The New Jerusalem Now community would like to thank all those who made our first Summer Soulstice Block Party such a success and a wonderful time to be together:
Erika Funk, from Broad Street Ministry, who gave many hours in planning, much good advice, made many calls, arranged for and brought gallons of coffee, lent us tables from BSM, helped us run the farmers market on the day of the event, and brought sunshine into the rain.
Joe Morrison, who gave much good counsel and direction throughout the planning of the event, kept us from getting discouraged or off-point in our efforts, without whose help this event wouldn’t have happened.
Wendy Gaynor and the Broad Street Ministry “Motley Order Choir,” who sang, danced, and brought the Spirit and the soul into our little corner of Philadelphia. They gave of themselves freely and they made that day unforgettable for all of us.
Bill Golderer of Broad Street Ministry, Will O’Brien of Project H.O.M.E., Dick and Phyllis Taylor, Vic and Charlene Compher, Patricia Pearce and Kip Leitner, without whose financial support and abundant generosity this event would not have happened.
The Circle of Hope community, who have proven themselves such good friends and supporters of NJN, for promoting our event, and lending us the sound equipment needed to make ourselves heard and to bring some volume to our celebration.
Nick Schummer, who arranged for the sound equipment from Circle of Hope, packed it into his truck, transported it, set it up, operated it, broke it down, and took it back, and Nathan Leonard who assisted.
Broad Street Ministry (Erika Funk), Old First Reformed (Alice Reyes), and Incarnation of Our Lord School (Sr. Katherine Baltazar), who lent us the many tables and chairs needed in order to serve our guests.
Brittney “blew” Lewis, our visiting barista, who crafted many fine caffeinated concoctions to fuel the fun.
Aram Dadian, whose generosity and assistance kept our stage performers dry.
Jamie Moffett, who helped document the event with photographs.
Suzanne McHenry, our pancake princess, who supplied us with more batter and condiments than we could have asked for.
The Simple Way, who have supported us continually over the years, and who helped in the promotion of the event.
Our friends at the Camden House(s), who lent us extra tents which came in very handy when the rain came down.
Raymond Walters and Sheila Wortham, who were in our kitchen for days leading up to the event, and for most of that day too, preparing the food we all enjoyed so much.
Jerome Dupont, for designing very creative signs for our event.
The NJN Board of Directors, for their support and advice.
Everyone who donated goods and items for our silent auction.
Everyone else who contributed in many different ways, great and small, to help us pull this off, including everyone who showed up, in the rain, to have a great time anyways…
Thank you, thank you, thank you! And many blessings!
Your friends at
New Jerusalem Now