May 13–19, 2013
Summer Worship Schedule: 11:15am Service Only
We have moved to our summer worship schedule of one service at 11:15am. Children's Sunday School remains at 10:00am.
Sunday Service Childcare Volunteers
We are in need of a rotation of childcare volunteers to care for our children during Sunday service from now to August. If you would like to help, please contact the Renewal office.
Christian Education Classes in May
We are offering the following classes in the month of May. Registration is closed.
Have The Mind of Christ!: Recovering a Christian Worldview
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17 (7:30–9:30pm)
Our society is increasingly challenging, and even hostile, toward Christians who stand on their beliefs. Thus, we can succumb to the prevailing unbiblical views of the culture around us on all kinds of issues. This class will serve as an introduction to formulating an intellectual Christian worldview that applies to all of life. Though this class will only scratch the surface, the goal is to show how Christians should bring their worldview to bear on our world today, no matter how foolish and narrow-minded we may seem.
Understanding the Book of Revelation
Sundays, May 5, 12, 19 (10:00am–11:00am)
Christians largely avoid the book of Revelation because it is strange, confusing, and difficult to digest. But God gave the church this precious book as the final word in the Bible to strengthen our faith, hope, and love. This class will help provide a basic framework for reading and benefitting from Revelation. Part of the class will also tackle what we believe about the "end times," interacting with the various views concerning events like rapture, millennium, and the judgment.
Women's Enrichment Day: Saturday, May 18
Women of Renewal, join us from 10:00am to 2:00pm, for a day of instruction, life-on-life discussion, and prayer with fellow sisters! (Lunch will be provided.) Our guest speaker will be Monica Kim, Associate Faculty and a counselor at CCEF. Monica will share on what it looks like to be women rooted in the Word of God as individuals and in our relationships. Registration is closed.
Monthly Service Opportunities
There are some great opportunities every month to go and serve our city. Check out the different serving opportunities and consider volunteering.
Independent Summer Short-Term Missions
If you are participating in a short-term missions project this summer outside of Renewal and would like to receive some financial support from the church, please pick up an application in the mailbox in the annex lobby. The application deadline is Sunday, May 26.
Renewal Short-Term Missions Special Offering
If you would like to give toward our summer mission teams, please put that offering separately into one of the pew envelopes before placing it in the offering plate. You can also give toward these projects through e-giving. (You can indicate the specific trip and team member after you log in to your e-giving account.)
India Summer Missions
An independent short-term missions team will be serving with Emmanuel Ministries Kolkata in India this summer. Individuals with teaching, counseling, administrative, or business experience are welcome to apply. Please contact Tammy Wang (email@example.com) for more information.
Marriage & Family Enrichment Day: Saturday, June 8
We will be having an Enrichment Day for all the married couples and families on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00am to 8:00pm at Phil-Mont Christian Academy in Glenside, PA. We hope that you will be able to join us for a day dedicated to building up the families in our church. There will be childcare provided all day. The registration fee is $15 per adult. Please register online by Sunday, June 2.
Childcare Volunteers Needed for Marriage & Family Enrichment Day
If you would like to help with childcare on June 8, please email the Renewal office. We will have a signup for different shifts throughout the day. Volunteers will be paid and meals will be provided for this event.
Renewal Missions Community
We have started back up our Missions Community, a gathering for those who are seriously considering long-term missions. We desire this gathering to help one another process and obey God's call on our lives for missions. For now, we plan on meeting once a month from January to May. We plan on using a new missions documentary DVD series, "Dispatches From the Front," as content for discussion and prayer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Renewal Building Fund Drive
We are undergoing Phase 3 of our building renovation plan beginning this spring. We ask you to consider supporting our renovation effort by contributing to our building fund. You can email your financial pledge directly to the Session (email@example.com).
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.
2200 Arch Counseling Services at Philadelphia
Once a satellite office of Redeemer Counseling Services, 2200 Arch Counseling Services is now an independent counseling ministry supported by several local churches in Philadelphia, which provides professional, biblically-based counseling for individuals, couples, and families. For information about initial appointments and other inquiries regarding services, please email email@example.com, or call 215-255-8414 (ext.#3).
Renewal Calendar of Events
View all upcoming events on the Renewal Google Calendar.
Give Your Offering Online
Set up automatic tithing online through E-Giving.