Ripple Building Campaign
Ripple is making a difference in downtown Allentown by providing a community of support for many vulnerable people in our city. Ripple began not as a church but as a group of people interested in following Jesus. Being Christ-centered and community-focused has been our purpose and continues to give us direction. Sharing ripples of God's love with our friends, family, and neighbors continues to inspire us to see our neighbors as God does. Walking alongside of folks who struggle with addiction, mental illness, trauma, and abuse is a road with many ups and downs and is further complicated by isolation, homelessness, and incarceration.
In the past 2 years, Ripple has been meeting at St. Stephen's Community Center and has thrived in the Franklin Park neighborhood. In addition to renting worship space, we also have our community garden, a playground, and space for outdoor worship and meals which has been vital during this pandemic. As Allentown’s downtown area becomes more of a business district, gathering spaces close to downtown are harder and harder to find. We are grateful to be able to minister within walking distance to downtown as well as be securely nestled in the residential neighborhood of Franklin Park.
Ripple Church has been invited to purchase our current meeting location at 1421 Turner St for $200,000. Additionally, we would like to install a small passenger elevator which could cost close to $100,000.
Help us reach our goal of $300,000!