News & Announcements

  • 10:30 AM Summer Worship Service Schedule: Starting May 3
    We will move to one Sunday worship service at 10:30 am on Sunday, May 3. Children's Sunday School and Nursery will be at 10:30 am as well.

  • Summer Worship Service Childcare Volunteers
    We will need a rotation of volunteers for our Sunday School and Nursery during service throughout the summer. If you're willing to help out on a Sunday from May through August, contact the Renewal office (office@renewalchurch.org). You will need to forego attending service on the day you volunteer.

Children's Ministry:

  • Child Drop-Off Locations
    Children 4 and under can be dropped off before the start of the 9:30am service. The nursery room (for ages 2 and under) is in the 1st floor lobby. 3’s–4’s can be dropped off upstairs on the 2nd floor.

  • Older Kids to Attend Service
    Children kindergarten and up are asked to join their parents for the beginning of the worship service. They will be dismissed to Children’s Church with their teachers during the announcements.

  • Child Pick-Up Locations
    Parents are asked to pick up their children immediately after the service, from the nursery room (ages 2 and under) or the 2nd floor (ages 3 and up).

Counseling & Care:

  • Getting Diaconate Care
    Speak with a Renewal deacon or deaconess if you would like to speak to someone about receiving care. Email care@renewalchurch.org, 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 (www.philadelphiarenewalnetwork.org) for more information. Please e-mail info@philadelphiarenewalnetwork.org to inquire about an initial appointment.

Get Connected:

  • Community Groups
    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:

  • 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 parents@renewalchurch.org.

  • 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 (mkoneil@gmail.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 parents@renewalchurch.org if you have any questions.

Mercy Ministries:

There are some great opportunities every month to go and serve our city. Check out all of the various serving opportunities and consider volunteering.

  • Bethesda Project (Homeless Ministry): Sat. April 25, 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. The contact person is Judy Ha (judyha@gmail.com).

  • ACTS Ministry (Homeless Dinner): Sun. May 10, 1:30-3:30pm
    We need 10-12 volunteers this month to help host the homeless, serve food, and do kitchen work at Tenth Presbyterian Church (17th & Spruce). The contact person is Sarah Kim Lee (jehoshaphat@gmail.com).

  • West Philly Foods Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
    Renewal is a host site again this year for the West Philly Foods CSA program. It's been a great way to open our church to the neighborhood. We need a rotation of volunteers to staff the pick-up sessions each Thursday evening from May to October. (Volunteers get a free box of produce each time!) Please contact Stephanie Fahringer (stephanie.c.fahringer@gmail.com) if you're interested.

Missions:

  • South Asia Missions Family Support Lunch: Sun. April 26
    All are invited to come to a support lunch gathering on Sunday, April 26, 11:15 am to 1 pm (after the 9:30 am service). Please RSVP for this lunch.

  • Clothing Swap Fundraiser: Sunday, May 17
    Renewal is hosting a clothing swap on Sunday, May 17, after service to help unclutter your home from unused wardrobe items and swap them with items you will actually use and wear.

    • Gather all the wardrobe items that you no longer use (new, nearly new, or gently worn; freshly laundered or dry cleaned please!) and drop them off at church after the 1st service from April 19 to May 10.

    • For each item you bring, you will receive a ticket that can be used to take home an item on the day of the swap. (Feel free to donate items even if you can't make the swap!) There will be a $10 cover fee on the day of the swap that will go towards Renewal missions.

    • We are also looking for volunteers to help with this event! Please contact Caroline Park (carolinepark16@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping.

  • Independent Short-Term Missions
    If you are going on a short-term mission trip this summer outside of Renewal and would like to apply for a bit of financial support, contact P. Dan Whang (danwhang@renewalchurch.org) for an application.

  • Renewal Missions Community
    We desire our Missions Community gatherings to help one another process and obey God's call on our lives for missions, for those who are seriously considering long-term missions. If you are looking to attend the gatherings, sign up to receive emails.

Ongoing Church Events & News:

  • Online Giving
    Set up your weekly automatic tithing online through E-Giving.

  • Weather Alerts
    Take a moment and subscribe to our emergency alert system. Once subscribed, Renewal can text your cell phone in case of extreme weather, disaster or other emergency. This alert system will be used (along with email, Web updates, and Facebook) for any snow or weather related cancellations. Subscribe at www.renewalchurch.org/alerts.

  • Weddings Through Renewal
    For engaged couples looking to have a Renewal pastor officiate their wedding, there is a formal process that we ask you to go through starting at least four months before your wedding date. This includes attending an all-day Saturday premarital seminar, which is offered only three times a year on set dates. Visit www.renewalchurch.org/weddings for all the information, and please plan ahead!

  • Renewal Bulletin Board: Social Events, Community Announcements, Etc.
    There is now an active bulletin board posted at the main entrance to the sanctuary. On the calendar, you will be able to view Renewal events for the month and post any Renewal social events you'd like to share. In addition, there are areas to post community announcements, things you need, and things you have to sell or give away. This will hopefully help keep everyone informed of the various events going on. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Kim at care@renewalchurch.org.

  • Renewal Calendar of Events
    View all upcoming events on the Renewal Google Calendar.


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