Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

Money, Mission, and Media: An Ecumenical Conversation within a New Pentecost

Click here for a collection of resources from Money, Mission and Media By Rev. Greg Klimovitz In the truest sense, the recent Money, Mission, and Media event was an exercise in ecumenical networking and collaboration. A conversation imagined and developed by leadership of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod (ELCA), and the Lutheran Theological […]

Draw the Circle Wide: Youth Mission and Conversations on Race, Bias, and Privilege

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz Something sacred happens when the church creates space for young people to form community across various lines of division. This was evident in the summer of 2016, as the youth ministry of Abington Presbyterian Church partnered with Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church* in Baltimore. Fourteen youth from this suburban Philadelphia […]

Small Churches Host Large Expressions of Service and Hospitality

Rev. Greg Klimovitz || May 27, 2016 What can a church, whose worship attendance hovers around 70, do to engage their local community? The faithful saints who gather at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield (Flourtown) connected with local mission partners and area churches to host over 200 neighbors for a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day […]

Teaching Churches and a Teaching Presbytery: Year One of the Ministry and Leadership Incubator

Rev. Greg Klimovitz || May 6, 2016 Our call to teach and equip the saints for new forms of ministry is critical for the work and witness of the church in the twenty-first century. This was the impetus for the 2015 launch of the Presbytery of Philadelphia’s Ministry and Leadership Incubator. Along with an eight-week […]

Presbytery Partners with Creative New Congregational Ministries: Covenant Fund Grant Program

By Rev. Greg Klimovitz When churches and related ministries in the Greater Philadelphia region dream about new initiatives in their communities, the Presbytery of Philadelphia aims to be a primary partner of empowerment. This is the framework in which the Covenant Fund grant program has existed since 2008. The Covenant Fund was inaugurated nearly ten […]