Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

The Philadelphia Project Preschool: Integrating Faith with Academics by Rev. Sarah Colwill

“It’s a feeling you get when you walk in the doors,” so claims Christina Platt, one of the Directors of The Philadelphia Project who is charged with running their bustling preschool. Her energy and enthusiasm around the program is palpable as she talks about the warmth both parents and students feel when they enter their […]

Just a Building: The Common Place Continues to Thrive in Southwest Philadelphia by Rev. Sarah Colwill

As the Presbytery of Philadelphia launches into its 300th year of mission and ministry in this area so rich with history both within the church and in our nation, we Presbyterians stand firm in our commitment to serving Jesus Christ in ways that are faithful, realistic, practical, and transformative. This celebratory year will not only […]

Planting Seeds of Hope and Community Formation: Urban Gardens at Broad Street Ministry, by Rev. Greg Klimovitz

How can a worshipping community respond to the increased disconnect with both creation and neighbor? Since the spring of 2016, Broad Street Ministry has cultivated urban gardens in various neighborhoods around Philadelphia. The harvest of these plots has resulted not only in fresh produce for meals that serve upwards of 400 guests, but also opportunities […]

Evening the Score: Basketball Ministry alongside Kids with Special Needs in Bryn Mawr

Rev. Greg Klimovitz || November 4, 2016 Every Saturday for eight weeks, nearly 75 youth with various special needs along with 200-plus supportive friends, family, and members of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church gather in their gym for Game Day. As the players enter the court, names are announced, fans wave pompoms in the air, and […]

Sale of Sanctuary Leads to House Church of Hope: Trinity Presbyterian Church in Kensington

Covenant Connections by Rev. Greg Klimovitz Five years ago, Trinity Presbyterian’s willingness to be loosed from their historical building enabled the congregation to birth a sustained witness and oversee six transitional residences, host local recovery programs, convene conversations on peacemaking, and meet throughout the week for Bible study, prayer groups, and Sunday morning worship. “What […]