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412 Sentner Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120

(At the corner of Hasbrook Avenue & Sentner Street)

 Phone: 215-745-7115




 Our Pastor is assigned part time to our church and also to Frankford Memorial UMC.  We are currently worshipping together each Sunday on Zoom at 10:30 AM.

All are invited to join us live or to watch the video later on Facebook, YouTube or our website. 

Our style of worship is relaxed traditional. 

Our music is mostly hymns from the UMC Hymnal.

Sunday worship will return to each of our buildings when we can meet together safely. 

When in our building, Church school for children/youth is during the last half of our worship service,

with three age groups meeting separately.

A Changing Church for Changing Times

We describe our congregation as a changing church for changing times.  We celebrate our multicultural, multi-generational Church family.  Our church family includes people from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Jamaica, Trinidad, St. Vincent Island, Romania, Pakistan, and Hungary, as well as some who grew up in the Crescentville neighborhood and others who are new to the area. Please know you are welcome to be a part of the change! 

We invite you to join with us as we seek God’s leading us

to be a welcoming place in our community.


We at Crescentville United Methodist Church believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and we will invite people into a relationship with Christ.  Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will continue to grow spiritually in our relationship with Christ. 

As a fellowship  of caring, concerned people, we will respond as disciples to reach out

and serve the community.



Founded in 1920, Crescentville United Methodist Church began as Crescentville Evangelical

Church.  A mission opportunity to a new and developing section of the growing city of

Philadelphia, this congregation was formed to be a community church to the new residence of the

Crescentville section of the city.   In 1946, the church took on the new name of Crescentville

Evangelical United Brethren Church as the Evangelical and United Brethren denominations merged

as one.   Practically, this did not change the mission of the congregation - it continued to

faithfully serve the Crescentville community.   Likewise, in 1968, when the Evangelical United

Brethren denomination merged with the Methodist Episcopal denomination, Crescentville United

Methodist Church continued to shine its light and love within the community.  Through all of these

changes, one thing has remained constant: a commitment to be a community congregation.


In recent years, as the residential makeup of the neighborhood has changed, Crescentville UMC

has continued to strive to be a community church.  This has meant the reaching out and welcoming

in of new neighbors.  As the challenge of being “a changing church for changing times” continues,

the congregation is grateful to God for His leading them in the challenge of being a

“changed” congregation.


Members of the Ad Council are active members of Crescentville UMC and they are involved in the mission and ministry of the congregation.  The members of Ad Council are selected by a nominating committee lead by the Pastor.  The Ad Council is the deciding body for the business, finances, and ministries of the Church.  At any time you may discuss concerns, ideas and questions with any member of Ad Council.  ALL are invited to attend Ad Council meetings, only current members of the council have a vote.

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