Altar Guild - This dedicated group of parishioners prepares the altar for services and maintains the beautiful vessels used during Eucharist.  If you would like to join the Altar Guild contact Janet Wester ( or Kate Singely ( for more information.

Flower Guild - St. Philip's Flower Guild prepares amazingly beautiful altar flower arrangements for the Main Sanctuary as well as the Chapel of the Cross.  For more information on how to become a part of this wonderful ministry contact Jan Fairly (, Julie Harrelson ( or Debbie Raker ( for more information about how to get involved.  Training is available! 

Worship Participation - We welcome parishioners who would like to become more involved in the liturgy. If you are interested in becoming a  Lay Reader (read aloud the appointed lessons for the day), Lay Eucharistic Minister (vest (wear an alb), assist at the altar), an Acolyte (can be young or "young at heart"),an  Usher (welcome people to church and assist in the smooth running of the service), or a  Lay Eucharistic Visitor (take consecrated Eucharist to parishioners who can not attend church) you are encouraged to get more involved. You are welcome to contact the office for further information about training and licensing (as needed). 


The choir at St. Philip's is a wonderful addition to our worship each week.  If you would like to get involved contact Debbie Skillman at, or leave a message at the parish office 910-457-5643 for more information. Here a two opportunties to be part of a choir:

  • 40th Anniversary Celebration for Debbie Skillman
    The Choir of St. Philip's Church celebrated the 40th anniversary of Mrs. Debbie Skillman as organist and choirmaster at St. Philip's Church.  The choir commissioned a special worked inspired by Mrs. Skillman's inspirational departing phrase "Make a Joyful Noise" as the choir exits the choir room each week to sing at the 10:30 service. Choir members secretly practiced (and practiced) this piece for many months and were accompanied by Mr. Steve Skillman (Debbie's husband) on the French Horn. It was a wonderful (and surprise) gift from a loving choir to their adored choirmaster.  Such Joy!

    Follow the link to see and hear this fabulous performance.
  • Tenebrae
    Tenebrae from the Latin means “darkness”. The service of Tenebrae has origins in the church dating back to the eighth century and commemorates the final hours of Jesus life on earth. The tone of the service is one of deep and solemn meditation. The Tenebrae service includes the Solemn reproaches of the cross which have their origins in the Good Friday liturgy of the Latin Church. During the service, light is gradually extinguished to symbolize the dimming of the light of the world as Christ departs from it.

    St. Philip’s offers choral Tenebrae on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week.