Mission at Wayne Presbyterian is an integrated system providing service, education and advocacy opportunities alongside religious and non-profit partners— called our mission partners—and identifying and  addressing immediate community needs.

We have categorized our Mission Partners as Local, Global, and Advocacy as you discern where God may be calling you to serve.

Local Mission Partnership Opportunities to Serve
CityLights

CityLights has facilitated partnerships between the Wayne Community and the Southwest Philadelphia Community since 1995.  This ministry supports issues of health, education, safety and non-violence, housing, and economic development for all ages within the Southwest community.  The CityLights office is located at The Common Place.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Susan Aggarwal

CityLights Director Rev. Cean James 267 705 6576 


theVillage  

village1877.org

Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave, Philadelphia PA 19142

For the healing of the spirits of children, families, and communities broken by trauma including violence, neglect, addition, poverty, mental illness, racism and other serious societal problems, there is the Village.  Volunteers help via tutoring, career nights and administrative assistance. The Faith in Action Council welcomes volunteers to participate in a hands on volunteer activity held four times per year.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Ruth Murphy


Outley House

selfincorp.org

70th and Woodland, Philadelphia, PA 19142

Outley House, an outreach of Self Inc., is the largest men's housing shelter in Philadelphia, assisting more than 200 men on an ongoing basis. Outley is in constant need of men's clothing (particularly big and tall), white socks, new towels, washcloths, underwear and men's toiletries. Wayne Presbyterian Church collects and delivers these needed items on a regular basis. The Men's Fellowship collects baked goods donations from Main Line bakeries on a weekly basis, year-round and delivers them to the Outley kitchen.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Ted Behr


Myers Tots

Myers Tots Program at the F.J. Myers Recreation Center

5801 Kingsessing Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143

Located in the F.J. Myers Recreation Center in Kingsessing, Myers Tots prepares tots for school and community by teaching self-help and educational skills and providing play with other children. They are a resource for helping children and their families with difficult circumstances. Teachers also provide information on a wide range of resources for parents and families.  

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Jan Eberlein 


Presby Inspired Life Apartments

presbysinspiredlife.org

2000 S 58th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143

Provides affordable housing for seniors and the disabled on its beautiful campus.  Seniors receive support from social workers on site and interactive programs. Become a phone buddy to a senior. Knowing someone who cares will be calling once a week is a blessing for all concerned.  Gardeners can help by supplying seeds and plant cuttings for the seniors to plant in the apartment's raised garden beds.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Lani Fabere


Sherwood Soup Kitchen

5543 Willows Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143

The Center offers daycare for infants through 5-yr-olds, summer day camp, and a soup kitchen. Wayne Presbyterian volunteers assist with the hunger ministry that serves hot lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Cake pans are available on Sundays for volunteers to use to bake cakes at home to aid in this ministry. 

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Susan Aggarwal


S. Weir Mitchell School

mitchell.philasd.org

5500 Kingsessing Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143

This public school, situated in the heart of the Kingsessing community in Southwest Philadelphia, serves local students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Through volunteer service and funds, WPC has enhanced the playground, school library, staff room, auditorium lighting, and educational programs. 

Wayne Presbyterian Liaisons Jane Beatty, Rita Fisk, Marsha Irvin


Broad Street Ministry

Broad Street Ministry

315 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA

This important ministry is a faith community where vulnerable people or those in need of hospitality and support come together for worship, food, and fellowship in the historic Chambers Wiley Presbyterian Church. Wayne Presbyterian participates in activities such as the clothing closet, youth mission programs, worship, and making soup and casseroles for the 315 Café during the winter months.  We also volunteer our time and efforts so these programs can flourish.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Lani Fabere


Cornerstone Christian Academy

cornerstonephiladelphia.com

1939 S. 58th Street, PO Box 5520, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Cornerstone is an independent, private Christian school in Southwest Philadelphia serving Kindergarten through 8th grade students in a safe, disciplined, and spiritual educational environment.  The school’s campus adjoins The Common Place. Nearly 100% of Cornerstone graduates complete high school on time, and most pursue a college degree. Our congregation has generously supported this partner with time, talent, and treasure for over 15 years. 

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Sally Hudson


The Common Place

thecommonplacephilly.org

5736 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

The Common Place seeks to offer holistic care to the children and families of Southwest Philadelphia. Located at the corner of 58th Street and Chester Avenue, we are a shared space where various organizations come together to meet spiritual, educational, and social support needs. With two worshiping communities, an arts-based after-school enrichment program, social services, and community events, The Common Place is a sacred space to do life together.. 

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Casey Thompson

Hammers with Heart

This Wayne Presbyterian Church mission provides volunteer and material support to several home and institution repair ministries: 

  • Good Works of Chester County - housing repairs for the needy in Chester County
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy - facility repairs
  • Philadelphia Public Schools - facility repairs
  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia - housing repair for Philadelphia residents in need
  • The Williamson College of the Trades - Scholarships for student education in construction trades
    • Summer Trade Camp, click here for more information.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Peter Grim


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the idea of partnership housing – where families in need of adequate housing work shoulder-to-shoulder with volunteers, donors, and Habitat staff to build new homes and repair existing homes. 

The Hammers with Heart Ministry of the Wayne Presbyterian Church and the St. John’s Church of Devon collaborate to support Habitat for Humanity through funding and a partnering of volunteers.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Peter Grim


Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

RTP is a local, independent affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation's leading nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs, modifications, and improvements for America's vulnerable homeowners.  Rebuilding Together Philadelphia was founded in 1988 by current board member Robert Bellinger and several of his fellow graduate students at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton/Penn students continue to help 10 homeowners each year, taking on project management responsibilities for a Block Build in West Philadelphia each spring.

Wayne Presbyterian's Construction Ministry provides volunteers for the Rebuilding Together Philadelphia projects.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Peter Grim


Wayne Senior Center

108 Station Road Wayne, PA 19087   610 688 6246

Wayne Senior Center

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. 

.Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Scott Laird


Surrey Services for Seniors

Surrey Services for Seniors

Surrey’s 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. Surrey Cares provides meals and social activities at one of four centers in Chesco and Delco, in-home services and transportation.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Park Blatchford


Interfaith Hospitality Network of the MainLine

Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line

IHN is part of a nationwide organization that provides shelter and support to families who are experiencing a temporary crisis in housing. Wayne Presbyterian and the other churches on the MainLine hosts guest families for seven days four to five times a year. Each hosting week at our church 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. Certain additional assistance is also needed between hosting weeks.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Nancy Monahan


Great Valley Food Cupboard

Great Valley Food Cupboard

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 respect meeting their food insecurities with care concern and compassion. Non-perishable food and household sundries can be donated by depositing (unexpired) items in the wood cabinet in the Connector of WPC any time when the church building is open. Volunteers as part of a team to help transport the food, which is delivered weekly, are welcomed.

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Scott Laird


Baker Industries

Baker Industries

Baker Industries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit work-rehabilitation program 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 ... 106 individuals who are now positive contributors to society.

Advocacy Opportunities to Serve
Earth Care

The “Earth Care Congregation” program is designed to inspire congregations to care for God’s creation in a holistic way, integrating earth care into all facets of church life.  This program grew out of the “Call to Restore the Creation,” part of a Resolution passed in 1990 by the 202nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PC-USA). Reflecting the intimate connection between a healthy environment and food production, the Earth Care Congregation program rests under the auspices of the Presbyterian Hunger Program

.Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Pamela Jensen, Rutger Boerema

Learn more

Mission Crossroads
November 11, 2020 | Pamela Jensen

Interesting reading - Presbyterian Mission Agency Mission Crossroads

Global Mission Partnership Opportunities to Serve
Bread for the World


Wayne Presbyterian Liaison Carol Diehl

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