom to participate in activities, readings and discussion of the current topics talked about in church that day. Our Sunday School is taught by volunteers from our parish who enjoy working with children and sharing their love of God and our church. Children finish Sunday School and return to the Sanctuary in time for Holy Eucharist during the 10:30 service.