📣 What’s Happening Around Circle of Hope | 10.2.18

🍂 We do things that create spaces of opportunity to grow in faith and community and to reach out to our city. Many opportunities are also for those next people around us to experience Jesus and the new creation we are getting involved in making! Share the love, spread the word.

📣 Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@circleofhopenet) and Facebook (fb.me/circleofhopephillyregion) for the latest!

📷 Will you be at one of the events below and are willing to take a few pictures? If so, we’d love to use them on our Instagram as a way to tell our story to Philly and to our fellow Circle of Hopers. Let me know and I can provide more details on how to get them up on our Instagram!

⫸ Opportunities for spiritual growth, worship, and more!

💡Highlight: September 28th was Joshua Grace’s soirée

Bon voyage soirėe for Joshua Grace. We blessed Joshua and his family as Joshua enters into a new journey of his life.

❉ October 5 • First Friday: Kendra DeSimone • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

Circle of Hope Gallery presents Kendra DeSimone.

❉ October 6 • Centering Prayer • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

A chance to learn or deepen a contemplative prayer practice. Contact: Jordan Burdge ([email protected]).

❉ October 13 • Second Saturday Game Night • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. • 2212 S. Broad St.

We gather in South Philly to play board games, strategy games, card games and games of all shapes and sizes. Bring a game, bring some snacks, bring a friend, and meet some people.

❉ October 20 • Thirtysomething Day Retreat • 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • 2212 S. Broad St.

Thirtysomethings have crucial spiritual steps to take that are often overlooked. This retreat gives them a chance to consider those steps among supportive fellow-travelers in faith. Rod White and friends will facilitate. $10 includes lunch and a small gift to MCC’s work in the Congo. We’ll begin with potluck brunch snacks, coffee provided. If you are a thirtysomething you are welcome. There is a minimum and maximum limit; refunds will be awarded if minimum is not reached. Sign up at the Eventbrite here.

❉ October 20 • Centering Prayer • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

A chance to learn or deepen a contemplative prayer practice. Contact: Jordan Burdge ([email protected]).

❉ October 20 • Free Baby & Kids Goods Exchange • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

We hope to bring our communities together to share resources and get necessary kid/baby stuff to families that need them. This is always a free event. Bring items to share if you can, but don’t stay away if you have nothing to share.

❉ October 26 • Game Night with Friends of Penn Treaty • 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

Game night with our Compassion Team, Friends of Penn Treaty.

❉ November 3 • Village Parenting Day • 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. • 3800 Marlton Pike

Village Parenting Day is an opportunity to share our vision with those in the church who haven’t quite realized how amazing this is, and to share our alternative ideas with those who might like to join. We are undoing the isolation that parents feel. Our children need more love than just two people (or one) can give. Let’s celebrate that and lean into it. Let’s dream new ways to express it.

⫸ What’s going on with our Compassion Teams | #CircleCompassion

💡Highlight: Update from Circle Kids

We just got permission from the zoning board to expand Circle Kids into a full day childcare center! We will still need to go through the licensure process with DHS, but we’re on the way!

❉ October 11 • Conversation with Gwen White and Bruce Campbell-Janz of MCC • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • 2212 S. Broad St.

Join us for a conversation with Gwen White and Bruce Campbell-Janz, Executive Director at Mennonite Central Committee East Coast, about our partnership with MCC and the wonderful work they are doing.

❉ October 19 • Compassion Potluck Dinner • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

Join us for a #100gettogether potluck style dinner hosted by some of our Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter and Solidarity Beyond Borders teammates. Get to know more about what these teams are up to over dinner!

❉ October 20 • Free Baby & Kids Goods Exchange • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

We hope to bring our communities together to share resources and get necessary kid/baby stuff to families that need them. This is always a free event. Bring items to share if you can, but don’t stay away if you have nothing to share.

❉ November 3 • Debt Annihilation Team Info Session • 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave.

DAT Compassion Team was formed 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.The next team is forming! Come find out more and contact marguerit[email protected]

❉ Circle Kids Support Team

We organized Circle Kids as an expression of Circle of Hope to partner with families who need quality, caring childcare for their children. Circle Kids is now three mornings a week for 3 and 4-year-olds! For more info or to enroll, visit circleofhope.net/circlekids

❉ Urban Farm Team

Hart Lane Neighborhood Garden is hosting a GoFundMe to purchase some lots in their farm space. To make donations, visit Hart Lane Neighborhood Garden’s GoFundMe page.

⫸ Sunday Meetings & Cells | #CircleofHope

We create an environment where people can connect with God and act for redemption.

💡Highlight: Dr. Gwen White at Frankford Ave.

Dr. Gwen White bringing a prophetic word to us at 2007 Frankford Ave. She touches on Betty Friedan, Freud, Kavanaugh, and more. Listen to it here.

❉ Sunday Meetings

A place to explore and express God’s love. Find them all here.

❉ Cells

Our small groups of ten that meet throughout the week! Find them all here.

⫸ #100gettogethers

@Jimmyweitz: Planning with our Sunday Meeting Leaders! #100gettogethers

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