Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

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 […]

The Anchor: Reaching Out Beyond Its Doors Instead of Closing Them

As church membership around the denomination and within in the Presbytery declines, congregations are challenged to find imaginative ways to continue doing strong, faithful ministry.  Anchor Presbyterian Church (The Anchor) is taking a new approach to its pastoral leadership by inviting recent Princeton Seminary graduate, Ms. Leah Miller to lead and guide their church as […]

Connectional Church, Connectional Ministries

While our congregations and ministries reach specific populations within specific contexts, more and more the value of sharing our resources and working together proves to be a valuable, effective way to share the Good News with the world.  Under the leadership and vision of then Acting Associate for Congregational Initiatives Rev. Jim Poinsett, the Commission […]

Tully Memorial Extends Hospitality to New Immigrants through ESL Program

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.”  (Acts 2:4) There is hardly a more straight-forward manner in which this gift of the Holy Spirit is evidenced than in the ministry of Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church.  Located in Sharon Hill, Tully […]