Welcome to Mercy Week! Mercy ministry is a huge part of the Gospel, and central to the mission of Jesus. These are the words Jesus spoke about his mission:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
       to bring good news to the poor.
 He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
      to let the oppressed go free,
 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
                                 (Luke 4:18-19, NRSV)

These words are powerful and speak to the heart of the full restoration Jesus came to bring to the world.

As we focus this week, we as a church community are going to be serving some of the abundant needs in the Philadelphia region. As we serve this week, we want to reflect on what the Philadelphia region could look like if the followers of Jesus joined him in His work of full restoration.

Here are some of the mercy initiatives that you are invited to be a part of this week:

Bethesda Project: My Brothers House
Monday 10/28, 10 AM - 1 PM
10 AM - 11 AM: Bible Study, 11 AM - 1 PM: Lunch (come to one or both)
Bible study and lunch come study, serve, and build relationships with our friends of Bethesda.
Location: 609 South 15ht St., Philadelphia
Contact: Vito Baldini 

Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center
Monday, 10/28. 7 PM - 9 PM
Snacks, relationships, and Monday Night Football!
Location: 1001 Sterigere St., Building 53 (in the rear)
Contact: David Kwon

ESL Ministry
Tuesday, 10/29. 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Come and learn, observe, assist a class, or baby sit.
Location: 1832 S. 11th St., Philadelphia
Contact: Lindsay Musser

Alpha Pregency Services
Tuesday, 10/29. 6 PM - 9 PM
Unpacking, sorting clothing, and hang out. Pizza dinner will be provided.
Location: 1601 Lombard St., Philadelphia
Contact: Michael Miller

Community Outreach
Wednesday, 10/30. 7 PM - 9 PM
Celebrate Frank’s house warming as he has transitioned over the summer to his own place.
Location: 28th and Morris St., Philadelphia
Contact: Amrah Baldini

Bethesda Project: Sanctuary
Wednesday, 10/30. 6 PM - 8 PM
Come for a night of games and snacks with the men of Sanctuary.
Location: 20th and Christian St., Philadelphia
Contact: Krista Dedrick

Hawthorne Halloween Party in the Park
Thursday, 10/31. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Come join us as we celebrate Halloween with our friends and neighbors of Hawthorne.
Location: 12th and Cathrine St., Philadelphia
Contact: Monica Ayers

Small Fry
Saturday, 11/2. 11 AM - 2 PM
Come help as we clean and organize the rec. center with the kids of South Philadelphia.
Location: Marion Anderson Rec Center, 17th & Fitzwater Sts., Philadelphia
Contact: Alissa McLaughlin

City Team
Saturday, 11/2. 7:45 AM - 11 AM
Come serve breakfast, worship, and learn more about City Team.
Location: 634 Sproul St., Chester, PA
Contact: Steve Torentta