Chestnut Hill Rotary Club Organizes Volunteer Day with URDC

The Chestnut Hill Rotary Club will be sponsoring a volunteer day with URDC to help Germantown homeowners in need. The Club, founded in 1995, services the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia as well as surrounding communities. It is interested in helping others, improving the community, providing financial resources to those less fortunate, and enjoying fellowship.

As part of the Club’s commitment to the local community, on Saturday, November 3, from 9 AM to 3 PM, members will volunteer their time to work on minor repairs for low-income Germantown homeowners. Contact URDC if you are interested in joining the Chestnut Hill Rotary Club in their service to Germantown.

URDC ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 SUMMER VOLUNTEER DAY PROGRAM

URDC is pleased to support 10 volunteer days this summer with its member congregations and Glenside Church of Christ. The public is invited to participate in any of these volunteer days – it is a great way to assist your neighbors in need.

URDC’s 2018 summer volunteer day schedule is shown below. If you wish to participate in any of these volunteer days, feel free to contact URDC here on our website, by phone (267-289-2159) or by email at info.urdc@gmail.com. Most days start at 8 A.M. and end by 3 P.M.; no special skills are required.

Volunteers working on Pastorius St. in Germantown during a 2017 URDC volunteer day

  • Saturday 6/23 – Sponsored by First United Church of Germantown (FUMCOG), East Falls Presbyterian Church, and Glenside Church of Christ
  • Monday, 7/9 – Sponsored by Interfaith Building Group, a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church and Mishkan Shalom
  • Tuesday, 7/10 – Sponsored by Interfaith Building Group, a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church and Mishkan Shalom
  • Wednesday, 7/11 – Sponsored by Interfaith Building Group, a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church and Mishkan Shalom
  • Thursday, 7/12 – Sponsored by Interfaith Building Group, a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church and Mishkan Shalom
  • Friday, 7/13 – Sponsored by Interfaith Building Group, a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church and Mishkan Shalom
  • Saturday, 7/28 – Sponsored by Glenside Church of Christ
  • Saturday, 8/11 – Sponsored by Glenside Church of Christ
  • Saturday, 8/25 – Sponsored by Glenside Church of Christ
  • Saturday, 9/8 – Sponsored by Glenside Church of Christ

Make a difference in our community. Sign up for one of URDC’s volunteer days today!

New Canaan Baptist Church To Host Home Services Resource Outreach Seminar

URDC member Canaan Baptist Church is hosting its fourth annual Home Services Resource Outreach Seminar on April 14, 2018 at 11 am – 1:00 p.m.

This program is designed to educate seniors and elderly homeowners in Germantown about reliable, cost effective services that allows them to live comfortably in their homes. Representatives from URDC, Habitat for Humanity, My Way, Center in the Park, and The Energy Co-op will provide information on the services they offer to elderly homeowners and seniors at affordable costs.

URDC staff member Ms. Valerie Harris presenting at an earlier Home Services Resource Seminar

Over 100 Germantown seniors attended last year’s Seminar, which has been growing in popularity every year since its inception four years ago. If you have any questions about the Seminar, contact Canaan Baptist Church at 215-848-6311. The Church is located at 5430 Pulaski Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144

 

 

 

UPCOMING 2018 BOARD MEETINGS

January 4, 7:00 PM – URDC January 2018 Board meeting at Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, 4101 Freeland Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128

March 8, 7:00 PM – URDC March 2018 Board meeting at East Falls Presbyterian Church, 3800 Vaux St., Philadelphia, PA 19128

May 10, 7:00 PM – URDC May 2018 Board meeting at Canaan Baptist Church, 5430 Pulaski Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144

July 15, 3:00 PM – URDC July 2018 Board meeting followed by the annual URDC picnic. All URDC friends and family are invited. Location TBD.

September 6, 7:00 PM – URDC September 2018 Board meeting at FNew bethel AME Church, 6153 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia,  PA 19144.

November 9, 7:00 PM – URDC November 2018 Board meeting at Providence Baptist Church, 87 East Haines St., Philadelphia, PA 19144

Another Successful URDC Volunteer Day with FUMCOG

Hats off to the hardworking volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) who shared their love in Germantown on June 17. As part of FUMCOG’s 5th annual Marion Taylor Work Day with URDC, volunteers performed repairs for a homeowner on Pastorius Street, just four blocks from the church.

Work included demolition in the kitchen and back shed – six loads of debris was hauled away and taken to the dump. Other congregations who will follow with additional volunteers include Mishkan Shalom in Roxborough and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown. For those who missed it, we look forward to next year’s 6th annual day of service.

COME MEET URDC AT MT. AIRY DAY ON MAY 6

For its fourth straight year, URDC will be participating in Mt Airy Day on May 6.

Mt. Airy Day is a celebration of a great Philadelphia neighborhood and includes delicious food, live entertainment, great shopping, kids’ games, and booths of many local organizations, including URDC. Stop by and see us between 11 AM and 5 PM – members of URDC’s Board and staff will be on-hand to discuss our work, plans, and contributions to the community.

Mt. Airy Day will be on the grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust at 6400 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19119. See you there!