Covenant Connections

Telling the stories of churches and ministries throughout our Presbytery

Bearing One Another’s Burdens in Bucks County: Ministry Alongside Families Battling Addiction

Rev. Greg Klimovitz In 2012, The Presbyterian Church of Deep Run lost one of their youngest members, Anna Straw, to a heroine overdose. She was 19 years old. The tragic death of one of their own was a wake-up call to the congregation to view addiction no longer as an abstract issue, but as a […]

Moving from Other to Neighbor: Wallingford & Swarthmore Urban-Suburban Partnership with FUSE

Rev. Greg Klimovitz | September 21, 2017 And who is my neighbor? This was the preface to one of Jesus’ most prophetic parables that cut through first-century religious, cultural, and ethnic divisions that continue to challenge us today. This question also frames Swarthmore and Wallingford Presbyterian Church’s partnership with the Fellowship of Urban and Suburban […]

Vocational Discernment, Search for Meaning, and Campus Ministry: The Christian Association at UPenn

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz Vocational discernment is one of the great calls of the Christian church, stewarding the varied talents, ideas, questions, and resources of the faithful into meaningful extensions of the gospel. In many ways, this is the critical work of The Christian Association campus ministry at the University of Pennsylvania. A validated ministry […]

Co-Workers in Peacemaking and Education from Pottstown to India: Mission Partnerships of First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown

by Rev. Greg Klimovitz, Associate Presbyter For over twenty years, the education of children has been a local and international mission focus for First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown. “What part could we play in God’s dreams for the world?” Rev. Kerry Lester, Co-Pastor of First Presbyterian, recalls the mission committee asking. “We started locally and […]

West Kensington Ministry: A Place of Refuge and Hope for Our Youth by Rev. Sarah Colwill

“Jesus loves them, but the cards are stacked against them,” Rev. Adan Mairena remarked as he described the tension involved with being the church and place of hope in an inner city neighborhood that struggles with high rates of unemployment, crime, and violence. Living in the manse beside the church, Rev. Mairena knows firsthand the […]