News & Announcements

Summer Worship Schedule & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Summer Worship Schedule: May to August
    There is only one Sunday worship service at 10:30 am during the summer. Children's Sunday School and Nursery are also at 10:30 am.

  • Fall Service Times: Starting August 23
    Our Sunday services will be at 9:30am and 11:30am, starting August 23. Parents, please note that Children's Sunday School and Nursery will be during the 9:30am service.

  • Summer Children's Ministry Drop-Off and Pick-Up
    Children can be dropped off before the start of the 10:30 am service. The nursery room (for ages 2 and under) is in the 1st floor lobby. Kids ages 3 and up can be dropped off upstairs on the 2nd floor. Parents are kindly asked to pick up their children immediately after service.

  • Summer Worship Service Childcare Volunteers
    We need a rotation of volunteers for our Sunday School and Nursery during service throughout the summer. If you're willing to help out on a Sunday from May through August, contact Nate Pugh ( You will need to forego attending service on the day you volunteer.

Counseling & Care:

  • Getting Diaconate Care
    Speak with a Renewal deacon or deaconess if you would like to speak to someone about receiving care. Email, 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 to inquire about an initial appointment.

Get Connected:

  • Renewal Summer Intramural Softball League
    Join the intramural co-ed softball league (June 21 to August 9). Games will be played on Sunday afternoons (1-hour games scheduled between 2:00-4:30pm) at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park. Sign up to play on your parish team.

  • 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 ( 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 Contact Samantha Kim at if you have any questions.

Mercy Ministries:

There are some great opportunities every month to go and serve our city. Check out all of the various serving opportunities and consider volunteering.

  • Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief
    On April 25, Nepal was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake and numerous powerful aftershocks. Half a million people have been displaced and the death toll could reach 10,000. We invite you to pray for those in the region who have experienced grief and loss and that food and water (as well as the gospel) would reach those who desperately need it. Here are a few recommended organizations to consider donating to:

  • West Philly Foods Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
    Renewal is a host site again this year for the West Philly Foods CSA program. It's been a great way to open our church to the neighborhood. We need a rotation of volunteers to staff the pick-up sessions each Thursday evening from May to October. (Volunteers get a free box of produce each time!) Please contact Stephanie Fahringer ( if you're interested.


  • Renewal India Team
    Our summer missions team has departed for India. Please remember to pray for Pastor Charles and the team as they support the ministries in Calcutta.

  • 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 ( 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.

Serving Opportunities

  • 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 Nate Pugh at

  • 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

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 for all the information, and please plan ahead!

  • Renewal Bulletin Board: Social Events, Community Announcements, Etc.
    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

  • Renewal Calendar of Events
    View all upcoming events on the Renewal Google Calendar.

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