The mission of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ, with the help of God's grace.
We are called to achieve this goal by working for the unity of the church, furthering the inclusion of LGBTQ persons, seeking understanding and reconciliation, and joining with others seeking a still more just and inclusive church.

Jack B. Rogers: In life and in death we belong to God

The Rev. Dr. Mark Smutny, a former member of the Covenant Network Board and Jack Rogers’ longtime pastor, graciously agreed to share his reflections:
We mourn the death and celebrate the life of The Reverend Dr. Jack Rogers, who died this past Wednesday, July 13 at his home in Pasadena, California at the age of 82. His memorial service bearing witness to the resurrection will be this Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101, where Jack worshiped for decades along with his wife, Sharon.

CovNet Celebrates the Work of GA222: Real Progress Toward a More Just and Generous Church

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians celebrates the accomplishments of the 222nd General Assembly! Over and over, this Assembly advanced the cause of inclusion and unity, affirming LGBTQ people and moving us in concrete ways toward being a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

A strong, hopeful, healing response to Item 11-05

One item of business that has garnered some attention at the General Assembly this week, Item 11-05, is an overture calling for an “apology” to LGBTQ people by the church. The Covenant Network supports the action being recommended by the Assembly’s Social Justice Committee, which is to answer this overture with an alternate statement.

A Hymn for Orlando

We are grateful to Bruce and Carolyn Winfrey Gillette for sharing Carolyn’s hymn in response to the Orlando shootings. “To a Place of Celebration” is available for your worship services and vigils.

May our grief and prayers be accompanied by love and action.

Tragedy in Orlando: A Response

Together with the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, I join my prayers with those around the country and throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) lamenting the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead. It has become easy, in this day and age, to think that the work of seeking dignity and equality […]

Doughnuts and Discussion in Portland

The Covenant Network will welcome commissioners, advisory delegates, and observers on Friday evening, June 17, to the Voodoo Doughnuts Commissioners’ Convocation. beginning at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland.
Greet one another while sampling Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts; hear about the Covenant Network’s priorities for this General Assembly; listen to the moderatorial candidates introduce themselves; and learn some of the ways that you can participate effectively at this GA. Commissioners and advisory delegates will have an opportunity to meet others from their committee, along with volunteers who are there to support their work.