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.
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.
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 email@example.com to inquire about an initial appointment.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested.
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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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!