theVillage and Strategic Planning Today

Darlene Hewett, President and CEO   Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.     –Susan Sontag   We are theVillage. What we do is relevant today, and, thanks to strategic planning, will be relevant in the future as theVillage–Hope in Action since 1877. […]

A Rich Legacy Lives On

By Rev. Mindy Huffstetler, Convener of theVillage Church Relations Council and Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia During my years serving on the Board of Directors for the Presbyterian Children’s Village and as Convener of its Church Relations Council, I developed a deep pride in the living legacy of those Presbyterian women who in […]

Restoring Hope: This Isn’t The End

By Eric Confer Martens, Chaplain Philippians 1:6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. As I met with Tori for the last time before her discharge from theVillage, I asked her how she was feeling.  “I’m excited […]

Stubborn Hope

Reflections, Spring 2014, from Chaplain Eric Confer Martens As winter ends and the days grow longer, we welcome the sights and sounds of spring.  Walking through our 43 acres at theVillage, I see the trees beginning to bud, flowers starting to emerge, and the geese searching for places to nest.  I am reminded that growth and […]