Opportunities to Grow

St. Philip's offers several opportunities to explore and increase your faith journey. Unless otherwise noted these are offered weekly from September through June. If you have questions, please contact the facilitator of each ministry or the Parish Office at 910-457-5643.


Christian Education programs are offered nearly every Sunday from 9:05 - 9:45 am in the Main Sanctuary.  The programs by Fr. Eric and other clergy are designed to explore specific aspects of our faith, church and ongoing spiritual growth.

BIBLE 101: Tuesdays,10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Parish Hall. An introduction to Old or New Testament for bibilical beginners, offered cyclically. Contact: Rev. Lowe Davis.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE : Wednesdays at 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Parish Hall. Ongoing exploration of the  Bible in its historical and cultural context and in our lives.  Life-changing understandings! Contact: Nan Bush.

The New Testament in Its Setting. Tuesday afternoons we watch the intellectually stimulating lecture series "The New Testament in its Setting" based on the book of the same name by professors NT Wright and Michael Bird.  Exhaustive scholarship is condensed into brief lectures to help us experience and understand the culture, dynamics and understanding of the first century world with an eye to growing in our own understanding of Jesus in our own day. Contact: Fr. Bill Eberle.

SEEKERS: 2nd and 4th Mondays,  2:00 - 3:00 PM, Parish Hall. Relaxed, lively, non-judgemental, and safe for doubting.  Seekers looks at perplexing issues in contemporty faith and life. Contact: Nan Bush

CENTERING PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Wednesdays at 9:00 - 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall. A half hour of quiet prayer and meditation. Contact: Nan Bush.

CHURCH LIBRARY: The Library has an on-line catalog which can be accessed at this link. The collection is housed on the 2nd floor of the Chapel Annex; to gain access contact the Parish Office. Here you will find instructions on sign out and returning item.  Books may be signed out by members of the Parish; we are not able to lend to the general public.  The books are shelved by author's last name and there is also a reference section which contains various bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, etc. Due to space, can no longer accept donations. Contact :Tink Shelton

Searching the Catalog:  The search matches based on relevancy, giving preferred ranking to titles and creators (authors). To search for an exact phrase, place the words in quotes.

You will also find in the the upper right-hand corner a button that says :TAG". Here you will find three entries: youth, fiction, and Stephen Ministry. To see all books that pertain to Stephen Ministry, click on the Tag. The Stephen Ministry books are integrated into the collection by the author's last name.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRIES: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10:00 AM, Main Narthex. This ministry of loving prayer and comfort can be done independently or with the Knit Group.  Members knit cozy shawls for recipients, known or unknown, praying for them during the process.  You do not need to know how to knit to join this group, we will teach you.  Crocheters also welcomed. Contact: Parish Office.

YOGA: Thursdays at 10:00 - 1100 AM  upstairs in the Parish Hall. This program offers through the practice of yoga the opportunity to address one's physical and spiritual needs. This is offered free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.  Contact: Pat Pittenger. 

YOUTH: 9 - 10 AM, roughly every other Sunday as announced, upstairs Parish Hall, for middle to high school students;  Informal conversation and projects to help our young people - no matter how few - hold a connection to Jesus and their church. Contact: Maitland Barnes.

Prayer Shawl Ministers - This is a ministry of loving prayer and comfort.  Members knit cozy shawls for recipients, known or unknown, praying for them during the process.  Some gather to knit together or some work independently.  Knit Group - We are an informal group who hand knit.  Many of us make prayer shawls, which are presented with love and prayer for people who have special concerns or who are celebrating a special event.  You do not need to know how to knit to join this group; we will teach you.  Join us on the first and third Tuesday of each monthat 10:00 am in the Parish Hall.  For more information contact the Parish Office at 910-457-5643


Contact Information

 Please contact the church office for further information.

 910-457-5643 or  info@stphilipschurch.org

Noonday Holy Eucharist and Healing
The Rite II Worship Service is offered each Wednesday at 12:00 PM in the historic Chapel of the Cross.  A wonderful way to "recharge" mid-week. Contact: Parish Office
The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth at St. Philip’s

LABYRINTH: At the corner of Moore and Dry Streets, St. Philip's labyrinth is available 24/7 for meditative walking and peaceful reflection. Contact: Debbie Evans..

What is a Labyrinth?

A labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has been around for thousands of years.  It is a single walking path for prayer and meditation (and sometimes just for fun) leading to a center space and returning to its beginning.  Unlike a maze, there are no dead ends or choices to right or left – only a clearly defined pathway to follow.  Walking the labyrinth quiets the mind, allowing one to reflect, to receive and to renew.

OUR LABYRINTH is a five-circuit, neo-medieval cruciform design.  In other words, there are five paths (circuits) which encircle the center space.  Within this new (ne0), yet centuries old (medieval) design, the shape of a cross (a cruciform) is created, dividing the design into four quadrants with various bends and turns.

Personalized pavers are available once again to be incorporated into the pathway.  If you would like to purchase a paver engraved with your family’s names(s) or with a special sentiment, verse, or date to commemorate, please print and retrun the form below to the church office (forms are also available in the church office). Prepayment of $60.00 is required. Checks should be made payable to St. Philip’s with PAVER on the memo line. The inscription must fit in a grid of squares 4x14. 

Labyrinth Engraved Paver Order Form.