News & Announcements
Parish Labor Day Weekend Picnics
Join us for one of our parish Labor Day weekend picnics! Newcomers to Renewal are encouraged to come out and meet some Renewal folks in your area.
- Center City: Monday, Sept. 1, 12–4pm @ FDR Park, Picnic Site #1
(1500 Pattison Ave, South Philly)
- For questions about the Center City picnic, contact Brandon Ku (email@example.com).
- City Ave: Monday, Sept. 1, 12–4pm @ Gladwyne Park
(921 Youngs Ford Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035)
- For questions about the City Ave picnic, contact Howie Cho (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- West Philly: Monday, Sept. 1, 4pm @ Renewal Church, 2nd Floor
- For questions about the WP picnic, contact Emily Kirkpatrick (email@example.com).
Fall Community Groups
Our Fall community groups start back up in September.
Renewal Women’s Intramural Flag Football League
All ladies are welcome to sign up for a new season of intramural flag football! Come on out and get to know other sisters in the church. No experience necessary! The season is 9 weeks long (September
7 – November 2), every Sunday from 3-6pm in Fairmount Park (Art Museum area). Register by September 14.
Renewal Parent Community
If you are a veteran parent, a new parent, or an expecting parent, you are invited to join the newly formed Renewal Parent Community Google Group. This online forum will be used to distribute information related to community group childcare, children's gear exchange, Renewal Moms Group, and other means of caring for Renewal families. To join, please visit www.renewalchurch.org/parents. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Mom's group meets every 2nd Thursday and 4th Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Childcare is provided. Our next meeting is this Thursday August 14. We are also looking for childcare workers, this is a paid opportunity to serve! Please email Megan Lui, email@example.com for more info or to be added to our email list.
Upcoming Fall Dates
- Renewal College Fellowship Fall Retreat:
October 3-4 @ Cherry Hill, NJ
- Young Adult Fall Retreat (for post-college adults):
October 10-11 @ Ocean Grove, NJ
- Gospel Foundations Class (Membership Class):
October 18, 19 & 26 (three sessions)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak with a pastor, elder, deacon, or deaconess after Sunday service.
Philadelphia Renewal Network
PRN: 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 (www.philadelphiarenewalnetwork.org) for more information. Please e-mail email@example.com to inquire about an initial appointment.
PRN: Anxiety Support Group
Are you constantly worried? Do you have irrational fears? Do you avoid social situations because of anxiety? Are you suffering from panic attacks? If so, you may be interested in joining the weekly Anxiety Support Group, held on Thursday evenings, 6:30–8:00pm, from September 25 to November 20. We will seek to build a supportive community to help strugglers find hope in the Gospel. The fee is $35 per session. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Esther Lee, MA, LPC (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 7.
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 email@example.com.