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THIS WEEK  

April 21-27  

Easter Sunday Worship
Sunday, April 21
Morning worship at 10:45 AM
Evening worship at 6 PM
Regular childcare at both services
No Sunday school

Women's Brunch
Thursday, April 25 | 11 AM
Our Women's Brunch is Thursday, April 25, at 11am in the Community Life Center. Bring a salad or dessert to share and join us for brunch! We'll enjoy fellowship and hear testimonies of God's faithfulness from a few of our women. RSVP at this link. Limited childcare is available. To check childcare availability and reserve your child's spot, please contact Stephanie Bennett ( sbennett@christcovenant.org).


HIGHLIGHTS

Seek the City Vacation Bible School
June 17-21 | 9 AM-noon
Seek the City vacation Bible school is for children ages 5-11. (Children must be 5 years old by the start of VBS- June 17.) It is a free week of fun and learning. The Bible school is led by our youth, who are serving in missions during their Seek the City week. It will be held in the worship center and there is no cost! Register your children online on our Seek the City webpage.


 Upcoming Events

Men's Open Seminar
Monday, April 29 | 7-8:30 PM
Men, please join us as we walk through Sexual Sanity for Men by David White. This is truly the fight of our generation. What are we doing as men of the church - as followers of Christ - to truly set ourselves apart from the sexualized culture we live in? Nearly 70% of us fall into sexual sin on a regular basis. It's time to fight this. We encourage you to come and battle this sin alongside your brothers. Bring your son(s) to help lead him (them) to holiness in this area that threatens so many. The next seminar is in the CLC chapel from 7-8:30 PM on April 29 (led by Stewart Neely).

Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday, May 4 | 7-8:30 AM
Christ Covenant's Ministry to Men is hosting our May breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7-8:30am at Stacks Kitchen (11100 Monroe Rd. Matthews). All men (16 yrs & up) are invited to come join the discussion on "Sexual sin is the fight of our church's generation" led by Theo Facinoli from the Set Free leadership team. Guests welcome! The only cost is the cost of your own breakfast. Space is limited to the first 38 men. Register by May 1 on the Men's Ministry webpage ( christcovenant.org/mens-min).

Women's Summer Bible Study
Tuesdays, June 4-July 2 | 7- 8:30 PM
Join us for our Women's Summer Bible Study, Considering Him Faithful: Sarah and Rahab, led by Carolyn Carpenter. The study will be held Tuesdays, June 4-July 2 (total of 5 sessions). Details and registration are online at christcovenant.org/wbs.
 

 Information

ProjectSHARE for April and May:
We will once again be collecting new or very gently used books during the months of April and May to use during our Seek the City camps. It is very important this year to collect many books as both camps will be held on the campus of Christ Covenant.  Books can be dropped off in main lobby any Sunday in April or May, or the church office during the week. The goal is a minimum of 200 books for each club.

To see a full list of suggested books, click here.

Employment Opportunities
Christ Covenant Church regularly seeks to employ individuals who want to engage their gifts to help make disciples who worship God, grow in community, love others, and serve the world. Check christcovenant.org/aboutus/employment for current positions and to apply. Current opportunities include: Human Resources Generalist, Director of Communications, Childcare Worker (PT - as needed), Grounds Keeper (PT).

COVENANT DAY SCHOOL 

Covenant Day School Summer Camps
Christ Covenant families and friends are invited to join Covenant Day for its 2019 Summer Camps program! Camps are led by a passionate team of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Our aim is to inspire and challenge campers while nurturing them in the love of God and formation of Christian character. This year's expanded summer camp offering includes sports, academics, arts, enrichment and life skills for TK through 12th grade. Go to covenantday.org/summercamps to view our new, interactive webpage and search for camps by grade level and week!

Missionaries of the Week: April 21

Milas and Ashley Shepherd
Milas and Ashley are sharing Christ on the college campuses of Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, and assisting to establish a new church plant with Andrew Holbrook. Pray for conversions and leadership development on the college campus. Pray for the raising up of lay leaders in their church. Pray for continued growth in relationships with non-Christian friends and neighbors.

Worship Notes
Sunday, April 21

Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"Do You Believe This? "
( John 11:17-27)
Dr. Kevin DeYoung

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM
"Encountering the Risen Christ"
(Luke 24:13-25)
Pastor Derek Wells
 

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 Calendar

THIS WEEK
April 21-27

Sunday, April 21   
10:45 AM | Morning worship  
6 PM | Evening worship
 
Monday, April 22
7 AM | Congregational Day of Prayer
6:45 PM | Caregivers Support
   
Tuesday, April 23
10 AM | Women's Study: From Garden to Glory (Live Group)
11:50 AM | WBS: Romans
7 PM | Tuesday Prayer Meeting 

Wednesday, April 24
7 PM | Youth programming (Link and EPIC)
7 PM | Sanctuary choir rehearsal

Thursday, April 25
9:30 AM  | WBS: Psalms
11 AM | Women's brunch
6:45 PM | AHG
7 PM | Trail Life 

Friday, April 26
8:30 AM  | Student Families moms' prayer group
 


Upcoming Events


Apr 29 | Men's Seminar (7 PM)
May 1 | Theological Reading Group (7 PM)
May 4 | Men's breakfast (7 AM)
May 5 | Communicants' Sunday
May 26 | New members' recognition (morning worship)
June 4 | Women's summer Bible study begins (7 PM) 

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Kevin DeYoung's Out-of-Town Speaking Engagements
Please pray for our senior pastor as he travels to these conferences and speaking engagements to spread the gospel.

April 22-25 | Jackson, MS
Twin Lakes Fellowship
April 26-28 | Philadelphia
Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology
May 23-24 |Pennsylvania
Sovereign Grace Northeast Conference
June 17-20 | UK
Catalyst Conference
June 21-23 | UK
Co-Mission Revive Conference 


FINANCE 

Our Tithes and Gifts
Thank you for your tithes and gifts to all of the ministries of Christ Covenant. Don't forget to take advantage of our secure online giving.

1/1/18 - 4/14/19 
Actual
Budget
Difference
%
(-) or +
Operating Budget - Inflow  
$1,588,817
 
$1,509,500
 
$79,317
 
5.3%
Faith Promise Budget - Inflow
$141,506
$105,000
$36,506
34.8%
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