Circle of Friends

friendsWe are a group of women who meet the 2nd Wednesday monthly, alternating day and evening, to join together in Christian fellowship and to work to bring God’s love alive in the community and the greater Philadelphia area.  We prepare and package food for the homebound on a monthly basis, through Aid For Friends.  We assist in Wrapping Presence at Christmas time every year, a program that assists those in nursing homes to choose and give gifts to loved ones.  We share and grow with one another, through educational programs, and through our monthly meetings. We welcome new members to our group of Christian women who strive to help out in the community in various ways throughout the year, learn more about Christian values and teachings, and provide a support group to other members who are struggling. For more information please contact Sue Holihan at smholihan@comcast.net.

We are also involved with a special mission called Aid For Friends. Aid For Friends’ mission is to serve needy, isoated shut-ins, primarily the frail elderly, in the 5 county Greater Philadelphia area, with free daily home-cooked meals delivered weekly by empathetic volunteer visitors, and also to provide shut-ins with free outreach services. The goal is to help our homebound “client/friends” maintain their cherished independence by supporting their determination to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to enhance their quality of life. Aid for Friends has been operating for 36 years.  www.aidforfriends.org Circle of Friends has been involved in this ministry for several years now and would like to expand it to involve more members of the congregation. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the church kitchen at 12:30. How can you help? We are looking for donations of food.  We also need helping hands on assembly day. Please contact Beth Fitz at tomfitz@comcast.net if you would like more information or if you are able to help in any way.