Did the Colossian church meet at Philemon's house?

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Philemon lives in Colossae, and in the opening of the letter Paul mentions in passing the church that meets at his house (v2).

Is this then the same church Paul writes to in the letter of Colossians? Did the Colossian church (planted by Epaphras) meet at Philemon's house?

Or were there perhaps at least two house churches during this time at Colossae? Thoughts?
 

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Here is what Dunn writes in his commentary:

We have no way of knowing how large the church in Colossae was by the time the letter was written to it. But if “the saints and faithful brothers” (Col. 1:2) are not to be simply identified with the church in the house of Philemon (Phm. 2) and/or with the church in the house of Nympha, we have to assume the existence of more than one house church in Colossae (see on 4:15). The same deduction from 4:15 can be made with regard to the churches in Laodicea. The lack of mention of Hierapolis in 4:15 presumably implies that Epaphras’s mission there (4:13) had not been so successful; any believers who lived in Hierapolis may simply have made the double journey to Laodicea to attend gatherings there. In that case we have to envisage the Christians in the Lycus valley meeting in or as at least four small (house) churches.*

Here is what he writes in 4:15 as he suggests above:

4:15 ἀσπάσασθε τοὺς ἐν Λαοδικείᾳ ἀδελφοὺς καὶ Νύμφαν καὶ τὴν κατʼ οιᾶκον αὐτῆς ἐκκλησίαν. The attention turns now from those giving the greetings to those to whom the greetings are addressed. That only two are named (Nympha and Archippus), in contrast to the longer list of those sending greetings (six named), is consistent with the information that Paul had never previously visited Colossae. But that there could be such personal contacts again suggests regular movement among the various churches. In particular, it is also assumed here that there were close links between the churches in Laodicea and Colossae (ten miles apart). Not only should there be an exchange of letters between them (4:16), but also, wholly exceptional within the New Testament (Lindemann, Kolosserbrief 76), the Colossians should themselves give their own greetings to the Laodiceans. On Laodicea see on v. 14 above and references there; on “brothers” see on 1:1 and p. 43 n. 4.*

*Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. Grand Rapids, MI; Carlisle: William B. Eerdmans Publishing; Paternoster Press, 1996. Print. New International Greek Testament Commentary.
 
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