Updates and Resources

UPDATE March 30, 2020- Clergy Hours:

John and Rachel will be available digitally for conversation and prayer on the following days this week:

4/1 10-11 am

4/2 2-3 pm

4/7 10-11 am

Please feel free to reach out to them. https://zoom.us/j/597049585

UPDATE Sunday March 29, 2020

This evening, we (the church and the Sunday Love Project) served meals to 115 people (we normally serve 54). We had enough for everyone, but we weren’t prepared for the level of desperation. So many other services have closed, and we saw many people who have never come to our meals before. Only a few people listened to repeated instructions about social distancing. This was a lesson in how we humans are affected by deep hunger and scarcity. We apologize to our Rittenhouse neighbors for the disturbance. We’re going to be working with other programs in the city to find creative solutions to the unprecedented crowds while continuing to serve our neighbors.

UPDATE March 27, 2020 – (Click the link below for the first video in this series)

Joyful Fearless Embracing – Church in the Time of Coronavirus, Part 1


UPDATE 3/25/2020

AA-NA Meetings: The following groups are suspending meetings in the building during this time to adhere to the CDC and City guidelines:

  • Sunday Night 60 Minutes AA
  • Monday through Friday Square One NA
  • Monday Night WHY AA
  • Wednesday Night Big Book AA Meeting
  • Friday night Recovery International
  • Friday night The 11th Hour NA meeting

Please check with each group’s chairperson to determine if they have virtual meeting availability.

UPDATE 3/24/2020

Go to Facebook to vote:

As we continue to adapt to our new way of being church and self isolation, would you like us to continue streaming services with communion or should we shift to other ways of praying together without communion?

UPDATE 3/23/2020

Yes, the Church is still carrying out our mission AND loving each other and our neighbor.

We are working remotely with our wonderful staff to create a Holy Week and Easter experience that will be musical, moving, and spiritually nourishing. We will make sure this holy time is accessible to all levels of digital experience. We are working on staying connected to you with prayer, worship, and fellowship every Sunday and several times every week. We’ll post more as we continue to plan and organize.

We look forward to connecting with you!

In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of church members practicing social distancing while enjoying each other’s company (and preparing to feed our hungry neighbors).

UPDATE 3/19/2020 (Click the link below for a video from John and Rachel.)

Church in the time of Coronavirus.

UPDATE 3/18/2020 (For a full history of posted updates click here.)

Watch for weekday video communications from John and Rachel. These will be streamed with the church via Facebook.  We are calling it “Love in the time of Coronavirus.”

9:30 am Connections THIS Sunday:

ALL AGES WELCOME and encouraged to attend!! 

Inviting ALL ages and folks interested in gathering digitally as Connections in this time of social distancing- kids, teen, parents, adults, EVERYONE – to talk about how we might do this. And also to just check in and connect! Bring your big ideas and fun thoughts! See you soon. 11:00 am service will be on Facebook Live again! Here’s the Connections invite: https://zoom.us/j/776807753

Clergy Hours:

John and Rachel will be available digitally for conversation and prayer tomorrow, Thursday 3/19/20 from 11 am – 12 pm. Please feel free to reach out to them. https://zoom.us/j/597049585

Morning Prayer:

Morning Prayer has moved to the digital world. Join us every weekday morning at 9:00 am. See you there. https://zoom.us/j/597049585