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Welcome to Summit Presbyterian Church

We are a diverse and spirited congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), seeking to proclaim God's love in Christ through word and deed. We gather every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. We share joys and concerns, pray, sing and hear the Word proclaimed in scripture, sermon and music. 


We come from many different backgrounds, and believe that the journey of faith is full of questions as well as joy. You can learn about our ministries, history and mission on this website. If you would like to worship God in a caring community, come "taste and see"!  You can reach our pastor, Cheryl Pyrch, at (215) 438-2825 or


Sunday services start at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for worship in person or on Zoom! 


As…[Jesus] came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognised on this day, the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes." (Luke 19: 41)

Members of Summit are cordially invited to participate in a Lenten series after worship on the theme Why Palestine Matters, at the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown at 35 W Chelten Avenue. Looking at the historical roots of the current conflict, and hearing from novelist Allison Glick, of the Christian-Jewish Alliance for Peace, "We will examine the challenge to Christians to be able to reflect without anger or hatred on the tragedy of the current war and our role as peacemakers." It begins at 11:30 a.m. (or a few minutes later).


During the Lenten season, we are reading together Barbara Brown Taylor’s Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation. There are two opportunities for discussion: Wednesday mornings, in person at 10:30; or Wednesday evenings, via Zoom at 7:30 (through the worship link above). The next meetings are on March 6 (introduction and Chapter 1), March 13 (Chapter 2), and March 20 (Chapter 3 and epilogue).

Lobster Soup


We welcome 20+ seniors, from the church and community (55 and over) to a home-cooked meal and joyous fellowship. Join us on first and third Tuesdays at noon in the Parlor! Next meetings: March 5, 19, April 2, 16.



The Memorial Service for Jim Gaskins will be at Summit on Friday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.

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Canned Goods


Blessing Bags provide help for those experiencing homelessness in Center City; we also work with the Outreach Center of Mental Health Partnerships.  Blessing Bags contain non-perishable food items such as granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, raisins, chips, crackers, small water bottles and non-food items like small tubes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, small soft packs of Kleenex, chap-stick, vaseline lotion.  We collect items on Sunday.  For more information, contact

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Energy ran high at Summit on Saturday January 6 as Summit hosted its first ever Northwest Volunteer Connect – a matchmaking event designed to connect community nonprofits with potential volunteers. Despite miserable weather, representatives from 24 area nonprofits were on hand to greet over 120 community members looking for ways to serve. People met, talked, and connected with neighbors, groups, and each other. A representative from one organization told us she had filled eight pages with names of potential volunteers. The chance to mingle also paid off for the organizations as several told us they found ways their groups could benefit each other. Special kudos to our partners, West and East Mount Airy Neighbors!


Thanks to everyone who spread the word, showed up, and participated in any way. Particular thanks to our Summit members and staff who did so much to make the event a success.

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