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Gathering This Sunday, Feb. 3
Communion
So, Where Does the Bad Come From?
Katie Kinnison Preaching

Where does the bad come from? Questions like this one have haunted people throughout the age: people who love deeply, people who think deeply, people who suffer. If God is all powerful, if there is no outside God, if Love is stronger than hate, why do such awful things happen to us? And where could evil possibly come from?
Okay, so you know we will not arrive at some definitive answers to all this come Sunday morning. But we can sit with the questions. We can take them seriously and ponder them together. We can ask the questions with wisdom and we can ask them while we are consciously rooted and grounded in Love.
           This is important work. First, for our own sakes, because suffering comes to us all. Second, for the sake of the world, because this problem of suffering and evil divide some people from the Holy One. They ask – we ask -- how can anyone love a God who would allow evil?
           Come to Gathering on Sunday. It will be good to be together when the world is cold.

Yours on the journey,
Katie
Today Tues., Jan. 29, 5:30pm, Lounge
Dinner and childcare provided. We'll discuss how to help our children flourish. Grown-ups meet in a separate room for some great conversation. Contact Katie Kinnison or Erin Wise.
Family Service Opportunity
Sat., Feb. 2, 10am-12pm, Westerville Area Resource Ministry,
150 Heatherdown Dr.
Plan to join us to help serve this vital local mission. We’ll take a tour to learn about the services they provide and sort food for their food pantry. Please bring non-perishable food to donate. Contact: Erin Wise.
The After Party
Cathedrals 101:
The Kingdom and the Power and the Glory
Sun., Feb. 3, 12:15pm, Lounge
David Connolly continues the history of cathedrals as seats of Christian worship, service, and life in the Middle Ages.
Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Don't miss this important film.
Rescheduled Showings. New Dates:
Sun., Feb. 17, 12:15pm, Lounge & 6pm, Fellow. Hall., Food Provided
ANGST. Do you suffer from anxiety? Does your child? Partner? Learn how to cope and find hope. One could make the case that anxiety is the most prevalent 21st Century disease afflicting the United States – certainly it is doing its best to cripple our youth. As people of God and the body of Christ, we have important insights and practices within our theology and tradition that can help us manage the anxiety that affect us and our children. It is time to reclaim this knowledge and to begin to share it. It is time to come to the defense of our children. Join us for this important film and discussion...a film about anxiety, truth, coping and hope.  Candid interviews with real teens about anxietyClick here for more information. Contact  Katie Kinnison or  Erin Wise.
This summer our youth will be attending
the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University
We are asking the congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church to help sponsor our trip to Triennium and the meaningful experiences our youth will have there. We are hosting a sponsorship drive, Pave the Way, where 100% of monies contributed will go to youth missions. Contributions can be made via check or Zelle through your bank using giving@covenantpcusa.org with the memo Youth Mission. For more information, please visit our website. Contact Erin Wise.
Spotlight on Youth:
Jack Dougherty
Hi, my name is Jack Dougherty. I am 13 years old and attend 8th grade at McCord Middle School in Worthington. I was baptized at Covenant and have been going here my entire life. My parents are Bryan and Susie Dougherty, and my grandparents are John and Donna Harder. I am doing Confirmation classes this year and enjoy Verge youth group. I love playing baseball and golf, as well as mountain biking and skiing. I want to thank the congregation for supporting our trip to Triennium this summer and our future mission trips. 
Natalie Wise
Hello! My name is Natalie Wise and I am 14 years old. I am a freshman at Dublin Jerome High School. I am a Columbus DanceArts Academy Elite Company Dancer. I take 7 styles of dance: ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, lyrical and pointe. I am so thankful for my family here at Covenant for always supporting me and for helping me go on this amazing trip to Triennium.
Tristan Kueper
My name is Tristan Kueper and I am 17 years old. I am a junior at the Marburn Academy where I am on the robotics team and a part of DeMolay, an organization for young men that develops leadership skills and builds good moral character. I enjoy Ultimate Frisbee, skiing, computer games, and paintball. I am excited to return to Triennium in 2019 because I really like the group gatherings with other youth from all over the country. I really liked on the last night when everyone lit their candles and I would like to thank the congregation for everything you have done to help make these trips possible. 
ANNOUNCING:
The 2019 COVENANT VARIETY SHOW!
The Greatest Church on Earth:
Cirque du Covenant!
Sat., April 6
Click here https://goo.gl/forms/ayLJm6abkc5DhZEP2 to enter your act into our variety show 2019. Acts should be limited to 3 minutes. Please consider having each person be in a maximum of 2 acts.
Rehearsal will be that morning from 10am-12pm. The performances will begin right after our annual CPW Spaghetti Dinner, around 6:30pm.
This is going to be a night to remember! Ticket information coming soon. Spread the word!
2019 Per Capita is $35.75 Per Member
Each member of Covenant is also a member of the larger church, the Presbyterian Church USA. As such, it is part of our responsibility to support the work of the administrative bodies of the national church – the General Assembly, the Synod, and the Presbytery. We do this by making a per capita payment each January. The per capita for 2019 is $35.75 per member, for a total payment due of $21,093. This figure is based upon our church membership roll as of Dec. 31, 2017. We invite you to pay your share of the per capita so that this money does not need to come from this year’s budget. Your contribution will free up funds for other vital church programs that meet the spiritual needs of our congregation. Envelopes are on the welcome table.  Click here to securely give online.
Want to receive your quarterly
statement of giving electronically?
Emailing statements is much less expensive for the church, provides quicker delivery to you, and you can save and print your statement for your files. Please reply back to Ingrid Smith if you are interested in an email copy of your statement of giving at  ingridsmith@covenantpcusa.org .
Year end statements of giving were recently either mailed or emailed to you.  Please let the finance office know if you haven't received yours, ingridsmith@covenantpcusa.org, and th ank you for your dedication to Covenant.  
Presbyterian Disaster Relief is responding to disasters in the US and worldwide. You can help. Please donate at http://pda.pcusa.org/
Our Mission
Covenant Presbyterian Church is an open, accepting community awakening to God's life-giving love together.
Our Vision
Covenant Presbyterian Church glorifies God and builds relationships with Christ and each other through: worship that inspires, nurture that embraces, education that challenges,
fellowship that energizes, ministry that responds.