Kensington Neighborhood House

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Kensington Neighborhood House

  1. 1. Kensington Neighborhood House Inner City Mercy Ministry
  2. 4. <ul><li>Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob… </li></ul><ul><li>He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord sets prisoners free. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord gives sight to the blind. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 146: 5, 7-9 </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Philadelphia , PA </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>4 th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>(5.8 million) </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>Center City </li></ul>
  6. 12. <ul><li>City of history </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>City Hall </li></ul>
  8. 17. <ul><li>City of neighborhoods and row homes </li></ul><ul><li>(Neighborhoods change dramatically in minutes) </li></ul>
  9. 19. <ul><li>City of narrow streets </li></ul>
  10. 20. <ul><li>…and </li></ul><ul><li>Streets as </li></ul><ul><li>“front yards” </li></ul>
  11. 21. <ul><li>City of murals </li></ul><ul><li>(this one on the side of a row home) </li></ul>
  12. 25. <ul><li>Kensington District </li></ul>
  13. 27. <ul><li>Former industrial area. </li></ul>
  14. 28. <ul><li>Now poorest district in NE Philly. </li></ul>
  15. 30. <ul><li>Kensington row homes </li></ul>
  16. 31. <ul><li>More row homes </li></ul>
  17. 34. <ul><li>Tent “home” and “backyard” </li></ul>
  18. 36. <ul><li>Neighborhood ooo of </li></ul><ul><li>Street Life </li></ul>
  19. 40. <ul><li>Alcohol. </li></ul>
  20. 42. Poverty .
  21. 44. <ul><li>Drugs. </li></ul>
  22. 46. <ul><li>A remnant . </li></ul>
  23. 47. <ul><li>A chance . </li></ul>
  24. 49. <ul><li>Single moms . Young ones. </li></ul>
  25. 50. <ul><li>Hard lives. </li></ul>
  26. 51. Neighborhood of children .
  27. 54. <ul><li>…and they’re open to the gospel. </li></ul>
  28. 57. <ul><li>the Kensington Neighborhood House </li></ul>
  29. 59. <ul><li>History of God’s blessing </li></ul>
  30. 60. <ul><li>Soup Kitchen 1916 . </li></ul>
  31. 62. <ul><li>Annual Children’s Outing 1920 . </li></ul>
  32. 63. <ul><li>KNH backyard </li></ul>
  33. 64. <ul><li>Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>baskets </li></ul><ul><li>1928 . </li></ul>
  34. 66. <ul><li>Continuing His work </li></ul>
  35. 68. <ul><li>Kensington resident. </li></ul><ul><li>Former drug dealer. </li></ul><ul><li>Saved by grace. </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent of the KNH. </li></ul><ul><li>Testifying of Jesus Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>Rich March </li></ul>
  36. 70. Will you pray ? As we give the gospel.
  37. 71. <ul><li>with Compassion …not criticism. </li></ul>
  38. 72. neighborhood events
  39. 73. <ul><li>Friendship …not distance. </li></ul>
  40. 75. <ul><li>Weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul>
  41. 76. <ul><li>Faith …not sight. </li></ul>
  42. 77. Bible Studies
  43. 78. <ul><li>Invitation …not judgment. </li></ul>
  44. 79. Food cupboard
  45. 80. <ul><li>Peace …not perfection. </li></ul>
  46. 81. “ Friends & Family Day” in the backyard
  47. 82. <ul><li>Him …not us. </li></ul>
  48. 83. <ul><li>But when he saw the multitudes, </li></ul><ul><li>he was moved with compassion on them, </li></ul><ul><li>because they fainted, </li></ul><ul><li>and were scattered abroad, </li></ul><ul><li>as sheep having no shepherd. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 9:36 </li></ul>
  49. 85. <ul><li>he saw </li></ul><ul><li>he was moved </li></ul>
  50. 86. <ul><li>with compassion. </li></ul>
  51. 87. <ul><li>with compassion. </li></ul>
  52. 90. <ul><li>Please visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.kensingtonneighborhoodhouse.org </li></ul>

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