Carmel hosted organizations:
AA GROUP- DAILY PROGRESS
AA Carmel is home to an AA group called Daily progress. The group holds open beginner’s meetings every Thursday starting at 5:50 pm in Carmel Hall. Park and enter in the rear of the building.
Carmel has supported the Inter-Faith Food Cupboard, now Family Promise Montco PA Food Pantry, for many years. We have a cupboard located in the church lobby where all are encouraged to donate much needed non-perishable items to help those less fortunate in our community. The Food Pantry is located at 2801 Woodland Rd. in Roslyn on the campus of Salem Baptist Church, where food donations can be dropped off or bags of food can be picked up by those in need during hours posted on the Food Pantry’s website, https://www.fpmontco.org/what-we-do/food-pantry/ or Facebook page. Needed foods, paper goods, and toiletries are also listed.
The reading program is a sliding scale after-school service for students in our community entering second through fifth grade that are struggling and not making sufficient progress in learning to read. It provides instruction delivered by a caring and compassionate team. Our instructor has been rigorously trained and certified in the most effective methods of structured literacy practices based on scientific research. In addition, our volunteers bring their unique backgrounds and a love for watching children learn and grow. Classes are small groups of no more than three students and are held at Carmel Presbyterian Church. As we grow the program, if you know a child that is struggling with reading in grades 2-5 and would like an application, or if you would like more information about this program, please email email@example.com.
Carmel’s fully licensed kitchen is one of the sites serving Montco SAAC’s Meals on Wheels program. The program serves over 350 people each day. Recipients receive two balanced meals delivered daily Monday-Friday by a team of dedicated, friendly volunteers. The program includes a daily wellness check, healthy food and follow-up if a client cannot be reached. To qualify for Meals on Wheels, individuals must be 60 or older and be essentially home bound. Meals on Wheels Website Additional drivers are much needed, and you do not need to be a Carmel member to volunteer. If interested, email them here or call 610-275-1960.
Presbytery of Philadelphia Supported Organizations:
Offers programs for children and adults providing resources to improve outcomes for the entire community. Our initiatives help kids defy the odds by meeting basic human needs through food and clothing distributions while also providing a safe environment for education and skill development.
Deacons’ Local Mission projects:
Through its Mission Interpretation Committee, the Board of Deacons supports a number of organizations that serve either our local Glenside community or the Greater Philadelphia Region. This outreach is made possible mostly by the generous support of Carmel’s congregation both financially as well as via the donation of goods for specific projects. The Board of Deacons has sustained long-term relationships with several groups but also considers new opportunities as they arise.
Financial disbursements are made throughout the year and items collected are delivered with regularity. Social issues addressed by our mission giving include homelessness, food insecurity, family instability/foster care, and sexual exploitation.