St. Philip's United Church of Christ is a warm, caring community of approximately 250 Christians excited about the future of their church and their part in God's work. We value coming together every week as a church family to be nurtured and to receive grace and spiritual guidance.
The friendly atmosphere at St. Philip's will be obvious the moment you walk through our doors. We value our worship, fellowship and service. We have programs for children, youth and adults. We study, pray, work and worship. Each person has a place and a gift to contribute.
St. Philip told the other disciples to "Come and See". This is the motto of our congregation. We offer you the chance to learn, to grow, and to serve as disciples of Jesus Christ.
A survey in the Concord Village area during the summer of 1957 by Eden Seminary students determined a church was needed. The first service was held in the basement of Tesson Valley Hall. The name "St. Philip's" was chosen after receiving suggestions from the congregation and Philip's words in John 6:46 "Come and See" became the motto of the congregation.
The church met in Dressel School and moved into the present sanctuary in 1961. Over the years the building has been added to with our latest addition being the gathering space in 2001. The Early Childhood Center was started 10 years after the church was founded and has always been an important part of our ministry.
St. Philip's has been served by many fine pastors and many fine lay leaders. We believe strongly in a shared ministry of all members and celebrate our work in mission beyond the walls of St. Philip's. We are still young.
St. Philip's United Church of Christ is a loving Christian community believing in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share God's love with all people.
We are called to the body of Jesus Christ with: minds to study God's word, mouths to proclaim the Gospel, eyes to see the needs of others, arms to welcome all, and hearts big enough to share God's love with all God's children.