St. Philip's is a TERRIFIC community, if we do say so ourselves!
There are various ways for everyone to connect socially, whether it's volunteering with one of our many community outreach projects or meeting in casual groups for conversation and libations.
You're probably getting the impression that we St. Philippians really like our beverages. And you'd be right about that! Coffee Hour is fellowship time that immediately follows the last service each Sunday. In the summer, when we offer an 8:30 am and a 10:30 am service, there is a Coffee Hour after each.
A very popular annual event, this full-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings magically comes together with the contributions of parishioners, family members, and friends.
WELCOME TO WYSE!
WYSE is designed to help you Widen Your Senior Experience through informative, educational and social activities for our members age 50+. Though designed for seniors, ALL are welcome to all of our programs.
Throughout the year, WYSE offers a wide variety of single-session programs: nature talks, free Christmas gift-wrap for parishioners, spiritual speakers and an annual ice cream social. We established the St. Philip's Art Institute through which we have offered multi-week art classes; watercolor meditations and Pop-Up Paint Parties.
In the fall of 2019, we offered a five-week study on How to Have a Meaningful Death, followed by a three-week session in the Adult Forum on legal, medical and church issues surrounding end-of-life.
We have two ongoing WYSE groups:
If you are 75+, you are invited to join SAGE, our fellowship ministry for seniors which meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month (schedule may vary during the summer). Open to both men and women, SAGE members share personal and spiritual thoughts in discussions facilitated by Dr. Barbra McCune. Each month will have a "spotlight" speaker so that members may develop a deeper relationship with each other.
Friday at the Movies
Free movies, popcorn and fun are happening each Friday afternoon at 2:00 in Miller Hall. We enjoy comedies, classics, modern titles and just about anything anyone wants to see that we can find on DVD!
Check the weekly church newsletter (e_pistle) for all our events and call Jill in the office (828) 884-3666 to sign up for the periodic WYSE newsletter.
Peggy Hansen, WYSE Coordinator; email her here.
Coupled with a program to provide food for thought and reflection, these communal suppers occur on Wednesday evenings during Lent. Volunteers provide a simple meal of soup, salad and bread for all to enjoy. Keep an eye out for program descriptions and topics on the St. Philip’s Facebook page.
FOYERS DINNER GROUPS
Here's a great way to get to know members of the church. Small groups of parishioners meet in each other’s homes for good food, conversation, and fellowship during a fall and spring session, each of which lasts four months. The host usually prepares the entrée and provides beverages, while others contribute additional courses.
Join us for a yummy start to your morning with a hearty breakfast prepared by a rotating volunteer crew on the first and third Sundays at 8:15 AM. (Suspended during the summer.)
Episcopal Parish Programming (EPP) Is for Everyone!
A terrific committee of volunteers brainstorms and implements fellowship events for all age groups at St. Philip’s. EPP events include Parish Dinners, Parish Picnics, Wonderful Wednesdays, The Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Parish Hikes, Parish Campout, St. Patrick’s Day Picnic, and Wine and Cheese Socials. We welcome your input and ideas!
Episcopal Youth (in) Community (EYC)
EYC is all about fun, fellowship and faith. Young people in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join us for one (or more!) of our weekly activities. And bring along a friend!
This group, exclusively for 4th and 5th grade youth, is faith-based and focuses on fellowship. Episco-Pals meet for one activity per month. We might go for gelatto after school, garden in the Rice Street Community Garden, take a trip to the North Carolina zoo and more. The goal of this program will be to help facilitate both spiritual and social growth as well as cohort building and interest in continuing in the EYC program in the 6th grade and beyond.
This is when we grab something a little frozen at Rocky's Ice Cream Parlor. If you're in middle school, meet up with us on Mondays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM for a banana split, a thick milkshake, or another of the yummy ice cream treats. Fun is definitely on the menu!
Bill's Boiler House on the Brevard College campus is just the place for an after school coffee hour. High schoolers, come and enjoy your favorite hot beverage or a cold mocha and catch up with your St. Philip's friends, Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30.
During the academic year, local college students gather for dinner and compline, coffee and current event discussions, service and more. St. Philippians, who are away at college, gather during academic breaks to stay connected. To learn more about our events, check us on our Facebook.
From mac 'n' cheese to chicken casserole, dinner is always scrumptious (free!) and coupled with faith discussions, games, service work, and more. Students in all grades gather in the Youth Activity Center (YAC) on Sundays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Dr. Kristina (Tina) Holland - Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator
I have attended St. Philip's for over 16 years. In November 2015, I began coordinating the Episcopal Youth in Community Program, working with youth grades 6-12. Most recently, our new Episco-Pals program for 4th & 5th graders and the Canterbury Brevard for college age students. I enjoy a plethora of experiences and events with the youth each year from confirmation and Youth Sunday to social and athletic events. I love assisting youth in their journey to adulthood.
As the Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator, the emotional and spiritual development of children is my priority. St. Philip's Episcopal Church is extremely careful about Safe Church practices. Please click here to see our Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth.