E-Courier for Sunday, July 30, 2017

NEWS  


This Week  

ProjectSHARE August Collection -
Commonwealth High School

Commonwealth is a tuition-free public high school serving at-risk students ages 16-21 who need a non-traditional learning environment with flexible scheduling options. During August,
we'll collect items the school can use to help give their students the foundation to succeed. Items can be dropped off at the Information Desk in the main lobby any Sunday in August. See our
ProjectSHARE page for a list of items we're collecting.
 
Pastors' Reading Club
Tuesday, August 1 | 7-8:30 PM
Our next Reading Club discussion will be held August 1 in the Community Life Center chapel and will be led by Mark Davis, CDS head of school. We will be discussing the book Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevent and Extreme by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God's people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good.


Upcoming Events 

Charlotte Eagles Soccer League Info Meeting
Sunday, August 13 | 3 PM
We are excited to announce that the Charlotte Eagles will be assisting our church in the formation and registration of SOAR soccer teams into the Siskey YMCA league this fall. Through this partnership, our families will receive a discounted price and ongoing discipleship training from the Charlotte Eagles throughout their season. This league is available for players aged 5-17. If you are interested in learning more, please contact ccarson@charlotteeagles.com  and plan to attend our informational meeting on August 13 in the CLC chapel.
 
American Heritage Girls
New Family Informational Meeting
 
Thursday, August 24 | 7-8 PM 
American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women, ages 5-18, that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. Our motto is Faith, Service, Fun! We have an active troop and your daughter will love it! Bring your daughter and join us to learn about our troop on August 24 in the Community Life Center.
 
Men's Intensive Discipleship Program
Tuesdays in September | 6:30-8 PM
The Men's Ministry will hold the third in a series of book studies led by Pastor Brian Peterson. The focus is historical content for this particular study. Our study will be based on the book For a Continuing Church:  The Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America by Sean Michael Lucas. (Note that participants do not need to purchase the book.) More information is at christcovenant.org/mens-min. Registration will open soon.
 

Information   

Facilities Maintenance Position
We have an immediate opening for a qualified individual with at least 3-5 years of experience in construction/maintenance to join the Operations Department in a full-time Facility Maintenance position. Interested candidates should visit our employment page for a complete job description and qualification requirements, and an application and submission instructions.
 
Women's Ministry Programs - Registration
Our Women's Ministry kicks off in September with The Anchor small groups, Women's Bible Studies, Titus 2 book study groups, and more! See the Women's Ministries page for links to these ministries. (Please excuse our website construction - some of these pages are still being updated with information but they will have all the information you need, including links to register, this week!) We just wanted to get the word out so you know to look for it.
 

Summer Weekly Events  

Youth Summer Events  
Regular youth Link and EPIC will resume August 30 - but in the meantime, we are doing a ton of fun things over the summer! Our youth (rising 6th through graduated 12th graders) are invited to our weekly events in the CLC Youth Center: joint Sunday Bible school (9-10:30 AM), MS Bible Study (Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM), HS Summer Wednesday Nights (Wednesdays from 7-9 PM). Stay tuned for information about our MS Water War (Monday, August 7) and the HS Guys Night Out (TBD).
 

GET INVOLVED   

Help Build a Habitat House!
Join us as we assist in building a Habitat House for the Kingombe family in the Crestdale community in Matthews! Christ Covenant Church will help build on Saturdays: August 5 (8 volunteers needed), September 16 (6 volunteers needed), and October 21 (3 volunteers needed). No construction background is necessary, but builders must be at least 17 years old (or 16, accompanied by a parent). On August 5 and October 21 we need to provide 25 bag lunches for the site volunteers. Children are welcome to help prepare these meals! See the insert in this Sunday's worship folder for more information.

If you are interested in serving or having your group serve on any of these dates, please contact Karen Chambers. We will be building an on-going relationship with the family and will have additional opportunities to serve them once they have moved in.

Yarn Lovers Ministry
We have two gatherings each month (the 3rd Monday at 7 PM and the 3rd Wednesday at 10 AM) to knit or crochet items such as prayer shawls, baby items (blankets, booties, caps), dishcloths, and market bags.

Yarn Needed: Yarn is always needed to help with our projects. If you would like to donate yarn (any kind except wool), please bring the yarn to the Information Desk on Sundays or to Mary Jo Culver during the week.

Worship Notes 

Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"Growth in Grace"
(1 Thessalonians 3:6-13)
Pastor Kevin DeYoung

Worship notes: Testimony of God's Grace (Jim Stoudenmier, Gideon Ministry), Special Offering for the Gideon Ministry


Evening Worship - 6 PM  
"Grumbling and Gathering"
(Exodus 16:1-36)
Pastor Kevin DeYoung
 

Calendar  

THIS WEEK
July 30 - August 5


Sunday, July 30
9 AM | Sunday Bible School
10:45 AM | Morning worship
6 PM | Evening worship 

Tuesday, August 1
6:30 PM | MS Bible study
7 PM | Pastors' Reading Club
 
Wednesday, August 2
7 PM | HS Wednesday Nights
7 PM | Sanctuary Choir 

Thursday, August 3
7 PM | Trail Life

Saturday, August 5 Habitat Workday


See our
online calendar for more details on all of these events and more! *Note that we are still updating the calendar with new events and rescheduled events so please contact Kelly Keesling if your event is not listed or is incorrect.

 


 

Upcoming Events

Aug 7: MS Water War
Aug 13: Soccer info meeting (3 PM)
Aug 16: Yarn Lovers Ministry (10 AM)
Aug 16: Set Free program (7 PM)
Aug 21: Yarn Lovers Ministry (7 PM)
Aug 24: AHG Info Meeting (7 PM)
Aug 27: Children's Ministry kick-off
Aug 27: CDS Convocation/Blessing the Children (6 PM worship service)
Aug 28: Congregational Day of Prayer
Aug 30: CCYM/youth kick-off (7 PM)
Sept 5: Men's Study begins (6:30 PM)
Sept 16: Habitat workday

 


 

Missionaries
of the Week:
Sunday, July 30


Michael & Anna Whitham
(RUF, Charlotte NC)

Michael is the campus minister at Johnson & Wales.

Pray for their adjustment to a family of four with the birth of their new daughter. Pray that they would be effective evangelists of the gospel on a campus where most don't know the Lord. Pray for them as they invite students to join in student leadership.

 


 

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Our Community 

The Dynamic Heart
in Daily Life

Monday, July 31 | 6:30-8:30 PM
The Counseling Department at RTS Charlotte invites you to an Equip workshop featuring Dr. Jeremy Pierre. The workshop, The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, will be held at the Reformed Theological Seminary Chapel. For more information and to register, please go to rts.edu/charlotte/equip.

RECONNECT: Families Managing Media Event Thursday, August 31 | 7-9 PM
You are invited to "How to Reconnect our Digitally Distracted Kids," which will be held in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Campus. Tom Kersting will explore the mental and emotional effects of screens on our kids, and how too much screen time is rewiring kids' brains and affecting their ability to flourish in the real world. Seating is limited and registration is required. Tickets are $10 for adults (18 & under free) and can be reserved at reconnectevent2017.eventbrite.com.
 

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. Please continue to pray for God's provision this calendar year.

1/1/17 - 7/23/17 
Actual
Budget
Difference
%
(-) or +
Operating Budget - Inflow  
2,698,446
 
2,822,500
 
(124,054)
 
(4.40%)
Faith Promise Budget - Inflow
189,714
170,100
19,614
11.53%

12/1/14 - 7/23/17 
Gifts Received
3-Year Commitment
Fulfillment %
Our Heritage - Inflow  
3,412,258
 
3,500,000
 
97.49%
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