News & Announcements
Communion Next Sunday: February 7
Please note that we will partake in communion during our services next Sunday, February 7. We invite all Christians who have made a profession of faith in Christ and are members in good standing in an evangelical church to partake in the Lord's Supper.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
We will have open prayer on Wednesday evenings from 7:30–9:00pm. As we begin this new year, we encourage you to come and deepen your relationship with the Lord through individual and corporate prayer.
Ash Wednesday Service: February 10
We will be having a special worship service with communion on Wednesday, February 10, at 7:30pm to mark the start of Lent season. We encourage you to use this season as a tool for deeper repentance and gospel renewal in our lives.
2015 Tax-Deduction Letters
If you have a Renewal e-giving account and would like to receive a tax deduction letter for your 2015 giving, please e-mail our Treasury Committee (email@example.com). Letters will only be provided upon e-mail request. If you would like a record of your giving kept for 2016, we ask that you give online through an e-giving account.
Overseas Missions Teaching Opportunity
Julia Coombs, our missionary in India, is passing on an opportunity for a teacher to come teach 1st Grade at Calcutta Emmanuel School, where she currently teaches. The commitment would be for at least the next academic year, which runs from April 2016 to March 2017 (with some flexibility). If you're interested in finding out more information, please contact Julia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Short-Term Missions 2016: East Asia Partnership Support Trip
We will be sending a team to East Asia in support of the long-term work going on there through our global partner. The trip dates are May 19 to June 13, 2016. If you are interested in applying for this trip, please pick up an application in the mailbox in the side entrance lobby.
Gospel Foundations Class (Baptism and Membership class)
This class is designed to provide a theological foundation for the Christian life, as well as introduce you to Renewal: our central beliefs, our vision and core values, and what church membership entails. The 3-session class is required for membership at Renewal, as well as for those seeking to get baptized. Registration is closed. The class dates are:
- Session 1: Sunday, February 7 (11:15am–1:30pm)
- Session 2: Saturday, February 13 (10:00am–2:00pm)
- Session 3: Sunday, February 14 (11:15am–1:30pm)
There are opportunities every month to go and serve our city. Check out all of the various serving opportunities and consider volunteering.
ACTS Ministry (Tenth's Homeless Dinner)
Sunday, February 14, 1:30-3:30pm
We need 4-6 volunteers to help host the homeless, serve food, and do kitchen work at Tenth Presbyterian Church (17th & Spruce). The contact person is Sarah Kim Lee (email@example.com).
Bethesda Project: My Brother's House
Saturday, February 20, 11am-1pm
We'll be cooking and serving lunch at My Brother's House shelter and hanging out with the residents. You can also contribute by chipping in for food costs or preparing some of the food even if you can't come help serve the meal. Contact Sung Park (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested in helping.
Counseling & Care:
Getting Diaconate Care
Speak with a Renewal deacon or deaconess if you would like to speak to someone about receiving care. Email email@example.com, or speak with a pastor, elder, deacon, or deaconess after Sunday service.
PRN: Christian Counseling & Psychiatric Services
Looking for extra support and counsel for life's challenges? The Philadelphia Renewal Network (PRN) offers affordable, accessible, professional, gospel-centered counseling and psychiatric services. Visit the PRN website for more info. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about an initial appointment.
Community groups are the primary means through which Renewal gathers to live out the gospel and mature together in its truth (gospel community) and to spread the gospel incarnationally through word and deed (gospel mission). Consider joining a CG near you:
Renewal Mom's Group
Our Mom's group meets every second Thursday (playgroup) and last Saturday (devotional) from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Childcare is provided. We are also looking for childcare workers, which is a paid opportunity to serve. Contact Megan Lui (email@example.com) if interested in helping or to be added to our email list.
Renewal Parent Community
If you are a veteran parent, a new parent, or an expecting parent, we invite you to join the newly formed Renewal Parent Community Google Group. This online forum is used to distribute information related to community group childcare, children's gear exchange, the Renewal Moms Group, and other means of caring for our Renewal families. To join, visit renewalchurch.org/parents. Contact Samantha Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Community Group Childcare Babysitters
To help Renewal families attend community group regularly, volunteers are needed to help babysit their children on Thursday and Friday evenings. If you are interested in babysitting, please ask your CG leader for more information or email email@example.com.