Week of April 14–20, 2014
Upcoming Church Events & News:
Week of Evening Prayer: April 14–17 (Monday–Thursday), 7:00–8:30pm
Join us each evening this week for prayer. There will be a short reflection given each night that correlates with the events and teaching of Jesus’ last week.
Good Friday Communion Service: April 18, 7:30pm
Please join us as we solemnly reflect on the death of our Lord Jesus Christ through singing, the Word, and communion. We call the church to fast on this day in preparation of feasting on Christ in worship.
Renewal Easter Egg Hunt 2014: April 19
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Clark Park is on Saturday, April 19 from 11am to 1pm. Renewal families can pre-register. Learn more about the Easter Egg Hunt.
Easter Sunrise Service at Clark Park: April 20, 7:30–8:30am
Join us at Clark Park (43rd & Baltimore Ave) as we remember the resurrection of Christ, setting this Sunday of all Sundays aside for worship from the early morning. There will be breakfast served at church afterward.
Easter Sunday Worship: 10:00am & 12:15pm
As always, you’re encouraged to invite friends to our regular Sunday worship services on Easter, as we proclaim and celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death!
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.
April 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.
Renewal Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers: April 13, April 19
We're looking for volunteers for the Egg Hunt Prep Day (Sunday, April 13 at noon) and/or on the day of the event (9am to 2pm). Contact Judy Ha (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to volunteer. Learn more and sign up to volunteer.
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 (email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an application.
Renewal Sunday Service Opportunities
Consider serving on one of our Sunday committees that help enable our worship services to run!
Children's Ministry Nursery Volunteers
We are in need of more volunteers for our nursery during the 10am service. If you're interested in caring for our infants, please contact Nate Pugh (email@example.com).
The worship committee helps set up for service, user, and welcome newcomers. If you are interested, please contact Jae Sim (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The multimedia committee runs media for the service and for our website. If you are interested, please contact Kevin Park (email@example.com).
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: 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.
2013 Tax-Deduction Letters
If you have a Renewal e-giving account and would like to receive a tax deduction letter for your giving in 2013, please e-mail our Treasury Committee
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters will only be provided upon e-mail request. If you would like a record of your giving kept for 2014, we ask that you give online through an e-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 email@example.com.
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 www.renewalchurch.org/weddings 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewal Calendar of Events
View all upcoming events on the Renewal Google Calendar.