It was a beautiful day for the Fall Festival on Oxford Avenue between Griscom and Foulkrod. This was the largest event of its kind for the By Grace Alone Frankford Fellowship Church. I haven’t seen a crowd on Oxford Avenue in many years. It was a great crowd of people with tons of kids. Those free pony rides were very popular. There is a short video on our front page.
Congratulations to Reverend Gabe and everyone on a job well done. Let’s do it again next year.
By Grace Alone Church is hosting a Frankford Community Garden workday this Saturday, June 16th. The garden is located on the corner of Penn Street and Oxford Avenue. We have flyered the immediate community and hope to have a lot of people come out and help deweed, prune and clean up the area.
We are scheduled to be there from 8 am to 4 pm. Please ask for Kimmi to see how you can help when you arrive. Note: We will hold another work day on July 21st at the same place and during the same time slot. Thank you! – Pastor Gabe
From our friend Gabriel Wang-Herrera
This is such a late notice but …. this Saturday my church and a youth group from Gilbertsville, PA along with Tom and Al who live on Penn St. (and are the Guardians of the Garden, LOL!) are going to be working on the Frankford Community Garden from about 9am to 3 pm. The group will also be working on my church building and a neighbor’s house on Griscom (who got her copper pipes stolen recently and whose yard needs de-weeding) as well as flyering a bit around the neighborhood. So just a heads up.
Servant Pastor of By Grace Alone Frankford Fellowship CRC
4730 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
John Loftus of the Northeast Times profiles Pastor Gabriel Wang-Herrera this week:
To Gabriel Wang-Herrera, the Gospel is not just something you preach; it’s something you live.
That’s not an unusual Christian viewpoint, but one that is typically expected of a churchman, yet for Wang-Herrera, pastor of the small By Grace Alone Frankford Fellowship on Oxford Avenue, it has meant moving to a Frankford street that has seen its share of crime and trying to involve himself and his congregation in the residents’ community.
Read the entire story here.