News & Announcements

  • 10:30am Summer Worship Service Schedule: Starting May 1
    We will have one Sunday worship service at 10:30am starting May 1 throughout the summer.

  • Marriage and Family Enrichment Day: May 14
    Married couples and families, you are encouraged to attend our upcoming enrichment day on Saturday, May 14, 10am–5pm at church. Jeff Stark, counselor for the Philadelphia Renewal Network (PRN) who has over 30 years of experience in biblical counseling and equipping local churches, will be our speaker. Please register online. The cost is $15 per adult. Childcare will be provided.

    Childcare Volunteers: If you are interested in helping with childcare for this event, please e-mail the Renewal office. It will be a paid opportunity and meals will be included.

Children's Ministry:

  • Sunday Schedule:

    • Child Drop-Off Locations
      Children 5 and under can be dropped off before the start of the 10:30am service. The nursery room for babies 18 months and under is in the 1st floor lobby. The nursery for ages above 18 months up to 2.5 years is now downstairs in the basement. 2.5's-5's can also be dropped off in the basement.

    • Kindergarten and Up 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. 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 (babies 18 months and under) or the basement (all children above 18 months).

  • Children's Ministry Sunday Nursery Volunteers
    We are looking for more volunteers to help with our nursery (ages 2.5 and under) during the 10:30am service on Sundays. Please email children@renewalchurch.org if you are interested.

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 for more info. Email 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:

  • 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 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, May 8, 1:30-3:30pm

    We need 12-14 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 (jehoshaphat@gmail.com).

  • Bethesda Project: My Brother's House
    If you would like to get on the Bethesda Project e-mail list for future serving opportunities, please contact Sung Park (spark24@gmail.com).

  • West Philly Foods Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
    Renewal is continuing to serve as a pick-up point for the West Philly Foods community supported agriculture (CSA) program, on Thursdays, 4:45–7:15pm, from May 26 to October 13. We are looking for a rotation of volunteers to open/close the church and help the CSA members get their boxes of produce. You get a free box of locally grown produce each time you volunteer! Contact Steph Fahringer (stephanie.c.fahringer@gmail.com) if you're interested.

Missions:

  • 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, contact Julia (jmunk17@gmail.com).

  • 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.

  • New Orleans Short-Term Partnership Support Trip: June 25 – July 3
    The New Orleans trip is a great opportunity to grow in a heart for ministry in an urban setting, as we support our partner St. Roch Community Church (PCA). If you are interested in this trip, please pick up an application from the mailbox in the side entrance hallway. More details about the trip can be found in the application. The due date is Sunday, May 22.

  • India Short-Term Missions Trip: July 23 – August 13
    If you are interested in our summer India trip supporting the work of Emmanuel Ministries Calcutta, please pick up an application from the mailbox in the side entrance hallway. More details can be found in the application. The due date is Sunday, April 10. We are looking specifically for people with experience or interest in the following areas:

    • Training Educators
    • Training Children-at-risk Workers
    • Microfinance/Economic Development
    • Leadership & Management Training
  • 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.

  • 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!


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