Join The Bridge, our group for younger adults age 45 and under (more or less!) focused on progressive spiritual conversation and learning.

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.

We sometimes choose a theme for our meetings – a book, a prayer practice, or a theological issue. Bridge members are a diverse crowd, and we always have a variety of viewpoints represented.

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 those who struggle with homelessness

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

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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