Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

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 […]

Authentic and Intergenerational Community at Old Pine Presbyterian Church

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz How can a church engage the intergenerational landscape of their changing neighborhood? This is a common question asked by congregations throughout our Presbytery and around the country. For the faithful of Old Pine Presbyterian Church in Old City, the answers are not as complicated and glitzy as what many might imagine. […]

Incubating Imagination: Ministry and Leadership Incubator 2019

Last Wednesday, six seminarians from Princeton Theological Seminary serving in our Ministry and Leadership Incubator capped off the year with a moving worship service. “Imagination is the key to innovation,” Nii Abrahams proclaimed as a part of his sermon on Revelation 6. “Imagination is the ability to look beyond the reality of your circumstances and […]

The Kindom of God is like a bowling alley? by Rev. Greg Klimovitz

The Kingdom of God is like a bowling alley? For the faithful of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, a congregation in Limerick whose worship attendance hovers around 70, this just may be the perfect parable. Since 2014, Crossroads has partnered with their local bowling alley to host an annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl open to the entire […]