Mission of the Month
Hunting Park Christian Academy
4400 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-2320
Hunting Park Christian Academy is an accredited Christian school for pre-K through 8th grade in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia, one of the poorest and most crime-ridden areas of the city. The mission of the school is to provide a quality, affordable, Christian education that celebrates a diverse community and leads children to know and serve the Lord. They have about 200 students and have been serving the community for over twenty years. Tuition is low and there are no restrictions on who can attend. Many of the children attend on scholarship (some of which is provided by Supplee’s Women’s Association). The 8th graders all go on to high school–in an area where many students do not continue to high school, and a number of them continue on to college. The school expects the teachers (who must be certified) to live in the area, if possible—to be a part of the community. Supplee in the past has sent work parties to help with repairs, cleaning and painting. For many years we collected school supplies to take to the school each September. They rely on churches and individual giving to make up the difference between tuition charged and actual costs.
In their May Prayer Letter, they ask us to pray for their teachers and administrators, for 2 new teachers needed for the 2021-2022 school year–grades 2 and 5, for the students and their families, and for a middle school teacher battling cancer and waiting for a match for a bone marrow transplant.
You can stay up-to-date and find other ways to help by checking out their website at www.hpcaphilly.org
Each month a different mission or missionary is highlighted in the Supplement and in the services. A special offering is collected by Supplee for the Mission of the Month; it goes to the mission or missionary highlighted that month as a special gift. In your giving, just designate it Mission of the Month to be sure it goes to that missionary. In June this gift will be going to Hunting Park Christian Academy.
Please pray for this amazing ministry in Philadelphia.