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





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.


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!