Outreach – Serving our Neighbors

Reformation’s mission statement says “We Serve our neighbor”.  A neighbor can be a person across the street or across the world.  In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus defined neighbor as the person who needed help.  Reformation helps neighbors both near and far and wants everyone to experience the joy and satisfaction of being part of serving ministry opportunities.

Ministries

We have many opportunities to serve in our ministries – especially in our Community Action Ministry which is our local service, and our Global Mission ministry, which is outside our local reach.

Parish Nurse

Our Parish Nurse addresses the spiritual, physical, and emotional health needs of the congregation.

Library

The Reformation Library serves our congregation and its ministries with more than 1700 items in our self-serve library collection including books, periodicals, videos, audio cd’s, music, collections for children, teens and adults.

Scholarships

Reformation is fortunate to have three scholarships they award annually as well to aid students in the high cost of education.

Patriotic Concert

The annual Patriotic Concert features music by Philly Pops clarinetist, Joe Smith, and his Dixieland band in addition to the Media Festival Choir. The Mayor of Media along with representatives from the American Legion and the Veterans Museum also speak at the event.  The Patriotic Concert of 2013 was held at Reformation, and it delighted a capacity crowd!

Chester Children’s Chorus

Reformation began its relationship with Chester Children’s Chorus (CCC) in April of 2011.  The mission of CCC is to provide the children of Chester with the opportunity to achieve musical excellence and expand their intellectual and cultural horizons, allowing then to flourish as confident individuals. We have hosted and sponsored various performances and supported them financially.  Learn more here.

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Additionally we have community groups that use our facilities for worthwhile causes and fellowship.  Such as:

Nursery School

Reformation Nursery School serves families in the Greater Media area, and has been located at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Media, PA, for 55 years. We have an experienced and loving staff who enjoy helping children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. We offer 2, 3, and 5 day classes from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and an optional Lunch Day until 2 p.m. Our rooms are cheerful and spacious, and our new playground offers many activities!

Stay & Play

Stay and Play is a Before and After School care program that was started in 1990 at Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Media, PA.  We provide a caring and enriching environment for students in the Rose Tree Media School District in Grades 1 – 6 and are licensed through the PA Department of Public Welfare (DPW).  We participate in the Keystone STARS  Quality Initiative program and are currently rated STAR Level 3.  We offer an AM Program from 6:30 AM – 8:35 AM and a PM Program from 2:30pm – 6:00 PM.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 430 meets at Reformation Lutheran Church on Monday nights from 7:15 till 9:00pm and is led by Scout Master, Dr. Scott Rothman. Please visit the troop’s website for more information: www.troop430.com.

Men’s AA

Meets on Sunday evenings.

Alanon

Meets on Monday evenings.

Women’s AA

Meets on Tuesday evenings.

Food Addicts

A group from Riddle Hospital that meets on Monday afternoons in the Choir Room.

Zumba

Meets on Thursday nights.

MahJongg

Each Tuesday afternoon at 1pm in the Choir Room, a group of ladies from the greater Media area meet and play MahJongg, an ancient Chinese tile game brought to the US in the 1920s.  It’s resurgence has attracted young and not so young to the game and is now one of the fastest growing games in the US.  Beginner lessons are available by appointment.   Games are for those who already know how to play.  If you are interested in joining this fun fellowship,  email Sue Pritchard.

Sunday Night Dancing

Check the calendar for times.  Held in Creighton Hall.

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