Acts 1:8 - "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
The Psalmist speaks of the pleasure in being “Doorkeeper in the House of the Lord.” Ushers are more than just people who hand out bulletins or check off a list of Sunday morning duties – ushers engage in a deep ministry of hospitality to our members and especially to our visitors. They are in that strategic position where worshipers obtain first impressions, and also have the privilege of leading people through the doors and into the atmosphere of the church service. Much like a hostess of a restaurant who knows where the table is, or the usher at a concert who leads ticket holders down the aisle to the exact location, Ushers have the capability of allowing people to feel that they are cared for – particularly our visitors who may be totally new to a worship experience.
The church is the only institution that exists for those people who are not its members. Let us do all we can and equip ourselves to invite others in and make them feel welcome. If you are outgoing, enjoy meeting new people and helping others, this may be your gift and calling. Contact Rev. Passante at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 610.566.0544 X16.
Our church bus provides transportation to those who need for our summer 10 a.m. service. When our services change to 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the fall, there may be members of our congregation who will need a ride to church for the 9:30 a.m. service. Our hope is to match individuals or families willing to provide transportation, with individuals in need. This is a wonderful way to get to know other members of our congregation, while providing a valuable ministry to people in need within our worshiping community. If you are interested or have questions, please e-mail or call Rev. Passante or Cathy Brod in the church office.
"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6.10
is partnering with several local organizations as we rededicate ourselves to mission and ministry in our local community.
Here are ways in which you can help:
Located in the heart of Chester, Pennsylvania Cityteam serves those in desperate need throughout the Delaware Valley. Dedicated and caring staff and volunteers reach out to those in need of a hot meal, a safe shelter, and decent clothing. CityTeam offers a recovery program for those men that are on the road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. The organization also connects with low-income families that are in need of an emergency food box to help stretch their income at the end of the month. Mothers with at-risk young children stop by every Wednesday afternoon to receive diapers, formula, and other baby items.
Mother & Baby Program
is looking for gently used children’s Spring/Summer clothing sizes 3 months to 12 years, children's books, toys and baby equipment for example; strollers, high chairs, car seats, pack & plays etc. to be donated. Additional items include:
1. Good Start Formula (all kinds)
2. Pampers newborn and sizes: 3,4,5,6
3. Unscented wipes
4. Baby lotion
5. Baby wash
7. Diaper rash ointment
8. Baby wash cloths and towels
9. Baby juice
10. Graduates Baby Cereal
If you have any of the listed items to donate, or if you are interested in helping out on Wednesdays from 12:30-4 p.m., please contact Lauren O'Donnell at 610-544-0245. Thank you and God Bless!
The Senior Craftsmen is a group of seasoned carpenters from our church who performs a myriad of home repairs and engage in a variety of construction projects that help to benefit the surrounding community and its residents. They are best known for constructing much-needed wheelchair ramps throughout Media and Chester and their work in churches throughout the city. Most, if not all, of their work is done at no cost. The Senior Craftsmen meet every Thursday. If you are interested in joining these gentlemen, please call the church office at 610.566.3944 x16 and leave a message. The Senior Craftsmen DO NOT do roofing.
Sew pillowcases into dresses! Do you enjoy sewing and have a heart for helping those in need? Then come join me in helping make very simple pillowcase dresses for little girls. In partnership with Jan Bean and the Compassion Corps ministry, these dresses will be taken to Liberian and Ugandan village children this summer. Google “pillowcase dresses” to see some of the charming possibilities! Call Betty Luzier at (610) 361-1881 or email her at email@example.com if you are interested or have questions. If you can help by donating pillowcases, please place them in the specially marked bin in the cloakroom. Thank you!
Media Presbyterian Church
30 East Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA 19063