Buddhist

Rainbow Buddhist Meditation at the William Way Community Center
Phone: 215-732-2220
1315 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
http://waygay40.org/center-calendar/2016/6/19/rainbow-buddhist-meditation?rq=rainbow%20Bud

This free group is for both practicing Buddhists and those interested in Buddhism and includes both a discussion and meditation. Every Sunday from 3:00pm - 4:00 pm.

Christian

All Souls Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Phone: 610-621-1738
640 Centre Ave
Reading, PA 19601
http://sites.google.com/site/allsoulsecc/

We believe that church should be less about rules, than about relationship.  We believe God is the creator of diversity and affirm the dignity of all human persons regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religious affiliation, social or economic status, gender, age, sexual-orientation, or physical ability. We are intentional about building a community that is transformative. We especially welcome those who have traditionally been hurt, marginalized or discounted: women, people of color and LGBT folks. We seek to celebrate the love of Christ in all people.

Arch Street United Methodist Church
Phone: 215.568.6250
55 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2531
http://archstreetumc.org/

Arch Street United Methodist Church is a community of faith-keeping and faith-seeking people who embrace diversity in our congregation and community, and affirm the dignity and worth of every person as created in the image of God. We celebrate and give thanks for all of the gifts of God among us. Our welcome knows no boundaries, whether of age, racial or ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, economic or marital status, or physical or mental ability. We welcome all to share in the ministry, fellowship, and blessings of full participation as members of Christ's body.


American Friends Service Committee

Phone: 215-241-7000
Fax: 215-241-7275
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
http://www.afsc.org

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of  various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


Calvary United Methodist Church

Phone: 215-724-1702
Fax: 215-724-6302
801 S. 48th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19143
calvarymethodist@juno.com
http://www.calvary-center.org/

Calvary United Methodist Church is a progressive, racially mixed urban congregation located in Southwest Philadelphia. We are also a Reconciling Congregation within the United Methodist Church, designated as such in 1985 to formally and intentionally proclaim our acceptance and affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons as part of our overall commitment to inclusivity. Please join us for Sunday worship at 11 am.


Central Baptist Church

Phone: 610-688-0664
Fax: 610-989-9769
106 W. Lancaster Ave
PO Box 309
Wayne, PA  19087
church@cbcwayne.org
http://www.cbcwayne.org/

For more than a century, Central Baptist Church has been a progressive voice in our own Main Line Philadelphia suburban community and also on a regional, national, and global level. We are people of all ages, races, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and walks of life who come together as a welcoming and affirming congregation affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and American Baptist Churches. Join us on Sundays for Learning Community at 9:30 AM and Worship at 10:45 AM during the year and Worship at 9:30AM from the third weekend in June through Labor Day weekend.


Chestnut Hill United Church

Phone: 215-242-9321
8812 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19118
Chestnuthillunited@gmail.com
www.chestnuthillunited.org

At Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, we are a diverse group of people. Our ages range from the very small to the wise elders, our skin colors stretch the gamut and we represent a number of cultures and abilities. We are a Reconciling Congregation, and welcome people of all sexual orientations, genders, races and beliefs. Although we are self-consciously Christian, we also have a number of associate members who are Muslim, Jewish, Pagan or Shinto. We celebrate being Christian, while not claiming that Christianity is either the only or the best way. Worship at 11 AM - changes to 10 AM in the summer.


Christian Association

Phone: 215-746-6350
Fax: 215-746-6352
118 South 37th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
upennca@dolphin.upenn.edu
http://www.upennca.org/

 
The Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania (CA) is a community of hospitality, service and advocacy, and faith exploration. We strive to live out the Gospel message -- to bring God's love to Penn students (both undergraduate and graduate students), faculty, staff and neighbors. We welcome every person into our doors regardless of religious affiliation, orientation, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race or gender.


Collenbrook United Church

Phone: 610-789-9590
5290 Township Line Rd (at the intersection of State Rd.)
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
info@collenbrook.org

http://www.collenbrook.org

We are both United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA) and are both Open and Affirming and More Light, which means welcoming into worship and leadership all persons without regard to where they are on their life's journey. In recent years we have witnessed the struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons for acceptance within the church of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge God's gift of sexuality with its joy, power and mystery. We believe that God has created us as physical, rational, emotional, spiritual and sexual beings. We also believe that our sexual orientation is part of God's creation and plan for us. We worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.


Dignity Philadelphia

Phone: 215-546-2093
St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19105
DignityPhila@aol.com
http://www.dignityphila.org

Dignity Philadelphia is a caring, supportive community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Catholics, our families and friends. Please join us for Liturgy each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany.


Emergence International*

c/o Robert McCullough
440 Third Ave. #4
New York, NY 10016
http://www.emergence-international.org

Emergence International (EI) is a world-wide community of Christian Scientists, their families and friends, that provides spiritual and educational support for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgendered people, as they deal with homophobia and hetrosexism.


First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

Phone: 215-563-3980
Fax: 215-563-4209
2125 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
info@philauu.org
http://www.philauu.org/

We are an intentionally diverse Unitarian Universalist congregation inspired by our historic urban ministry established in 1796. We seek to lead meaningful lives, to love one another without prejudice, and to build a just and sustainable world. As an official Welcoming Congregation we are inclusive towards LGBT people. Please join us for our vibrant inspired worship services Sundays at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary. In the summer, services will be held at 10:00 AM.


First United Methodist Church of Germantown

Phone: 215-438-3677
6001 Germantown Avenue.
Philadelphia, PA  19144
office@fumcog.org
http://www.fumcog.org

The First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG) is a diverse, urban community of faith that seeks to experience and worship God through Jesus' message of love and inclusion and the mystery of grace expressed through his life. We affirm our commitment by working together, taking risks for social justice and peace in our community, our city, our nation and our world.

Gay Christian Network (GCN)
Phone: 919-786-0000
PO Box 17504
Raleigh, NC 27619
http://www.gaychristian.net/

GCN is an international network of Christians working for fully inclusive Christian community and a world where all people are treated as the beloved children of God. It is our mission to transform attitudes toward LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people and bring about a day when the church is the biggest ally and defender of LGBT people rather than a chief opponent. Through conferences, speaking events, videos, message boards, and more, we work to end prejudice and discrimination both inside and outside of the church, combat negative stereotypes about LGBT people, and support those who have been hurt by anti-LGBT attitudes.

Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church
Phone: 215-248-2950
224 E. Gowen Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
graceepiphany@verizon.net
http://graceepiphany.org/

Grace Epiphany is a community of followers of Jesus Christ, welcoming all people who come to our doors as fellow pilgrims, without regard to race, gender, or sexual orientation. We strive to be an inclusive and diverse group of people. The congregation is both multi-cultural and multi-racial. We are also diverse in terms of family structures: families with mothers and fathers, families with same-sex parents, bi-racial couples, couples with adopted children of a different race, and single parents are among our active membership. Together we aspire to be a people of hope, justice, and love. Grace Epiphany is a parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, part of the Episcopal Church and the world-wide Anglican Communion. Worship on Sundays at 8AM and 10:30AM.


Imago Dei Metropolitan Community Church
Phone: 610-358-1716
1223 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA  19342
http://www.imagodeimcc.org 

Imago Dei MCC is a suburban Philadelphia member of the denomination of Metropolitan Community Churches, an international fellowship of Christian congregations. There are currently 250 member congregations in 23 countries, and the Fellowship has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and communities.  Located in central Delaware County, Pennsylvania, worshipers attend from eastern Chester County, lower Montgomery County, South Jersey, Wilmington and Northern Delaware.


Integrity Philadelphia

Phone: 215-382-0794
c/o The Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
peterr4@msn.com
http://www.integrityusa.org/index.html

Integrity is a nonprofit organization of LGBT Episcopalians and our straight friends. Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites. The Philadelphia chapter meets quarterly at 7:00 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square. 


Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
Phone: 215-567-3668
Fax: 215-567-1450
2110 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
info@lc-hc.org
http://www.lutheranchurchphiladelphia.org 

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion seeks to proclaim the good news of reconciliation and healing in Jesus Christ to Philadelphia and its neighborhoods. We are a Reconciled in Christ congregation, which means that LGBT people are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in the life of the congregation. LGBT people are active in a variety of ways in our congregation and on our staff.


Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

Phone: (215) 625-0627
4th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
Office@ArchStreetFriends.org 
http://www.archstreetfriends.org/index.html

Based on the insight that there is that of God in every person, this testimony held and still holds that there is no room in our Society for discrimination, including that based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. From the beginning, Friends have supported equality of the sexes and races. Meeting for worship is held Sundays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

Old First Reformed Church
Phone: 215-922-4566
Fax: 215-922-6366
151 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
oldfirstucc@oldfirstucc.org
http://www.oldfirstucc.org/ 

We worship each Sunday morning at 11:00 am (10:00 in summer) and we hope you will come to visit soon. Old First is an open and affirming congregation proudly affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Old First is not a place for "people with all the answers" but rather a community of seekers, sharing together the fascinating journey of life. At Old First you will find an inter-generational community, with programs and activities for all ages. As an Open and Affirming congregation, Old First welcomes into full membership persons of every race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and economic level. 

Open and Affirming Coalition United Church of Christ
Phone: 216-736-3228
office@openandaffirming.org
http://openandaffirming.org/

The Coalition provides support and sanctuary to all our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers, their families and friends; advocates for their full inclusion in church and society; and brings Christ's affirming message of love and justice for all people. Listed is the southeast Pennsylvania contact person, Nancy Krody.

Resurrection Lutheran Church
Phone: 215-646-2597
620 Welsh Rd.
Horsham, PA  19044
rlchoffice@verizon.net
http://www.rlchorsham.org/

Services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. Resurrection Lutheran is a Reconciled in Christ church and welcomes all people.

Saint Mary Magdalene Community
Phone: 610-909-8824
Mc Burney Chapel
600 Burmont Road
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
smmcommunity@aol.com
http://www.smmcommunity.org/welcome.html

We are an inclusive Catholic community and we welcome all people. We believe in the dignity and integrity of each human being. We unite with all who believe and practice peace, equality, compassion, tolerance and love. Reaching out to those in need, we embrace differences and value inclusion of all people. We do not discriminate on the basis of marital status, religious affiliation, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and those questioning sexual identity). We celebrate the Eucharist at Mass every Sunday at 9:00 am in Mc Burney Chapel in Drexel Hill United Methodist Church.

St. Luke's United Church of Christ
Phone: 215-637-8866
10151 Bustleton Avenue Unit A
Philadelphia, PA 19116
StLukesPhilly@gmail.com
http://www.stlukesphilly.org/

We are a community of faith, located in the Far Northeast of Philadelphia. St. Luke's United Church of Christ welcomes all seekers--those seeking an open and affirming church, those seeking a progressive church--and those seeking a church home. At St. Luke's we believe in freedom and diversity in worship and life style. We welcome people from all denominations regardless of previous affiliation. We are an Open and Affirming church. Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30 am.


St. Mary's Church, Hamilton Village
Phone: 215-386-3916
Fax: 215-386-7288
3916 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6152
st.marys@verizon.net
http://www.stmarysatpenn.org
http://stmarysatpenn.blogspot.com/

This LGBT-friendly, inclusive, diverse and welcoming Episcopal Church is located on campus just across from Rodin House on Locust Walk. St. Mary's hosted Philadelphia's first lesbian and gay religious organizations (Integrity and Dignity) in late 1960's and 1970's, its first public non-bar venues for LGBT dances in the same time period, and our clergy have been openly gay since 1994.  Our current Rector and the Episcopal Chaplain to Penn, Jim Littrell, was a co-founder of Philadelphia's first GLBT civil rights organizations in 1978 and went on to co-found (with Center Director Bob Schoenberg and others) the city's first HIV/AIDS organizations in the early and mid-1980's.  He also served from 1991-1995 as Executive Director of the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, the region's Ryan White CARE Act Planning Council. St. Mary's also is the home of Neighborhood Bike Works, St. Mary's Nursery School, the University City Hospitality Coalition, which provides meals for hungry and homeless people 365 days a year at St. Mary's and four other different campus religious sites, the Gatherings  (live concerts featuring innovative musicians from ambient, electronic, and world put together by WXPN's Chuck Van Zyl), a regular evening martial arts class, and two 12-step groups. St. Mary's gathers for an Episcopalian/Anglican celebration of the Holy Eucharist, usually sung, on Sundays at 11:00 AM and on other occasions throughout the year. 


Tabernacle United Church

Phone: 215-386-4100
3700 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
http://www.tabunited.org

We are a United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church. As a More Light/Open and Affirming congregation we welcome LGBT people and their families in to the full life of the congregation. We have sponsored gay, lesbian and bisexual candidates for ministry, perform union ceremonies and advocate in favor of civil marriage equality. Worship on Sundays at 10:00 am.


The Church of St. Luke & The Epiphany

Phone: 215-732-1918
330 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
slatechurch@gmail.com
http://www.slatechurch.org/

At The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany, we seek to be an open and welcoming place where individuals may safely bring their different backgrounds and perspectives to explore, experience and practice Christian faith. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at both 9:00 and 11:00 am, and Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. In the summer, there is only one Sunday service at 10:00 am.


Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration

Phone: 215-247-2561
Fax: 215-242-9250
6900 Stenton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19150
office@uurestoration.us
http://www.uurestoration.us/ 

We at Restoration, sometimes also called UUCR, are a diverse and genuinely friendly group of people. Join us for Sunday services each week in our handicapped-accessible sanctuary from September through June at 11:00 and for our social hour afterwards. We welcome persons from a wide variety of religious backgrounds who seek personal and spiritual growth in an extended family atmosphere.


United Christian Church

Phone: 215-946-6800
Fax: 215-946-8020
8525 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA  19054
ucclevittown@verizon.net
http://www.ucclevittown.org

Throughout its history, this congregation has embodied the radically inclusive love of the Christ. Walk through our doors today and you will experience the welcome and hospitality of a people who are continuing to be transformed by God's grace. Our church is Open and Affirming. Worship is on Sundays at 9:00 and 11:00 am from September-May and at 10:30 am from June-August.

Unity Fellowship of Christ Church Philadelphia
Phone: 215-240-6106
Arch Street United Methodist Church Chapel
55 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 
http://www.ufccphiladelphia.org/mainsite/

Based on the insight that there is that of God in every person, this testimony held and still holds that there is no room in our Society for discrimination, including that based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or ethnic origin. From the beginning, Friends have supported equality of the sexes and races. Meeting for worship is held Sundays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.


University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

Phone: 215-387-2885
Fax: 215-387-2848
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
unilu@uniluphila.org
http://www.uniluphila.org

Our members are students, professionals, working class, singles, couples, families with children, retired people: life-long Lutherans and transfers from other faiths�or no faith. Our current pastor, the Rev. Jay Wiesner, serves as an openly gay member of the clergy. We are a Reconciling in Christ congregation and welcome all people, regardless of affectional orientation or gender presentation. We celebrate Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am on Sunday. We also have 6:00 pm evening prayer on Tuesdays, 6pm Bible Study and a meal on Wednesdays, and a mid-day Eucharist on Thursdays at 12:10 pm.

Whosoever Metropolitan Community Church
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Phone: 215-294-2020
mccphila@aol.com
http://whosoevermccp.com/

WMCCP is a Christian church with a primary ministry to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community that strives to be a place of comfort, hope, and safety to all people regardless of background or spiritual journey.  We are a revolutionary church with transformational worship and relevant ministries. If you are searching for a church home, a spiritual community, or just need a place to be yourself, we invite you to join us for worship any Sunday at 11 am.


Jewish

Congregation Beth Ahavah
Phone: 215-627-6747
Fax: 215-627-1313
615 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
info@rodephshalom.org
http://rodephshalom.org/ (Search Beth Ahavah) 

Congregation Beth Ahavah serves Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley's GLBT Jewish community and welcomes people of all gender and sexual identities. Since 1975, we've been committed to providing a comfortable place for people of all sexual orientations and religious affiliations to experience Judaism.


Hillel at Steinhardt Hall

Phone: 215-898-7391
Fax: 215-898-6393
Penn Hillel
215 S. 39th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19104
hillel@dolphin.upenn.edu
http://pennhillel.org/

Hillel at Steinhardt Hall serves as the focus of Jewish communal activity on campus. A wide variety of social, intellectual, cultural, educational and religious programs serve the spectrum of interests and concerns of Jewish students and faculty. Hillel is open to the entire University community and supportive of a variety of student groups including J-BaGeL, the LGBT Jewish student organization. The professional staff is also available for personal and religious counseling.


Kol Tzedek

Phone: 215-747-3697
 Calvary Center For Culture Community
801 S. 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143 
215-764-6364
admin@kol-tzedek.org
http://www.kol-tzedek.org

Kol Tzedek is a Reconstructionist Synagogue committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We cultivate the opportunity for people to experience Judaism through prayer, education, spirituality and Jewish activism. We are dedicated to community building and tikkun olam, both within and beyond our local neighborhood.


Mishkan Shalom

Phone: 215-508-0226
4101 Freeland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19128
office@mishkan.org
http://www.mishkan.org 

Mishkan Shalom is a spiritual, progressive and inclusive Reconstructionist Synagogue located in Philadelphia. We are based on a common set of values articulated in our Statement of Principles. Our synagogue is a place where we integrate tradition and innovation, share our faith and doubts, ask questions, and learn from one another. Friday night services start at 6:30 pm and Shabbat morning services are held at 10 am. Summer services are held Saturday mornings with a Torah study at 9:30 am and services starting at 10:30 am.


Spectrum Philly

http://www.spectrumphilly.org

Spectrum Philly builds community for LGBTQ Jews (and friends!) in their 20s and 30s who live in the Philadelphia area. From parties to Shabbat dinners and from cultural events to educational discussions, we coordinate events that will nourish your spirit and fuel your social life! 
 

Mormon

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons
Phone: (215) 602-2001
PO Box 898
Anoka, MN 55303
http://www.affirmation.org

We are a family that consists of active members of the LDS faith, former members and non-members. Our membership consists of individuals at different places in the coming-out process, as well as families, friends and allies. Our mission is to provide a safe space where LGBT individuals, as well as those questioning their orientation, can associate with like individuals, ask questions, and know that they are not alone. We help LGBTQ people reconcile with their spirituality within the context of a common Mormon background.

Muslim

Muslims for Progressive Values
Phone: (323) 696-2678
1626 N. Wilcox Ave., Suite 702
Los Angeles, CA 90028
info@mpvusa.org 
http://www.mpvusa.org/lgbtqi-resources

Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) is an inclusive community rooted in the traditional Qur'anic ideals of human dignity and social justice. We welcome all who are interested in discussing, promoting and working for the implementation of progressive values - human rights, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state - as well as inclusive and tolerant understandings of Islam.


The Muslim Alliance for Sexual & Gender Diversity

PO Box 33881
Washington, DC  20033
info@muslimalliance.org
http://www.muslimalliance.org

The Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity works to support, empower and connect LGBTQ Muslims. We seek to challenge root causes of oppression, including misogyny and xenophobia. We aim to increase the acceptance of gender and sexual diversity within Muslim communities, and to promote a progressive understanding of Islam that is centered on inclusion, justice, and equality.

Spiritual

SILOAM 
Phone: 215-765-6633
Fax: 215-765-2456
1133 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA  19123
www.siloamwellness.org
Siloam enriches the well-being of people impacted by HIV/AIDS by providing a broad range of integrative mind/body/spirit services that empowers them to develop skills and personal strengths leading to more meaningful lives.

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