Community Engagement Overview

St. Martin’s is committed to community. Jesus’ call to “love thy neighbor” is realized with our neighbors in Chestnut Hill, our regional neighbors in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, and our national and international community. Click on the links to the left to learn more about our community partners and programs.

Your Nominated Causes 2015

This spring, the Outreach Committee asked you what priorities you suggest for our Outreach granting, volunteering, and advocacy so that we can align them according to the priorities of the congregation. We plan to do this every three years to stay current with the congregation.

After several weeks of collecting nominations on sticky notes - which were displayed on our bulletin board in the Parish House lobby - the votes were tallied and the top three results came out to be:

  • Education (99 votes of 429)
  • Hunger (51 votes of 429)
  • The Environment (38 votes of 429)
  • The next three concerns were:

  • Mental Health (23) and Women and Children (23)
  • Mass Incarceration (18)
  • Join us at our Sunday Socials to talk more about these results and let us know how you think we should address these causes to make the most effective change in these areas.

    Nominate Your Causes!

    April 26 - May 10, 2015

    The Outreach Committee is leading the way in Parish Consultation! We want to hear from you so we can direct our granting, volunteering, and advocacy according to the priorities of the congregation. We plan to do this every three years to stay current with the congregation.

    We want the whole congregation to tell us about the causes closest to your hearts. It might be hunger or it might be animal rescue, it might be climate change or it might be job training, it might be migrant workers or Episcopal schools; whatever it is, we want to hear from you. Each member of the congregation may NOMINATE THREE CAUSES starting on Sunday, April 26. The Rector’s sermon this Sunday will speak to and explain this effort.

    There will be many ways to make your nominations. On Sunday the 26th, and for two weeks following, sticky notes will be available in worship, forum, church school, and youth forum to make your nominations. A board in the Parish House will be dedicated to collecting them. We will also accept nominations through Facebook, Twitter, and the US Mail. You are also welcome to email the Rector at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    “After I make my nomination, what happens?”
    The Outreach Committee will gather the causes and bring them back to the parish in the fall for a process of consultation and voting to revise and reset our priorities.
    Our current Outreach priorities are:

      1. Women, children and families
      2. Education and job training
      3. Root causes of poverty, not just symptoms

    Regular Sunday Service Schedule

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
    10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
    10:15 a.m. worship.together
    Holy Eucharist for families with young children
    11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

    Other Days

    Morning Prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    Choral Evensong with sermon is held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month from October to June in the Church.

    We would love to have you join us.

    Location

    This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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