What’s Happening Around Circle of Hope | 11.5.19

What’s Been Happening Around Circle of Hope!

Here’s a little bit about what’s been happening around Circle of Hope, ways to get connected, or just learn about events coming up around the bend! Got questions? Feel free to email [email protected] or check out the contact page on our website.

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

Sunday Meetings

One way to get to know us. Worship, dialogue, connection. A place to explore and express God’s love. Find them all here.


Circles of ten that meet throughout the week! They are beacons of hope and community in our city. Find them all here.

Blogs, YouTube, Podcasts! Check out some of our thoughts/ideas and dialogue on faith, Jesus, religion, hope, and the world at large!  


Our main blog

Things Jesus Never Said: changing assumptions on faith and Christianity
Jonny, in video, discusses the church’s chance to undo some of the cultural assumptions about Christianity. It isn’t the same as the cultural artifacts of apple pie or football!

Development / Rod White’s Blog

Do you feel like you got “canceled” with Jesus?
Rod ponders call-out culture, citing Obama’s recent foray into the cultural conversation.

Today, if you hear his voice / Ben White’s Blog

A Short Story for All Saints Day
Ben shares a story in honor of All Saints’ Day.

more than self-expression / Jonny Rashid’s blog

On Jesus Is King, Kanye is still king
Jonny reflects on Kanye West’s new album and its effect on Christianity and culture as a whole.


Sunday Meeting Podcast – Our Sunday meeting messages delivered by our pastors and guest speakers, available wherever you get podcasts.

Color Correction – Our compassion team, Circle Mobilizing because Black Lives Matter, has its own podcast discussing themes of racial justice, equality, and much more. Available wherever you get podcasts. Episode 8: Fight the Power/ Reform or Revolution?


Our YouTube Channel – We do a video series called Someone Asked.

View it here.

At Lupus Loop, we raised over $1200! The Lupus Loop is a 5K run and 2.5 mile walk that Circle of Hope has been participating in for many years. It is an important community event because it raises funds to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support, and advocacy.

Thanks to all who came out for our Village Parenting Day! #VillageParentingDay is an opportunity to share our alternative ideas about raising #children in #community with those who might like to join.

November 8-9 • Compassion Teams Learning Tour 

Friday Evening and Throughout Saturday
Various Locations and Times

A Gifts for Growing Event. This day is about connecting to the compassion work we are doing together in our neighborhoods. It is an opportunity to learn more about one or more teams you’ve been curious about by volunteering or being a part of good conversations. Come and find out first hand what several of our teams are doing and be a part of the good work. See Facebook event here for complete line-up of events.

November 9 • TurnUp to BailOut 

7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
1125 S. Broad St. Philly

Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter is a compassion team of Circle of Hope. As an allied organization to BLM Philly, and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, we present our third annual TurnUp to BailOut music festival. A night of music, food, joy, and justice to assist in our efforts to raise money for bail for incarcerated individuals this upcoming holiday season. $15. Eventbrite ticket link here.

November 23 • Thirtysomething Day Retreat 

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2007 Frankford Ave. Philly

A Gifts for Growing Event. 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. $10. Eventbrite link here.

December 6 and 7 • Art Shop 

Dec 6: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Dec 7: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2007 Frankford Ave. Philly

Buy local for the holidays! Arts, crafts, and more at our yearly holiday bazaar on Frankford Ave. #artshop

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