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THIS WEEK  

March 17-23

Barbecue and Pound Cake Pick-up! 
Did you miss ordering yummy pound cakes from American Heritage Girls or BBQ from Trail Life? Extras will be available for sale at our joint booths. AHG is also selling homemade giant chocolate chip cookies. Pre-orders may also be picked up. Booth sale dates are Friday, March 22, 3-8PM, and Saturday, March 23, 9AM-3PM, or until sold out. South Lobby Parking Lot. 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Men's Retreat
April 5-7, 2019
Registration is open for this year's men's retreat "The Emotional Life of the Believer" (how the full humanity of Christ redeems the everyday emotions of everyday man). Men, ages 16+, don't miss a great opportunity to grow in the Lord and renew or make new friendships with the men of Christ Covenant! The retreat will be held at Fort Caswell (fortcaswell.com). Registration is on the Men's Ministry page of the website. Early registration (through March 22) is $145; regular registration is $155 (through registration closing on March 29). Cost includes
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals
  • worship (to include food for the soul, talks, and music)
  • amazing fellowship
  • relationship building and great conversation
  • free time (golf option available
  • memories to last a lifetime
Much more information is on the Men's page or the News page, including the link to register.
 

 Upcoming Events

Youth Retreat: "Satisfied?"
March 29-31, 2019
The youth (MS & HS) are heading to Ridgehaven in Brevard, NC, for a joint youth retreat of our presbytery. The cost, $125 (NEW PRICE!), includes transportation, Friday dinner, Saturday meals, Sunday breakfast & lunch & t-shirt. For more information, and to register, go to the youth webpage. Registration closes on March 20 at midnight.

Thrive Over 55
Friday, March 29 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM
The South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly and the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly present an opportunity for citizens over the age of 55 to connect with the resources available to them in the community. Companies and organizations provide information about important issues, such as health care and financial planning. Admission is free. Visitors will be treated to free breakfast and lunch, as well as the opportunity to mingle with friends.
     The 2019 Thrive Over 55 Senior Expo takes place 9 AM to 12:30 PM on March 29 in the CLC. The event will include door prizes, giveaways, breakfast and lunch. Admission is free.
   We ask that people interested in going register in advance, so we can effectively plan the right amount of food for breakfast and lunch. Email Adrian Garson at adrian@cmgweekly.com or call us at 704-849-2261.

HisAbilities Speaker Series
Saturday, April 6 | 9:30-11:15 AM
HisAbilities at Christ Covenant Church is excited to host the third and final meeting of our speaker series, "Navigating Life with Disabilities," on Saturday, April 6, from 9:30-11:15am in the Community Life Center chapel. Margaret Gaffney will be speaking on the topic "Transition to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know." Margaret serves as the transition coordinator at A Special Needs Plan and is very experienced in helping parents navigate all the changes that happen when their child with special needs turns 18 and moves into adulthood. Please join us to learn more about how to prepare for these critical changes.

A light breakfast will be provided at 9:30 AM. The seminar will begin at 10 AM and conclude by 11:15 AM. Limited childcare will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please join us or pass along the invitation to a friend or loved one who would benefit! Please RSVP by March 25 to hisabilitiesrsvp@gmail.com.

 

 Information

Women's Seminar: Sexual Sanity for Women
Set Free invites all women to a seminar on developing a biblical perspective on sex and sexuality. Maybe you are struggling personally with poor sexual habits, lack of intimacy in your marriage, or inappropriate friendships. Or your friend has shared that she is battling these temptations. Or maybe sexual sin has crept into your marriage, and you want to learn how Christ can bring healing. Maybe you are a mother, wondering how to broach this topic to your pre-teen or teenage daughter. Or you're just interested in learning about this subject that impacts nearly everyone. We invite you to come. We have various teachers from within our church guiding us through Ellen Dykas's Sexual Sanity for Women. The goal is to understand God's good design for sexuality, the underlying reasons we struggle relationally, and how the grace and truth of Christ can be applied to these areas. This series is for women of all ages (18+ and youth accompanied by a parent). Members and non-members welcome. Please visit christcovenant.org/2019-womens-open-seminar for more information. The class meets twice a month in the CLC chapel for 20 weeks.

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: Director of Communications, Childcare Worker (PT - as
needed), Grounds Keeper (PT).

Missionaries of the Week: March 17

Uttam & Mira GC, Ministry to Napalese, Charlotte, NC
Uttam has a ministry reaching out to Bhutanese Nepalese Refugees, both locally and globally, focusing on discipleship and using media and technology to expand the Kingdom of God.  Pray for God's guidance and grace to reach unreached people groups. Pray for their children to grow in the Lord and be able to do their studies well after disruption from a move. Pray for more prayer and financial partners. Pray for the development of the media ministry and distribution of the resources for their discipleship program

Worship Notes
Sunday, March 17

Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"I Once Was Blind
But Now I See
"
(John 9:13-41)
Dr. Kevin DeYoung

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM
"Not What You Were Expecting"
(1 Kings 19)
Marcus Smith, Pastoral Intern 
 

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 Calendar

THIS WEEK
March 17-23
Sunday, March 17
9 AM  | Sunday Bible school
9 AM  | Discovery class
10:45 AM | Morning worship
5 PM | Timothy Project 
  6 PM | Evening worship  
 
Monday, March 18
6 PM | Support group dinner
6:45 PM | Caregivers group
6:45 PM  | Griefshare
7 PM | Men's Seminar
   
Tuesday, March 19
10 AM | Women's Study: From Garden to Glory (Live Group)
11:50 AM | WBS: Romans 
7 PM | Prayer meeting

Wednesday, March 20
10 AM | Yarn Lovers Ministry
7 PM  | Youth Link and EPIC
7 PM | Sanctuary choir
7 PM | WBS: Ruth & Esther

Thursday, March 21
9:30 AM | WBS: Ephesians
  6:45 PM | American Heritage Girls
7 PM  | Trail Life

Friday, March 22
8:30 AM | Student Families moms' prayer group
3 PM | BBQ & pound cake pick up 

Saturday, March 23
9 AM | BBQ & pound cake pick-up
 


Upcoming Events


Mar 25 | Day of Prayer
Mar 29 | Thrive over 55
Mar 29-31 | Youth spring retreat: "Satisfied?"
Apr 3  | Theological Reading Group (7 PM)
Apr 5-7  | Men's retreat
Apr 6  | HisAbilities speaker series (9:30 AM)
Apr 13 | Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 14 | Palm Sunday worship
Apr 14 | Spring luncheon
Apr 18 | Maundy Thursday worship with communion (7 PM)
Apr 19  | Good Friday worship (12 PM)
Apr 21  | Easter Sunday worship (10:45 AM) - no Sunday school
 

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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 1-3  | Indianapolis - TGC National Conference
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 - 3/10/19 
Actual
Budget
Difference
%
(-) or +
Operating Budget - Inflow  
$1,026,704
 
$995,000
 
$31,704
 
3.2%
Faith Promise Budget - Inflow
$79,046
$66,000
$13,046
19.8%
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