Join The Bridge, our group for younger generations focused on progressive spiritual conversation.

Discussion during Bridge meetings

The Bridge

The Bridge serves as Christ Church’s connecting link for younger adult parishioners and anyone enjoying progressive spiritual conversation spanning matters of faith and life, the center and the margins. The Bridge meets “pop-up” style throughout the year, sometimes at the church and sometimes in someone’s home.

We welcome anyone in their 20s, 30s and beyond, who wants to grapple with spiritual questions and enjoy the company of other seekers in transition.

Following the 11am service, we often meet to share a meal and discussion. Every year we choose a theme for our meetings – a book, a prayer practice, or a theological issue – to pursue. Bridge members are a diverse crowd, and we always have a variety of viewpoints represented.

In addition to Sunday lunches, the Bridge also has occasional social outings in Old City, including trivia nights at Mac’s Tavern and brunches at local restaurants. And while we are never strict about our definition of “young adults,” we are particularly interested in recruiting just about everyone for our trivia team!

The best way to keep in touch with us is to be added to our email list. Contact the Rev. Susan Richardson for more information.

Assisting the Homeless

Members of the Bridge work in tandem with the Christ Church community to engage with their impoverished and homeless neighbors in Center City and beyond. Additionally, they work with women and children in West Philly and participate in Episcopal Community Services outreach drives to support the St. James School.

Members of the Bridge also regularly prepare and serve meals at Old First Reformed Church shelter – which hosts a cold-weather shelter from November through April. This is a great opportunity to give back to the city and enjoy fellowship with shelter residents and fellow parishioners. Members gather to prep and cook, and sit down to eat with the men of the shelter. Children ages 11 and up are welcome to join.

For more information on how you can help with the shelter dinners by preparing food or helping with serving, please contact Anne McAteer.

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