The City

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich”
(2 Corinthians 8:9).
As Christ has sacrificially served us, we are all called to serve our city, especially to show mercy and justice for the needy, poor, and hurting. View the list of organizations our church formally partners with, and consider volunteering to serve those in need.
HENRY C. LEA SCHOOL

4700 Spruce Street, West Philly

This is the local public elementary school, part of the Philadelphia School District, in the neighborhood of our West Philly Campus. Various needs include school supplies and snack donations, school cleaning and painting days, and support for teachers in the classroom or after school programs.

BETHESDA PROJECT:
MY BROTHER’S HOUSE

609 S. 15th Street, Center City

Serve and befriend the homeless by preparing and serving a monthly meal for the residents at My Brother’s House.

ISI PHILLY

The purpose of International Students Inc. (ISI) is to help internationals students feel connected and cared for and to share the love of Christ with them through relationships.

Serve alongside volunteer staff to help welcome international students living in West Philly through various events such as weekly Friday night gatherings and seasonal activities throughout the year.

MEDICAL FELLOWSHIP & OUTREACH

1701 Delancey Street, Center City
(in partnership with MCO and Tenth Presbyterian Church)

Discipleship amongst students and practitioners in the medical field through Bible studies, Sunday School classes, city-wide events/conferences, and the Summer Medical Institute.

Participate in Health Outreach days throughout the year in various neighborhoods in our city, where volunteers reach out to the community through door-to-door health screens, conversation, and prayer.

Small Things
Small Things, formerly known as Easter Outreach, aims to support local churches and organizations by providing them with the resources to support their communities and connect to their neighbors in a tangible way. We are looking for volunteers to help delivery groceries and frozen meals to seniors in West Philly. Sign up here.
Safe Families For Children
SFFC, a faith based organization, is a ministry that seeks to support vulnerable families in crisis while they get back on their feet so that children are safe and families stay intact. Through a local network of support from volunteers who serve these families in various ways, the heart of this ministry is to show biblical hospitality through local churches to families in their own community.
More Info
  • Most volunteer opportunities through SFFC require going through an online application process/training. If you would like to learn more about what being a volunteer with this organization entails, watch this Info Session Video (approx 1 hr long): https://vimeo.com/316299685.
  • Due to the current situation with CoVid 19, there are many immediate and tangible needs (e.g. grocery drop offs, donations, etc.) we are looking for volunteers to help serve through non-contact means and that don’t require training/going through the application process.
  • If you are interested in volunteering with SFFC, please fill out this google form: SFFC Form
For more information, you can check out the SFFC website at: https://safe-families.org/. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our SFFC Ministry Lead, Blessy Thomas (Blessy.S.Thomas@gmail.com)
ALPHACARE

Alphacare is a non-profit based in West Philly that serves pregnant women and families by providing health and social services and connecting them to community resources. Volunteer drivers are especially needed in this time to help drop off supplies to families.

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