For the weeks leading up to Easter, a labyrinth and bells will be a part of our Sunday meetings. Below is a brief description of each:
A labyrinth is a meandering path, usually in a circle, with a singular path leading to a center. Walking a labyrinth is an ancient practice for prayer, meditation, or relaxation, among other things.
Guidance (for elective use throughout the meeting):
- Walk with or without shoes.
- Enter the labyrinth.
- Go slowly.
- Breathe deeply.
- When you reach the center, feel free to pause before making the return journey.
- Several people can walk at the same time.
- Make room for each other when you encounter someone on the way.
For centuries bells have been used for spiritual and practical purposes in worship.
In our meetings, someone will ring a small bell at particular intervals to mark transitions and to awaken our hearts to God’s presence with us in what we are about to do.
When and Where?
Sundays at 3pm.
35 W. Chelten Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144
We rent space at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown in the Longstreth Auditorium. The entrance is at the rear of the parking lot to the left of the church building, near the back fence. Turn right up the ramp to enter.
Available parking lot to the left of the building. Street parking is also available (and free on Sundays).
Accessible from the H, XH, K and other bus routes.
ADA accessible worship space. There are stairs to the children’s rooms.
Nursery – Our dedicated caregivers provide space for play and connection with children ages 6 mos. through three years old. The nursery is on the second floor at the top of the stairs.
Kids time – Children 4-11 years old begin with the adults at the start of the meeting. They will be invited upstairs with the Children’s Team to hear a story from the Bible and explore it in imaginative and age appropriate ways. Adults will need to sign their children in and out, so please accompany them when they are dismissed.
*All Children’s Team members have state and federal clearances.
*Parents and caregivers can let the Children’s Team know of special needs when they sign in, and will be contacted via text during the meeting if a child needs them.
Ways to Share
Share online through our sharing service: Share Here
Bank Bill Pay
You can contact your banking institution to set up a way to share regularly. Most banks do this for free. Use the address below for congregational sharing:
Safe Place Church
P.O. Box 44531
Philadelphia, PA 19144