CHURCHES IN ACTION
ALLENTOWN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, ALLENTOWN, PA.
Community Services Emphasis Day
Pastor: Carlyle Wildman
Event Coordinator: Dr. Nyambura Mbugua Daisley
Guest Speaker: Pastor Clyde Thomas, retired President of the Seventh-day Adventist Tobago Mission
Dignitaries in attendance: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Features: First responder representatives from the Allentown police, fire, emergency medical services (EMS) departments, officer William Rodriguez, Dr. Jeff McAuliffe from Simplicity Outreach, and Jeannette Dare, ACS Director for the Pennsylvania Conference.
Harvest Festival 2016
Pastor: Keith Ingram
Event Coordintor: Carol Lewis
Dignitaries in attendance: Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney; Dan McPhillips, Warminster Township Supervisor; Ivyland Fire and Officer Fox with Chief Donnelly
Features: Acme Pharmacy flu shots, Champion Cheerleading, Costco, CPR/blood pressure checks, Discover Bible, face painting, food court, hay ride, healthy oils, Huntingdon Valley Christian Academy, Jerusalem French Seventh-day Adventist drum corp and color guard, kid’s corner, LEGIT/Clik; live music, McCormack Chiropractic, meet us outdoors, moon bounce, Motorcylists for Jesus Ministries, pony rides, Radiant Chiropractic, Red Cross, stress relief massage, Visual Eyes, William Tennent Marching Band.
“Our goal was to be a shining light in the community, friendly and kind–a bridging event,” shares Carol Lewis, coordinator. “Over 50 volunteers came out with a spirit of kindness and joy.”
Director, Tina Borland, has led Erie into an innovative ministry involving a therapeutic miniature horse, Cimarron, which she has trained. Cimarron, and current offspring, “Miracle,” regularly visit nursing and retirement homes for which special shoes have been provided to protect their feet. Requests have come from as far away as the East Coast for presentations, parades and children’s birthday parties.
GRACE OUTLET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, READING, PA.
Service Coordinator: Katherine Sutton
Dignitaries: United Way; Local Pennsylvania State Police
HAVERTOWN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, HAVERTOWN, PA.
Healthy Lifestyles Matters Festival
Pastors: Buddy Goodwin and Charles Richards
Event Coordinator: Dr. Marcia Niles, DNP, CRNP
Featured Speaker: Dr. Leif Christiansen
Dignitaries in Attendance: Rohan K. Hepkins, Mayor for the borough of Yeadon
Features: advice, Adventist WholeHealth Network, American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, back massage, Banker’s Life, counseling, Crozier Keystone Health System, Delaware County System of Care, face painting, food court, Hands International, health screenings, Lupus Foundation, Mainline Health System, “Ask the Doc”–a medical group of ten physicians, moon bounce, Pan American Mental Health Clinic, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PECO, real age testing, RediClinic, Rite Aid, YMCA.
HONESDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, HONESDALE, PA.
Well known to the community, Honesdale ACS Center is the community recipient of Human Resource volunteers, as well as goods donated by area churches which enables them to provide food, clothing, gas, fuel and medicines. Towels, bedding and pillows are purchased for clients as funds permit.