THE E-COURIER
NEWS & EVENTS
January 16-22, 2021
This Week at Christ Covenant
If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will join us on the livestream.
Sunday Morning | 10:45 am

"The Great Invitation"
Isaiah 55:1-3
Mike Kruger
Sunday Evening| 6:00 pm

"Running from God"
Jonah 1
Zach Fulginiti
To download and/or print the bulletin for worship this Sunday,
click on one of the boxes below or click here.
Spotify 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 playlistby clicking here.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Rom 12:15
Congratulations to:
Zach and Kendyl Perkins on the birth of their son, Lincoln Wesley Perkins.
Alberto Paredes and Laura Amador on the birth of their son, Lucas Paredes.
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.
Winter Weather this Sunday
We know many of you are watching the weather forecast closely as the Charlotte metro area is preparing for winter weather with possible snow, sleet, and freezing rain occurring Saturday night and Sunday morning. All updates to whether we will have Sunday School and worship services Sunday morning and evening will be available on our website at christcovenant.org and all our social media sites.
Sunday School
We hope you are able to join us during this new Sunday School semester with new class offerings. All Sunday School classes begin at 9:00 am. We have a variety of classes. Our classes will run on a 13-week, 7-week or 6-week schedule, as noted in each description in the Sunday School booklet that can be found in the worship center. You can also read about the class offerings on our website by clicking here. We hope you will find a class that will benefit your relationship with Christ and connect you with others.

Our pastors are looking forward to hosting a time of fellowship and prayer each Sunday morning as we begin class. Regular discipleship and fellowship is a vital part of learning to stand on truth and walk in grace together. If you have any questions about Sunday School, please email info@christcovenant.org.
Christ Covenant Welcomes the
Bridge Builders Conference
on Sunday, January 16
Since 1995, Campus Outreach Charlotte (COC) has been serving as a ministry of Christ Covenant Church. Together, we have partnered to fulfill the mission of “Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.” Today, that ministry extends from Davidson College to East Carolina University. Globally, Campus Outreach is comprised of dozens of franchises that serve under the authority of local churches all around the world. The college campus is becoming an exponentially more diverse setting and it’s, therefore, vital to have leaders who reflect the campus’ diversity.

The Bridge Builders Conference is a conference hosted by Campus Outreach for all of the minority staff serving along the east coast. Over the past decade, Campus Outreach has seen a tremendous amount of fruit when it comes to the diversity of its ministry. The Bridge Builders Conference is designed to encourage, enrich and educate minority staff members in the work of building diverse laborers on the campus. Christ Covenant members, please welcome our guests this morning on Sunday, January 16 as the Campus Outreach staff join with us in worship during the Bridge Builders Conference.
Biblical Counseling Training Opportunity
Tuesday, January 18
The book, How People Change, describes 6 common facts found in many churches:
Fact 1: Each week, there are people in our church with a multitude of problems.
Fact 2: The Bible says we have everything we need to help these people (2 Peter 1:3).
Fact 3: People usually seek help first from a friend, family member, or pastor before going to a professional counselor
Fact 4: These people will get either no help, bad help, or gospel-centered help from that friend, family member, or pastor.
Fact 5: If they don’t get meaningful help, they will look elsewhere.
Fact 6: They will seek to help others with whatever they found helpful.

The Biblical Counseling Ministry at Christ Covenant exists to provide gospel-centered help to those in need—“God’s care through God’s people.” It is rooted in the truth that God’s Word is sufficient, authoritative, and relevant for life and godliness (2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4). It is focused on the practical application of the gospel in the trials and issues of life as we seek to become more like Christ. If you often find yourself drawn to those who are hurting and struggling, yet feel inadequate to help or fear giving the wrong answer then this training may be for you.

Christ Covenant Church is looking to expand our lay-counseling ministry by equipping those who sense God’s call to this important work or are simply looking to be able to provide gospel-centered counsel as you cross paths with those in need. Bob Goudzwaard will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, January 18, at 7:00 pm in the Community Life Center (CLC) Chapel. Any questions, email Bob Goudzwaard at bgoudzwaard@christcovenant.org.
Monthly Day of Prayer
Monday, January 24
All are invited to participate in the Monthly Day of Prayer on Monday, January 24. 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!
Ministry to Men Fellowship Breakfast
February 5, 2022
Join us on Saturday, February 5, from 7:00 am -8:30 am at Stack’s Kitchen for the Ministry to Men (MtM) monthly fellowship breakfast!

Come for food and fellowship with your brothers in Christ. We will be hearing from Ben Traynor, one of our pastoral interns. Ben will address accusations from Worldly Wiseman, such as Christianity stripping men of their manliness, that we might be better equipped to address similar accusations in our lives.

The only cost is your breakfast. Sign up today at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AABA828A2FDC07-ministry1! Deadline to sign up: Friday, February 4 at noon.
Save the Date for our Missions Conference
February 26-March 6, 2022
Missions Conference 2022 is going to be exciting with our special guest speaker, Julius Kim, the president of The Gospel Coalition. Save the dates for February 26-March 6, 2022. The theme this year is “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith: Global Missions and Me.” Make plans now to join us! More details are coming soon.
Women’s Winter/Spring Bible Studies
Registration is open for those who would like to jump into one of our Bible studies this winter or spring! Our Thursday morning study in particular is designed to be entered at any point throughout the year. Childcare is available for select daytime studies! We hope that you will consider joining us as we study God’s Word this year! Visit https://christcovenant.org/womensbiblestudies/ to learn more about each study and to register.
Elder and Deacon Nominations
Would you prayerfully consider who you believe could serve our church well as an elder or deacon? All nominees must be male and a member of our church for at least two years by his election (June 2022). The nomination form gives additional attributes of elder and deacon to consider as you are thinking of men in the congregation that will serve our church well. Forms are available at the Information Desk in the Worship Center or online by clicking here. Nominations will be received until Sunday, January 23. Thank you!
Join a Small Group in the New Year
The start of a new year is a great time to get connected to the body of Christ and experience the warmth of fellowship. If you would like to connect with others in a small group reach out to Tom Buiter at tbuiter@christcovenant.org.
Envision Capital Campaign
We are hoping to have 100% of the congregation participate in the Envision capital campaign. We are currently at 75%. 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 75% of families participating and $1,034,763 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