Our congregation in Fishtown
2007 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
- Sundays 10:00am at Hart Lane Farm
- Sundays 5pm on YouTube
- Cells throughout the week
Sunday Meeting at Hart Lane Farm
Hart Lane Farm details
514 Hart Lane, 10 a.m., weather permitting
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More about our Fishtown location
About our Fishtown congregation
We’re bringing that Gospel, that is the Good News of Jesus, to the present time and place with great flexibility. We’re figuring out what’s kept people from joining the church and wondering if we should let those things go so that people can see Jesus more clearly. Jesus loves us, and too often we see Christians hating people—especially the weak and marginalized. Here, we embrace everyone, and meet them right where they’re at. For example, many people have been oppressed and injured by the church because of their gender and sexuality. We want to make up for that, so we are careful to welcome and include everyone as they are. And more than that, all people of any gender or sexual orientation are bearers of the image of God and therefore fully gifted and responsible to lead, teach, and serve among us.
Pastor – meet Jonny Rashid
Jonny Rashid, Pastor at 2007 Frankford Ave.
[email protected] @jonnyrashid
I didn’t think I’d be a pastor when I first showed up to Frankford Ave. almost fifteen years ago. I was looking for a place I could call home, a place that would “get me,” include me, welcome me. Egyptians who are rebelling from their oddly Evangelical upbringing can’t really find a place to call home. My faith was teetering. Post-9/11, the War on Terror looming, I didn’t know if I could find Christians that wanted to actually love their neighbor. I found that with Circle of Hope. Not just because of our commitment to peace, but also because someone remembered my name! That changed my life and saved my faith. I finally found Christians that didn’t make me ashamed of my faith!
I began serving as pastor in September 2010 when ew launch a congregation in North Philly. Our congregation on North Philly was the first multiplication from a multiplication. In September of 2018, that congregation consolidated with the one on Frankford Ave., and I began serving there primarily. Before pastoring, I was a social studies teacher in Philly. I’m a big-time Bible and theology nerd. I love home-cooking: baking bread and dessert, and smoking big cuts of meat in my North Philly backyard. I love and hate Philly sports. And I write about all that and more on my blog, Contents and Containers.
What to Expect during covid-19
Where is it?
We meet in Kensington on Hart Lane Farm (514 Hart Lane).
What’s it like?
It’s an opportunity to explore and express God’s love. Take advantage of what you can. There’s usually singing to get us together and our hearts moving toward God in worship. There’s a speech when the pastor or someone else engages us in ways we can do that exploring and expressing. Often there’s a chance to talk back with questions and stories. It’s all up for grabs. Don’t feel like you have to do anything. Come as you are, be as you are, and see what God does.
There is usually plenty of parking on on Kensington Ave, as well as Hart Lane and D St.
Take the Market-Frankford El to the Somerset stop Stop. Walk one block North to Hart Lane and travel West onto Hart lane (turn left) and you’ll see the farm.
The farm is a great atmosphere for children. We incorporate kids in our worship, but they generally stay with their parents.
After and before our meetings we hang to create community and conspire for goodness. Come early or stay after to join us.
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