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April 28-May 4   

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).


Declare Your Support for Life
Focus on the Family is sponsoring a "Declaration for Life" petition to both federal and state governments to bring abortion to an end, beginning with bans on late-term abortions. To sign this petition or learn more about the pro-life movement, go to focusonthefamily.com/pro-life.

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

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.


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).

 Missions and Outreach 

ProjectSHARE for April and May:
We are collecting new or very gently used books for Matthews Elementary School and Crestdale Middle School students 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 may 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.

Walk in Her Shoes: Mom's Journey Home
You are invited to an experiential tour of Changed Choices focusing on the impact of incarceration on families. It will be held at Hawthorne Lane UMC (501 Hawthorne Lane, 3rd floor) on Sunday, May 5, from 2-4 p.m. For more information about Changed Choices, an outreach partner of Christ Covenant, please go to changedchoices.org.

Missionaries of the Week: April 28

Greg & Dolly Joines
Greg is planting Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Corvallis, OR, home to Oregon State University and one of the most non-religious counties in the U.S. Pray for an RUF campus minister to start the only RUF in Oregon at Oregon State University in the fall of 2020. Pray they would find a worship leader, as their current one is moving this summer. Pray for them to grow as a church as they particularized this spring.


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 or week!

Worship Notes
Sunday, April 28

Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"Transfixed and Transformed "
( 2 Corinthians 3)
Pastor Nathan George
Click here to listen to a song we will be learning during this Sunday's morning service.

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM
"Perspectives on Life
with the Living God"
(Psalm 139)
Pastor Bernie Lawrence 

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April 28-May 4

Sunday, April 28    
10:45 AM | Morning worship
9 AM | Sunday school
5 PM | Timothy Project
6 PM | Evening worship
6 PM | ABC Bible memory class
6 PM | Children's choirs 
Monday, April 29
6:45 PM | Caregivers Support
Tuesday, April 30
10 AM | Women's Study: From Garden to Glory (Live Group)
11:50 AM | WBS: Romans
7 PM | Tuesday Prayer Meeting 

Wednesday, May 1
6 PM | First Wednesdays Prayer for senior high youth
  7 PM | Youth programming (Link and EPIC)
7 PM | Theological Reading Group
7 PM | Sanctuary choir rehearsal

Thursday, May 2
6:45 PM | AHG
7 PM | Trail Life 

Friday, May 3
8:30 AM  | Student Families moms' prayer group
12 PM | Senior Adults monthly lunch 
Saturday, May 4
Young Pros' Daycation
7 AM | Men's breakfast 

Upcoming Events

May 5 | Communicants' Sunday
May 10 | Senior adults ladies luncheon (11:30 AM)
May 26 | New members' recognition (morning worship)
June 4 | Women's summer Bible study begins (7 PM)
June 16-21 | Seek the City 

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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.

May 23-24 | Pennsylvania -
Sovereign Grace Northeast Conference
June 17-20 | UK -
Catalyst Conference
June 21-23 | UK -
Co-Mission Revive Conference 


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.

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