We have been chugging along raising funds for The Lights on Cumberland Street Project (more info here: thewordatbeacon.org/lights), and now we are launching an indiegogo campaign to push across the finish line. Consider participating in this exciting project via the indiegogo campaign: click here.
Also, below is a brief video explaining the project:
Now we need your help. Share the indiegogo link with friends, family, colleagues, and social networks. Donate a light bulb. Pray for us as we try to be a light to our neighborhood.
The Lights on Cumberland Street Project
Our community art installation project is off to a great start! Beacon is in the process of creating an art installation in the ceiling of the sanctuary that will be made of lightbulbs. We are looking for folks from the community to participate in the project by donating $20 per lightbulb as a way of honoring a loved one, saying a prayer for Beacon, or sponsoring a lightbulb for one of the many children in our community. If you would like to participate, you may bring cash or check to Beacon during programming or donate online.
Summer Studio Hours
During the summer we have been exercising our creative muscles through writing and making art, along with outside recreation and healthy, fresh meals!
From July 2nd through August 14th we will have Summer Studio every:
*Note: after August 14th our children’s program will be on a break until re-opening onSeptember 17th. This gives us time to plan the coming year, re-evaluate, and improve our programming. However, the evening art studio for adults will continue uninterrupted. Join us, 6:30-8:30, every Wednesday.
If you have questions, call Becca at 267 702 0804 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sunday at 10am
Worship at Beacon is a chance for all of us to share our stories, hear each others’ stories, and explore how these stories might be a part of God’s Story of bringing about love and strengthened community in our lives. We sing, pray, and celebrate Communion together.
Everyone is welcome.
Mark Your Calendars! Art Show August 14th 6:30-8:00pm
You are invited to a special art show on Wednesday August 14th from 6:30-8:00pm, in the sanctuary. Our kiddos have been making beautiful pieces of art and writing wildly creative stories, and we want you to celebrate their efforts with us. Snacks and lively conversation provided.
Beacon Awarded Covenant Fund Grant!
On July 16th, the awardees of the Covenant Fund grants were announced at the Philadelphia Presbytery meeting. Beacon is thrilled and grateful to be among the 23 grantees. Pictured are Karen, Becca, and Rev. Doug Hagler, pastor of Calvary Wyncote, along with the check that was presented at Presbytery.
This funding enables us to further expand and support our work here in Kensington, along with generous support from:
The Eugene Bay Fund
The General Assembly of the PC(USA)
The Synod of the Trinity
The Philadelphia Presbytery
Arch Street Presbyterian Church
Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
Grace Presbyterian Church in Jenkintown
Newtown Presbyterian Church
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
We could not do what we do without the funding, in-kind donations, and amazing volunteer support that are extended to us by friends of Beacon far and wide.
Our very own Co-Director, Rev. Karen Rohrer, was recently chosen to receive the Beatitudes Fellowship, which is a special and prestigious award given to 8 faith leaders every year.
“We are delighted that Karen is one of our game-changing new leaders,” said The Rev. Anne Howard, Executive Director of The Beatitudes Society. “We are working toward the day when we will see a thriving nationwide web of courageous, authentic, innovative faith leaders and their communities who are engaged in the public square on behalf of inclusion, compassion, and the common good, and Karen will be a vital part of that network.”
The Beatitudes Fellowship identifies and equips a select group of young entrepreneurial faith leaders with the resources and relationships that empower them to create new models for church and social justice, and grow vital communities of faith in a pluralistic world.
Beacon is thrilled to announce that we will be offering a special photography camp for kiddos ages 10 and up on Monday 6/24 through Wednesday 6/26. The camp will be led by J.J. Tiziou (www.jjtiziou.net) , a local Philadelphia photographer, whose mural “How Philly Moves” is displayed on the Philadelphia Airport. He has done many camps for kiddos throughout the city and we are so excited that he’s coming to work with us that week.
The camp will run from 10:00am-2:00pm and includes breakfast and lunch, at Beacon (2364 E Cumberland Street). The camp is free and open to all children ages 10 and up.
Children can expect to spend time in the neighborhood taking pictures (with adult supervision), as well as enjoying a healthy breakfast and lunch on-site. Please notify staff of any allergies on the form below.
Having your own digital camera (even a camera phone) is ideal, but if you do not have a camera or camera phone, please let us know and we will do what we can to make sure everyone has something to use. If you are bringing a digital camera, please bring whatever USB cord necessary to transfer images onto a computer.
Below is our registration form. If you are interested in registering your kiddo, please fill out the form and scan/email to email@example.com or mail to us at 2364 E Cumberland Street. To check for availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267 702 0804.
Interested in contributing to the costs of the camp (food, materials, etc), for your kiddo or on behalf of some neighborhood kiddos?
Click here and designate your gift as “Summer Studio”.