Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

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 […]

Vocational Discernment, Search for Meaning, and Campus Ministry: The Christian Association at UPenn

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz Vocational discernment is one of the great calls of the Christian church, stewarding the varied talents, ideas, questions, and resources of the faithful into meaningful extensions of the gospel. In many ways, this is the critical work of The Christian Association campus ministry at the University of Pennsylvania. A validated ministry […]