Get Involved

Join us in our efforts to care for God's creation and serve on behalf of others! Every effort, regardless of how large or small, can make a difference. As you participate, you will reap the benefits of feeling valued, meeting new people, and knowing that you contributed to making the world a better place.

There are dozens of different ways that people are involved in occasional, monthly, weekly, and Sunday-only activities, either on our campus or in the wider community. Tell us about your interests and talents - what you are good at or enjoy doing, or what you would like to learn or experience. We'd like to help you find ways to participate and make great connections!

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Join the fun in our Education Building as a Sunday School teacher or helper and make our classes special for children age 2 - grade 5. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Participate in a monthly Parent Community Group for families with children age 3 and under and for families with children in grades 3 - 7. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Participate in a Bible study, class, or book discussion. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Take advantage of group exercise: Tai Chi, yoga, an exercise class for senior adults, or our Walking Group. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sing with us! From September to June, our choirs for children and youth  rehearse on Wednesdays; Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Thursdays; and Singing for Life (for adults 55+) meets on Thursdays. During the summer, come to the choir loft any Sunday at 9:00 a.m. to rehearse for the 10:00 a.m. worship service. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assist with Habitat for Humanity home repairs in West Philadelphia with our team that participates on Wednesdays or Thursdays. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Help fight hunger by contributing to emergency food cupboards, homeless shelters, and hunger relief organizations by using the white Hunger envelopes in the pews or noting “Hunger” on the memo line of your check. You also can bring canned goods (soups, peanut butter, stews, ravioli) each Sunday to add to the Hunger Baskets in the Narthex. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Help at a Casserole Blitz on a designated Saturday morning each month in our kitchen as we make more than 1,600 casseroles annually to feed the hungry. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Volunteer for a Refugee Support Team and sign up to support a local refugee family. Teams include: housing, furnishings, food/shopping, medical, transportation, employment, education, finance, clothing, and friendship. Sign up to volunteer via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Usher, direct cars in our parking lot, or greet on Sunday mornings. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Help turn our Sunday worship flowers into arrangements that our deacons deliver to share care with our members, especially those homebound. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Serve with our Care Team by providing rides for older adults, meals to those recuperating, prayer shawls for those in need of prayer, or visits to the homebound. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Join our "Wednesday Wizards" Dinner Crew (Sept. - May). Enjoy fellowship while supporting our Wednesday night dinners in Congregational Hall. Choose one Wednesday a month to help set tables, clean up, or welcome guests/sell meals. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Donate to theVillage. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, designate theVillage as your charity and Amazon will make a donation to theVillage at no cost to you. Or register your Giant Food Store Bonus Card here and Giant will donate a portion of your purchase to theVillage.
  • Knit prayer shawls for Caring Ministries. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Be a Christmas Angel. PW organizes this initiative to provide holiday gifts for more than 100 infants, children, teens and families served by Gemma Services (formed by the merger of theVillage and Silver Springs – Martin Luther School). All gifts are due in early December; gift lists and details available in the fall. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Shop online to benefit theVillage. If you shop online, go to www.GoodShop.com first. Sign in and choose "theVillage" as your beneficiary, then go to your preferred merchant or use the toolbar to do your search. Whenever you go through the Shopping Portal first, "theVillage" gets a percentage of your purchase. To make it easier, download the OneCause toolbar and when you visit the website of one of the 700+ participating merchants, it will remind you to sign in. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Volunteers are needed at our partner organizations:
    • Chester Eastside in their food pantry, or assist in their educational programs. chestereastside.org
    • Lutheran Settlement House: Help with a single event or food pantry. Contribute Kitchen Kits through their Amazon Wish List. Organize family outings, etc. lutheransettlement.org
    • Bethel Academy welcomes tutors, mentors, career day speakers. bethelacademy.net
    • Beacon Church would love to have volunteers at their family art workshops and art supplies are always welcome (deliver to Beacon Church) thewordatbeacon.org.

Questions? Not finding what you're looking for? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Associate Pastor for Congregational Life and Stewardship.