Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

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 […]

Cultural Identity as Faith Formation: Youth and Young Adult Ministry the Ghanaian Way

What does cultural identity have to do with the faith formation of young people? Everything. This is especially true for the youth and young adults of the United Ghanaian Community Church (UGCC) in Wyncote. Chartered in 2001 as the first African immigrant congregation in the PCUSA, their culture and heritage are inextricably linked to youth […]

Searching for Belonging: Ministry of the Korean Church Network

Searching for Belonging: Ministry of the Korean Church Network Korean Translation Available Here How can congregations nurture a sense of belonging when generational gaps are wide and cultural narratives are misunderstood? For the approximately 100 members of the five Korean Churches and worshipping communities throughout the Presbytery of Philadelphia, they have collectively facilitated conversations that […]