Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

A First Place of Welcome: Transitional Housing Ministry for Refugees at Ardmore Presbyterian Church

Rev. Greg Klimovitz | January 27, 2018 What is the church called to do in a time when there are an estimated 61 million refugees around the world?  How are we to respond when distant neighbors made in God’s image flee homelands ravished by war, engulfed by pervasive poverty, and overwhelmed by oppressive regimes? Since […]

Church as Playful and Prophetic: Ministry at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

New Doors Open to New Neighbors: Arch Street Presbyterian Church’s Ministry in the Shadows of a Corporate Giant

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz What opportunities is the Spirit exposing when the neighborhood around your congregation rapidly changes and shifts the cultural landscape surrounding your sanctuary? This is a question churches must ask to ensure their ministry is both faithful and relevant. But what is a congregation called to do when this question is raised […]

Bearing One Another’s Burdens in Bucks County: Ministry Alongside Families Battling Addiction

Rev. Greg Klimovitz In 2012, The Presbyterian Church of Deep Run lost one of their youngest members, Anna Straw, to a heroine overdose. She was 19 years old. The tragic death of one of their own was a wake-up call to the congregation to view addiction no longer as an abstract issue, but as a […]

Moving from Other to Neighbor: Wallingford & Swarthmore Urban-Suburban Partnership with FUSE

Rev. Greg Klimovitz | September 21, 2017 And who is my neighbor? This was the preface to one of Jesus’ most prophetic parables that cut through first-century religious, cultural, and ethnic divisions that continue to challenge us today. This question also frames Swarthmore and Wallingford Presbyterian Church’s partnership with the Fellowship of Urban and Suburban […]