“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
**JUNE 24, 2020 Resources for Consideration of Re-Opening after COVID-19**
From Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace – Executive Presbyter,
and Rev. Kevin L. Porter – Stated Clerk
Dear Colleagues in Ministry, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! It is our deepest prayer that this letter finds you, those dearest to you, and the congregation and community you serve in ministry continually assured of God’s abiding presence in these days! Read more here…
Critical Financial Support from the Presbytery of Philadelphia: Click here for important sources of financial support for congregations which are severely impacted by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for a PDF of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s role in supporting the church during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
March 31, 2020
Jean Hemphill, a member of the Church Alliance and an advisor to the Board of Pensions, was asked by the Executives of the six agencies of the General Assembly and the President of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation to provide a resource to congregations and mid councils on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Click below for a resource from the Church Alliance which summarizes the CARES Act and how financial resources authorized under the Act might be accessed.Act now to participate. If you need assistance, contact Chandler Stokes, Transitional Business Administrator at [email protected]
The Presbytery Office is officially closed until further notice, staff is working remotely. May we continue to be a people connected by a Gospel of Hope in the midst of the unknown. Stay safe and may God continue to hold us in the palm of His hand.
March 20, 2020
Need to purchase ZOOM subscription for digital church gatherings? Our Presbytery’s Leadership Collegium has earmarked up to two months worth of funding for a congregation of 150 members or less to use for the PRO plan.
March 18, 2020
Click here to read a recent letter sent to our Presbytery from Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the PCUSA, and Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
March 17, 2020
Join leadership of the Presbytery of Philadelphia TODAY, March 17th, at 2 p.m. for a LIVE ZOOM conversation as we explore the wilderness wanderings that is the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our time together will be framed in prayer as we reflect on how our churches and pastors are responding in this uncertain time. For Details and to Register Click Here.