You are invited to worship with us!

Transfiguration of the Lord, February 19th at 11:00am

Worship in person and on Facebook Live!

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45am

Facebook Link for Worship

Join a combined congregation for our community

Ash Wednesday

service at the First United Methodist Church of Covington on February 22nd at 6:00pm

Upcoming Ministry Opportunities
Click here or above to register by March 1st
RSVP to Neeley

Lenten Prayer Stations are coming back!

On Ash Wednesday we will have nine prayer stations around the FPC grounds to guide you on your Lenten journey with a focus, reflection, and response.

Lenten Book Study:

Were You There?

Join Neeley and Erin on Zoom,

Mondays in March at 6:00pm

to study Were You There?: Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals by Luke A. Powery.

Contact the office if you would like to order your book through the church.

For the class link click below or visit fpccov.org/zoom-links

Were You There?
Email Erin
Click to email Neeley that you are coming!
Click for the Jammies and Jesus Zoom link

Save the Date for

Vacation Bible School!

Monday-Thursday | June 5-8

More details to follow!

Want to volunteer? 

Let Erin know at [email protected]

Music Ministry News and Notes

Montreat Worship & Music Conference - Week 1

Dates - Sunday, June 18 - Friday, June 23

(returning back to Covington on Saturday, June 24th after lunch)

Conference cost per ADULT Conferee 

February 1 - April 30 - $555

After April 30 - $605

Conference cost PER CHILD / YOUTH Conferee

February 1 - April 30 - $340

After April 30 - $390

Limited scholarships are available.

Click HERE for class descriptions

The Worship & Music Conference is open to all ages (Montreat Clubs available for children of all ages younger than rising 4th graders). We are hoping to partner with FPC of Tuscaloosa

Housing for the Week - Reynolds Lodge

Double Room - $200 per person

Single Room - $400 per person

Food for the Week

$50 per person (plus evening meal at Red Rocker Inn on Monday and My Father's Pizza on Saturday).

Montreat offers a peaceful and beautiful setting for guests to commune with their Creator, rest their souls, and shed the burdens of everyday life. Personal Sabbath can provide time and space for prayer, study, or rest, as well as daily worship at 11:00 AM and the glorious conference concert on Friday evening, featuring a choir with hundreds of voices. You are more than welcome to attend as a non-conferee for a relaxing week at Montreat, covering the cost of lodging and meals. Come and enjoy the Monday evening dinner out and organ concert, have an ice cream cone at The Huckleberry on the rocking chair porch overlooking the waterfall from Lake Susan, paddle boat or canoe, swim in the outdoor Olympic size pool, play a game of tennis, or simply relax on the front porch of Reynolds Lodge. Please email Alicia Taylor if you are interested in attending.

Email Alicia

Children 3 years old through 1st grade are invited to Joyful Noise at 4:30pm to ring bells, sing praise, and participate in a rhythm band.

Hallelujah Kids! meets at 5:00pm for 2nd through 8th graders who will focus on the puppetry arts this season!

Childcare will be available from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM each Wednesday at the church for parents who are involved in the church music ministry.

Please contact Alicia Taylor at 770-656-6848 or at [email protected] with any questions

"Grace Notes & Gospel Gab" is a new email offering from our Director of Music and Worship Arts, Alicia Taylor. Subscribe to learn about FPC’s music ministry and the history behind special worship services. Click below to subscribe!

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Ways to serve in our community
Covington FUMC Food Ministry
Volunteers Needed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community!
Click the link below for ways to serve!
Volunteer information

Even though our stewardship drive is over and our Finance Team is working to finalize our 2023 budget, you are always welcome to make a pledge or to volunteer your time and talents to serve!

Covenant Card
Time & Talent
Visit our Stewardship page

Friends of FPC:

Family Promise is holding a fundraising event on Tuesday, February 21st! Click the image below for tickets and additional information.

General Ministry Information

Giving to FPC through Realm in 2023

It’s a new year and we want to remind you that if you have signed a covenant card for the year 2023 and use our text to give or give on-line through Realm, you need to use “2023 pledge” for the fund. If you do not pledge, then please use the “non-pledge” fund. This is the way we track our funds in our yearly budget. It is very helpful when you use these directions. Otherwise our Finance Administrator, Peni Kehoe, must go in and change the fund to match whether or not you are a pledge or are a non-pledge giver. If you give towards other funds then they should be listed on the drop down menu. If you can’t find the fund you need then choose “other-specify” and then put what your donation is for in the memo space provided. We thank you for your generosity no matter how you give!

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Sunday School

Sunday School classes are at 9:45am on Sunday mornings.

Children's Class (PreK-4th)

Youth Class (5th and up)

Lectionary Adult Class

The Wired WORD Class

Interested in teaching?

Email [email protected]

Neeley’s Notions is an email offering that gives Neeley the chance to start a conversation about the inspirations and influences she thinks about while writing her weekly sermon. The email will be sent on Friday mornings when the Spirit leads, and you can reply to the email with your thoughts and stories for Neeley to read.

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We have started a "Children's Church" monthly email offering!
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Greetings in the name of the Lord! What a joy it is to serve in ministry with you! As we walk on this journey of faith together, we will send out a monthly newsletter with ministry opportunities for Children and Families. Be on the lookout for ways to connect with one another! 

With joy,

Rev. Erin Morgan

Associate Pastor for Faith Formation

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People to Think About this Week

February Birthdays

Please keep the following people and their families in your prayers this week:


  • Dionne Lane, friend of Alice Walker - recovering from concussion
  • Richard, friend of Miriam and Jack Wheeler - Emory Hope House
  • E.W. Sims, great uncle of Robert Lane
  • Violet Martin, granddaughter of Chris and Barbara Martin - health issues
  • Beverly Beasley, friend of Jean Elder - caring for husband who has leukemia
  • Patrick Carmichael
  • Ellen Clary, ex-wife of Bill Clary - ovarian cancer
  • Larry Cox, brother-in-law of Randy Layton - cancer
  • Bob Darby, friend of Jeff Mackenzie - leg amputated, kidney problems
  • Hulda, friend of Judy Davis - breast cancer
  • Karen Lein Kaasa, sister-in-law of Julie MacKenzie - home health care
  • Linea Lott, niece of Tricia Hinton - leukemia
  • Donald Vining, brother of Danny Vining - vision loss
  • Blair Weaver - health issues
  • Joyce Williams, sister of Danny Vining - Alzheimer’s

Independent and Assisted Living

  • Penny Blakeney - The Oaks Assisted Living
  • Julia Brubaker - Benton House
  • Jean Elder - Florida with her daughter
  • Dot Fincher - Merryvale
  • Travis Moss - Westbury, Conyers
  • Gene Wallace - Merryvale
  • Louise White - Merryvale

Military Service

  • Billy Scarborough - Marines
  • Koen Ardis - Navy

Please click HERE to update your prayer requests or send new prayer requests.

You will be sent a check-in after three weeks.

In your email please indicate if you would like your request to be confidential or added to our prayer list.