Covenant eNews
July 3, 2022
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July Communion & Mission Focus
Whitney Achievement Elementary School
For many years, Covenant UMC has enjoyed a partnership with Whitney Achievement Elementary School located in the Frayser community. Along with the Covenant United Methodist Women, church member volunteers tutor students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, provide school uniforms and backpacks filled with school supplies and so much more!

Prayerfully consider supporting Covenant’s local mission focus at Whitney Achievement Elementary School. Covenant is making difference in the lives of the students, their families, the entire school staff, and the Frayser community.

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Congratulations Covenant….we’re
hiring a pediatrician in Haiti! You
raised $18,081.22
Thank you Covenant for once again supporting Haiti missions, Real Hope For Haiti and the work they do!!!!! I truly struggle to find the words to express my personal thanks. Our church family continues to open it's heart to the people of Haiti and allows God to do mighty things through our efforts. Your ongoing support continues to show your faith, and God's unconditional love to the wonderful people of Haiti. They know they are loved and valued by their brothers and sisters in Christ at Covenant UMC. Your faithful support has saved and changed so many lives in Haiti over the last 12 yrs. Helping RHFH to add a pediatrician to their staff will magnify this in so many ways. - Holly Mitchener

From the missionaries in Haiti: Lori, Licia and Casey

Real Hope For Haiti and our staff are so grateful for your generosity in raising the funds for us to hire a pediatrician. What an amazing gift of love and support for the children of Haiti! Thank you for believing in this need and being trailblazers and champions for children in the greater Cazale community. Providing a pediatrician for the clinic and rescue center will introduce a level of specialty care that has never been available in this area of Haiti. Word will soon spread that there is a new doctor just for kids working in the region. Your gifts will allow us to provide pediatric care to approximately 9500 kids per year. We are blessed to be able to serve Haiti in a way that reflects Psalm 127:3 that says, “children are a gift from the Lord.”

The pediatrician will educate and encourage parents, helping them understand the importance of their role in raising healthy children. They will also teach parents, caregivers and families practical methods to prevent disease, and explain treatments for various illnesses. Having a pediatrician working with us will also give the staff confidence in the care they provide and decisions they make, which will improve the level of care in all of our programs. Your investment in promoting good health and well-being among the children of Haiti will save and improve the lives of many children. We are happy to have you partnering with us in reaching the goal of bringing a pediatrician on staff at the Real Hope For Haiti clinic in Cazale. Your love and generosity will have a positive impact on the lives of children, child welfare and improve the strength of families. Thank you for your genuine concern and compassion. May the Lord bless and protect you and thank you for coming together as a church to bring the first pediatrician to the Cazale community.
Young-At-Heart – Thursday, July 28, 2022
         11:00am in the Gathering Area
 Please visit our Sign Up Genius to RSVP!
Covenant Book Club
Join us for Book Club Thursday, July 28 at 5:30. We will be discussing the novel Tara Road by Maeve Binchy.

Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy's graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide. Tara Road is the story of two women, one from Ireland and one from America, who trade houses without ever having met. They are both looking for an escape from their problems, but by running away, both come to discover a great deal about themselves.

We will have a fun evening of fellowship and pizza and brownies to enjoy! Everyone is invited! We do ask for a $5 donation to cover the cost of the pizzas.

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Help Needed for Project Transformation
Pick up and deliver a meal to the Interns
Covenant is providing dinner for the Project Transformation interns on Monday, July 18, at 6 pm. Our PT Contact, Julie Hendrick, is making all of the meal arrangements but will be out of town that week. So, we need someone to pick up the meal order, deliver to the interns at St. Matthews UMC, and stay to eat and fellowship with them. If you are available for this task, please contact Julie ASAP so she can give you all the necessary details. She can be reached at 901-652-1294 or Thanks so much for your help!
Family Life Event - All Families Welcome
Crystal Bridge's Museum (Bentonville, AR)
Passion Play (Eureka Springs, AR) TRIP
Monday, Sept. 19th - Wednesday Sept. 21st, 2022
Estimated Price = $350-$375/person (transportation; hotel; ticket package) Subject to change based on the number of participants; lodging preferences. Please contact Heather Crone ( to secure your space. We are asking for a deposit of $100 by June 20th.  
Crystal Bridges Museum/Passion Play Itinerary

Monday, September 19 – Depart from Covenant United Methodist early am – Drive to Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR-Spend day at the Museum and then depart and drive to hotel in Eureka Springs, AR

Tuesday, September 20 – Depart for Holy Land Tour/Passion Play in Eureka Springs, AR
-Spend the day there and then return to the hotel in the evening

Wednesday, September 21 – Depart from hotel in the am and drive back to Covenant UMC
Hands In Praise Handbell Choir
Thank you church family for all of the support you have given to the members of Hands In Praise Handbell Choir. We look forward to being a part of your church experience this fall. Please prayerfully consider joining us in the fall. We practice on Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Our first practice is planned for August 4th. Feel free to talk to our Handbell Choir Director, Gale Erwin with any questions at or 309-645-2977.
Playhouse on the Square: July 10th, 2022 @ 2pm
Tickets: $27 each

A theatrical tribute to the legendary country and pop icon, Patsy Cline, as seen through the eyes & heart of a local radio disc jockey in Patsy’s hometown of Winchester, Virginia. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline features a score of Patsy’s greatest hits like, “Crazy,” “Walkin After Midnight,” and “I Fall to Pieces.” The show also features backup vocals crooned by The Jordanaires.

Please visit the Sign Up Genius to RSVP! Seats are limited!
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