Centered in University Circle,  Covenant Student Ministries is a welcoming community for college students that seeks to live out God's inclusive love on campus and in our world through faith, fellowship, and service. 


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STUDENT COMMUNITY UPDATE 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Don't miss out, stay up to date with what is happening at Covenant Student Ministries. 
ALL ARE WELCOME! Join us as you can!

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

At the center of Jesus' teachings is that radical transformation of our hearts comes most often through the stranger. The Gospels are full of stories in which Jesus welcomed the stranger, was an ally for those who society had cast out, and advocated for the poor. One prime example of this radical ministry is how Jesus welcomed all to a common table - sinners, lepers, foreigners, and tax collectors - to share in a meal and be in community.

If we as Christ followers want to radically change our hearts to be in line with God's aim for creation, then we have to follow the examples of Jesus' radical hospitality toward all people. We must unconditionally welcome the strangers to be an integrated part of our communities. God calls us through the scripture to be in communities that are living ethically and compassionately. As disciples we are called to create a world of social justice, where the foreigner and the stranger in our midst are welcomed without any strings attached. If we are to be the image of God in our world, we have ask who the strangers among us are and how we should welcome them into our community.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP

In Isaiah 58, God issues a call and a challenge-to love one another more deeply by sharing what we have with those in need. One Great Hour of Sharing enables the larger church to share God' love throughout the world, loosening the bonds of injustice through the Self-Development of People; sharing our bread with the hungry through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and bringing the homeless poor into our homes through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

As you think about the money that you spend during your week either on coffee, food, or  Amazon please consider how your money can help the lives of others. This week, instead of bying Starbucks or Chipotle consider participating in our ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING. Your contribution of any amount will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors across the globe. Envelopes are may be found in the pews or you may also give online at CovenantWeb.org/donate and select One Great Hour of Sharing.



 Join Us For CONNECT Tonight! 
Thursday at  5:30 pm!!
Connection Center -- Living Room

Join us, each Thursday, for CONNECT!  at 5:30 pm in the Living Room in lower level  at Church of the Covenant. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other students and your spiritual self. Join us for a  FREE dinner, community and conversation! 

ALL ARE WELCOME!
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Free TheatreTrip: Hamlet 
Saturday, April 8th at 6:15pm
Great Lakes Theatre Festival 

Do you like a good show? Ever wanted to see a play at Playhouse Square, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York?  Join the Student Community at Covenant for a fun night filled with drama, laughter and community! If interested, please email klowry@covenantweb.org, by APRIL 1st to reserve your spot.
SCC Officer Nominations 
 
Are you interested in being a student officer or know someone who would make a great student leader? 

We are now excepting nominations for the 2017-2018 Officers. Officers meet monthly to plan different SCC activities and service opportunities. Email Kevin at klowry@CovenantWeb.org with your nominations by April 13th . We will vote on officers at the Easter Brunch!!
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Faith In Action @Hope Lodge 
Tuesday, April 11th at 6pm
Hope Lodge,11432 Mayfield Road 
Cleveland, OH, 44106 

In April, Student Community at Covenant is hosting a trip to Hope Lodge. Hope Lodge is a home for cancer outpatients who are in the city receiving treatment and need a place to stay. We will be making a trip to cook dinner for them and share community . This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity open to all CWRU, CIA and CIM students! If interested, please email Studentministries@covenantweb.org to let us know.
MAUNDY THURSDAY FEAST
THURSDAY, April 13th at 5:30pm
Connection Center

Join Covenant Student Ministries for an Agape Feast in commemoration of foot washing and Last Supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before he was arrested, sentenced to death, and crucified. As a gathered community we remember the radical life and legacy of Jesus as we journey to the celebration of Easter and live out our call to love one another, as Jesus loved us.
Dinner is provided!
EASTER BRUNCH
Sunday, April 16th at 11:15am
Meet in Church of the Covenant Parking lot

Come join us on Easter for a great meal and fellowship! Brunch will be off-site and there will be transportation provided to and from.  All are welcome! Bring a friend, a few friends, or just yourself!

Free Food - Great Community - No Strings Attached
Connection Center  @ Church of the Covenant
A place for students to explore, connect, and grow

Located on the lower level of the Education Building, the Connection Center at Church of the Covenant is a new space that is open for students to hangout, study, or work collaboratively. The Connection Center has free WIFI, snacks and drinks and is open to all students from CWRU, CIA and CIM. 

Connection Center Hours: Monday 11am - 4pm
                                              Wednesdays 11am - 5pm
                                              Thursday 11am - 7pm

The Connection Center at Church of the Covenant welcomes all! We do this without requiring adherence to any religious belief or creed. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other. We cherish the diversity of humanity, a diversity which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective. 




Covenant Student Ministries
 216-421-0482 ext. 237 | klowry@CovenantWeb.org | www.CovenantWeb.org/University-Students
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