Caring Ministries

St. Philip and its members help show Christ’s love through our many caring ministries for others.


Caring Cards are sent to members experiencing health concerns or life transitions as a way to let our members know that we are praying for them & thinking about them. If you are interested in writing cards or if you know of somebody in need of a caring card, please contact the church office at or 919-846-2992.


As an expression of Christ’s love and support, we offer meals to members in times of need.  If you know of somebody in need of a meal or if you would be interested in preparing meals, please contact Deb Coccarelli at

Home Communion

Home Communion is offered to members unable to join us for worship. If you know of somebody in need of home communion or would like to be trained to be a lay minister to take communion to our shut-ins, please contact the church office at or 919-846-2992.


Transportation is provided for those unable to drive to medical appointments. To help drive or if you’re in need of a ride to a medical appointment, please contact the church office at or 919-846-2992.

Stephen Ministry

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

A Stephen Minister Is…

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving, who was carefully selected to serve in this role
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care
  • A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages
  • Someone who will be there for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there’s a need.

For information about Stephen Ministry, contact Pastor Tim at