Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only. ––James 1:22
The ministries listed below are a great way to get involved here at St. Philip's. In addition, there are even more opportunities for those who have discovered and developed the spiritual gifts God has given them. To learn more, we encourage you to sign up for one of our upcoming "Discover Your Gifts For Ministry" workshops.
☏ Colby Broadwater (843) 312-8033
Acolytes help to lead the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning service by participating in the procession (carrying a cross, torch, or banner) and assisting the celebrant during communion. All young men and women age 9 and older are invited to join the team!
☏ Claudia Phillipps (843) 723-5739
The Altar Guild works "behind the scenes" to make our Sunday morning worship possible. They prepare the altar, "setting the table" for Holy Communion, and care for the various furnishing that are part of our worship (maintaining the linens, polishing the silver and trimming the candles). The Altar Guild is a great fit for those who have a heart for service and an eye for detail.
☏ Pat Gould (adults) (843) 364-9552 | ☏ Jo Hethcox (children): (843) 819-6183
Come and join us as we make a joyful noise unto the LORD! Persons of all ages and musical abilities are invited to take part in the music ministry of St. Philip's. There are few things in this life that rival music's ability to lift the human heart to God, and our choirs have the great privilege of assisting the congregation of God's people as they turn their gaze heavenward week by week.
☏ Gene Lesesne (843) 881-3061
The importance of this ministry cannot be overstated: these unseen angels arrive early and brew the coffee on Sunday mornings in preparation for Sunday School. Open to all with a servant's heart and the gift of hospitality. We thank you, Perky People!
☏ Callie McLaurin (803) 530-2323 | ☏ Monti Hanger (843) 224-4657
God's Word proclaims, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). The Compassion Committee is a team of Christians who minister to those who are sick or grieving, with a note of encouragement, flowers, a caring phone call or meals, and thereby nourish the weary soul. Our goal is to share Christ's love to our parishioners and ensure that their prayer requests are made known to the church.
☏ Ed Pendarvis (843) 819-7842 | ☏ Elaine Pendarvis (843) 277-4901
"...I was a stranger and you welcomed me" (Matthew 25:35b). Our Greeters extend the Christian ministry of hospitality, welcoming all who come to worship on Sunday morning. All parishioners with a sunny disposition and a desire to extend the hospitality of Christ are warmly invited to join us!
☏ Ben Hagood (843) 709-9801
The Home Missions Committee empowers the congregation of St. Philip’s to minister to the people of Charleston that they might come to know and experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ. Keep an eye out in the Inspire for opportunities to serve!
☏ Brian McGreevy (843) 722-7734
The Newcomers Ministry seeks to provide warm and welcoming Christian hospitality to visitors and newcomers. Within the Newcomers Ministry there are opportunities to help put on welcome events and receptions, to serve as after-church greeters to welcome visitors, to help staff the welcome station for visitors, to follow up with newcomers one on one, and to help guide newcomers into ministry, teaching, and fellowship opportunities.
Ministry to New Parents
✉ Gigi Dobbins
Do you like making people's day? Do you enjoy delivering a little sunshine as a member of Smile Patrol? If so, then this ministry is for YOU! Sponsored by the ECW, but open to men and women alike, our Ministry to New Parents delivers a hot meal to our newest families. It matters not whether you cook the meal yourself or pick something up (rotisserie chicken and fixings, BBQ and sides, spiral ham and trimmings . . .) the point is to deliver a meal and a smile on behalf of St. Philip's when a new child is born. Contact Gigi Dobbins to be added to the notification list, and she'll alert all members of the team when the opportunity to deliver a little encouragement and support appears on the horizon!
☏ Felicia Lescow (843) 722-7734
Does your heart jump with eager anticipation when you hear a phone ring? Do you long to utter the words, “Please hold while I transfer you”? Are you curious about what St. Philip’s is like during the week? Consider volunteering for a one-hour shift at the front desk! Front desk volunteers answer the phone, greet people who come to meet with clergy or staff with a warm St. Philip’s welcome, and partake of all the yummy St. Philip’s coffee they could ever want. Come join the Corps of Office Angels!
Open Door Committee
☏ Elizabeth Bowles (843) 722-0271 | ☏ Ed Pendarvis (843) 819-7842
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13:2). Charleston is one of the top destination cities in the world, and every year, hundreds of visitors come to see the building where St. Philip's gathers for worship. Our building provides us with a unique opportunity to witness to the faithfulness of God and to His ongoing work among the people of this congregation. Our goal is to open our doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, and you will be fully trained and equipped to serve as a member of our Open Door ministry. Come be part of the team that welcomes visitors and points them to God as they take in the grandeur of this historic landmark, an Ebenezer to the faithfulness of God.
☏ Jimmy Bailey (843) 302-1848
Ushering is a ministry of active hospitality: our ushers extend the hand of welcome to visitors and guide them to their seat so that they can feel right at home. Our ushers also direct the congregation during communion, offering a steady hand for any who might need a little extra help navigating the stairs. Would you like to serve as one of God's confident shepherds? Contact Jimmy Bailey today!
☏ Gerry McCord (843) 224-1342
The World Missions Committee ministers to the “least of these” in other parts of the world, including Haiti, Honduras, and Rwanda, by helping to provide medical supplies, basic necessities (such as toothbrushes and reading glasses), spiritual guidance, and more. Keep an eye out in the Inspire for opportunities to serve!
Youth Meal Ministry
☏ David Gilbert (843) 708-3795
Can you cook? Do you yearn to see the next generation reached with the Good News of the Gospel? Then here's your chance to use your gifts to support this vital ministry of the church. Each weekend, two meals are served for our youth: one is served on Friday nights for our Junior High students and another on Sunday nights for our Senior High students. Sign up to prepare and/or provide a meal, and make a difference for Christ!