Great Initiatives in the Diocese


Praying at Starbucks

The Rev. Paul Adler is Rector at the Church of St. Alban, Roxborough in the Northwest part of Philadelphia. Once a week he shows up at the local Starbucks with his “Free Prayer” sign and waits for people to come. Given emerging trends across the country, this may represent a new direction for church growth and sustainability. Hear Paul and The Rev. Canon Betsy Ivey explore this idea:

This podcast was produced by Barbara Dundon (St. Martin-in-the-Fields) for her website, “I’m Tellin’ Ya! – real life stories.” (