Week of April 21–27, 2014

Upcoming Church Events & News:

  • Short-Term Missions Special Offering: Sunday, April 27

    During our services on April 27, we will collect a special offering for our Renewal summer teams as they go to support the work of our ministry partners in East Asia, New Orleans, and India. Please consider supporting long-term gospel work through these short-term teams!

  • 11:15AM Summer Worship Service Schedule: Starting Sunday, May 4

    We will move to one service at 11:15am on May 4. Children’s Sunday School will be at 10:00am.

  • Marriage & Family Enrichment Day: Saturday, June 7

    All married couples, please join us for a Marriage & Family Enrichment Day on June 7 from 9am–8pm at Delaware County Christian School in Devon, PA. Dr. Tim Witmer, professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary and author of The Shepherd Leader at Home, will be the guest speaker. Registration for this event will begin in May, so please save the date!

Serving Opportunities:

  • May Service Opportunities: Mercy Ministries

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

  • West Philly Foods Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

    Renewal is once again a pickup location for the West Philly Foods CSA, a program that sources all its food from local urban farms. CSA members pay a fee at the beginning of the growing season and in return get a box of fresh fruit and vegetables weekly for 22 weeks. A rotation of volunteers is needed on Thursday evenings from May 22 through mid-October to manage the box pick-ups. Each time you serve, you'll receive a 5-pound box of free produce. To sign up in the volunteer rotation, contact Jae Sim ( An orientation will be held May 18 for volunteers.

  • 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 ( for an application.

  • Renewal Sunday Service Opportunities

    Consider serving on one of our Sunday committees that help enable our worship services to run!

    • Summer Worship Service Childcare Volunteers

      We will need a rotation of childcare volunteers during Sunday service during the summer. If you are willing to help out with childcare on a Sunday from May through August, please contact the Renewal office ( You will need to forego attending service on the day you volunteer.

    • Worship Committee

      The worship committee helps set up for service, user, and welcome newcomers. If you are interested, please contact Jae Sim (

    • Multimedia Committee

      The multimedia committee runs media for the service and for our website. If you are interested, please contact Kevin Park (

Counseling & Care:

  • Getting Diaconate Care

    Speak with a Renewal deacon or deaconess if you would like to speak to someone about receiving care. Email, or speak with a pastor, elder, deacon, or deaconess after Sunday service.

  • Philadelphia Renewal Network: Christian Counseling & Psychiatric Services

    Looking for extra support and counsel for life's challenges? The Philadelphia Renewal Network offers affordable, accessible, professional, gospel-centered counseling and psychiatric services. Visit the PRN website ( for more information. Please e-mail to inquire about an initial appointment.


  • Online Giving

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

  • Renewal Building Fund Drive

    We are undergoing Phase 3 of our building renovation plan right now. We ask you to consider supporting our renovation effort by contributing to our building fund. Please email your financial pledge to

Ongoing Church Events & News:

  • 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 for all the information, and please plan ahead!

  • Renewal Bulletin Board

    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

  • Renewal Calendar of Events

    View all upcoming events on the Renewal Google Calendar.

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