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Our congregation in Germantown

For now, we are meeting at:

First Presbyterian Church of Germantown

35 W. Chelten Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

➤ Sundays 3pm at 35 W. Chelten Ave

➤ Cells throughout the week

Sunday Meetings at 35 W. Chelten Ave

Please be vaccinated if you are eligible before joining us. Mask wearing is optional, but urged for adults; required for children 4-11 years old who participate in childcare.

If you’d like to join virtually at 3pm on Sundays, you can use this link here.

More about our Germantown location

About our Germantown congregation

We want to attend to the presence and movement of God in our lives and the lives of those around us. God is always at work in the world and we want to participate in that movement as an LGBTQIA+ affirming, anti-racist community, and are working to dismantle oppressive systems and ideologies in our community and in ourselves. We are creating a place to work out belonging, mutual support, and the sharing of resources as an expression of faith.

Children are an important part of this community and bring a lot of creativity, energy and joy. We relate to them as they are, and appreciate their spiritual capacity for wonder and praise.

Pastor – meet Julie Hoke

Julie Hoke, Pastor at 29 W. Tulpehocken
[email protected]

I first moved to Germantown in 2003. Philadelphia became my home as I put down roots, connected with my neighbors and invested in the community. Being a part of Circle of Hope helped me do that! I found Jesus followers who cared about social justice, compassion, creativity and relationships. Over the years, this faith community has provided a way for me to bring my experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in line with the joy of making disciples and planting the church. Since God took on flesh and moved into the neighborhood, I am confident that how we live with those around us has a direct impact on our life with God. Jesus makes himself known and faith gets expressed communally! I have a husband and two kids, and lots of plants. I love how gardening and pastoring both involve tending to what God is doing now, and growing what is next.

What to Expect – childcare and more

Where is it?

We meet in the Longstreth Auditorium of First Presbyterian Church of Germantown on Chelten Ave.

Follow the Circle of Hope signs through the parking lot to the left of the building. Enter the rear door by the back fence.

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 talk 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. Don’t feel like you have to do anything. Come as you are, be as you are, and see what God does.


Park in the lot to the left of the building where the Circle of Hope sign is on the gate. There is also street parking (meters are free on Sundays).

Public Transport

Accessible from the H, XH, K and other bus routes.


ADA accessible worship space. Stairs to 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.

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