IN MEMORIAM: James Foster Reese

Presbytery Unanimously Votes to Support EP Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace to Stand for GA225 Moderator/Co-Moderator

Annual Ecumenical Equipping Event Re-Cap

Responding to Ida: Resources for Congregations

Responding to Ida: Resources for Congregations

Responding to Ida: Resources for Congregations
Many of our congregations and communities within the Presbytery of Philadelphia have been deeply impacted by last weeks flooding and tornadoes brought on by Hurricane Ida. As God’s people continue to extend the love and compassion of Christ in places most impacted, here are are some recommended resources:
If your congregation has other needs, is looking for additional resources, or has connections to resources that would benefit others, please contact [email protected].

Our 2020-2021 Ministry Narrative Available Digitally!

Unbounded We Rise!

Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:44)

Our annual ministry narrative is now available as a digital download. Explore our narrative and gain a glimpse at what has been resurrected among us over the last year.

Click here to open our digital version.

For Presbytery of Philadelphia and Lehigh Presbytery

Summer Camp Sponsorship Application

With the closing of Kirkwood Camp, we are hoping that children and youth can attend another nearby Christian camp. We are recommending Camp Johnsonburg (www.campjburg.org) in New Jersey.

We believe attending a Christian summer camp can be life-changing, and in this time of COVID, we are glad to offer financial sponsorships to Kirkwood families in Presbytery of Philadelphia and Lehigh Presbytery.

Please complete the following online form, and email to Rev. Diane Jamison Fitch at [email protected]. (You may also download the form here, fill out, scan, and email to Rev. Fitch)

Digital Stated Meeting

Pre-Registration
  • Please check as many boxes as apply to you:
  • If participating by telephone, please share the number you will use when calling into the ZOOM Stated Meeting.
  • To participate in the digital platform in a spirit of love and generosity, kindness and care for the larger body of Christ. This includes interactions on the chat room and in video and audio content.

What Is Juneteenth? Resources for Formation, Education, and Gospel Witness

As a Presbytery committed to what it means to be a Matthew 25 people in the work to dismantle structural racism and work towards God’s dreams of justice, jubilee, and liberation for all people, we invite you to join us as we come alongside our African American siblings in the celebration of Juneteenth.  “While many communities around the nation experienced emancipation from slavery on different dates, Juneteenth is the closest the nation has to a nationally recognized Emancipation Day, writes Zeena Regis. “And a new generation is emerging to champion the celebration of Juneteenth” (“Juneteenth Celebrations Grow,” May/June 2020).
What follows is an expanding list of resources that can be engaged as individuals and congregations, some recommended by the PCUSA and others developed by leaders and neighbors within our bounds. May we continue to lean into our call to bring down the dividing walls of hostility and work towards the beloved community in Greater Philadelphia and beyond.
Blessed Juneteenth.

Book Club Forum on Antiracism

The Presbytery invites all to join in the next antiracism series of their book club forum on Mondays at noon in May and June

This 4-week forum will focus on Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin B. Curtis. Join us via Zoom on:

  • May 17th
  • May 24th
  • June 7th
  • June 14th

A ZOOM link will be forthcoming!

Native is about identity, soul-searching, and being on the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. Kaitlin offers a unique perspective on these topics. In this book, she shows how reconnecting with her Native American roots both informs and challenges her Christian faith.  Kaitlin B. Curtice is a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation as well as a Christian, public speaker, and poet. She travels around the country speaking on faith and justice within the church as it relates to Indigenous peoples. Curtice is a monthly columnist for Sojourners, has contributed to On Being, and Religion News Service, and has been featured on CBS and in USA Today and the New Yorker for her work on having difficult conversations within the church about colonization. She is the author of Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places.