Progressive Christianity for a Change
We hope you can join us Sunday mornings at 10:00. Childcare and children’s Sunday School are provided. All are welcome and celebrated.
"When we were moving to Philadelphia so my husband could study at the University of Pennsylvania, we knew we wanted to find a church that was gay-friendly, or “more light” as the Presbyterians call it. Even though he and I both identify as straight, being in a community that is open and affirming of all matches our beliefs and values...Read More
I was baptized here as an infant in 1964, attended nursery school in the space that is now the sanctuary, joined in 1977, was ordained as an elder here, married here, and had both my kids baptized here. Tab is my second home, where I have always felt like part of a community...Read More
My wife and I were young adults when we moved to Philadelphia many years ago for graduate education and work. We knew no one in the city at that time and were seeking a warm, open community of people who value diversity and international experience and perspectives. We had both lived abroad, and so we volunteered...Read More
There is so much happening at Tab during Holy Week! Please plan to visit us as we observe the Passion and celebrate the Resurrection. We’d love to have you!
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, Lauren Cain was ordained to Christian Ministry in the United Church of Christ (UCC). A special ordination service of worship and affirmation of Lauren’s call was held at Tab. Please enjoy the recording of the ordination sermon (mp3)!
“Come Out Into Deeper Waters” is Tabernacle’s theme for 2019. These are words from Jesus to his disciples in Luke 5 when he beckons them to come out into deeper waters and drop their nets. And when they do, they are amazed at what they catch! We as disciples of Jesus want to take some […]
Tabernacle United Church is a progressive Christian faith community of approximately 70 members. The church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian (USA) denominations and is located in the heart of University City, adjacent to the University of Pennsylvania. We are seeking an Interim Office Manager to provide administrative services and support […]
Join Tab Sundays in December for our Advent series!
As August draws to a close, we are wrapping up our summer sermon series, “The Bible is Queer and Genderful.” It has been a powerful series, with amazing guest preachers, and many folks have shared how meaningful and important this series has been for them and for our church. One of the things that has […]
On Pastor Katie’s Mind… I think of August as a “sleepy month” in the best sense; a month when people can hopefully take a break, get some rest, go on vacation. Of course, vacation is a luxury that many people don’t have. So it’s important to remember this and support one another to take breaks […]
View this email in your browser On Pastor Katie’s Mind… When Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, used Romans 13 to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents from their children at the border and then went on to talk about how Nehemiah was told by God to “build a wall” to “keep bad people […]
In July and August, we will be exploring how the Bible bears witness to love in a rich variety of expressions. We will work to re-discover and celebrate lesser-known texts that witness to diverse gender expressions and sexual orientations, and we will also wrestle with some of the more difficult passages that have been weaponized […]