The Welcome Church is the worshiping community that grew out The Welcome Center, a place of healing and hospitality founded by The Reverend Violet Cucciniello Little in January of 2007 and hosted by the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion.

In January, 2012, The Welcome Church was officially recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America as a congregation under development serving people in poverty.In addition to Pastors Little (ELCA) and Steinnegal (PCUSA), our volunteer clergy team includes a number of faith leaders from the Episcopal, UCC, and other traditions. All are welcome to be part of this dynamic ministry.

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Donations may be sent to The Welcome Church,  c/o SEPA Synod of the ELCA, 7241 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.  Attn: Pastor Violet Little, [email protected]

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The Welcome Church: A Beloved Community without Walls

The Welcome Church: A Beloved Community without Walls alongside People Experiencing Homelessness Rev. Greg Klimovitz In 2006, Rev. Violet Little was making one of her regular afternoon commutes into the city when she had an encounter that would forever alter the course of her ministry.  She walked into the women’s bathroom of Suburban Station and […]