The Covenant Network of Presbyterians welcomes its newest congregation, the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. As Pastor Sue Coller wrote to the congregation, “Our session felt that it is time we be more bold in letting people know who we are.”
Three experienced leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — Tony Aja, Vince Patton, and Mieke Vandersall –have joined the board of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, helping lead it into a new season of advocacy, education and theological leadership. And long-time board member the Rev. Daniel Vigilante has become the board’s Co-Moderator.
Executive Director Brian Ellison’s year-end message: reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, and seeking your support as our mission continues.
The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is gravely concerned about the aftermath of this year’s election…
We call on all Presbyterians to join us in active engagement, in vocal critique, in local organizing, in faithful study, in personal self-examination and in constant prayer. May God make our church—and our nation and its leaders—truly inclusive, and as generous and just as God’s grace.
Learn just a little about the vibrant ministries of some of our newest Covenant Network congregations – Balmoral Presbyterian Church (Memphis, TN), Guilford Park Presbyterian Church (Greensboro, NC), and Christ Church Uniting, Disciples and Presbyterians (Kailua, HI).
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.