Partners

Partnerships are an important way that we witness to the saving power of God in Christ. We are honored to work along side our partners for the common good and toward the Kingdom of God.

Darby Mission

The Darby Mission is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania that serves the community of Darby Borough through community meals, feeding programs, after school programs, and innovative youth initiatives. Holy Apostles is a committed partner of the Darby Mission. We have been enriched by our ongoing friendship with our neighbors and friends in Darby, and proud to host community meals, and help spread God’s love in any way we can.

Sharing a meal at the Darby Mission

Holy Apostles and the Mediator

HAM located at 51st and Spruce Streets in West Philadelphia is our mother parish. We owe our inception to Holy Apostles and the Mediator who supported us financially and spiritually until 1968. About once a quarter we plan joint worship services together.

Project Share

Project Share Recovery Learning Center, located at 7200 Chestnut Street in Upper Darby, offers self-help, mutual support, information and referral, peer support, vocational and social integration into the community. SHARE Recovery workers facilitate classes that teach practical skills such as budgeting and WRAP, and other life skills to reintegrate back into the community and support the individual’s recovery process. In June 2021 CHA parishioners have been making brown bag lunches to provide to Project Share’s clients. Currently we are making lunches for 15-20 people on a weekly basis every other month.

Havertown Village Project

The Havertown Village Project is a grass-roots, Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, founded by a small group of local mothers of children who suffer from mental health and related disorders. Their mission is to provide a comfortable, nurturing, confidential, nonjudgmental and supportive environment for parents or guardians whose children are experiencing mental health/related disorders, as well as to educate our community and provide resources regarding these illnesses. The group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm, and we are honored to provide meeting space at Holy Apostles. For more information and to be connected to the group, contact Susanne Wherry.

Guatamela Partnership

La Congregacion de la Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro y San Pablo, Mixco, Guatemala – Rev. Juan José Salazar. The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania is a companion diocese to the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala.  This is our sister congregation. We frequently pray for each other, and sometimes work on mutual projects.

Connect-by-Night

For over 25 years, Holy Apostles partnered with Connect-by-Night to house our friends and neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. For one month a year, we welcome guests to sleep in our church building, offer occasions for them to join in worship, and share food, toiletries, and other hospitality items. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connect-By-Night program has had to close. We look forward to renewing a partnership with them if/when they reopen in the future.