Our congregation in Fishtown
We are located at:
2007 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
➤ Sundays 4 p.m. at 2007 Frankford Ave. and on Zoom
➤ Cells throughout the week
Sunday Meetings at 2007 Frankford Ave.
We are still asking everyone to be fully vaccinated. Masking is optional, but urged.
Childcare is not provided at this time, but children are welcome.
Want to connect but aren’t comfortable? You can Zoom in each Sunday.
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
Where is it?
We meet at 2007 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121
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 parking Frankford Ave., Norris St., and Susquehanna Ave.
Take the Market-Frankford El to the Berks Street Stop. Walk one block north to Norris and travel east onto on Norris and then travel north (turn left) on Frankford Ave. to find out space.
Kids are a part of worship. Childcare will begin in 2022.
After and before our meetings we hang to create community and conspire for goodness. Come early or stay after to join us.
Please be vaccinated if you are eligible before joining us, and wear a mask. If you’ve been exposed, stay home please. But if you get a negative test and have no symptoms, you are free to join us.
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