HAVE YOU EVER FOUND GOD iN CHURCH? I NEVER did . . . any god i ever felt in church i brought in with me. and i think all the other folks did too. they come to church to share god, not find god. – Alice Walker, from the Color Purple
NOTE: We are gathering virtually for worship during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice. Click here for details.
All are welcome to join us for informal and inclusive worship every Sunday at 11 am* in the Calvary chapel. Please use the 48th Street entrance (see below for details about accessibility).
Worship at Calvary is rooted in the Christian (and specifically Methodist) tradition, but open to broader expressions of faith and spirituality. Come as you are - dress is casual.
We typically celebrate Holy Communion the first Sunday of every month. At Calvary we share an open table, which means that all are invited to participate. Period. We gather in a circle around the altar table and if you aren't comfortable receiving the elements for whatever reason, you still belong in the circle. Wide is God's welcome!
We also hold a variety of special services throughout the year, including quarterly healing services (mind, body, spirit) and one or two outdoor services (weather permitting) at nearby Clark Park during the summer. Check out the Calendar for the latest details.
CHILD CARE / CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING: A nursery for ages 0-5 is available, as needed, during a portion of worship. Calvary Kids for older children also meets most Sundays. Both programs are staffed by Calvary volunteers, in keeping with our Safe Sanctuaries policy. Children remain upstairs for the first half-hour or so of worship and then head downstairs for the rest of the service (on Communion Sundays, older children remain upstairs for worship, and nursery-aged children come back upstairs to participate in Communion).
ACCESSIBILITY: Our building is wheelchair-accessible with an elevator that takes guests from the ground level outside (the red door at the corner of 48th & Baltimore) up to our sanctuary and church office, and down to restrooms, classrooms and our Fellowship Hall (including kitchen). Only one adult and one adult in a wheelchair (750 lbs) are permitted. The door requires a code so if you are coming and require use of the elevator, please email the church office or call 215.724.1702 in advance of your visit, and we will happily coordinate details.
* occasional joint services with West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship are held at 10 am