"It had been 17 years since the Presbytery of Philadelphia chartered a new congregation. That makes what happened on Nov. 17, 2015 fairly rare. Fitting, because what Beacon is doing is also very unique.
Located in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington, Beacon Church worships on Sunday evenings and invites area children throughout the week for Art Studio and Story Studio, their art and creative writing programs. In a building that has housed Presbyterian worshipers since 1871, the newly-chartered Beacon is led by Co-Pastors Revs. Karen Rohrer and Rebecca Blake, who were both trained at Philadelphia’s Broad Street Ministry. Through a partnership with the presbytery, Broad Street Ministry and the former Beacon Presbyterian Church, Karen and Rebecca were invited to dream alongside the community for the revisioning of the 140-year-old church into a faith community and gathering space for neighbors of all ages in 2011."