Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

A New Kairos in West Philly: Our Collaborative Church (Re)Plant

Listen to the conversation in the latest episode of PresbySpeak, available on iTunes, and on SoundCloud. Twenty years ago, our Presbytery planted the seeds to explore new possibilities of a collaborative worshipping community in West Philadelphia. As some would say, though, kairos was not then. In 2015, the conversation was reconvened in light of a […]

Living into God’s Dreams for Restorative Justice: A New Season for Broad Street Ministry

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz What do God’s dreams for redemption and restorative justice look like along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia? For Broad Street Ministry (BSM), a worshipping community and faith-based not-for-profit nested in the old Chambers Wylie Memorial Presbyterian Church, these visions hinge on bridging the divide between the rich […]

Matthew 25 and Repurposing Space: Discerning New Possibilities at Valley Forge

Interfaith Engagement as Loving-Kindness and Discipleship: Community Formation of Gladwyne Presbyterian Church

By Rev. Greg Klimovitz How can a congregation embody solidarity and non-anxious presence in the midst of increased cultural polarity and fear? For the faithful of Gladwyne Presbyterian Church (GPC), their answer has resided in a commitment to local interfaith engagement. A congregation whose membership hovers around 100, this Lower Merion church recently enhanced explorations […]

Ministry alongside Caregivers in Chester

TMT Memorial Presbyterian Church Residency and 1001 New Worshipping Communities by Rev. Greg Klimovitz How can a congregation envision ministry of empathy alongside neighbors all-too-familiar with isolation and neglect? This has been the framing question for the Rev. Dr. Carroll Jenkins at Thomas M Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church (TMT) in Chester. The last of five […]