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    • Welcome to Camphor Memorial UMC!

      We are happy that you chose to visit us today!

      The mission of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church is to be a Christ-centered nurturing and supportive fellowship of believers who strive to lead lost souls to Jesus Christ and improve the quality of life in the community, city and world.

      We invite you to come and worship with us in our beautiful Sanctuary any Sunday at 10:30 am. Praise God, we reopened the church for our 99th Church Anniversary celebration on November 28, 2021, after being closed 62 weeks due to the pandemic. Should it be necessary to close again we will resume livestreaming our services at 10:30 am on Sundays via Zoom and Facebook Live on our Camphor Memorial UMC Facebook page.  Here is the login or call information:


      When the shelter-in-place is lifted, please join us on Sundays at the church at 10:30 am. On 2nd Sundays come for our EXCITING 2ND SUNDAY CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE at 10:30 am.  Everyone is invited to all services.  Feel free to come as you are and catch the spirit! 

      Please enjoy our website and contact us to learn more! 

    • Join us in the Sanctuary this Sunday!

    • Our apologies! Camphor will not be live-streaming our services today, August 20. 2023.  We are in the midst of upgrading our technology and sound equipment and expect to be back online next Sunday.  But we will have live services this morning in our Sanctuary at 5620 Wyalusing Avenue, Philadelphia. and we invite you to join us at 10:30 am.  May your Sunday be blessed!

    • Centennial Souvenir Journal Now on Sale

    • Purchase Your Souvenir Journal Today!

      Purchase your copy of The Camphor Memorial Church Centennial Souvenir Book Today!
      This must-have memento is an elegantly designed 128-page book that beautifully celebrates Camphor's 100 years of unbroken ministry through rich history, memorable centennial year events, and warm celebratory wishes.
      $25 per book (purchase online or in-person and pick up at the church)
      $35 per book (purchase online and ship)

      Limited quantities are available. Get a copy of history today. Click link to order online today: Camphor Church Centennial Souvenir Journal Order Form

    • Worship by Giving Online

      The Bible encourages us to give generously, consistently and joyfully for the ministries of the church and for its buildings and facilities.  We can do this by tithing which is setting aside money to give each week. I Cor. 16:2, 2 Cor. 9:7, Matt. 6:19-21. The tithe is a specific amount (10% of your income) that you give first, and an offering is anything extra that you give beyond that.

      We encourage all of our givers to sign up and use our online giving platform as an easy way to tithe and give. This platform will also allow for direct deposits or payments through your bank – ACH giving which has lower fees than credit cards. Click the blue image below or here to sign-up and/or give online.

    • Rev. Dr. Robin L. Smith Preached on Women's Day 2023!

    • Women's Day Hattitude Was Great Success!


    • 100th Anniversary Pledge (2022-2023)

    • Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake was 2022 Women's Day Speaker

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    • Women's Day Speaker
    • Join Us for Online Bible Study!

      New:  Online Bible Study led by Rev. Dr. Frank Moore by Zoom:

      • Every Tuesday Evening, 7 PM to 8:15 PM
      • Every Thursday Morning, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

       Click for Zoom Meeting: ID #298-439-2215 

      • By Phone: +1 301 715 8592 US
      • Password for Zoom Call:  568580

      First and Third Sundays, Women's Bible Study at 9:30 AM (canceled during pandemic)

      Second and Fourth Sundays, Men's Bible Study at 9:30 AM (canceled during pandemic)

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    • Our Senior Pastor

      Rev. Dr. Frank N. Moore

      The Reverend Dr. Frank N. Moore is the Senior Pastor of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church. Since his appointment by Bishop Peggy Johnson, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, in July 2013, the church body has increased and grown in mission as a spiritually alive church meeting the needs of the congregation and the community. Prior to coming to Camphor, he served the University Spiritually Alive United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (Indiana Conference) from 1999 to 2013.

      Rev. Dr. Moore received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cheyney State University in Pennsylvania in 1975 and the Masters of Divinity degree, cum laude, in May 1978, from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.  In May 1990, Rev. Dr. Moore was conferred the Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His dissertation was, “Health and Wellness in the African American Churches in the Twentieth Century, An Ongoing Program.” Click to read Rev. Dr. Moore full bio.

    • Lincoln University Concert Choir Performed at Camphor for 100th Anniversary

      The Lincoln University Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Camilla Horn, and Hazell Hall-Jefferson, soprano, presented a wonderful benefit concert on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 3 PM. at Camphor Church to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Camphor Church. 

       Hazell Hall-Jefferson, Soprano 


      Theodore Thomas, Jr., Accompanist for Ms. Hall-Jefferson 

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    • Link to Camphor Young Adult Survey

    • Click above link to take Camphor Young Adult Survey

    • Camphor is Church of the Week!

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    • Upper Room Daily Devotional

      Upper Room Daily Devotional

      The Upper Room magazine’s mission is to provide a model of practical Christianity, accessible in varied formats, to help people feel invited and welcomed into God’s presence to:

      • listen to scripture as God’s personal message, linking their stories to God’s story;
      • commune with God in prayer;
      • see their daily choices and small acts of obedience as part of God’s work;
      • realize our connection through Christ as a universal family of believers;
      • encounter the living Christ and be transformed into Christ’s likeness."


      If you would like to read today's daily devotional from the Upper Room magazine, just click below:


      Once you get to this site, you can view larger-type and Spanish versions. A daily reflection is available, and you can have the Upper Room devotional emailed to you every day. 


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      Welcome to Camphor Memorial Church!
      5620 Wyalusing Avenue Map
      Philadelphia, PA 19131
      Phone: 215-747-2600; Emergency: 215-747-0848; Fax: 215-747-3954
      Email: @info

      · Bishop Alexander Priestly Camphor, 1865-1919
      · The Mission of Camphor
      · A Short History of Camphor

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      Everyone invited!
    • Ways to Worship, Give & Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Classes will be held on the 1st Saturday of every month from 11:30am - 12:00pm,  starting June 1, 2021 

      • ALL age groups and fitness levels are welcome, but exercises are designed for seniors
      • Classes will include yoga techniques, exercises to promote balance, stretching and toning
      • The most up-to-date health approaches and nutritional facts will be presented

      Developed and Facilitated by Kayla Butts

      MEETING ID:  754 1519 6750

      PASSCODE:  Health

    • Calendar

      EVERYONE is ALWAYS welcome to take part in Camphor's worship services, Bible studies, fellowships, ministries and special programs!


      Thu Sep 28  · 11am
      Weekly Online Bible study with Rev. Dr. Moore
      Sun Oct 01  · 10:30am
      Sun Oct 01  · 10:30am
      First Sunday of Each month is Communion Sunday
      Tue Oct 03  · 10am
      Community Food Cupboard
      Tue Oct 03  · 7pm
      Weekly Virtual Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Moore
      Thu Oct 05  · 11am
      Weekly Online Bible study with Rev. Dr. Moore
      Sun Oct 08  · 10:30am
      Tue Oct 10  · 10am
      Community Food Cupboard
      Tue Oct 10  · 7pm
      Weekly Virtual Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Moore
      Thu Oct 12  · 11am
      Weekly Online Bible study with Rev. Dr. Moore
      Sun Oct 15  · 10:30am
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    • Spiritual Gifts Inventory

      The Strategic Planning Committee of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church invites all members to complete the Spiritual Gifts Inventory. The purpose of the inventory is to help you discover your spiritual gifts and then to prayerfully consider ways to utilize these gifts for the advancement of the Kingdom of God and the making of disciples within the church, the mission of Camphor Memorial UMC. These God-given gifts are meant to be shared, not stored away. They are meant to honor God, revitalize the Church and reach a lost generation for Christ.

      Our spiritual journey requires all of us to GROW in our understanding of what it means to be like Christ, a Christian, from the time we accepted Christ until death or His return. Assessing our spiritual growth helps us to think carefully about our current spiritual development and to begin working on an intentional plan for personal growth.

      Remember, it's not about our efforts. Becoming like Christ centers on His work in us and not our work for Him. God desires heart change over religious actions. God does the renewing, the empowering and the recreating. Our part as His disciple is to do the yielding, the submitting, and the obeying. We sincerely hope you will prayerfully and enthusiastically join the church in assessing your God-given spiritual gifts and use those gifts, interests and abilities in ministry in our church.

      Click here to take online survey   After you complete the survey, save the results* and forward an email copy to   (or you may mail/drop-off hard copy:  Camphor Memorial UMC, Attn: Lay Leader, 5620 Wyalusing Ave, Philadelphia  19131.)  You will be contacted by the Lay Leader to discuss how you would like to utilize your spiritual gifts to advance the mission of the church and its current initiatives.  THANK YOU for helping Camphor Memorial's efforts to help build-up strong people and strong communities through the work of our Spiritually Alive church!

      *Instructions to save and email the results of your survey:  

      After submitting your online survey, you will be taken to your personal spiritual gifts inventory results page.

      1. To save the results to your computer:

      a. Click "Print or Download Results" (red box near bottom of page)

      b. Select "Microsoft Print to PDF" (it's the first selection option in the Printer window)

      c.  Click on "Print" at the bottom of the window (on the left side)

      d.  A "Save Print Output As" window will pop-up - give th file a name and click the "Save" option (at the bottom of window on right side).  This saves your survey results to your computer.

      2. To email your survey results to the church:

      a. Create a new email addressed to:

      b. Subject: My Spiritual Inventory Results

      c. To insert your survey results, select "Attach File" (paperclip icon)

      d. Your computer will populate a list of your recent files -- select the file with your spiritual gifts survey results.  Once you click on the file, it will attach the file to your email.

      e.  Click 'Send' to send your spiritual gifts survey results to the Lay Leader.

      Thank you!!


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      This is our Tuesday Morning Ministry of Sharing and Caring! We are people of various churches within our community. We enjoy the rich fellowship with songs, prayers, scripture and sermon. It is enlightening and inspiring.

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