We believe that people tangibly experience the compassion of Christ as we meet their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. This opens wide the door to share the truth and hope of the gospel. Our local outreach ministries are designed to meet both physical and spiritual needs within the community in our pursuit of transformation one life at a time. We are dedicated to strengthening the community around us, caring for the needs of the poor, ministering to nearby growing immigrant communities and seeking justice, mercy and liberation for the vulnerable through the power of the gospel (Deut 24:17-18; Is 1:17; Mt 25:31-46).
Local Outreach Opportunities:
GROW Conversation Cafes
English is an essential tool to build relationships and earn an income here in America. GROW provides ESL (English as a Second Language) classes for immigrants in Philadelphia. These English classes help adult immigrants develop more than just the practical skill of English, but they cultivate friendships and connections, supporting immigrant families to succeed in their communities. Once a month these adult English Language Learners (ELL) practice their English in the Conversation Cafés. These are held in Northeast Philadelphia one morning and one evening a month. Volunteers are paired with a small group of ELL students and given suggested topics to discuss. The following are the upcoming dates and times of the Conversation Cafes:
Register for upcoming Conversation Cafés on our events page.
The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian Church
Date: Sign up monthly
Time: Various Times
Location: Morrisville Presbyterian Church Food Center
(771 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067)
The Food Center provides supplemental food assistance to those in the Lower Bucks and greater Trenton communities. There are opportunities to donate as well as serve.
The most needed items include spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, canned fruit, box of cereal, can of meat entrée (like stew), and tuna fish. Other items include 1 pound pasta, canned vegetables, boxed macaroni & cheese, shelf stable milk, canned soup, 1-2 pounds of rice, and canned beans. These can be dropped off at Morrisville Presbyterian Church at the following times: Mondays at 7pm, Tuesdays at 10am, and Wednesday 9-11am. You may also bring in items to Riverstone Church and drop in the collection box.
Food Center Volunteers
There are opportunities at MPC Food Center to prepare food, set-up for packing, pack bags, and distribute food. The times vary from morning to evening. Sign up to volunteer this month
If you are interested in learning more how you can be a part of this ministry, you can visit the MPC website at or contact Frank Rhoades.
Food Distribution in Kensington
Productive Lives distributes food and water in Philadelphia. There are 2 opportunities:
· Every Thursday from 9-11 AM in Kensington in partnership with Cornerstone Community Church
· Saturdays from 9 AM-12 PM in South Philly (NOT the 1st Saturday of the month) in partnership with Snyder Avenue Congregational Church
Contact Cam Garvin (267-566-0225) if you are interested or have any questions.