2019 Delaware County Souper Bowl of Caring

Thanks to Tree of Life Church and Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church for serving as collection sites and the many volunteers who helped box and sort for Delaware County Souper Bowl of Caring. All the canned and non-perishable food items will be donated to Chester Eastside. #souperbowlofcaring #tacklehunger #treeoflifechurch #chambersmemorialpresbyterianchurch #delcocares #foodinsecurity #chestereastside

 

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IVC Philadelphia/ South Jersey Retreat

IVC Philadelphia/S.Jersey hosted our January retreat today, featuring Rev. Zuline Wilkenson from Chester Easide Inc. in the morning, and viewing “White Like Me” by Tim Wise in the afternoon. Service Corps Members left feeling refreshed and determined to continue exploring the impact of racism and white privilege.

Thank you to IHM Conference Center in Bryn Mawr for welcoming us and making us so comfortable!

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MLK Day of Service

Every day is a day of service at Chester Eastside. We celebrated Martin Luther King by serving lunch and offering items from our clothes closet. #MLKDay2020 #martinlutherkingday #dayofservice #lunch #clothescloset #chestereastside

 

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

#martinlutherkingjr #mlkday #ihaveadream #doingwhatisright #wallingfordpres

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Chester Eastside Recipient of Compass Philadelphia 2020 Consulting Services

Chester Eastside is one of only two non-profits in Delaware County to receive pro bono consulting through Compass Philadelphia’s 2020 Micro Projects. CEI is receiving $45,000 in services to assess its current revenue sources and strengthen and diversify funding streams. Rev. Z attended the orientation meeting and the professionals will be on site at the end of January. #compassphiladelphia #probono #nonprofits #greaterphiladelphia #chestereastside

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Christmas Day prayer

Lord Christ, infant Savior, Incarnate God, Emmanuel, today we rejoice in your coming to us, becoming fully human, rendering nothing and no one God-forsaken.

As we celebrate or work, spend time surrounded by loved ones or mark this day alone, we know, Loving God, you are with us. We give thanks that you refuse to leave us, you never abandon us, you dwell with us even when we struggle to recognize your presence.

We confess our propensity to be distracted, oblivious to the holy, enamored by that which does not truly satisfy, captivated by our wants and our will, rather than focused on you, your birth and the great reversal your arrival sets off in the universe.

Wherever we find ourselves this day, we plead for the wisdom to be alert, aware, awake to your inbreaking and the transformation it brings in us and in all creation.

We know that there are those still shrouded in deep darkness. Help us to reflect the light of Christ in the world, the light that cannot be extinguished, stopped or overcome.

As we worship at the manager, embolden us to go proclaim all we have seen and heard until everyone knows they are beloved by no less than the Most High God, the One who comes to save the world. Amen.

https://pres-outlook.org/2019/12/christmas-day-prayer/

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A Charlie Brown Christmas!

It was a Charlie Brown Christmas with a great show, snacks and presents! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! #charliebrownchristmas #snacks #presents #merrychristmas #toallagoodnight #chestereastside

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PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Today PA AAP staff celebrated the holidays with flannels and flapjacks!

This year, in lieu of a staff gift exchange, we decided to support a local charity! Chester Eastside is a wonderful non-profit in our own Delaware County, PA, that serves local families and children through advocacy, education and social services.

Every year, Chester Eastside hosts a holiday party for the families they serve. They ensure that each child receives a special gift to take home. Our hand-picked gifts will go to children of the amazing families of Chester Eastside!

PA AAP and it’s programs work year around to promote the health and well being of all children across PA. We have built up a wonderful community of local supporters and we are are so honored to be able to give back to them during the holidays!

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