Arch Street Presbyterian Church is an historic congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA, whose congregational life and work has been an integral part of the landscape of Philadelphia since 1851 on this very corner in Philadelphia. As we step forward together into our future, Arch Street Presbyterian Church strives to:
- Welcome and anticipate the presence of those new to faith, those longing for a deeper connection with God and neighbor, and those suspicious of the trappings of religion
- Provide an imaginative and encouraging environment for those at varied stages and circumstances of life to explore what life with God implies for work, family, friendship, and connection with those who are ‘other.’
- Open ourselves to new ways of being the church — and doing church. Knowing God is the creator of all things, we work to embrace what the arts, science, and other disciplines and contexts can teach us about what it means to be the people of God
- Challenge ourselves always and everywhere to be a generous people in every way: with our money, with our talent, with our capacity to extend grace, with our prayers and presence.