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July 31, 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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Register to attend a Listening Tour at one of our
Host Homes with Pastor Jathaniel Cavitt!

If you have not registered to attend one of the host home meetings with Pastor Jathaniel Cavitt and would like to do so, please call Liz Yancey at
901-754-8587, or click on the SignUpGenius link below. Some of these meetings are coming up soon so please take a look when you can! Thank you! 
Join us for a big game of Clue as we kick off the new year of Rise and Loft!
August 14, 2022
5:00-8:00 PM
Ages K-12
Just like a normal Sunday night, our children and youth ministries will eat at 5:00 pm and start the game shortly after! Although we do not normally ask for attendance prior to Rise and Loft, we do need to know for this week as we have someone coming in to run the game and he needs to know how many people will be attending. Please register by using the QR code above or call the church office or contact Mandy Morse ( or Jeff Roberts ( Thanks!  

Guys and Dolls!

Theatre Memphis
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Price = $20.00/ticket

Fun and Sassy. This Manhattan-based musical romantic comedy tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson and rapscallion gambler, Nathan Detroit. As they look to set up the largest craps game in town they are derailed, respectively, by two women: a straight-laced missionary and a headliner at the Hot Box Club. All the shenanigans of these seemingly incompatible couples takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and eventually, everyone ends up right where they belong.
If you are interested please register via SignupGenius by clicking on the link below!
Join us for The Musical ‘Something Rotten’
at Playhouse on the Square
Sunday, August 21, 2022
2pm (Meet at CUMC at 1:15pm to carpool)
Price = $27.00/ticket
Please contact to RSVP or click on the SignUp Genius link below.
Young-At-Heart – August 18, 2022
The Veterans’ Museum and Just Divine Tea Room
West Tennessee’s Premier WWII Heritage Museum

100 Veterans Dr. N.
Halls, TN 38040

Celebrating the only inland B-17 combat aircrew training school East of the Mississippi River during the early years of WWII.

Price = $5.00/person or $2.00/Veteran
Depart at 11am for lunch at Just Divine Tea Room and then head to the Museum
Please contact for more information or to RSVP or you may reserve your spot via the SignUp Genius below.
All Are Welcome!
Crystal Bridge's Museum (Bentonville, AR)
Passion Play (Eureka Springs, AR) TRIP
Spots are still available if interested, please
contact Heather Crone soon!
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.
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

Wednesday, August 24th, at 1:30 pm
Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Extended, Memphis, TN
Price = $6.00

Swingtime Explosion is a 17-piece big band that includes 5 saxophones, 4 trombones,
4 trumpets and a 4-piece rhythm section (piano, bass, guitar, drums). Often featured at Lafayette’s Music Hall, Swingtime Explosion plays Swing, Jazz, Rock, Standard Ballads, Movie and TV Themes, Latin, and Blues. Swingtime Explosion also presents a wide variety of vocal arrangements that feature it’s two vocalists, Dare Pugh Estok and Tim Simpson. Swingtime Explosion has delighted audiences with excellent arrangements for listening and dancing since 2004. Join us for this marvelous explosion of sound and big band energy.
Please click this link to see the newsletter from UMCOR Sager Brown regarding requests for disaster relief supplies in the first half of 2022 and how they are working with the Relief Supply Networks. Check out UMCOR Sager Brown's Facebook page to see their latest news and updates. 
Whitney Elementary School Supplies Needed!
The following supplies are needed by the Whitney teachers: wipes, dry erase markers, sentence strips, hand-held dry erase boards, notebook paper, pencils, and folders with brads.

Uniforms ate also needed-- black, navy, or khaki pants or skirts and white, grey, or purple polo shirts. Please place donated items in the designated box in the Smith Covenant Center lobby. 
We are now able to use our smartphones to text our gifts
through our EGIVE site! Click HERE for a full set of
instructions to get started!
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