Monday, November 23, 2009

Union UMC will host DELCO Interfaith Hospitality Network December 6-13!

Guests of the Delaware County Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) will be arriving at Union UMC on Sunday, December 6 and will be staying there until December 13. Our guests are parents with children who receive housing and employment support through the IHN. In a typical week 3-5 families (8-14 individuals) are supported with a warm place to stay and much care and encouragement.

Volunteers are needed to cover the supper hours (5-7 p.m.), evening hours (7-9 p.m.), and overnight hours (9 p.m. - 7 a.m.). If you would be able to help, please contact the office of Union UMC at 610-789-1700 and please leave a message if no one is there.

Your help with monetary contributions to support the meals provided throughout the week and the ongoing ministry of IHN are also greatly appreciated. Go here to learn more about the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great Food for a Great Cause

Please join us in supporting teens of three different faiths interested in giving back to the community by eating a delicious meal!

Who: Hope United Methodist Church & Walking the Walk Fundraiser
What: Lunch ~ A special selection of grilled favorites and Outback originals
Where: Outback Steakhouse, 1162 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
When: Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
How Much:
$18 Adults/$10 Kids
Why: Youth from the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths are joining together to not only understand each other’s faiths, but also to improve the community together.

Call Jackie Martin 610-446-0215 and buy your ticket for an Outback lunch that really makes a difference!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Walking the Walk Comes to Delaware County

The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia declares that Walking the Walk puts their mission into action:

“Walking the Walk is an initiative that provides teenagers with experiences, skills and resources necessary to live in a diverse world, deepen their own identities, and break through walls that distance and divide them from people of other religious, cultural and economic backgrounds.”
In collaboration with the Haverford Township Clergy Association, Rev. Nicole D. Diroff of the Interfaith Center is bringing its program to Delaware County. The Suburban Jewish Community Center-Bnai Aaron, Hope United Methodist, and Grace Trinity United Church of Christ are the Partner Communities and Havertown Center is the Community Service Partner.
Teens from these faith communities will meet five times from November to March for interfaith learning and dialogue, reflection and community building. Two sessions will focus on the Shared Values of “Honoring My Self and My Heritage” and “Helping Those In Need." One of the sessions will an MLK Day Group Retreat. And two of the sessions will service learning through an interfaith, intergenerational art experience with mixed-media artist Patty Greenspoon, where the teens and a group of older adults will create personal journals as well as a collaborative clay tile piece to hang in the senior community center.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mission Statement

Seeking to represent the faith communities of Haverford Township, we profess a common belief in God and love of neighbor. Our goals are mutual support and respect. We encourage participation of our congregants in interfaith activities in response to both civic and religious needs. Open to members of all faith expressions, we aspire to unity of collaboration and fellowship.