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A Note of Thanks from Artist Meg Saligman

The Knotted Grotto – a word of thanks to all those who participated! The Presbytery of Philadelphia received a Thank You from Meg Saligman (Meg Saligman Studios), the artist commissioned to design the Knotted Grotto project during the Papal visit this past September. The Presbytery participated in the project, representing thoughts and prayers from leadership […]

Celebrating Rev. Ben Weir’s 92nd Birthday!

Some of you will remember Rev. Ben Weir, Moderator of our General Assembly in 1986. You may also remember him from the hostage crisis in Lebanon in the early 1980s. He is part of the family at First Presbyterian Church in Oakland, CA. His 92nd birthday is December 20 and the Presbytery and others around […]


It is time for our annual statistical reporting!  The online statistical reporting is now available for churches to use. In order to enter your Church statistics, a user name and password are required.  If you do not remember your user name and/or password, please contact Betsi Moise.  She will be happy to help you with that […]

Presbytery Elected Leaders Respond to Events at Northeast Philadelphia Mosque

December 8, 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Sunday evening unknown persons under the cloak of night and cowardice tossed a severed pig’s head from their passing vehicle at the door of the North Philadelphia building that houses the Al Aqsa Islamic Society. This act of desecration and hate directed toward our […]

Advent Reflection – Make Me Wanna Shout!

By Rev. Kevin Porter For the Second Sunday in Advent (Based on Luke 3:1-6) I had the opportunity to touch base with an old college buddy not too long ago. He was ending several terms in the House of Representatives and was in town for a bi-partisan gathering of legislators seeking to find a way […]

Minutes in Brief, November 17, 2015

MINUTES IN BRIEF STATED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER 17, 2015 – 3:00 PM Gratitude was the over-arching theme of the November 17th stated meeting of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. As commissioners and visitors gathered at Wayne Presbyterian Church, there definitely was much for which to be thankful. A pre-presbytery discussion on Race, Bias, […]

Lutheran Theological Seminary January Learning Opportunities

Beginning in January 2016, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia is offering one-week courses for continuing education and personal enrichment. Why not take advantage of these outstanding course offerings to build and sharpen your skills? Here are one week offerings for continuing education and personal enrichment by auditing a class – senior citizen discounts available! You […]

Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes Keynote and Sermon, November 17, 2015

Click below to listen to Rev. Dr. Craig Barnes, President of Princeton Theological Seminary, deliver a keynote message and sermon at our November 17 stated meeting. Keynote Message: “Finding God in the Whirlwind” Sermon: “Is There Anything Too Wonderful for the Lord?”

An Advent Journey – Reclaiming Hope, Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace

“In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills;…” Isaiah 2:2 An Advent Journey- Reclaiming Hope This year as we clear the Thanksgiving table, we are immediately ushered to the annual lighting of advent wreaths in our churches. […]