We believe that God’s grace frees us to express the mercy and justice of Christ and calls us to serve the most pressing needs of our neighborhoods. Below are Liberti’s mercy and justice teams and partnerships; we’d love to help you connect with the serving opportunity that’s right for you. For information, questions, and help, email Vito Baldini.
(Times vary / Located at 17th and Morris South Philly)
Aquinas Center was developed as a collaborative effort with the parishioners of St. Thomas Catholic Community, neighbors in South Philadelphia, and many people of good will from partnering organizations and agencies. The former convent has be come a welcoming place that offered mutual support to fostered shared understanding across cultural divides. Liberti has worked with them on multiple levels from summer internship, spring break trips, weekly ESL and fundraisers.
If you would like to learn more or get involved email: Vito Baldini at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Fry - Every Saturday at 11:00 AM, Volunteers teach kids and their families in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood to cook and prepare healthy and affordable snacks and meals on a low-income budget.
For more information, please contact Alissa Merlino.
AlphaCare - AlphaCare - located at 3809 Lancaster Ave. AlphaCare is a Christian non-profit organization that provides support and services to women of all backgrounds with unexpected pregnancies. AlphaCare also educates the local community concerning the needs of pregnant women, provides abortion after-care, and grief support after miscarriage.
For more information, please contact Lizzy Harrop.
YoungLives - Club meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 113 E. Airy St., Norristown, PA, on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Bible study is the first and third Thursday of each month - same location. YoungLives is a ministry dedicated to loving teenagers facing situations of unplanned motherhood. YoungLives connects teen moms with mentors, as well as people who can make meals, and donate diapers and wipes.
For more information, please contact Ann Herron.
Easter Outreach 2017
Thanks for Partnering!
One way that Liberti celebrates Easter is by partnering with churches, nonprofits, and organizations to distribute meals to some of the hungriest zip codes in the Philadelphia region, and provide clean water to people in South Sudan. Thanks to all those who gave, served, packed, and delivered meals with Easter Outreach this year! Through your help, we were able to meet our goals and distribute over 5000 meals in and around Philadelphia neighborhoods and give 1500 water filters to people in South Sudan! Check out easteroutreach.org to get a glimpse of how your generosity blessed this ministry this Easter!
Community Outreach - Various locations and times. In-home conversation and prayer with some of the families that we provide meals to during the annual Easter Outreach who have requested ongoing follow-up from our church.
For more information, please contact Vito Baldini.
Emmanuel - 17th & Sansom Sts., Every Saturday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Liberti partners with First Baptist Church to reach out to our homeless friends and neighbors in Center City. We cook, serve and eat a meal together. We provide a reflection on a Scripture passage and seek to offer time to build relationships and relax in a safe environment.
Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC) -
1001 Sterigere St., Building 9, Norristown, PA.
Sunday afternoons at 4:30pm on chosen Sundays roughly once per month.
Volunteers plan, organize and prepare a special feast with very nice dishes. They provide it to the residents, joining-in themselves in a family-type special meal celebration together where we meet and eat together as friends and equals.
Volunteers offer to pray with residents who sometimes request special prayer. Prayer cards are distributed at tables with pens. Residents are encouraged to write down their prayer requests. Filled-in cards are collected and used by the sponsoring home groups to pray through together. Some of the feasts are arranged to include many families with children helping to prepare and serve the food. (Families with children always are welcome.)
For more information, please contact Nathalie Wilson.
The Bethesda Project is a community of prayer, reflection, and action that responds to the call to serve the abandoned poor. We are currently involved with 2 sites:
Sanctuary - 20th & Christian, every 3rd Sunday from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Sanctuary is a transitional supportive housing community for formerly homeless men in recovery. On a monthly basis, a Liberti team serves lunch and spends time with residents.
For more information, please contact Krista Dedrick.
Cityteam International - 634 Sproul St., Chester, PA
Cityteam houses a men's recovery program and also serves as an emergency shelter. It also offers family services to moms and children, deliverers holiday meals and toys at Christmas. Liberti prepares and serves a meal at City Team on a monthly basis.
For more information, please contact Steve Tornetta.
Support Children and Youth in Foster Care
When Philadelphia's children and youth cannot be safely maintained in their own homes, and no family members, friends, or neighbors are available to help, these young people often enter into foster care. Since 2013, the number of children and youth in Philadelphia's foster care system has risen from about 4100 to about 6100, more homes and more supports are desperately needed. Liberti Church can have a huge impact on the city's most vulnerable population. Email Timothy Hitchens to see if there's a way that you or your small group can help.