Upcoming Events

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service

To Give Thanks for all we have in common and Share Our Blessings with those who are in need

Benefiting joint initiatives: Bethesda Project and Center-City Congregations of Faith. There will be a free-will offering to benefit the programs. Or bring a $25 gift card from Target, Wawa or Walmart.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – 7:00 PM



Open House after the Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting

Tuesday, November 27—5:00 PM

 Come to the Church after the Tree Lighting for hot chocolate and cider. There will be tours and Christmas cards and cookies and arts and crafts for sale.  All are welcome.


Concerts on the Square

Stunningly beautiful free concerts Wednesdays at 12:30 PM

November through December schedule

Nov. 21 – Elmira Darvarova, Violin; Tomoko Kanamaru, Piano

 Nov. 28 – Camerata Philadelphia, Dr. Stephen Framil and Guest Artists

Dec. 5 – Minas – Orlando Haddad, Guitar; Patricia King, Piano; Guest Artist, Bass

Dec. 12  – Priscilla Coblentz-Cohen, Soprano & Guests: Holiday Extravaganza

Dec. 19 – Steve Kramer, Cellist; Maria Taylor, Pianist

Dec. 26 – NO  CONCERT


Advent/Christmas Services

Faith Holds Wide the Door, an Advent Preaching Series

On the text of O Little Town of Bethlehem (150 years: 1868-2018)

Sundays, 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM

December 2: …in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light

December 9: while mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love

December 16: how silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given

December 23:where charity stands watching, and faith holds wide the door


4:00 pm Family Service with Christmas Pageant,

featuring the story of the writing of O Little Town of Bethlehem and final sermon on text

8:00 pm Lessons & Carols Service with Communion


10:00 AM Christmas Day Service with Hymns


Other December Concerts at the Church

Astral Artists Concert

Saturday, December 8 – 7:00 PM

The Crossings Concert

Friday, December 14 – 8:00 PM

Philadelphia Voices of Pride Concert

Saturday, December 15 – 8:00 PM

Commonwealth Youth Choir Concert

Sunday, December 16 – 5:00 PM

Philadelphia Boy Choir Concert

Saturday, December 22 – 8:00 PM