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
JUNTOS and Arch Street UMC’s Sanctuary ministry gather petitions for Javier
On May 21st, “60 Minutes,” CBS Television’s weekly news magazine, featured the Sanctuary ministry at Arch Street United Methodist Church. Highlighted was Javier Flores Garcia, a forty year old husband and father of 3 U.S. citizen children. He has been living, working, and raising his family in the U.S. since 1997. He has been in sanctuary at Arch St. UMC since November of 2016 due to a deportation order even though his case is pending.
In March of 2004 Javier Flores Garcia, was the victim of a horrific crime when two men mistook him for somebody else. They proceeded to stab him multiple times and left him for dead. After his miraculous recovery he aided local police in the resulting investigation, which led to the capture of the men who attacked him. This unfortunate incident made Javier eligible for what is known as a U-Visa, a type of immigration relief for immigrants who are victims of crimes in the U.S. and collaborate with police. Unfortunately USCIS refuses to approve his U-Visa and it has been pending for close to two years now.
Please join JUNTOS and ASUMC in sending a message to USCIS by signing this petition to show support for Javier’s pending case.
If possible please help us by designating your gift to “Sanctuary.”
Flood Relief for the RCCC
For the last 8 years, ASUMC Youth have traveled to Lumberton and Pembroke, NC, to work with the Robeson County Church and Community Center on various church and community improvement projects. The RCCC’s property was under water this October following Hurricane Matthew. The Center is the heart and soul of working with the poor of Robeson County – the poorest county in NC. Funds and volunteers are desperately needed to clean up and restore the Center so they can resume and upgrade service. We’re over one-third of the way to our goal of $8,000. When donating online, choose “Other” and type FLOOD RELIEF in the comment box.
Outreach @ Arch Street
Every Sunday at 5:30 to 7:00 PM from September until July, Arch Street welcomes 200–250 of our neighbors for devotions, dinner and fellowship in our Grace Café. Devotions are held in the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Meal in Nichols Hall. We are currently in the midst of our fundraising drive and invite you to join with us on the journey. Learn more >
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 >
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.