We are blessed! Holiday year-end donors contributed thousands of toys, gifts, gift cards & clothing to help make 2023 the most abundant ever! Supporters donated more than $12,000 in cash and an additional $7,500 in gift cards. Methodist received the following from long-term community partners: individualized child/teen-requested Holiday Wish List Bags stocked with toys, clothing & gifts: Foster Angels on Earth (800+), Penn Towne Chapter of The Links (40), and Maron Marvel Law Firm (50).

Parkesburg UMC’s Pastor & Church Leadership set in motion “Christmas in July.” Parkesburg’s United Methodists in Action church congregants purchased, assembled & delivered 144 Personal Care Bags for Methodist Services’ residents. Parkesburg UMC and Faith Community UMC also delivered several hundred Christmas toys & gifts for children, teens & families.

Methodist Staff arranged drop offs & pickups with 85 churches, nonprofits, other organizations and individual donors. For several years now, former residents and families of former residents have continued to purchase generous gifts and gift cards for entire residences to “pay back the kindnesses that we and our family members have received.”

Ambler: Calvary UMW  

Ardmore UMC  

Ardmore UMC/Friends In Faith Circle  

Nancy Atchison  

Sara Bergstresser  

Berwyn UMC  

Bethel Hill UMC  

Bethel UMC  

Bethel UMW  

Nancy Bonadio  

Mary Burrier  

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Theta Chapter  

Jill & Stephen Coates  

Cradles to Crayons  

Kathleen Craig  

Doylestown UMC  

Sharon Dunham  

Eastwick UMC  

Judy & John Edinger  

Ephrata: First UMC  

Faith Community UMC  

Ferguson Contracting  

Foster Angels on Earth  

Foster Love 

Fox Chase UMC  

Frackville First UMC  

Frontiers International, Inc.  

The Gateway School  

Green Lane School  

Green Lane UMC 

Paul Gutknecht  

Ethel Guy  

Havertown UMC  

Linda & William Hill  

Indira Joshi  

Kim Jackson  

Jarrettown UMC  

Jarrettown UMW  

JLFreed Honda  

Junior League of Philadelphia  

Frank Kenworthy  

Richard Knight 

Knights of the Golden Eagle  

Trudy Kulka  

The Lansdale/Hatfield Branch of NGA  

Lansdale UMC  

Lansdale: Christ UMC  

Le Bus East Falls  

Lenhardt Rodgers  

Regina & David Lojpersberger  

Arlene & Clifford Lukens  

Nancy MacMillan  

Maron Marvel Law Firm  

Beverly McPhail-Morgan  

Methodist Hospital – Jefferson  

Terry Miller  

Mountainhome UMC  

Newtown UMC  

Newtown UMW  

Oxford UMC  

Oxford UMW  

Paoli UMC  

Carol Parker  

Parkesburg UMC  

Parkesburg UMC UM in Action  

Penn Towne Chapter of The Links  

Phoenixville First UMC Women  

Diane Radecki  

Eleanor & Sherman Roberts  

Colleen & James Robinson  

Lee Rosengard  

Marjorie Smink 

Charles Sorkin 

Sanford Sorkin  

St. Luke UMC Bryn Mawr 

Union UMC 

Lucinda Veit  

Wayne UMC  

West Chester UMC  

West Grove UMC  

Robert White  

Sharon & Paul Wolfgang  

Carol Worth  

Zidek Family Foundation 


Building upon the success of recent pilot projects, Methodist Services was selected to become a repeat host site for The Junior League of Philadelphia’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative. This ongoing, multi-season, 12-week project introduces students to healthy nutrition, food prep & cooking classes, taught by Methodist Services' Education staff and supported by community partner food & program supplies. Methodist Services’ Kids in the Kitchen (KITK) OST students especially enjoyed preparing The Junior League of Philadelphia’s KITK hummus & avocado toast recipes.

Home for the Holidays: Methodist Services' military father, stationed in Italy, surprised his daughter at her pre-school after a year away. WPVI Channel 6 was there to highlight this homecoming. Mom, Arianna Blaylock, is a Community Schools Family Services Specialist employed by Methodist Services. Her daughter, Elani, attends Educare Learning Center. Elani’s father and Arianna’s fiancée, Daché Talbert, is in the US Army, and is stationed in Italy. Daché will return to Italy for an additional two years after his holiday visit. Click on image below to view Channel 6 video on Vimeo.

Play Bingo, Vie for Raffle Prizes, BYO Snacks & Refreshments!

Last year, winners at Methodist Services' Designer Bag Bingo walked away with 12 designer bags, 2 designer sunglasses, 16 fab Raffle Packages and, best-of-all, a night of being with “Methodist Friends & Family.” This spring, Methodist will be hosting Designer Bag Bingo onsite at our West Philadelphia campus.

Reach out to Carole Boughter, cboughter@methodistservices.org, to learn more about Tables for 10 or available sponsorships.

See you there! B-I-N-G-O!

Methodist Services’ Management gathered for Brunch & Golf at Top Golf in King of Prussia! Staff celebrated the season with a little good-hearted competition. It was a hole-in-one!

What a fabulous night! Methodist Services’ Holiday Staff Party! Danced the night away. Great food & raffle prizes. Best dressed - Moonlit theme contest. Can’t wait until next year!

Can’t walk by a store, without seeing one! FUNNY & UGLY Sweaters – and Methodist’s Staff were all in!

From Heritage Farm - Farm Manager, Ryan Curran:

"Winter at Heritage Farm is a time for rest, reflection, to consider what worked, what didn't and how to improve the crop plan for 2024. It's a good time to catch up on projects that weren't able to be done during the growing season (fixing the fence line, mending the high tunnels, getting the tractor serviced, cleaning the walk-in cooler and packing area) and maybe do some reading..."

On Methodist Services' Main Campus: Out of School Time Programs!

3-6 pm (12-6 pm on Half Days)

• Beautiful 22-Acre Campus

• Dance Club

• Basketball Club

• Homework Help

• Social & Emotional Learning

• Theme-Based Activities

• Art

• Sports

• Games

• Health & Wellness

• Farm Education

• Free Produce

Contact Tremaine Attaway via tattaway@methodistservices.org

or 215-609-8018

Methodist Services offers Early Childhood Education Programs for children, birth to 5 years old. High quality, free childcare is available. Learn basic eligibility requirements for Methodist Services' Educare Learning Center programs.

Contact Charise Stewart via cstewart@methodistservices.org

or 215-877-1925 ext 301

May 2024 Methodist Services' Designer Bag Bingo

At Methodist Services, 4300 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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