April 28: Joint Worship with Camphor UMC and First Korean Presbyterian

Thirty-one years ago, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in West Philadelphia began a partnership with the First Korean Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia (FKPCP) in Olney, Philadelphia, that has included shared fellowship and a scholarship exchange program.  FKPCP is now located in Ambler, PA.

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 4:00 PM, the two churches will be celebrating their 31st joint service, the longest-standing multicultural fellowship in the region. For the 31st year in a row, the churches will be awarding a student from each congregation a $500 scholarship representing more than $31,000 that the two churches have given to their respective students since the beginning of the program.

As in the past ten years, the two churches are inviting participation from churches representing other ethnic congregations throughout the city including Latino, Filipino, and Japanese and Caribbean churches. “We are proud to continue this unique tradition that celebrates the common bond of faith here in our communities,” Rev. Dr. Frank Moore, the Senior Pastor of Camphor, said. “It has been a wonderful partnership that we look forward to pursuing for years to come.”

The multicultural service and free fellowship dinner will be held this year at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia, 19131 at 4:00 PM.  

To RSVP or for additional information, please call 215-747-2600 or send email to:  fellowship@camphormemorial.church.