Circle of Hope’s Compassion Teams
None of our teams constitute a “program” of the church. They are all an expression of the life of the Spirit in the body of Christ. They start with an inspiration and form when enough people want to join together to express God’s leading. When they lose steam or their service is done, they disperse.
Help us continue our work
We do all of our compassionate work through the donations that you and others give us. Giving to us can help people get into counseling at Circle Counseling, participate in Shalom House, get affordable clothing at Circle Thrift, give away goods for babies at a Baby Goods Exchange, annihilate consumer debt, plant an urban farm, and even start a good business. The opportunities are endless. Giving just a little bit can go a long way; setting up incremental payments through your bank is a great idea too.
Use Square Cash
Send donations, safely and easily, by using our Square Cash donation website: cash.me/$CircleCompassion
Or send to our cashtag $CircleCompassion on your Square Cash phone app.
- Please add “Compassion Teams” under Special Instructions on the payment confirmation page.
- Please do not add to your credit card debt in God’s honor! This way of sharing is a convenience for those who are out of town or well-disciplined.
Mail to Our Office
Circle of Hope Compassion Teams
1125 South Broad Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(Make checks payable to Circle of Hope, with a memo noting “compassion teams.”)
Professional Mental Health Services Grounded in Faith Circle Counseling was founded in 1997 by Dr. Gwen White. We offer a broad spectrum of counseling services today designed to provide quality care for a wide range of mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns. We strive to keep our services affordable to everyone and offer our services on a sliding scale. Through work with individuals, couples, and families we promote health, wholeness, and reconciliation. Our Philosophy When life becomes challenging or you’re losing hope, a safe place to explore change can be the way to a fuller and happier life. For more information about Circle Counseling or to schedule an initial appointment, please contact: Gwen White, Director email@example.com 4617 Woodland Ave Philadelphia, PA 19143 267-254-0015 www.circlecounseling.com Circle Counseling Connection Team A core team of counselors form to keep the connections between counselors growing and encouraging. They oversee the development of Circle Counseling with a view toward offering a broad spectrum of counseling services designed to provide quality care for a wide range of mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns as an expression of the church’s compassion and commitment to psychological health as a means to spiritual health. They are devoted to keeping the connection between Circle of Hope and Circle Counseling fresh, informed and nurturing.
Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter was formed to help Circle of Hope live out our conviction that “fomenting diversity and reconciliation is at the prophetic heart of our gospel.” We want to exist where hurting, frustrated, compassionate, and activated people can connect with God more deeply and help the Beloved Community act for redemption in our particular time around issues needing justice and reconciliation.
Connect Circle of Hope to the broader Black Lives Matter movement, representing our body at the local level at planning sessions, actions, and online.
Find more partners for Jesus’ mission among activists, demonstrators, and those sympathetic to the cause of fighting systemic white supremacy.
Mobilize Circle of Hope for actions, protests, demonstrations, and liturgical public witness. Foment discussion around issues of racial justice and systematic racism. Create a space for people of color in the church to share their stories and be heard.
To create a network of peacemakers who are activated to grow in faith and express the gospel of peace. We want to foment reconciliation here in Philadelphia and around the world.
We hope you will be part of the journey!
Circle of Peacemakers Team:
Jane Clinton, Gwen White, Rod White, Scott Clinton, John Londres, Sarah White, Melissa Stoner
Circle Thrift seeks to bring hope to the challenges of 21st century urban life: We strive to accomplish this by sharing God’s love, providing inexpensive clothing, creating jobs, building community and relationships, and providing funds to help support our partners.
We want to offer practical solutions to the slavery of consumer debt by building community trust, sharing, and providing capital to eliminate consumer debt in our community. Mission
The Community Workshop will provide a place for people in Philadelphia to find low cost access to woodworking equipment, as well as space to create, and instruction to learn and grow marketable skills.
Greg Fuguet, Martha Grace, Kristen Snow
The Development without Displacement team is a new coalition that is forming based on the success of the the Take Back Vacant Land Campaign. We are building a second powerful citywide coalition with the goal of developing and winning passage of funding bills that will provide resources to build affordable housing and support fresh, affordable food production.
An opportunity to swap used (or unused) baby and kids clothes, toys, baby gear, books, and maternity clothes with other parents in the community. People can pick up what their child(ren) may need in the days ahead and pass along what’s no longer needed.
Friends of Hagert Street Playground supports the long time efforts of Melissa and Julius Rivera who have been doing inspiring (and hard) work in the neighborhood for many years. The Rivera’s are focused on revitalizing and renovating the playground across the street from their house so that children in the neighborhood have a safe place to play and learn. The Rivera’s regularly offer local opportunities to serve and help work and design in a process that includes tons of neighbors beyond the church.
Our purpose is to: bring hope in Camden; make relationships with people and organizations in Camden; help Circle of Hope be known as a force for compassion in the region; give opportunities for Circle of Hope members to serve in their community.
For the Love of Childs has a broad mission to partner with staff, students, and parents from W.G Childs Elementary, which is located at 16th and Wharton.
Nuevas Esperanzas is a transformational development organization walking alongside vulnerable communities in Nicaragua. Nuevas Esperanzas works in remote rural areas of Nicaragua, near Leon, bringing technical assistance and support as vulnerable communities seek to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
We desire to relate to and support people in prisons and their families/ friends, and work together to address punitive systems of incarceration with God’s love.
We hope to address issues of the border and immigration using a Christ-centered approach (Matthew 25:35) and provide a space for Philadelphia organizations who are already working in this area.
Our mission is to resurrect dead or forgotten space in the city and make it life-giving to its neighborhood through intensive vegetable (and some fruit) gardening that is educational, reuses trash materials that litter our streets, provides food for neighborhood families, and simply makes things more beautiful.