Wayne Senior Center
108 Station Road
Wayne, PA 19087
610 688 6246
The mission of the Wayne Senior Center is to provide community, friendship and resources in order to enrich the lives of older adults. The Wayne Senior Center is where active, independent people age 50 and older come to nurture their interests and needs, both intellectual and physical. This is the place where seniors become empowered to grow, develop and get involved.
WPC Liaison: Scott Laird ( ) and Pamela Jensen ( )
Surrey Services For Seniors
Chester County – Mary Galligan 610-647-6404
Delaware County – Kathy Henderson 610-566-0505
Transportation – 610-993-9493
The Surrey mission is to help older adults live at home with independence and dignity while continuing to be active members of their community. The Surrey Cares Program meets the needs of some of the more vulnerable seniors who want to remain in their homes in the community where they have lived, worked, and raised their families. Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) has provided financial and service support to Surrey for years. Many of our members volunteer on their own, but WPC has also provided Board leaders and helped with special projects. Visit their website to see how you might serve or contact the church liaison.
WPC Liaison: Parker Blatchford ( )
Wayne Presbyterian Church honored in 2023 as a faithful contributor to The E. Jeanne LaRouche Founders Society of Surrey Services For Seniors.
[photo credit: Betsy Barron Photography]
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) of the Main Line
1449 DeKalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401
IHN is part of Family Promise, a nationwide organization that provides shelter and support to families who are experiencing a temporary crisis in housing. For 25 years, Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) and other faith organizations on the Main Line host guest families for seven days—four to five times a year. During non-pandemic times, each hosting week at WPC involves about 50 volunteers to set up and take down classroom areas as private bedrooms for the guests, provide meals and clean linens, hospitality and stay overnight as chaperones. Food shopping, laundering, and publicity are additional activities volunteers help with. Criminal background and child abuse clearances are necessary for those having direct contact with the families. Visit their website to see how you might serve or contact church liaisons.
WPC Liaisons: Nancy Monahan , Susan Hirschman , Leslie Dudt
Pastor Emeritus Rev. John T. Galloway, Jr. and members of WPC celebrate more than 25 years of hosting the Interfaith Hospitality Network emergency shelter program of Family Promise of the Main Line. (April 2023)
Great Valley Food Cupboard (GVFC)
The Baptist Church in the Great Valley
945 North Valley Forge Road
Devon, Pennsylvania 19333
Office: (610) 688-5445
GVFC, provides food and basic household supplies at no cost to needy families in the Wayne and Great Valley areas. Their mission is to treat all who come for help with dignity and to respect meeting their food insecurities with care, concern and compassion. Recently, an influx of immigrant refugees from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have exacerbated the need for donated food and sundries. Non-perishable food and household sundries are donated by depositing (unexpired) items in the wood cabinet in the Connector of Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC). GVFC fills grocery bags with assorted food for registered families. Visit their website to learn more or contact Wayne Presbyterian Church.
Our 2023 Vacation Bible School collected nearly 800 food items for this food cupboard and one in Radnor.
WPC Liaison: Scott Laird
WPC Collection Cabinet
Boxed food donations
Canned food donations
3630 I Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
184 Pennsylvania Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
Baker Industries was founded by Wayne Presbyterian Church (WPC) members Charles and Louise (Weezie) Baker on behalf of their son. Today, Baker Industries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit workforce development program with locations in Malvern and Philadelphia, employing and finding outside employment for the disabled, recovering substance abusers, parolees, and the homeless. Over the past three years, 106 of their employees have joined the regular work force and are now positive contributors to society. WPC has provided both service and financial support for many years. Volunteers can help work alongside their employees on their contracted projects. Visit their website to learn more or contact the church liaison.
The video at the link below takes you to a video produced by Baker Industries, a Mission Partner of WPC. The video describes a heartwarming success story about a woman who was trained by Baker Industries and, as a result, got a good job after 5 years in prison.
WPC Liaison: Scott Laird ( )
300 tins of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty. Labeled by Baker Industries & provided to Gemma Services
Radnor Township Civic Association (RTCA)
248 Highland Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
WPC Liaison: Pamela Jensen
RTCA, also known by the Highland Avenue Community Center at 248 Highland Avenue in west Wayne, is the community center historically used by Second Baptist Church and St. Johns A.M.E. Church for wedding and birthday celebrations, revival meetings, and funeral gatherings. A multi-church collaboration in Wayne restored and upgraded the over 100-year-old structure with the goal of providing expanded community programs and services to the West Wayne community. Due to the pandemic, these plans have been delayed. However, the center has been the site of for a Town Hall by the Radnor Police and a community sponsored outdoor music and a movie night. Wayne Presbyterian Church has been involved in building upgrades, outdoor gardening, and landscaping. Visit their Facebook page to learn more or contact our church liaison.
Note: This structure is the only remaining Black-owned secular community center on the Main Line between Ardmore and Coatesville. The facility is publicly available to anyone to rent for events and activities. Contact Pamela Deans at (484) 431-3044 or pamela
Wayne Presbyterian was part of a 4-year multi-church rehabilitation and restoration of the RTCA structure
Long-time members of the RTCA presented a discussion at WPC on "Begin Black in Wayne". They urged us to do more of this educational and active outreach to the Wayne area African American community.
Gemma Services (formally theVillage)
Preheim Center 6517 Chester Ave. Philadelphia
512 W. Township Line Rd. Plymouth Meeting
For the healing of the spirits of children, families, and communities broken by trauma including violence, neglect, poverty, mental illness, racism and other serious societal problems, there is Gemma Services. Volunteers help via tutoring, career nights and administrative assistance.
The Faith in Action Council welcomes you to participate in activities throughout the year, including donating to family fun-night baskets for the families who permanently welcome children into their homes (various fundraising opportunities) and Christmas gift donations for the children in Gemma's residential treatment programs (through the WPC Alternative Gift program during the Christmas season).
Please visit the following link to see ways you can help: https://gemmaservices.org/support-us/wishlist/
Wayne Presbyterian Liaison: Elisabeth Slate and Scott Laird
Main Line Mentoring
Founded in the 1990’s, MLM offers activities that foster responsible citizenship, leadership and self-respect to all school age children in the community. Located in Mt. Pleasant, education is the foundation of what they do as it is one of the most important parts of a child’s growth. They have a tutoring program where the children receive help with their schoolwork. They also take trips to local colleges, Peoples Light and Arden theatres, museums and other educational events. Their mission is to help students grow spiritually, emotionally and physically by exposing them to things that they may not otherwise have a chance to see.
Wayne Presbyterian Liaison: Scott Laird ( )
At restored Carr School and Chapel
Annual Bowling Party
Mission to Chinese Seamen
Phone 215 852 1723
This mission was started by the Hill family of Wayne Presbyterian Church. We have continued to support it because they not only offer hospitality and comfort to visiting seafarers, but spiritual comfort to those willing to hear the hope proclaimed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ from Rev. Byeong Lee, a Korean pastor in PC(USA) and himself a former seafarer.
WPC Liaison: Scott Laird ( )
Main Line Refugee Resettlement Committee
A multi-church committee, including WPC as a steering committee member, was formed by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Wayne in 2017 to help resettle an immigrant family from the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing the civil war there. In subsequent years, the committee helped re-settle refugees from Guinea, Guatemala, and Afghanistan.
Our current focus is on a 21 year old Afghan man who escaped from the Taliban take-over with his sister and her 2 young children and entered the US as a humanitarian parolee.. Their parents and siblings intended to accompany them but were separated in the frantic rush to the Kabul airport. The sister was married to an Afghan citizen of UK, and she and her kids ultimately re-located to California with her husband’s sister while he works on her emigration to the UK. This left her brother here alone to finish Radnor High School and find work. His journey has been the most difficult for the group because he struggles to become self-sufficient financially. Progress toward that has been impeded by a serious knee injury requiring surgical repair, and financial debts. The committee found him work through two members of WPC, the most recent of which provided a studio apartment in Wayne with a rental discount. We are helping him learn the financial skills to live within his means. A pro bono attorney from Troutman Pepper helped him submit the application for asylum and to renew his parole status and work authorization. He joined a local mosque. He sends money to his family back home who are in hiding. He dreams of going to college as soon as he can and having his own business. We are trying to instill the right amount of patience as we assist him in the process of ‘renewing his mind’ and transforming himself to live in our society.
WPC liaisons: Scott Laird ( ), Marty Laird ( ) , Craig Stock ( ).