Friday, April 16, 2010

Teens Walking the Walk at Havertown Center


The grounds at Havertown Center (1105 Earlington Road) look nice and clean now.  It has been a snowy, messy winter and a windy beginning of spring, leaving lots of dead leaves, sticks and bits of trash and papers strewn all over the grass and around the Center entrances.  Just a few weeks ago, on Sunday, March 21, teens from Walking the Walk were outside Havertown Center with rakes, brooms and trash bags cleaning up.  And they even planted tulips in the planters!


Havertown Center, located in the old Brookline School on Earlington Road, is a community center serving older adults and promoting positive aging in our community.  The Center is a vibrant community where aging is continually re-defined.

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 has brought 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 met five times from November to March for interfaith learning and dialogue, reflection and community building, focusing on the shared values of “Honoring My Self and My Heritage” and “Helping Those In Need." The teens finish this weekend, April 18, with Day of Environmental Action for Teenagers at the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center



Havertown Center
says
Thank You
to the
Haverford Township Clergy Association
and to the teens of
Walking the Walk!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

ONE Campaign's PA Kick-Off at Temple Lutheran

Join this free workshop:
 the ONE Campaign Pennsylvania Kick-Off
Saturday, April 17, 2010
10 am - 12 noon.
Temple Lutheran Church
511 Brookline Boulevard
Havertown, PA
Join ONE staff and other members from your area to find out how to be more involved in the fight against extreme poverty! Over the course of the workshop, we will learn about the history of ONE and some of the organization's top policy and legislative priorities for 2010. We will also discuss ways...(more) you can become active right here in Pennsylvania. Please bring your laptop and mobile device to learn how technology can reach your elected officials! This workshop is free and open to the public so please bring your friends and family!
Go here for more information and to RSVP

And go here to read Pastor Matt Staniz's article for ONE about the workshop and upcoming ONE Sabbath events on World Malaria Day.