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St. Gabriel Parish: 233 Mohawk Ave., Norwood, will hold a men’s spiritual retreat at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the church hall. NBA referee Joey Crawford will be the guest speaker. A ladies retreat will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.19 in the church hall with Sister Lorraine Mugli. St. Gabriel’s will also host a spiritual trip to the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Cost is $100. St. Gabriel’s will resume its weekly bingo, 6:30 to 9:30, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open for food and beverage purchases. The parish will hold a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 23. Eight-foot spaces cost $25 and vendors can call the rectory to register. In addition to parishioners, everyone in the community is welcome to all of these events. For information on any of these events, call the parish at 610-586-1225 or email [email protected].
Middletown Church: 273 S. Old Middletown Road, Middletown Township, will hold its September Thrift 4 You Clothing and Accessories Sale from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8. Shoppers can fill a bag with summer items for $10. Items for sale will include baby clothes and accessories, men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, household items and more. The church accepts donations 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday to Thursday in the church office. The church will have an outdoor flea market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Spaces are still available for $20. To rent a space, call 610-565-4080.
The Bereavement Ministry at St. Joseph Church: 3255 Concord Road, Aston, in partnership with Crozer Keystone Home Care and Hospice will present a six-week grief support program beginning Monday, Sept. 18. Facilitated by the St. Joseph Bereavement Ministry and Tiffany Marron, LSW & Bereavement Coordinator, the program is for adults who have lost a loved one, with different topics explored each week. Sessions will be held on Sept. 18 and 25; and Oct. 2, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each day. For more information, call the parish at 610-497-3340.
God’s House of Glory Haven of Peace: 900 E. Ninth St., Chester, will be celebrating the Pastor’s Anniversary Friday Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept. 10. On the 8th at 7 p.m. there will be a concert; on the 9th at 11 a.m. there will be a brunch; and on the 10th at 10 a.m. morning worship with guest speaker Apostle Don Warren bringing the message; on the 10th at the 4 p.m. service the guest speaker will be Bishop Eric Lambert of Bethel Deliverance Ministry. All Services will be held at God’s House of Glory Haven of Peace except for Sunday afternoon, which will be held at the Delta Hotel Philadelphia Airport, 500 Stevens Drive, Tinicum.
Kids and youth: are looking for identity, and regretfully many of them are attempting to find answers outside of the church. Woodlyn Baptist Church invites kids and youth grades 1 to 12 on Sunday evenings to learn who they are because of who Christ is! 1st through 5th grades will enjoy Bible Adventure Club, and Youth grades 6 to 12 will find meaningful relationships at God Squad. Both groups will tackle similar topics appropriate to their ages, and parents will receive helpful information for family discussions. Dinner for children and youth will be served from 6 to 6:20 pm followed by games and a time in God’s Word. Activities conclude at 7:30 pm. Monthly group outings will also be announced as they are scheduled. These activities begin Sunday evenings starting Sept. 10 at Woodlyn Baptist Church, MacDade Boulevard and School Lane in Woodlyn. For more information, visit WoodlynBaptist.org or call 610-833-5577 to RSVP.
St. John’s Lutheran Folcroft: will be in the Delcroft Shopping Center on Sunday Sept. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. collecting food donations for the Mount Zion Methodist Church Food Bank in Sharon Hill. Look for us between the SaveALot and post office. Celebrate God’s Work, Our Hands on Sunday with us, and help your neighbors.
Holy Myrrh-Bearers Parish: is hosting a fall community flea market and craft fair. All are invited to Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore (Ridley Township) to the communitywide event on Saturday Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have nonfood items to sell or if you are a nonfood vendor, spaces are now being offered for only $25. Call (610) 544-1215 or email [email protected] to reserve a space by Sept. 17. The event is rain or shine.
Courageous and Contagious Christian Women: Finding the courage in today’s uncertain world to stand strong in your faith will be held Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Aldan Union Church, 7 E Providence Road, Aldan. The speaker at the Women’s Ministry Fall Conference will be Karen Knight, who will deliver the final session of the conference as a musical drama portraying Mrs. Noah. The cost is $20, which includes lunch. Registration and payment can be done at https://auc.churchcenter.com/registrations.
St. Madeline Church: 400 Morton Ave., Ridley Park, will celebrate a Mass for first responders, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. The special Mass is St. Madeline Parish’s way of showing their gratitude to all first responders and praying together for their divine protection. All members of law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medical services, auxiliaries, and public safety communications are invited to attend. Honorees are welcome to wear their dress uniforms or their job uniforms if they wish.
Nashville-based comedian Rik Roberts: is bringing his family-friendly stand-up comedy act to Covenant United Methodist Church, 212 W. Springfield Road, Springfield, on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. As a married man, and father of two young kids, Roberts has found there are enough real-life situations that we can all laugh at without going “below the belt.” Family friendly comedy is his specialty. Tickets are $15 for children 12 and under and $20 for all those older. They can be purchased online at http://covumc.com. Proceeds from the concert will support the mission and ministries of Covenant UMC.
Norwood United Methodist Church: 315 Chester Pike, Norwood, is hosting a free Community Event Night on Sunday, Sept 17. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:30 by the movie, “Jesus Revolution,” All event nights begin with a free dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by free events that begin at 6:30 pm in the social hall. Visit www.NorwoodUMC.org for all activities and other church information. Parking is available on Chester Pike, Ridley Avenue and at Cavanagh’s Funeral Home, if there are no services. Two designated handicapped parking spaces are available on Ridley Avenue. The Social Hall is handicapped accessible on Ridley Avenue at the designated sign on the glass door.
Rutledge will hold its boroughwide yard sale: on Sept. 9. Spaces are available for $25 at Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2 E. Sylvan Ave., Rutledge, on the lawn, driveway or indoors in McCrone Hall. In case of rain all spaces will be moved indoors so the sale can go on rain or shine. To participate register at chamberschurch.org or call the office 610-544-1493, or email [email protected]. Tables not included in the cost. Vendors can also register for the Christmas bazaar/craft fair on Nov. 4.
Upland Baptist Church: 325 Main St., Upland. Are you interested in learning more about the Bible? Would you like to learn with a group of people? Do you sometimes feel like other people know more than you do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Bible Study is for you. During our hour long Bible Studies, we will read and discuss 1 Corinthians, learning together. No previous knowledge is needed! Join us on Wednesdays at 10 am, starting August 23, in the Chapel to grow in your faith.
St. Joseph Church: 500 Woodlawn Ave., Collingdale, is sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound Theater for the “Miracle of Christmas Show” on Friday, Dec. 8. The bus departs the church about 10 a.m. to travel to Kitchen Kettle Village for your shopping pleasure. After the show we travel to the Bird-in-Hand Smorgasbord for dinner then leave to return to St. Joe’s. The cost is $158 and covers all of the costs as well as a few surprises. A 50/50 will be held on the bus. All payments are due by Oct. 1. Contact Mary Carney at 610-362-1177 for questions. Checks should be made to St. Joseph’s Church and sent to 500 Woodlawn Ave., Collingdale, PA 19023.
First Presbyterian Church of Glenolden: The church has a food pantry for those in need, operated by Harry’s Hands to Help and Heal, open on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information on any of these events, or to purchase bingo tickets, call Debbie Hadden at 610-457-7442 or Gwen Skalish at 610-299-6993 or stop by the church on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sundays, 9 a.m. to noon.
GEMM (Gospel Enriched Marriage Ministry): Risen Hope Church, 1001 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park. Are you looking to take your marriage to the next level? Join us on the fourth Saturday of each month at 6pm as we go through an exciting series called “The Art of Marriage,” by Family Life. Dinner is provided, and we ask that you please sign up on our website event calendar at risenhopechurch.org.
Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church: will hold its 2023 pierogie sale. Cost is $10 for potato and cheese pierogies and $12 for sauerkraut pierogies. Pierogie sale dates for the year are Sept. 14-16, Sept. 28-30, Oct. 12-14, Oct. 26-28, Nov. 9-11. Nov. 16-17 and Dec. 14-16. Pickup times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church is at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore. For information or to place an order, call the pierogie hotline at 610-544-1216.
Trainer Trinity United Methodist Church: 3705 W. Ninth St., Trainer: Food cupboard available Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30-11 a.m. Donations of food items joyfully received throughout the week, for food cupboard distribution. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: Trainer Trinity United Methodist Church. YouTube: trainertrinityumc
First United Methodist Church of Media: also known as First Church Media, 350 W. State St., Media, distributes food Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. The church’s Clothing Closet mainly takes private appointments, which can be scheduled by calling the church office at 610-566-3172. The Clothing Closet also has one monthly pop-up event that is open to the public. This date can be found at www.firstchurchmedia.org or on the Clothing Closet of First Church Media facebook page.
Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church: 256 Bethel Road, Glen MIlls will continue the monthly “first fruits” collection the first Sunday of each month.
Prospect Hill Baptist Church and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry: 703 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park. Sunday worship, in-person and online, 11 a.m., www.prospecthillbaptist.org. Visit us on Facebook: @prospecthillbc. The pantry serves residents of Delaware County with meat, dairy, fresh produce, and canned goods. Hours: Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays 1 – 4 p.m. More info on Facebook at delcoloavesandfishes and www.delcoloavesandfishes.org; 610- 532-9000
The Foundry Church: 25 Cedar Road, Wallingford, new hours, Tuesday 6-8 p.m. We offer fresh and frozen food, canned and dry goods. Visit www.the foundry church.org or arts programs studio4:10 Facebook page. Our pantry number is 610-872-3344
Middletown Presbyterian Church: 273 South Old Middletown Road, Media. Just GRIT, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., teen activities. Bible study with pizza. Adult Bible Study, Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. https://www.loc8nearme.com/pennsylvania/media/middletown-presbyterian-church/7050926/
Temple Baptist Church: 736 W. Seventh St., Chester, will now have afternoon Bible study on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. Come out and share the joy of God’s love to his people. https://www.loc8nearme.com/pennsylvania/chester/temple-baptist-church/6148723/
The Christian Church of Chester: 308 W. Third St., Chester cafe will be open on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Enjoy a free hot meal. Zumba is held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Come for the fellowship and get fit for free. In the instance of inclement weather, contact the church at 610- 874-9690 or check our social media pages to see whether an activity has been delayed, canceled or rescheduled. www.thechristianchurchofchester.com
The Healing Rooms of Delaware County: A multi-church ministry with the goal of connecting people to God’s love and power. Location is New Hope Christian Church, 551 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall. 484-422-8145. Hours of operation: Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. No appointment necessary. Facility is wheelchair accessible.
Turning Point Ministries: 624 E. Eighth St., Chester, is collecting food as part of its endeavor to continually build up the city. Congregants are willing to pick up any and all donated nonperishable items that can be stored in the church’s pantry until the time comes to serve. The pantry is open the first and third Wednesdays of every month. For information and to set up donations, call LeeVetta Smith at 267-475-7087 or email [email protected]
Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church: 256 Bethel Road, Glen MIlls will continue the monthly “first fruits” collection the first Sunday of each month.
Collenbrook United Church: 5290 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, has returned to offering free community meals on the last Saturday of every month from noon to 2 p.m. The in-person meals provide home cooked meals and fellowship. The next meal days are Saturdays, March 25 and April 29. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 610-789-9590 or email [email protected].
The Legion of Mary: is a Catholic organization of men and women, who work with the Blessed Mother and Holy Spirit to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, our savior, to the world in various locations and manners. Consider attending a meeting to deepen your faith and invite others to do the same. You do not need to be a parishioner at the following parishes to join their Legion group. You do need to be a practicing Catholic.
The goal of membership is achieving sainthood and bringing others to achieve the same goal.
Listed below are parishes with Legion of Mary assemblies, day of meeting and contact email:
• St. Francis of Assisi, Springfield, Monday 1:30 p.m.: Gus at [email protected].
• St. Gabriel, Norwood, Wednesday 9:30 a.m.: Suzanne at [email protected].
• St. George, Glenolden, Monday 6:30 p.m.: Gloria at [email protected].
• St. Joseph, Collingdale, Tuesday 6:30 p.m.: Chris at [email protected]
• St. Madeline, Ridley Park, Wednesday 1 p.m.: Mary at [email protected]
• St. Mary Magdalen, Media, Tuesday 9:30 a.m.: James at [email protected]
• Nativity BVM, Media, Sunday 11 a.m.: John at [email protected]
• St. Rose of Lima, Eddystone, Thursday 11 a.m.:Jeanne at [email protected]
• St. Thomas, the Apostle, Glen Mills, Monday 10:30 a.m.: Loretta at [email protected]
• Annunciation BVM, Havertown, Tuesday 7 p.m.: Mike at [email protected]
• St. Denis, Havertown, Tuesday 6:15 p.m.: Barbara at [email protected]
• Sacred Heart, Havertown, Tuesday 1 p.m.: Joe at [email protected]
• St. Pius X, Havertown, Monday 7 p.m.: Concetta at [email protected]
• St. Charles Borromeo, Drexel Hill, Tuesday 7 p.m.: Alice at [email protected]
• St. Philomena, Lansdowne. Thursday 7:00 PM Liz at [email protected]