Ridley Park Presbyterian Church

Framing begins as Ridley Park Presbyterian Church partners with Habitat for Humanity.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

After hearing the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett speak at a recent presbytery meeting this summer, Ridley Park Presbyterian Church was inspired to accept the invitation from the Presbyterian Mission Agency to become a Matthew 25 congregation. As a first step in eradicating systemic poverty, we partnered with Habitat for Humanity for a “Build Day” on our church lawn. Over 30 volunteers showed up on Sept. 21 to swing hammers and help hoist into place the framing for a two-story row house. The walls were taken down on the following Wednesday and loaded on a flatbed for transport to the Oxford Green Habitat project in the Sharswood neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are not yet sure what our next mission project will be, but there is discussion about doing repair work in the nearby city of Chester.