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The Common Place 10th Anniversary Soiree

The Common Place 10th Anniversary Soiree
Friday, April 19, 2024, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wayne Presbyterian Church will join The Common Place for its 10th Anniversary Soiree in April

In October 2013, WPC embarked on a journey to help rebuild a church at the center of the SW Philadelphia community. We are now celebrating the 10th anniversary of WPC’s decision to join with local leaders, purchase the property owned by New Spirit Community Church for $1, conduct extensive renovations, and help transform it into a faith-based educational outreach center for children and families in the SW community called The Common Place. It was a bold and spirit-led initiative involving a $3M capital campaign ($1.5M for TCP and $1.5M for WPC property funds) and significant investments of time and energy from our staff and congregation. New Spirit Church eventually merged with Grace Christian Fellowship to become Salt & Light Church with a congregation approaching 1,000 worshippers. Many WPC members continue to lead and volunteer at TCP, which has now become a sustainable non-profit organization providing support to children and their families through educational programs, food sovereignty, community collaboration and welcome. Friends, this is an example of what we can do together with our neighbors when we are led by the spirit to give and serve. Please plan to join the TCP community to celebrate this major milestone, honor Rev. Aisha Brooks-Johnson, our former pastor and a key leader in the growth and success of TCP and help support TCP’s plan to initiate a preschool program.

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