2016 COVENANT FUND RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED: 2016 Covenant Fund Recipients

Awards by Region:                              Recipients:

region_blockbHaiti Water Mission, Ambler Presbyterian Church: Mission partnership with Living Waters for the World

Urban Garden Initiative, Broad Street Ministry:New agricultural program that will provide fresh, local produce for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighbors

Evangelism in the Homes, Central Presbyterian Church: Three year discipleship and spiritual formation program in Norristown

Our Community Cup Coffeehouse, Chambers Presbyterian Church: Providing a hospitable community for young adults with disabilities

The Whole Child Program, Chester Eastside, Inc.: Holistic programs that nurture and mentor children, youth, and families of Chester

Dementia Café, Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church: Providing a safe and social environment for older adults in the community affected by dementia

Lighthouse of South Philly, Christ’s Presbyterian Church: Meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the multicultural community of South Philadelphia

First Fridays, Church on the Mall: Hosting a free, monthly meal and hospitable space alongside local neighbors and visitors

End Gun Violence, Heeding God’s Call, Philadelphia: A ministry devoted to reducing gun violence and empowering local churches to be the voice of peace

Ivyland Community Arts, Ivyland Presbyterian Church: Using the arts as local response to addiction, recovery, homelessness, peacemaking, and justice concerns

Korean Church Network Initiative, Korean Churches of the Presbytery: Encouraging and empowering Korean Churches and related leaders throughout the Presbytery

New Media Initiative, Old Pine Presbyterian Church: Engaging new technologies and media platforms as evangelistic and community formation opportunities

Mural Arts Program, Olivet Covenant / 300th Anniversary Planning Team: Commissioning artists formerly incarcerated to coordinate Presbytery-wide mural and education project

Literacy ED, Oxford Presbyterian Church: Working to reduce illiteracy rates in Philadelphia and helping individuals complete their GED

Rearing Successful Sons, PCMDV/John Gloucester House: Providing mentoring for at-risk African American males (age 9-17) in the Point Breeze neighborhood

Turning Point, Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church: Providing a safe environment for 6-12th grade youth where they can learn, grow, serve, and have fun

The Philadelphia Project,  Preschool: Hosting a high-quality, local preschool for low-income families in their neighborhood

The Table, Roxborough Presbyterian Church: Providing assistance to local neighbors experiencing food insecurity

Spirit of Truth Art & Health Studio, Thomas M Thomas Presbyterian: Providing a safe environment to engage the arts and nutrition programs

The Well, Welcome Church/Ardmore Presbyterian Church: Providing shelter and community for women experiencing homelessness