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Interfaith Community Iftar Dinner
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (2212 Spruce St.)
Thursday, May 23, 7:30pm
Enjoy a free iftar meal and listen to speakers from the Peace Islands Institute and Cabrini University talk on the inner dimensions of fasting in the month of Ramadan. For those who are able, there's a suggested contribution of $10 per person, all of which will be donated to Bethesda Project for homeless shelters in Philadelphia.

Our Minister

In the Spring of 2016, we called Rev. Abbey Tennis to our congregation.

She is passionate about building multigenerational and multicultural ministries that enliven the mind, grow the heart, engage the body, feed the soul, and transform the world.

You can learn more about Rev. Abbey Tennis on her personal website here.



Prayer Vigil at First Unitarian for Families in Sanctuary

Thursday, May 23, 6:00-7:00pm 

Dear First Unitarian Church Community,

Join us tomorrow night, Thursday May 23rd, from 6:00-7:00PM for a Prayer Vigil for the families in Sanctuary in Philadelphia.

We will begin in the Sanctuary at 6:00pm to gather in prayer and reflection, connect via video conference with Oneita and Clive Thompson, two of the people in Sanctuary right now at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) as they fight for their right to stay in their long-time home of the United States despite a broken asylum system that is now trying to make them leave.

At 6:30pm, we will move outside to Chestnut street with signs to continue the vigil in a faithful public witness against our broken immigration system.  We will sing together, chant together, pray together, and witness to our belief that no human is illegal, our belief that families belong together, our fight for Sanctuary not Deportation.

Our vigil will be one of several vigils taking place over the coming weeks at different congregations around the city as the New Sanctuary Movement works to build awareness and momentum around the fight for immigration justice in our city.

I hope to see you tomorrow!

In faith and resistance,

Rev. Abbey


As an official Welcoming Congregation we are inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

For people with disabilities, we provide assisted listening devices, large print orders of service and hymnals. Also, our Sanctuary, Parish Room and Chapel are wheelchair accessible.

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