FUMCOG provides sanctuary for two immigrant families

News | October 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak When I knocked on the back door of First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG), 6001 Germantown Ave. in Germantown, Clive Thompson, 59, an immigrant from Jamaica came with a phone in his hand. He cautiously glanced outside the window of the door before letting me in. Since August 28, Clive […]

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St. Martin’s honors the life of reverend and her ‘ministry of inclusion’ with stained glass window

News | September 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Rev. Elinor “Nellie” Robinson Greene II’s journey to answer God’s call to serve was not an easy one. It wasn’t part of Greene’s original plan for her life. According to Laura Palmer’s book, “The Rev. Elinor Robinson Greene, II: Through the Narrow Door.” At 18 years old, Greene was a tenacious athlete, […]

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Open Hearts on Tour presents “You Make Me Feel So Young”

Featured | September 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

  Open Hearts On Tour presents “You Make Me Feel So Young” on Sunday, September 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. This cabaret showcase includes 10 musical acts, improv, singalongs, and tasty treats. Co-hosted by Philadelphia-based actor/comedian Brock D. Vickers, and Open Hearts Founder […]

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Blossom Philadelphia will close at the end of December

News | September 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Blossom Philadelphia, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, announced that it will close for good by Dec. 31. The nonprofit, which is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, operates day programs for adults and children with a wide variety of special needs. In October 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) revoked […]

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Volunteers donate 110 computers to Houston Elementary School

Featured Post, Schools | August 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak   Students at Henry H. Houston Elementary School, 7300 Rural Lane in Mt. Airy, got a big surprise on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 27, thanks to The Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization that supports public schools by installing Internet-ready computers in classrooms and publicly accessible locations. […]

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