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Programs that provide opportunities for people to satisfy their inner needs and enhance their spiritual growth through organized group worship, or through other devotional activities under the auspices of a formal religious or denominational institution.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Deaf ApostolateReligious services, summer camps, and education for the deaf and hard of hearing.PhiladelphiaArchdiocese of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Logan SquareArchdiocese of Philadelphia
Archdiocese of Philadelphia - Department For Pastoral Care For Persons With DisabilitiesDepartment for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities assists with and fosters full inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the church.PhiladelphiaArchdiocese of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Logan SquareArchdiocese of Philadelphia
Chester County Migrant Ministry CommitteeOffers warm clothing for migrant workers. Other services offered through CCMM include, bible study which also help immigrants learn English, citizenship classes, transportation to Philadelphia for immigrant matters, translation services with doctors, etc.ChesterCHESTER COUNTY MIGRANT MINISTRYChester County Migrant Ministry
Christian Discipleship Program-One year program -Residential housing with a Christian focus -Prayer, worship and spiritual counseling -Basic life skills trainingPerrySonshine MinistriesSonshine Ministries
Christ the King Lutheran Church for the DeafChrist the King Lutheran Church for the Deaf is a congregation of deaf and hearing-impaired parishioners and families worshipping and meeting the needs of the West Chester deaf community.ChesterChrist The King Lutheran Church For The Deaf - Chester; West ChesterChrist The King Lutheran Church For The Deaf
City Light Ministry - South Side Outreach CenterAfter school program provides homework center, daily Bible devotion and other activities. If there is no school there is no after-school program. Offers a summer day camp program for school-age kids only. Includes trips to the pool, local parks and field trips. BerksCity Light Ministry - South Side CenterSpring Valley Church of God
Cranaleith Spiritual Center - Spiritual RetreatsA ministry of hospitality and prayer is extended to persons of diverse faith and cultures, and to organizations whose purposes are consistent with the ethos of the Center. Sabbath: Persons are welcome to spend sabbath time rediscovering rhythms of life in harmony with creation. Individuals can come for quiet days, overnight, a weekend, or longer stays. Overnight: Overnight accommodations are available for up to 10 persons. All guest rooms have views of the surrounding landscape with the natural beauty unique to each season. For groups or individuals desiring a private space, the Center can offer a self-contained area, including 5 guest rooms, 2 bathrooms with showers, dining area, kitchenette, and living room. Spiritual Direction: Those who would like to meet with a spiritual director, who serves as a listener, companion, and guide, are welcome to arrange for spiritual direction with a staff member at a mutually convenient time. Silent Directed Retreats, 5-8 Days, can be scheduled throughout the year. Group Retreats/Conferences: The center can host small groups of up to twenty persons. Staff are available to design a retreat in response to your group's needs. Groups are also welcome to bring their own presenter or facilitator. Rates are negotiated, depending on the size and nature of the group.PhiladelphiaCranaleith Spiritual Center - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaCranaleith Spiritual Center
Day One of Greater Altoona Christian Study GroupWomen's group to study and discuss the doctrines and practices of Christianity.BlairDay One of Greater AltoonaDay One of Greater Altoona
D Spence Chaplains - Spiritual Care ServicesSpiritual Care Services provides contracted chaplains to hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, assisted livings, and other organizations. In addition the service offers spiritual care services to the elderly, critically ill, disabled, and home-bound in the community, who may be disconnected from or unable to attend a place of worship.ChesterD SPENCE CHAPLAINS - Chester; West ChesterD Spence Chaplains
D Spence Chaplains - Spritual Care Services - Religious CounselingD SPENCE CHAPLAINS serves individuals, as well as institutions e.g. hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, assiste livings, etc.. What makes us unique is our licensed ministers offer spiritual care services to the entire community.ChesterD SPENCE CHAPLAINS - Chester; West ChesterD Spence Chaplains
Faith Inclusion Network For Disabilities FINDFIND's mission is to educate and empower individuals with disabilities, as well as those with whom they share their lives and to support faith communities in welcoming, including, and valuing the gifts of those individuals. The ARC of Chester County is the fiscal sponsor for FIND.ChesterARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THEArc of Chester County
Friendly Visiting SeniorsSenior home visitsDauphinSaint Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Holy Spirit Home Health CareIn the privacy and comfort of your own home, you can receive skilled health care to include the following services: Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy Medical Social Services Home Health Aide Comfort Care is a non-profit, JCAHO-accredited, Medicare-certified home health agency affiliated with Holy Spirit. Special programs are offered in joint replacement therapy, IV therapy, wound care, cardiac care, mental health & tele-homecare. Nurses are on-call 24 hours a day. CumberlandHoly Spirit Home Health CareGeisinger Holy Spirit Hospital
Honey Brook Youth Center - Youth Center - Bible StudyOffers bible study groups on Tuesday evenings for youth 13 years and above.ChesterHONEY BROOK YOUTH CENTERHoney Brook Youth Center
Jail Visitation ProgramsPrison ministryDauphinSaint Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Parochial SchoolsParochial Education for elementary and middle school studentsDauphinSaint Margaret Mary AlacoqueSaint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Pathway Community Church, Brethren in ChristWe are a church with service on Sundays at 10AM. We offer children’s classes on Sunday, and youth group on Wednesday. We also have School of Ministry classes and Small Groups throughout the week. Finally, we have several community outreach events that we put on during the year including:
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Night of Lights and
  • Christmas Eve service. If you would like more information about any of these, please let us know. We look forward to sharing our community with you.
  • YorkPathway Community ChurchPathway Community Church
    Recreational ActivitiesRecreational activitiesDauphinMount Laurel Church of GodMount Laurel Church of God
    Rejoicing Spirits Ministry - Adapted Worship Service and Fellowship - Calvary Lutheran ChurchRejoicing Spirits is an innovative and inclusive ministry that reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with developmental disabilities along with their family, friends, and local supportive community. This is done by offering a meaningful and adapted Christian worship service and fellowship time. The Rejoicing Spirits worship includes lots of music and joyous singing, concrete and meaningful messages, and opportunities to both participate and serve. ALL ARE WELCOME!ChesterCALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHRejoicing Spirits Ministry
    Rejoicing Spirits Ministry - Adapted Worship Service and Fellowship - St. James Lutheran ChurchRejoicing Spirits is an innovative and inclusive ministry that reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with developmental disabilities along with their family, friends, and local supportive community. This is done by offering a meaningful and adapted Christian worship service and fellowship time. The Rejoicing Spirits worship includes lots of music and joyous singing, concrete and meaningful messages, and opportunities to both participate and serve. ALL ARE WELCOME!ChesterST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCHRejoicing Spirits Ministry
    Rejoicing Spirits Ministry - Adapted Worship Service and Fellowship - St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran ChurchRejoicing Spirits is an innovative and inclusive ministry that reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with developmental disabilities along with their family, friends, and local supportive community. This is done by offering a meaningful and adapted Christian worship service and fellowship time. The Rejoicing Spirits worship includes lots of music and joyous singing, concrete and meaningful messages, and opportunities to both participate and serve. ALL ARE WELCOME!ChesterST. LUKE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHRejoicing Spirits Ministry
    Rejoicing Spirits Ministry - Adapted Worship Service and Fellowship - St. Paul's Lutheran ChurchRejoicing Spirits is an innovative and inclusive ministry that reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of individuals with developmental disabilities along with their family, friends, and local supportive community. This is done by offering a meaningful and adapted Christian worship service and fellowship time. The Rejoicing Spirits worship includes lots of music and joyous singing, concrete and meaningful messages, and opportunities to both participate and serve. ALL ARE WELCOME!ChesterREJOICING SPIRITS-ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN EXTON/LIONVILLERejoicing Spirits Ministry
    Saint Joseph Villa - Religious and Pastoral Care - Montgomery; FlourtownThe Pastoral Care Team works to strengthen each resident’s relationship to God by providing necessary services to nurture that relationship. Pastoral services include: -Spiritual and emotional support; -Availability of chapel at all times; -Welcoming Clergy of other denominations.MontgomerySaint Joseph Villa - Montgomery; FlourtownSaint Joseph Villa
    Second Avenue United Methodist Church Vacation Bible SchoolSecond Avenue United Methodist Church offers Vacation Bible School during the summer for children in grades K-12. Vacation Bible School offers religious instruction, as well as various activities and snacks. There is no cost to attend.BlairSecond Avenue United Methodist Church Creating CommunitySecond Avenue United Methodist Church
    St. Maximilian Kolbe ChurchOrganizes religious activities.ChesterST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE PARISHSt. Maximilian Kolbe Church
    St. Rocco Church - Religious ActivitiesOrganizes religious activities.ChesterST. ROCCO CHURCHSt. Rocco Church
    The Christian Community - Religious Instruction For Children and Youth GroupDevelopment of an age appropriate relationship to Christ. Bible stories, conversations, trips, and regional youth meetings for the East Coast. There are fees for the summer camps and youth retreats but no child will be turned away because of need. Please call for more information.ChesterTHE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITYThe Christian Community
    Tiger Pause Youth Ministry - Summer CampDuring this six-week camp, students learn how to swim, create arts and crafts projects, perform community service activities, participate in Bible studies and take part in athletics. Only children who reside in Beaver Falls, New Brighton, Rochester, and Midland are eligible to attend the camp. A typical week includes the following activities: BeaverSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Transformed Worldwide MinistriesA teaching ministry and outreach to women.ChesterTRANSFORMED WORLDWIDE MINISTRIESTransformed Worldwide Ministries
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Adult Education and Lifelong LearningAdult Ministry at Trinity offers an assortment of educational and growth experiences for adults. SUNDAYS 9:30-10:15 A.M. >Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know. What do Muslims practice and believe? Come learn about the Islam you don't hear about in the news. Topics will range from basic tenets and practices to Osama bin Laden and women's rights. Hear from the silent majority--learn what 1.3 billion Muslims really believe. Meets in room 125/127. >Opening the Book of Faith. "The Bible is astonishingly powerful. The Bible changes this sin-filled world... Through it God engages us with promise, forgiveness, and home, setting us free to love and serve." Come experience the power of the Word of God. Class meets in room 123. >Christian Parenting: Disciplines of a Godly Family. Join other Christian parents in discussion, prayer, and fellowship. Class meets in the Library, 108. >Seekers: a class for developmentally challenged adults. Special Ringers meets at 9:30 a.m. and class begins at 10:00 a.m. TUESDAYS 5:30-7:00 pm. >Starbucks Young Adult Bible Study. Please visit our Young Adult Ministry page for more information. BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16! Meet at Starbucks (884 West Main Street, Lansdale, right up the street from the church) for coffee, fellowship, and discussion. Bring your Bible! WEDNESDAYS 10:00-11:30 a.m >Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Pastor Malloy leads Trinity's largest and longest-running Bible Study! "In the beginning..." The story of Genesis is our story. Come learn how it all began. Meets in room 125/127. >Come to the F.E.A.S.T.! - (Food, Education, Adoration, Song, Together at Trinity) Join the fun on Wednesday nights! >CLASS SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER* - Beginning September 10, F.E.A.S.T. Christian Education opportunities for adults will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Come for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. and then stay for class! - Wednesday, September 10-October 15, 6:30 p.m. : Our Lutheran Spirituality: A Lutheran Way of Being Christian. Philadelphia Seminary President Dr. Philip Krey will lead a discussion on religion and spirituality. Meets in room 125/127 - Wednesday, September 10-October 15, 6:30 p.m.: Opening the Book of Faith "The Bible is astonishingly powerful. The Bible changes this sin-filled world... Through it God engages us with promise, forgiveness, and home, setting us free to love and serve." Come experience the power of the Word of God. Class meets in room 123. >2ND SATURDAYS - NEW!!! Join the weekend's preacher at the Parsonage at 6:30 p.m. for informal conversation about the weekend's texts and other things. Fall dates are: September 13 October 11 November 8 December 13 Refreshments will be provided. B.Y.O.B.: Please bring a bottle of wine to share. >ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: There are also additional opportunities available through our women's groups (including W/ELCA), singles and seniors groups, and others. Please call the church office for more information about these ministries. Please contact Rebecca Kolowé for more information about Adult Education at Trinity.MontgomeryTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Montgomery; LansdaleTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Young Adult MinistriesWho are young adults? Young adults are people ages 18-35 in many different stages of life. Young adults are single, in committed relationships, or married, and some have children. Young adults are college students, professional people, and people with all kinds of different backgrounds and experiences. What is young adult ministry? Young Adult Ministry is a relevant, intentional community where young adults can create and nurture relationships, grow spiritually, and serve with purpose. How can I join in? Here are some ways you can get involved: Upcoming Events: DINNER, DRINKS, AND DEVOS! Kick off the year with us! We'll feed our bodies with good food, our spirits with laughter, and our souls with fellowship and Bible Study. All young adults are welcome--come learn what young adult ministry is all about! Join us on Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Applebee's in Lansdale (at Ralph's Corner). BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16! Starbucks Bible Study, Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm. Meet at Starbucks (884 West Main Street, Lansdale, right up the street from the church) for coffee, fellowship, and discussion. Bring your Bible! Young adult service opportunities: Appalachia Service Project (ASP) works with lower-income families in Appalachia to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. This will be Trinity's 24th year participating in ASP. Applications will be available in January 2009. Go to our website at www.trinitylansdale.com for more information and to access an application. Habitat for Humanity: Young adults volunteer with Habitat for Humanity periodically throughout the year. Contact Rebecca Kolowé for information about our next work day. Saving Graces: Travel to the Gulf Coast to do Hurricane Katrina relief. Groups from Trinity travel to the Gulf several times each year. Contact John Kunes, Trinity's Director for Lay Ministry, for more information. There is also a community for you online! Visit Rebecca's blog at kolowe1.blogspot.com! You'll find opportunities to discuss what matters to you, meet new people, and be a part of a virtual Christian community. You can also learn more about Young Adult Ministry in the ELCA by going to http://www.elca.org/Growing-In-Faith/Ministry/Young-Adult-Ministry.aspx For More Information, Contact: Rebecca H. Kolowé, Diaconal Minister Adult Education and Young Adult Ministries 215.368.1710 ext. 256 rkolowe@trinitylansdale.comMontgomeryTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Montgomery; LansdaleTrinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    What's Up WednesdaysWednesday night meals and activitiesDauphinHalifax United Methodist ChurchHalifax United Methodist Church
    Worship Programs - Salvation Army of SunburySchedules is as follows: SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship MONDAY 8:45pm- 9:15pm Prayer Meeting (all ages) WEDNESDAY 12:00p.p. - 12:30p.m. Adult Bible Study 4:00 p.m. Women's Group & Men's Group NorthumberlandSalvation Army of Sunbury - Social ServicesSalvation Army of Sunbury
    Youth MinistriesYouth Group.DauphinCentenary United Methodist ChurchCentenary United Methodist Church

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