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Presbyterian Youth Triennium: Scholarship Request

Presbytery of Philadelphia

Presbyterian Youth Triennium: Scholarship Request

Who is eligible and what are the criteria to receive a scholarship?

  • Youth are to be active in the church and youth ministry of a church within the Presbytery of Philadelphia
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and number of applicants requesting scholarships in a given year. Application does not guarantee receiving assistance or the amount requested.
  • The request must be made before the registration deadline.
  • Parents and/or legal guardians must grant permission for participation in the Youth Triennium.
  • All information provided remains confidential and held at the Presbytery Office. Please submit completed form to Rev. Greg Klimovitz, Associate Presbyter, at [email protected].

Please fill out the online application below, or click here for a downloadable version.

2019 Youth Triennium Scholarship Application

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2019 Ministry Narrative

Welcome Church Observes Stations of the Cross

The Welcome Church will again observe Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, inviting all to join them in walking a route through Suburban Station, beginning at noon, on Friday, April 19, 2019. Please meet us in the area near the restrooms in “Section A” of Suburban Station (also the side of the station which is closer to the Comcast Center), by around 11:45am.

Please join us for a meaningful observance of where Christ, condemned, crucified, and risen, may be found, today. Walk with us and join us in prayer. If you would like to participate or would like to know more, please feel free to let them know by contacting Rev. Schaunel Steinnagel at [email protected]

Presbyterian Foundation Introduces Online Tool for Stewardship

Presbyterian Foundation Introduces Online Tool for Stewardship

The Stewardship Navigator is a new online tool to help you create a year-round stewardship program, along with customized materials for your congregation.
It is important for churches to develop creative and comprehensive annual stewardship programs along with customized materials for your congregation.
It offers …

  • Usable Templates
  • Year-Round Guidance
  • Stewardship Calendar
  • Assistance from Presbyterian Foundation Ministry Relation’s Officers
  • Tools and Resources provided at no cost to your congregation

Get started with the Stewardship Navigator today by registering your church at For assistance with setting up your account contact [email protected] or 800-858-6127.

RE-CAP: Canoeing the Mountains Event

Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy Offers Resources on Social Justice Policies

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy offers the following publication resources on social justice policies:

Religious Freedom without Discrimination (available here) which affirms our denomination’s long history of championing religious freedom while at the same time decrying the use of such language for persecution and discrimination.

Honest Patriotism (available here) which encourages us to claim a place as people of faith in public discourse, championing honesty as a vital Christian virtue and challenging recent political language which degrades the value of truth.

Precautionary Principle: Managing Technological Risks to Protect Humanity and Our Planet (available here) which affirms our denomination’s commitment to protecting people and the environment from risks of damage from the introduction of new technologies–products like pesticides and food additives.  .

These documents join a comprehensive group of policy statements covering a range of issues including environmental concerns, economic justice, racial equity, health care policy, and just taxation. All of these resources are readily available to you and your congregations.

ACSWP is excited about serving as a resource to the denomination and we stand ready to assist you in any way we can to bring social justice issues into the life of the church. Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if we can be of any help in creating robust educational and service opportunities for your mid-councils and congregations.

Presbyterian Youth Triennium 2019 Fundraiser Auction Items

Auction Items to Bid on February 9, 2019
Bidding will open at registration at the Presbytery’s stated meeting at Olney Presbyterian Church

  • Pamper Yourself Coach Bag: filled with Goodies – Coach Tote filled to brim with candles, wine glasses, chocolates, nail polish, towels, wine (valued at $200)
  • Wine Basket: with 5 bottles of wine (valued at$75)
  • Spiritual Direction Sessions: 3 one hour sessions of individual spiritual direction (valued at $225)
  • One Week Vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey: Beachfront Home Ocean front beach house, sleeps 12(1 king, 1 queen, 4 twins, 2 queen pullout sofas, 5 baths, elevator (valued at $8000)
  • Sweet Valentine White basket: with bottle of Sandeman Port Ruby Porto, beautifully sculpted chocolate heart filled with assorted chocolates, cherry jelly hearts, raspberry gummies, Lindt Strawberry Cream truffles, plush toy with big eyes, felt heart garland, felt hearts, I love you wooden tag (valued at $60.00)
  • Morning Coffee Goodie Basket: A basket including Our Community Cup Coffee, 2 handmade coffee mugs and other goodies for morning coffee. All items are made by persons with disabilities. (valued at $50)
  • Front Row Tickets – Philadelphia Union v. Los Angeles: FC Front Row, Aisle seat tickets and parking pass to Saturday, September 14, 2019 Philadelphia Union v. Los Angeles Match at 7:30 pm (valued at $100)
  • Mediterranean Meal: Dinner for up to 6 guests in our Narberth home. Mediterranean menu (amenable to modification depending on allergies/food preferences) Kofte, freekah, olives, pita, roasted vegetables, Israeli salad, homemade tahini. Coffee, tea, dessert. Date TBD between host and guest. (valued at $100)
  • Sermon on Passage of your Choice by Rev. Kevin Porter: Will preach a sermon on biblical passage of your choosing. If an elder is highest bidder this may be redeemed with the approval of the minister/ moderator of session, or the sermon will be transcribed and given to highest bidder. (value: priceless)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Tickets: Concert on Thursday, 4/4 of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (valued at$120)
  • Square Fused Glass Tray: 12 inch square tray (valued at $75)
  • Round Fused Glass Plate: 9 inch green and yellow (valued at $45)
  • Sunflowers Painting: (valued at $200)
  • The Dragon Fly Painting: (valued at $100)
  • Crocheted Items: Baby clothing, hats and scarves, etc., (value: best offer)
  • Portrait Session and Overnight Stay: A commissioned portrait by Stephen Taylor with a one night stay at the Bernard’s Inn (valued at $5,000)
  • Pocono Mountains Rental: 3 days or full week at Briar Crest Woods, (valued at $500)
  • Mounted Photograph: A Crane in Water, (value: best offer)
  • Lenox Glass Vase: 12″ green and gold vase, (value: best offer)
  • 4 Tickets to the Philadelphia Zoo: meet at the zoo entrance on agreed date/time, (valued at $100)
  • 2 Tickets to Longwood Gardens: Tickets not valid Peak Days (Fri/Sat/Sun), a Longwood Christmas, and 12/26 – New Years Day. Tickets not for admission to special ticketed events. (valued at $46)
  • Autographed Football: (Eagles kicker – Jake Elliot)(value: best offer)
  • Golf Outing: 18 holes of golf: (with cart) at North Hills Country Club Glenside (valued at $200)

Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon

Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon
January 3, 1950 – August 8, 2018

It is with great sadness yet an assurance of the resurrection that we share the
news that, on August 8th, the “role call in heaven” was taken and
the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon responded, “Present. Here I am, Lord.”

The first African American woman to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a leading voice in Womanist Theology, Rev. Dr. Cannon was also a minister member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia after joining the Religion Department faculty of Temple University in 1993. Most recently the Anna Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Rev. Dr. Cannon was honored at the 223rd General Assembly with the Award for Theological Excellence.

While we grieve the loss of Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon, her prophetic presence and pioneering spirit will continue to encourage the saints to press on in their faithful work and public witness as the Church of Jesus Christ called to “think with our hearts and feel with our brains” (Princeton Theological Seminary Women’s Conference, 2017).

Leadership from our Presbytery with Rev. Dr. Cannon: