More ways to connect.

Here’s some events that are coming up. We have a living, active community that hosts and puts on numerous events, ranging from compassionate to entertaining. Scroll below to check out what’s coming up.

Starting in March:
Lent Events

Various Times
Various Locations

Lent is the 40 days before Easter. In Circle of Hope we’ll spend it practicing feeling it—our hunger, our lack, our sin, yes, but also the love that casts out fear, the presence of eternity in our here and now, and the forgiveness that transforms our lives and the whole world. Complete info of events for Lent at

March 22nd:
Game Night with Friends of Penn Treaty

2007 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Come play games with our compassion team, Friends of Penn Treaty.

March 23rd:
Free Baby & Kids Goods eXchange

2212 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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.

March 29th:
Just Mercy, Just Churches and Justice: Reconciling the Church and Criminal Justice

2212 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Panel talk! Panelist discuss reconciling church and criminal justice. Panelists include:

Nicolas O’Rourke – POWER Interfaith
Candace McKinley – BLM Philly and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Hector Efren Flores – Human Rights Lawyer, Educator and Activist

Questions? Contact: Bethany Stewart ([email protected])

March 30th:
Marriage Workshop

Contact [email protected]
for location info.

Marriages need tending at all stages to be healthy. Dr. Gerry Davis from Circle Counseling leads a workshop for couples. Registration is limited to 10 couples. Cost $40 per couple, lunch of soup and salad included. Sign up at the Eventbrite page here.

March 30th:
PokemonGo Tournament

2007 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Each month the Silph Arena holds a month-long Cup—a ‘themed’ PvP tournament—that provides tens of thousands of trainers around the world a specially-designed competitive challenge and a chance to prove they’re the very best. The Silph Arena is the world’s largest global network for ranked Pokemon GOTM tournament play.

During the Cup (March 1st – 31st), local Silph League communities host and record a special tournament using the free tools. Circle of Hope is hosting this one. Wins and losses in this local tournament affect your player rank on local and global leaderboards
—and may eventually even earn you an invitation to compete at Regionals and even the World Championships at 2019 GO Fest & Safari Zone!

Registration required:

April 6th:
Philly Spring Cleanup

Various Locations

Let’s care for our world, our families, our neighbors and friends by cleaning up the city we love and live in.

Several cleanup location options to choose from:

Near 2007 Frankford Ave:

  • We will be meeting at the Hart Lane Farm (514 Hart Ln) for the neighborhood clean-up. From there we will be moving to 4 designated blocks close by to partner with neighbors and block captains.
  • Contact Jess Shoffner for more details: [email protected]

Near 2212 S. Broad St.

  • Meet at Mary and Art’s house for cleaning from 9-12.
  • Contact Mary Ward-Bucher for more details: [email protected]

April 13th:
Second Saturday Game Night

2212 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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.

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