What’s Happening Around Circle of Hope | 9.10.19

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.

Sunday Meetings and Cells
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 cityscape full of despair and loneliness. 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 – Our Cells: gatherings of hope and transformation

Development / Rod White’s Blog – Integration: The work of harmony in the Spirit

Today, if you hear his voice / Ben White’s Blog – A Vocabulary of Blessing

more than self-expression / Jonny Rashid’s blog – God is shaped by you too

Looking Up / Rachel Sensenig’s Blog – Rest comes through vulnerability


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 5: Overdose Crisis (with Maria Guzman and Matt Tice)


Our YouTube Channel – We do a video series called Someone Asked and another called Chair Time.

The Circle of Hope pastors did a little video talking about our cell renewal! Listen and watch as Ben, Rachel, Julie, and Jonny share our vision, reveal their cells, and invite us and those beyond us.

Upcoming Events

September 21 • White Fragility Workshop 
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave., Philly

The Circle Mobilizing because Black Lives Matter team is hosting a workshop on the book White Fragility. We encourage you to read the book before coming! We have a limited amount of books available at the congregations so folks are welcome to also purchase their books online. More about the book here. Facebook event here.

September 21 • Free Baby & Kids Goods Exchange 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ

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.

September 28 • Solidarity Beyond Borders Film Screening
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • 2007 Frankford Ave. Philly

Visual Artist, Michelle Angela Ortiz will be screening her short documentary, “Las Madres de Berks”, as part of her “Familias Separadas” public art project which amplifies the stories of families affected by detention and deportation in Pennsylvania. This screening is presented in partnership with the Shut Down Berks Coalition and Circle of Hope. The screenings are made possible with support by The Fleischner Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, Free Migration Project, Leeway Foundation, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Questions? Contact: Mary Bucher ([email protected]) and Claire Ryder ([email protected])

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