New and Noteworthy

ASPC Lent and Easter 2014


A Call for Children’s Ministries Volunteers

Have you been searching for a new, creative, and exciting way to become involved at ASPC? Do you enjoy spending time with children? If so, we invite you to join us as a Children’s Ministries Volunteer. We are currently looking for volunteers for the Nursery (ages 0-3) and Children’s Church (ages 4-5th grade). Volunteers will assist the Children’s Ministries Director and Children’s Room Coordinator in implementing age appropriate lessons on Sunday mornings during church once every two months. All volunteers will receive training on policies and procedures. Background check required.  Join us as we prepare for an exciting year in Children’s Ministries filled with music, crafts, games, and fun! Please contact Josie Kabambi at with questions.


Help ASPC live out its Baptismal Commitments by becoming a Children’s Ministry Volunteer.

Christmas Eve

Join us for the candle light Christmas Eve Service

Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 5:30pm

New Member Class

New Member Class


Sunday, November 24th, 8:45 am t0 10:15 am.

Received into membership during that Sunday service.

Have you been looking for a church home?  ASPC is a diverse and growing congregation in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.  We are committed to growing in faith together and working together for a more just and compassionate Philadelphia.  We would love to welcome you to be a part of this community of generous and hospitable Christian faith.

At these classes, you can hear about where this community has been and where we hope to go in the future.  You will meet others who are interested in membership and deepening their connection with ASPC.  You can ask questions and explore what membership might mean for you.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Bill Golderer at 215.563.3763 or at

Upcoming Music Ministry Event


Save the Date!

We will hold a congregational meeting after worship on August 25th. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!


Rev. Bill Golderer to Serve on Presbytery Delegation to the Middle East

On May 6-14, our Pastor, Bill Golderer will join an official delegation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to visit with global ecumenical partners in Lebanon and Egypt. This delegation will express the prayerful solidarity of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during a time of deep tension in that region that has resulted in the bombings of churches in Aleppo, Syria and strained relationships between Christian and Muslim neighbors in both countries.

Bringing a message of Christian solidarity, the delegation will:

•          Meet with Christian leaders of the region to offer support and encouragement as they engage their neighbors.

•          Seek a personal audience with the newly elected leader of the Orthodox Coptic Church, His Eminence Pope Tawadros II. In Egypt, both the historic Orthodox Coptic Church and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt Synod of the Nile seek to continue faithful Gospel witness in a post-Mubarak regime.


For more information on Pope Tawadros II and Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church click here.

We send Bill with prayers for safe travels, for fruitful conversation, for words of wisdom, and for eyes to see the Spirit at work in the churches of Lebanon and Egypt.

Vincent Persichetti ~Undine Moore Concert Series



Water, Mud & Light

A Lenten Experience of Reflection and Worship

Wednesday Evenings, February 20 – March 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Journey with us through the Lenten season as we engage the questions: “How has God formed me for a specific purpose?” “How is God molding me to fulfill a unique role as a Christian disciple?” Our community will gather around a humble meal for a time of study, reflection, and worship. Join us as we discover how God is shaping our lives. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Rev. Sudie Niesen Thompson: or 215-563-3763, ext. 25

Click here to read the devotional commentaries for each week’s scripture reading.