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We wrapped up 2022 with a Global Christmas Worship to celebrate the birth of our Savior on Christmas Eve.
2023 has brought along new experiences with gap year students and our neighboring churches. To commemorate Black History Month, we had the honor of having members and friends of Tasker Street Missionary Baptist Church share their testimonies during our Swahili language worship service. We also got to hear about the church's local outreach ministry, Miriam Medical Clinic.
SACCPhilly recently installed Selemani Sikasabwa as our new associate pastor in training. We hosted a Bible-based Trauma Healing Group in Swahili for some of our members. In addition, we are back at Mifflin Square Park on most Wednesday evenings sharing the Gospel to all in attendance. Please be praying as we plan to replant our church as two congregations, one English and one Swahili, on October 9.
We celebrated World Communion Sunday with six congregations and in 7 languages. It was a glorious reminder that God created our diversity and we should celebrate it. This is what Heaven will look like!
SACCPhilly is now 2 Congregations! Our English and Swahili worshippers meet separately except for a combined time of worship. The purpose of this is to grow the leadership and membership of both of our congregations in their respective cultural contexts.
A Celebration of Life service was held at the church on December 13th to remember and thank God for the life of our former pastor, Herb Anderson. Pastor Anderson was 92, having served SACCPhilly for over 50 years.
We praise God for:
All SACCPhilly congregations returning to
in-person worship services.
New small groups that focus on heart issues: how to overcome emotionally immature habits as we grow in Christ, and how to bring trauma healing to those devastated by wars, other horrors, wounds of the heart.
Fall at SACCPhilly has been an encouraging season. Shutdown ministries are starting up again, a new congregation was added, and more and more people are coming back to church. We praise God for his kindnesses and guiding hand in our affairs...
SACCPhilly sent its first ever missions team to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this past February. The trip, lead by our associate pastor, Bagudekia Alobeyo and his wife, Suzanne, included congregant and Christian school teacher, Megan Owens. The church gathered on January 30th to send them off with a time of prayer and a $1,000 love offering for unforeseen expenses.
SACCPhilly would like to thank the Calvary Foundation of McMurray, PA for their $3000 award for the training and installation of a new pastor for our African (Swahili speaking) congregation...