Levi's Update
High School Youth and Families,
December is almost here and with it comes all of the excitement surrounding the holidays! I know all of the youth will be happy to be on their Christmas breaks soon and have some time to be away from their schoolwork. I wanted to thank you all for your hard work during Covenant Impacts Charlotte. It was a special day and I as well as the rest of the congregation thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many youth participate in the day of service throughout Charlotte. Service and giving of our time and money is so important and I am glad to be apart of a congregation that places so much value on mission work. Before we look ahead to Christmas, the HSY have several great events happening throughout the end of November and most of December.  I hope you'll participate. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact me!
Sunday School: For the month of December we'll continue our dive into our Faces of our Faith curriculum that looks at lesser known people and stories in the Bible. Some upcoming lessons include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Keep an eye out for the weekly update email to see what we'll be talking about in Sunday School. I invite you to read over the story ahead of time and discuss it with your youth before Sunday School.
Levi Bannerman
Director of High School Youth Ministry
Sunday Morning
Sunday School 9:30 - 10:30 EW 307
Choir - 10:30 am - 10:50 am

Sunday Evening Fellowship
Dinner - 5:30 - 6:00 pm Fellowship Hall
Fellowship 6:00 - 7:00 EW 307

Open Table 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Youth 6th-12th - Open Gym hosted by Perrin Tribble in the Gym OR Faith and Fellowship  hosted by Levi Bannerman in EW 307

Youth singers are invited to participate in the Lessons and Carols service on December 16 at 5:00 PM. Singers should attend Sunday morning rehearsals, 10:30-10:50 in room EW315 each Sunday from November 18 through December 16. There is a Lessons and Carols rehearsal on Saturday, December 15, from 9:30-11:30 in the sanctuary. Parents, if your child is planning to participate in this service, please email Heather Potter at heather.potter@covenantpresby.org We would love to have your youth singing as we celebrate the coming Christ!

iWorship led by Jason Graffis: Any youth interested in participating in iWorship is invited to a time of discussion and rehearsal on Sundays from 4:45 to 5:15pm before youth fellowship. We will begin to look at songs to share in upcoming worship services as well as talking about why and how we choose songs, and what it means to lead worship.  Bring your voices, instruments, and enthusiasm, and we'll see you Sunday!

Sunday, November 18th
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Covenant youth will have an opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends on November 18 with "Friendsgiving". We're going to have a Thanksgiving meal at church in the HS room (EW 307) and then participate in some games. Contact Levi if you would like to help provide food for this event! 
Christmas Crafts
Wednesday, December 5th
A High School Youth service offering!
Come spend the evening together on Wednesday, December 5th providing holiday spirit, creativity and helping hands for the annual Christmas crafts night. Each HS youth will be given a craft table and all the supplies and directions for the craft will be provided. Your role will be to assist the children in putting their craft together. You have two shift options to volunteer for. The first is from 5-6:30pm and the second is from 6:30-8pm. You can sign up for one or both options.
Email me at levi.bannerman@covenantpresby.org to sign up!
HSY Christmas Party
Sunday, December 16th
We will meet on at the home of Katherine and Andy Ball.  The Ball's live at 2121 Radcliffe Avenue.  The party will be from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Summer Planning....
Now is the time to start planning for summer!  Include Covenant in your summer plans by participating in our great summer trips that we are offering for your youth.  This summer, youth can go to Yucatan, Mexico (seniors only), Washington, D.C., and Montreat Youth Conference!  Al three are going to be incredible trips and you won't want to miss out.  Contact Levi if you would like to reserve a spot on any of these trips!

Yucatan:  June 16 - 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.: June 23 - 29, 2019
Montreat Youth Conference:  July 7 - 13, 2019
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