Worship @ Arch Street
“Let everything that has breath, Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:
Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30AM Prayer, Praise Singing and Preaching
9:45AM Youth & Adult Sunday School
9:45AM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
11:00AM Children’s Sunday School
11:00AM Divine Liturgy for All with Organ and Choral Music
Rev. Robin Hynicka, Senior Pastor
We are located at:
55 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
Thanks for your help
Many, many thanks to everyone who helped purchase, prepare and serve at our annual Christmas Breakfast. The many friends of Arch Street UMC prepared a wonderful breakfast for our many homeless neighbors. Special thanks to our clean-up crew. Your giving and kindness is truly a testament that the spirit of Christmas is alive at Arch Street!
Black History/African Heritage Month Series
This year’s African Heritage reflections are centered on SANKOFA, the revered West African concept of looking back to understand where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. Often associated with the proverb in the Twi language of Ghana, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi” (It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten), the words help us to remember that all people, place, and things—regardless of their age—possess a past, present and future.
Our church service on Sunday, February 11 will focus on the physical embodiment of SANKOFA. I am delighted and excited to collaborate with movement artist and colleague Belle Alvarez on creating a meaning-filled sensory experience. As part of our process, Belle and I are asking for input from Arch Street’s congregation, friends, and visitors. Please respond freely to any one or all of the following queries:
- What wisdom or experience from your past do you especially remember or have carried forward into the now? Why?
- What beliefs have led you to where you stand today?
- What hope(s) do you hold for the future, based on your past and present experiences and/or circumstances?
Your responses can be stream of consciousness, single word, one or several sentences, a picture, a poem, a quote—in short, whatever you may be inspired to say. Belle and I will use everything we collect as the raw material for our and ultimately, your, presentation.
Responses can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to write SANKOFA as the subject of the email. In addition, each Sunday there will be a table set up in the narthex and outside of the chapel with everything necessary to record and collect responses.
Please help us make our SANKOFA reflection as collective and communal as possible.
Outreach @ Arch Street
Serenity House is an extension of ASUMC’s community ministry. Located at 1209 W. Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia, Serenity House is an intentional community of grace-filled persons who care for each other and make Serenity House their home or home away from home. Together we build helpful and holy relationships that inspire hope, health and holiness. Learn more >
Grace Café (ASUMC’s outreach to folks currently without homes) is open every Sunday through the end of June. After a brief period of faith sharing, those gathered will enjoy a home-cooked meal hosted by volunteer groups. There are openings for hosts to bring food and prepare a meal for about 220 people. If you know of a group that would like to assist in this important mission, please have them contact the church office at 215-568-6250 or Darlene DiDomineck and Carmen Francesco at email@example.com Greeters, servers and clean-up crew are needed and always welcome. Learn more >
United Methodist Women
Arch Street United Methodist Women is the local chapter of the United Methodist Women, a global organization supporting women, children and youth in the United States and around the world. As an independent organization within the United Methodist Church, it raises and distributes its own funds for mission. Learn more >
POWER: Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild
Arch Street Church has been committed to POWER since its inception. Over 40 Philadelphia congregations, including churches, mosques and synagogues, provide people-power and financial support to change the status quo in areas where society has failed: public education, living wage, immigration and racial equality. Learn More >
Giving @ Arch Street
There are so many ways to make regular, special and extraordinary financial gifts in support of the Mission and Ministry of the Arch Street United Methodist Church.
Members and friends of ASUMC pledge to make regular contributions in support of the general operating expenses of the church. They also support various special initiatives such as the Youth Mission Trip, the Arch Street Community Music School, Grace Café, Serenity House, Building Fund, the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund and our Be Lifted Up Campaign, which supports the cost of capital improvements.