Forum on the Hill

The Forum on the Hill provides opportunities for the community to engage with speakers once a month, (September- June) who discuss current topics. Join the Conversations! Presented both in person at 12:30pm in Widener Hall and then recorded and posted online here after 5pm. *Covid Protocols are still in place, but you may now bring a brown bag lunch, and we serve light snacks, water, and coffee.

CLICK HERE to watch the recorded September Forum presentation.

A $5 donation is requested for the series to help support this program when you attend in person. Please consider making this small contribution through the secure Donate button below, or mail a check made out to PCCH to: Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118 if you watch online. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Registration Required to attend in person, please call 215-247-4654 or email
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Thursday September15

John Wilkinson

The Post-Pandemic Church

The church landscape was evolving well before the onset of COVID. COVID seemed to accelerate and magnify the change, some welcome, some unwelcome. John’s presentation will focus on key aspects of what the church has experienced and learned, and what this season suggests for the future.

John Wilkinson began his service as Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in September 2019 after serving 18 years as pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in Rochester, New York. He received his BA from the College of Wooster, his MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary and his PhD from Northwestern University, focusing on Twentieth Century American Religious History.

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