Q. What is the ministry of the laity?
A. The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.
— The Book of Common Prayer, p 855


There are a variety of ways that church members choose to support the day to day life of Saint Philip’s. Whether you are a hands-on person who likes to fix things or enjoy engaging with people and answering phones or love to work in the garden — there are opportunities here for you to use the gifts you have to support the life of the community.


Each of these ministries takes part in the health and maintenance of our mission funding and sustainability.  They work to secure the future of Saint Philip’s so that we can continue to serve from generation to generation.

Preservation and Endowment

Separate 501(c)3 organization that provides monies for major preservation projects on the historic campus.

Finance Committee

Guides financial decisions for the parish.

Ministry Endowment Fund

Guides financial decisions that secure strategic funds for long-term mission support.


To volunteer for one of these ministries please contact the Rector at 520.299.6421 or by clicking “Stewardship” below.

Buildings and Grounds

The various ministries that work on our buildings and grounds are committed to offering our sacred spaces, gardens, and various facilities to the wider city around us as a home for prayer, community, and learning.

Buildings & Grounds Committee

Organize and oversee general long-term maintenance and construction.

Garden Guild

Maintain Saint Philip’s beautiful gardens and plantings — if you enjoy tending plants and creating natural beauty, this may be a perfect ministry opportunity.

Green Team

Dedicated to exploring ways , both small and large, that Saint Philippians can honor and care for God’s creation: on our campus, in our homes, and in our communities.


Nine-circuit octagonal labyrinth for personal and group meditation;  incorporates pavers commemorating loved ones and special events. You can learn more about the Labyrinth here.

Saint Philip’s Phixers

Volunteer expertise and time to make repairs to parish facilities.

Little Shop

Specializes in books, gifts, jewelry, and cards for all ages. All profits go straight back to Saint Philip’s to support our ministries, and all sales are tax free.


To volunteer for one of these ministries please contact our Parish Administrator at 520.299.6421 or by clicking the “Buildings and Grounds” button below.

The Arts

Saint Philip's has committed, since its founding, to supporting the arts as a way of both gaining insight into the mysteries of faith and using art for the enrichment of the community around us.

Fine Arts Committee

Volunteer expertise and time to conserve and protect the fine arts at Saint Philip’s and lead tours of Saint Philip’s art treasures.

Art Gallery Committee

Coordinate monthly shows by community artists in Saint Philip’s Murphey Gallery.


To volunteer for one of these committees contact Fr. Peter Helman at 520.299.6421 or by clicking “The Arts” below.


Our administrative volunteers help make the church function from day to day — they help with all the things that help churches minister to the community around us.

Office Volunteers

Welcome, provide information, and assist callers and visitors to Saint Philip’s office. 


A climate-controlled repository for the items that make up Saint Philip’s heritage.

Saint Matthew’s Guild

Count weekly offerings and gifts.


To volunteer for one of the administration ministries, please contact the church office at 520.299.6421 or by clicking the “Administration” button below.

Liturgical Ministries

Our worship of God is a gathering of the community that takes the whole community. In a parish with as many liturgies as ours, it takes literally hundreds of volunteers doing a wide range of tasks.

Altar Guild

Guild of Acolytes


Lay Liturgical Ministers



Sound Technicians

Friends of Music

“Comfy Space” Volunteers


To volunteer for one of our liturgical ministries please contact Fr. Peter Helman by phone at 520.299.6421 or by clicking the “Liturgical Ministries” button below.