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THIS WEEK  

May 12-18

 
Caleb Ministries
Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day is a special day for many women, but for some it can be a very painful time. For women who have lost babies, who are struggling with infertility, or who are post-abortive, this is a bittersweet day. Morning Will Come is a collection of stories of couples who have been through a loss or are infertile. If you have experienced a loss, please visit the Caleb Ministries display in the main lobby on Sunday to obtain a free copy of this book. For more information, visit calebministries.org.

Women's Open Seminar
Monday, May 13 | 7-8:15 PM
Women, please join us as various teachers from our church walk us through Sexual Sanity for Women by Ellen Dykas of Harvest USA. This is not a seminar just for women caught in sexual sin - this is a unique opportunity to learn about how the reality of sexual brokenness and temptations impacts our faith journeys, our families and our church. Come and learn with and from your sisters! We encourage you to bring your middle or high school daughters and open the door for healthy conversation in your own home. The next seminar "Sexually Healthy: Body, Mind and Spirit" and will be led by Allison Kitchen in the CLC Chapel.


HIGHLIGHTS

Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 2
Please mark your calendar now so you will be present for a called congregational meeting for the purpose of voting on nominees for the offices of elder and deacon. Watch for details on the meeting and biographies of the candidates. Pray for wisdom and for God's continued protection of our church.

 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.

Women's Ministries Dessert & Discussion
Thursday, July 11 | 7- 8:30 PM
Join us in the Community Life Center, to discuss The Vine Project by Colin Marshall & Tony Payne! If you don't already own a copy, they are available for purchase at the Book Nook (main lobby of the worship center) for $13.00. Read at your own pace and join us on July 11 for dessert and discussion.
 

 Information

New! Men's Small Group-Midtown/Uptown
There is a new Men's Group forming in midtown on Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. If you work uptown or nearby, this may be the group for you. Men's Groups are discipleship groups for men and are designed to help create a gospel community in which the message of the gospel transforms our lives in such a way that participants become mature disciples who are able to make disciples. Please contact Jon Paul to sign up for the new Wednesday group. If you are interested in another location, please contact Jenny Blackmon, ministry administrator.

Congregational Accommodations
Our printed Courier has an infographic with details on the ammenities we have available for our congregation, including a fragrance-free area (in the balcony, adjacent to the elevator); nursing mothers room (WC-111); hands-free outer door (on ground level near handicapped parking); elevator to ground floor, main floor, and lobby; hearing loop seating in the sanctuary; and large print worship folders at the information desk. Please see the Courier or the announcement slides for icons and check the information desk if you have questions about any of these.

Is There a Graduate in Your Family?
We want to publish the names, schools and plans for the immediate future (i.e., college, military, career, post-grad) of our high school, college, and post-grad members of the Class of 2019 so our church family can celebrate these milestones, too. Please send your graduate's information to communications@christcovenant.org and look for our list in early June.

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).


 Missions and Outreach 

ProjectSHARE for 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 this month 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.

RTS Students Need Housing
Reformed Theological Seminary's student body is growing! We are currently searching for housing options for new students as they move to Charlotte. If you have an above-garage apartment, a spare room, or a rental property, would you prayerfully consider renting to a seminary student? Helping house our students is a wonderful way to partner with RTS as we train our students for ministry. For more information, please contact Katy McIlvaine in the RTS admissions office: kmcilvaine@rts.edu or 704-688-4220.

Missionaries of the Week: May 12

Emily & Damon Harris
Emily & Damon currently serve with CRU at the University of Alabama. They are hoping to move back to East Asia in August to continue college ministry there. Pray that students at Alabama would cultivate genuine affections for Christ and walk more deeply with him. Pray that the preparations that need to happen for their overseas move would be done easily and quickly. Pray that the Lord would raise up a team of graduates from Alabama to go to East Asia with them.

Worship Notes
Sunday, May 12

Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"One Man, One People,
One Plan "
( John 11:45-57)
Dr. Kevin DeYoung

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM
"The Tabernacle of Testimony"
(Exodus 37-38)
Dr. Kevin DeYoung 
 

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 Calendar

THIS WEEK
May 12-18

Sunday, May 12     
10:45 AM | Morning worship
9 AM | Sunday school
6 PM | Evening worship
6 PM | ABC Bible memory class
6 PM | Children's choirs 
 
Monday, May 13  
6:45 PM | Caregivers Support
7 PM | Women's Open Seminar  
   
Tuesday, May 14
11:50 AM | WBS: Romans
7 PM | Tuesday Prayer Meeting 

Wednesday, May 15
10 AM | Yarn Lovers Miniwstry
7 PM | Sanctuary choir rehearsal

Thursday, May 16
6:45 PM | AHG
7 PM | Trail Life 

Friday, May 17
8:30 AM  | Student Families moms' prayer group
11:30 AM | Senior Adult men's lunch 
 


Upcoming Events


May 20
| Congregational Day of Prayer (7 AM)
May 20 | Men's Open Seminar (7 PM)
May 26 | New members' recognition (morning worship)
May 27  | Memorial Day - church offices closed
May 27  | Women's Open Seminar (7 PM)
May 28 | MS summer Bible study begins
May 29 | HS Summer Nights begins (7 PM)
June 2 | Officer elections
June 4 | Women's summer Bible study begins(7 PM)
June 16-21 | Seek the City
June 17-21 | Vacation Bible school (9am-12pm)

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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 


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 or week!

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 - 5/5/19 
Actual
Budget
Difference
%
(-) or +
Operating Budget - Inflow  
$1,931,923
 
$1,816,000
 
$115,923
 
6.4%
Faith Promise Budget - Inflow
$155,837
$119,600
$36,237
30.3%
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