THE E-COURIER
NEWS & EVENTS
November 14-20, 2021
Faithful Conference
'Engaging in Evangelism'
November 13-14, 2021
The deadline to register for the upcoming Faithful Conference is this Friday, November 12, at noon. Don’t wait any longer! Register right now at faithfulconference.org! The conference is free. When you register to attend, you will receive a $10 off coupon for the Faithful bookstore, which is hosted by the 10 of Those bookstore! We also have free children’s programs on Saturday night for ages 4 months - 5th grade. All children’s programs on Sunday morning and Sunday evening will operate as normal. To register your child(ren) for Saturday night’s activities, register at faithfulconference.org.
Saturday Evening | 6:30 pm
Session One
"What on Earth is God Doing"
John 5:16-29
William Taylor
Combined Sunday School|9:10 am
Session Two
"What on Earth are We Doing"
Romans 1:1-21
William Taylor
Sunday Morning Worship | 10:45 am
Session Three
"Understanding the Times"
Luke 9:51-10:16
William Taylor
Sunday Evening Worship| 6:00 pm
Session Four
"Making Sense of the Stakes"
Luke 10:17-24
William Taylor
Click the video to your left or click here to hear from William Taylor about what we will be learning this weekend at the Faithful Conference and how we can 'Engage in Evangelism.'
To download and/or print the bulletin for the Faithful Conference,
click on one of the boxes below or click here.
Christ Covenant is now on Spotify!
We will be using Spotify to make a playlist of some of the songs we will be singing during Sunday worship. This is a great way for all of us - young and old - to be able to learn songs we sing together in worship. You can find this week's playlist by clicking here. You'll need a Spotify account to log in if you do not have one. Spotify is a resource to play and share music on various digital devices, and we hope you'll enjoy this added feature.
This Week at Christ Covenant
Prayer Guides
We hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online at ChristCovenant.org/members/prayer or by email at prayer@christcovenant.org. Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!

We have new prayer guides for your use that can be found at christcovenant.org/prayer. Each prayer guide is printable after downloading and can be found below.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Rom 12:15
Sympathy to:
Chris Hempe on the loss of his mother, Margaret “Peggy” Ann Hempe.
Christ Covenant Welcomes
William Taylor
William grew up on a farm in Cornwall, England. He served in the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Green Jackets for five years before being ordained. In 1995 he joined St Helen’s Church and became Rector in 1998. William is married to Janet and they have three children—Emily, Digby and Archie. He has authored some books to help people understand the Bible including, Partnership, Understanding the Times, The Word One to One, Style or Substance?, Revolutionary Sex and Revolutionary Work. He was a contributor to the Proclamation Bible. He is also editor of the Read Mark Learn series: John, Romans and Luke (volumes 1 and 2).

Join us in welcoming William and Janet Taylor to Christ Covenant!
Stop by the Faithful Bookstore hosted by 10 of Those
10 of Those vision is to help local churches and Christian organizations by providing quality Christian resources at prices they can afford. They provide only those resources which are consistent with the Word of God as we understand it. 10 of Those is a C corporation. However, in many ways they function like a non–profit organization (i.e. we work hard to use any profits to distribute resources across the world and to support ministries that would hold to their Basis of Faith). People often ask how they are able to sell resources so cheaply compared to other outlets. The simple answer is twofold: 10 of Those buy stock in bulk to get better prices and pass that onto the customer. They are also passionate about getting more resources out there and used, so instead of making lots of money on each item we discount as much as we can.

We hope you take time to browse this great bookstore in our main lobby throughout the weekend!
Fall Breads Available this Sunday morning
Everyone is invited to stop in one of the lobbies in the worship center for a morning snack. Between Sunday School and morning worship we will have a time of fellowship with various breads and coffee available in the lobbies.

Thank you to everyone who baked all the delicious breads and other snacks for our Faithful Conference!
Faithful Conference Video Information
Each session of the Faithful Conference is being recorded and will be available at the end of the week on our website and on faithfulconference.org. We will livestream our morning and evening worship just like normal, but we will not livestream Saturday evening or our combined Sunday School. So if you miss a session, we hope you will take time to watch the session you missed later in the week.
Monthly Day of Prayer 
Tuesday, November 16
All are invited to participate in the Monthly Day of Prayer on Tuesday, November 16. There are two ways you can participate. One is to come in-person for your prayer time to room 105 in the worship center anytime between 7:30 am - 9:00 pm. Prayer guides are provided for you in the prayer room. Another option is to pick a time slot and pray where you are, whether that’s at home or at work. The day is divided into 30-minute segments for individuals to sign up and pray for supported workers and for the needs of the congregation. You can select the time that best fits your schedule by clicking here. We also hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online by clicking here or by email at prayer@christcovenant.org. Prayer cards may be found in the pews and may be turned in at one of the offering boxes located inside the sanctuary by the main exits. Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!
Covenant Day School Holiday Market 
Friday, November 19
Holiday shopping is fun and easy when you come to Covenant Day's Holiday Market! Creative parents, students, faculty, and local vendors bring their handmade items to sell at the Holiday Market. Entertainment from students will put you into the holiday spirit! Come ready to shop on Friday, November 19, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the Community Life Center (CLC).
Special Lord’s Supper Service 
Sunday, November 21, at 4:00 pm
We are having a special Lord’s Supper service for those in our church who have been unable to come worship with us in person due to covid or are hesitant about attending large gatherings. This special Lord’s Supper service will be on Sunday, November 21, at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary.

For our other members, we will have the Lord's Supper this Sunday, November 7 and then on Sunday, December 5, both during morning worship.
Wreaths Across America
Deadline is Friday, November 26
On December 18, our church’s American Heritage Girls Troop NC0800 will be helping Forest Lawn West Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes. This is part of a national project organized by Wreaths Across America. Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths. 
 
Each wreath is $15 a piece and sponsors can purchase them through Friday, November 26 on the Troop’s page by clicking here.

Thank you so much for supporting the American Heritage Girls Troop NC0800 (NC0382P) and Wreaths Across America!
Women's Christmas Brunch
Thursday, December 2
All Christ Covenant women are invited to join Women's Ministry on December 2, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in the Community Life Center (CLC) as we celebrate the season with a Christmas brunch! We will hear from Courtney Denton, Director of Women's Ministry at Westminster Church, and enjoy Christmas food, carols, and games! All women are invited to attend, and we encourage you to bring a friend! Seating is limited, so register early to reserve your spot! The cost for the event is $5 per person. Childcare is available at no additional cost! The registration deadline for this event is November 22. Click here to register. Please email Ginni Larkins at glarkins@christcovenant.org with any questions. We can't wait to see you there!
Save the Date!
Sunday evening, December 12
Save the date to celebrate Christ Covenant Church being a particularized church in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) for 40 years and having a beautiful church here in Matthews for 25 years! Sunday, December 12 during and after the evening worship service is when we will celebrate, so mark you calendars now!
Envision Capital Campaign
We are hoping to have 100% of the congregation participate in the Envision capital campaign. We are currently at 70%. It’s not too late to turn in your pledge card for the Envision capital campaign! Pledge cards and information about the many upgrades and changes we hope to accomplish through Envision can be found in the brochures and booklets in the worship center and online. You can also make a pledge online at christcovenant.org/envision. We currently have 70% of families participating and $947,905 pledges toward our goal of $1,500,000.
Ways to Pray for Envision
  1. The Project – That all of those who work on the new facilities might know His ways, His compassion, His Grace (Psalm 103:7-8)
  2. The Church – That we would each see our role in this time to build for generations to come (Psalm 103:14-18)
  3. The Mission – That we would grow more and more to be a people who rightly and contagiously praise God (Psalm 103:1)
Pastors' Blogs
Employment Opportunities
Current opportunities at Christ Covenant include:
• Facilities Maintenance (full-time)
Covenant Day School is hiring for various positions. Details can be found at https://www.covenantday.org/about-us/employment
Watching our Budget
Thank you for your tithes and gifts to all of the ministries of Christ Covenant.
You can give online by clicking here.
Please continue to pray for God’s provision throughout 2021.
This email is our e-Courier weekly newsletter, which complements with the printed copy, The Courier, which can be picked up on Sundays at the doors outside the sanctuary. After it goes out by email, it is made available on the News page of our website. On that page, you can read past versions of the newsletter as well as specific news items about our events in greater detail.
All are invited to join us for worship either in-person or on the livestream at 10:45 am each Sunday morning and at 6:00 pm each Sunday evening. The livestream can be found on our homepage ChristCovenant.org, Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo