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Our series of luncheon programs runs from September to May. All programs are on Tuesdays at The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia, beginning at 12 noon.

Parking is available at LAZ Self Park at 1500 Locust Street, across the street from the Acorn Club. This lot has an elevator to the street, if needed. Additional lots are located on Latimer Street (from Locust street, turn right on 15th Street and go a half block to turn right onto Latimer Street).

By public transportation, The Acorn Club is convenient to buses, trains, and the subway.

Our upcoming 2018-2019 luncheon season began on Tuesday, Octoberber 9, 2018. The complete series of luncheon dates for the season will be as follows:
  • October 9, 2018: The Reverend Howard Storm speaks on "Jesus is the Real Deal"
  • December 11, 2018: Donald Romanik speaks on "Future Shock: Is the Episcopal Church Headed for Extinction?"
  • Next: January 22, 2019: The Reverend Canon Kirk Berlenbach on "The Work of the Canon for Growth and Support"
  • March 19, 2019: The Reverend Sherri Deets & John A. Miller on "The Widows Corporation, 250 Years of Becoming"
  • April 16, 2019: The Reverend Renee McKenzie-Haywood, PhD - Title to be determined
  • May 31, 2019: Annual Dinner Meeting
Details of speakers will follow shortly.

January 22, 2019: Rev. Canon Kirk Berlenbach

 The Episcopal Church Club of Philadelphia (ECCP) will hold its third luncheon of the season on Tuesday, January 22, at The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Our guest will be The Reverend Canon Kirk Berlenbach, the Canon for Growth and Support in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Canon Berlenbach will speak on his innovative work for the diocese. He is tasked with helping congregations to look beyond their walls to facilitate community involvement and connection, assist them in developing creative ministries that connect with people who might not otherwise attend worship, and make the best and fullest use of their buildings and other assets.

Before joining the diocesan staff, Canon Berlenbach was rector of St. Timothy’s Church, Roxborough for more than 14 years. Before that, he was assistant rector at St. Alban’s, Newtown Square. Before entering parish ministry, he worked in behavioral health and as a hospital and hospice chaplain.

The program will start with social hour at 12 noon, followed by the luncheon at 12:30 and then the presentation. The price for the luncheon is $35 per person. There will be a cash bar for those who wish wine or other refreshments, including non-alcoholic beverages. Discounted parking is available at LAZ Self Park, 1500 Locust Street. For further information, call the Luncheon Chair, Barbara Alton, at 215-563-1876.