News & Announcements
Renewal Young Adult Fall Retreat: October 9-10
All post-college adults are encouraged to attend the fall retreat on October 9-10 (Friday night through Saturday night) in Ocean Grove, NJ. The speaker is Dr. Paul Jeon, senior pastor of New City Church in northern Virginia. If you are in a community group, please register with your community group leaders. If you are not yet in a community group, register here. The registration deadline is Sunday, September 27.
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. Register by Sunday, October 11. The class dates are:
- Session 1: Sunday, October 18 (11:15am–1:30pm)
- Session 2: Saturday, October 24 (10:00am–2:00pm)
- Session 3: Sunday, October 25 (11:15am–1:30pm)
Infant Baptisms Deadline: October 11
Parents, if you would like to have your infant baptized during our fall baptism service on Sunday, November 22, please contact email@example.com by October 11.
Reconcile 2015: October 18
Reconcile 2015 is a multi-ethnic worship gathering aimed at fostering gospel-empowered racial reconciliation in Philadelphia. It is being put on by evangelical leaders in Philadelphia representing many denominations and networks, including churches in our PCA Philadelphia Presbytery. The gathering will be held on Sunday, October 18, 6pm at Greater Exodus Baptist Church (704 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, 19130). Come join the greater body of Christ in our city for a night of united worship.
Renewal Children's Ministry Harvest Festival: October 31
This year's Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, October 31, 10am–1pm. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a time of food, games, crafts, and fun! This will be a great opportunity for families to invite their friends and for the church to fellowship with our West Philly neighbors. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be a plastic bin in the lobby to collect candy and snack donations (nut free please!) starting next Sunday.
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
Elementary school children 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. Children middle school and up are asked to participate in the entire service.
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).
Children's Ministry Nursery Volunteers
We are in need of more volunteers for our nursery (ages 2 and under) during the 9:30am service. If you're interested in helping care for our infants, please contact Carol Wang (email@example.com).
Children's Ministry Sunday School Teachers
We are looking for teachers for our Elementary aged kids and our nursery for this upcoming school year starting in the fall. If you are interested in joining our Children's Ministry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some great 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, October 11
We need 4-6 volunteers to help host the homeless, serve food, and do kitchen work at Tenth Church (17th & Spruce) on Sunday, October 11 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The contact person is Sarah Kim Lee (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.