Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

Covenant Connections – The Faces of Kensington Ministry

Ask a few Philadelphians to talk about the bounds of the Kensington neighborhood and you have just unleashed a debate that could last hours.  This neighborhood in east Philadelphia includes West Kensington, Fishtown, Harrowgate, and Northern Liberties, although even that is arguable.  Regardless of its boundaries, our presbytery is engaged in this community through three […]

“And God saw that it was good.”

Creation is declared “good” with every new addition, with every new creature, with every new animal, with the formation of humankind.  But reports of climate change, increasing carbon emissions, poor air quality causing health issues, and the rapid extinction of species prompts an undeniable dissonance between the current status of the environment and the Creation […]

A Place to Call Home

Loud praise and singing, joyful thanksgiving and prayer, inspiring preaching and music each helped to consecrate the sanctuary of the United United Ghanaian Community Church in Wyncote this past Sunday. Their first worship service in their new space on 251 E. Waverly Road (the former First Baptist Church of Glenside) was a celebrated homecoming.  “Having the […]

A Thursday Gathering Around Christ’s Table

With an experienced chef in the kitchen, fresh tomatoes just picked from the garden, and a maître d’ to welcome guests, Heavenly Harvest is less like a typical free meal and more like an enjoyable dining experience.  Open weekly on Thursdays at noon, Calvin Presbyterian Church transforms its basement from a fellowship hall into a […]

Saturated in Prayer, Wayne and New Spirit Invest in “The Common Place”

On the corner of 58th and Chester in Southwest Philadelphia sits a beautiful, expansive stone church.  The chipped paint and worn-out carpet reveal a story too familiar for congregations whose glory days have come and gone, as neighborhoods change and members move away.  But on this particular corner in the Kingsessing neighborhood, the Holy Spirit […]