Entries by Betsi Moise

Brood of Vipers or Offspring of Joy by Rev. Greg Klimovitz

Nothing says Advent like being called a collection of young, deceptive, and venomous snakes. Yet this is precisely what we encounter in this week’s gospel story. The crowds had come to hear from and be baptized by the one out of the wilderness and, to their surprise they are greeted with imagery that draws their […]

The Well is Seeking Donations For Their Shelter

The Well, the shelter for women who are experiencing homelessness, which is operated as part of The Welcome Church, is currently looking for donations of any of the following: Towels Wash Cloths Twin Sheets Twin Blankets Pillows Coffee Tea Sugar Hot Cocoa Mix Breakfast Bars To arrange for options of getting contributions to The Well, […]

2019 Per Capita and Basic Mission

December 12, 2018 Dear Colleagues in Ministry, In this season when we celebrate God’s Word becoming flesh in the birth of Jesus, we give thanks for the opportunity to minister alongside you. We appreciate the witness of our congregations as the primary way your neighbors experience what it means to be this distinct part of […]

Above the Fray by Stephen King

A voice crying out in the wilderness (Luke 3:4) is quite a contrast to the cacophony of this season, when the noise, tasks, and temptations around us can be overwhelming. Somehow, it breaks through the clutter and reminds us why the Advent season exists in the first place, and why it matters. It brings new […]

2018 Online Statistical Entry Opens December 7!

THE SEASON OF STATISTICS IS UPON US!     Churches will have access to the statistics tab on Friday, December 7, 2018 Click here for Statistical Reporting Every year, the Presbytery of Philadelphia assists churches in entering their statistical information into the PC(USA) online program. The most asked question regarding statistics is “Why?” Session Records and […]

Broad Street Ministry Collecting Much Needed Winter Clothing!

With winter fast approaching and the temperatures rapidly dropping, Broad Street is in need of winter clothing for our guests. We are looking for donations of gently used or new winter clothing. We are in short supply of hats, gloves, hoodies, coats, and scarves. If you would like to support our ministry by donating winter […]

A Moment to Give Thanks by Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace

As we gathered last week as the Presbytery of Philadelphia at Wallingford, I was struck by the spirit of the gathering.  There was a ‘vibe’ in the air that accompanied the mood throughout our pre-presbytery conversations, business meeting, worship and celebration dinner.  I could not help but consider how blessed we are to be part […]