Christ Covenant Student Families Community
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SFC SUNDAYS - SBS Study, No SBS December 23 or 30

SFC COMMUNITY - Ask the Pastor, Friday Morning Moms Prayer Group

CHURCHWIDE NEWS - Ministry to Men (MtM) fellowship breakfast, New Covenant Group, Men's Retreat
YOUTH INFORMATION - Upcoming events, Items needed for Lumberjack Games, Mission trip interest meeting, Always Ready Youth Conference


No SBS on December 23 or 30

Please remember that there will be no Sunday school this Sunday, December 23, or next Sunday, December 30, for any age group.

Sunday Bible School Study

Sunday, January 6 
Pastor Brian Peterson will be away this day, so guest speaker Dwayne Cogdill will continue our study of "Hebrews: The Supremacy & Sufficiency of Jesus Christ."
God is not silent, but has spoken to us in His Son, and now He speaks to us in His Word. In the book of Hebrews, that's how Jesus is presented: the final and glorious Word of God, the Logos. In Him, God has shown Himself to be faithful and entirely sufficient for our life, salvation and godliness. Jesus is the long-promised Messiah and has fulfilled all that God has said. Join us as we discover His supremacy and sufficiency. 
All SBS studies are listed on the SBS webpage


Ask the Pastor

Friday, January 11 | 7-9 PM
Men and women of Student Families: Please join us for a fun night of fellowship at the Peterson home on the evening of January 11. Come prepared to enjoy each others' company and have your questions ready on an index card or paper. We will put all questions in a basket and Pastor Brian will answer as many questions as time will allow. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know him better and gives him the opportunity to learn more about our thoughts and concerns. 
Topics of questions can include (but are not limited to) theological, biblical, historical, Christ Covenant Church specific questions, personal, and philosophy of ministry.  More information will be coming, but you won't want to miss this so SAVE the date!

Friday Morning Moms Prayer Group

Fridays, 8:30 AM
Student Families moms, please join us on Friday mornings for a time of prayer. We meet in the Youth House (across Covenant Church Lane from the church) on Fridays. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Jennifer Litowski at 704-321-5005.


Monthly Ministry to Men Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, January 5 | 7 AM
Our Ministry to Men (MtM) are gathering at Stacks Kitchen (11100 Monroe Rd.  in Matthews) on Saturday, January 5, for food and fellowship.
     The topic will be Isaiah 58:6-11: God's view of the less fortunate and how we can take action to help. Kris Decker, Executive Director of Camp Lurecrest Ministries, will be our guest speaker.
     Kris has been married to Carolyn for 24 years, and they have three children: Will, Janie, and Anna. Kris was ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America in 2000 by Central Carolina Presbytery.
     Camp Lurecrest hosts two special camps for children, Camp CARE (for  children with cancer, and their siblings) , and New Venture Camp (which provides a fun, yet totally safe environment, for abused children under protective DSS custody).
     During our breakfast we will learn more about Kris's ministry and opportunities to change a child's life. All men are invited to attend, and you are welcome to bring a friend or your son (18 and older)  Come on out on Saturday and break bread with your brothers in Christ. Register by January 4 with Jennifer Dean at 704-708-6104 or  [email protected] . Sign up is limited so please register today!  The only cost is for your breakfast (you pay for your own meal).

New Covenant Group

If you find yourself with an opportunity to join with others on Friday evenings for Bible study, fellowship, and prayer, there is a brand-new covenant group forming in the new year that will be meeting locally every Friday. Two new families who have just joined Christ Covenant are going to lead the group and are looking forward to having a few more folks (singles or couples) join them. Their names are Keith and Paula Gruttemeyer (Young Seniors community) and Alex and Lark Hutton (Student Family community). This is a wonderful opportunity to grow together in a multi-generational group that seeks to grow closer to the Lord and closer together in a tight knit, devoted group. If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Dean at 704-708-6104 or at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.

Men's Retreat

April 5-7, 2019
Men, mark your calendar for this coming April as our men's ministry will be heading to Fort Caswell (100 Caswell Beach Rd. Oak Island, NC 28465). We invite you to grow together in the Lord and enjoy this time together as brothers in Christ. Save the date, more information will be forthcoming.


Upcoming Events for MS & HS

Saturday, December 15: Guys Paintball Event
Open to all middle school and high school guys. Dads are also welcome.  Meet at the Youth House at 9:30 AM or at Glory Road Paintball in Monroe at 10 AM. Cost is $15 per person plus cost of paintballs. Price includes rental equipment. RSVP to Stewart is REQUIRED.

Wednesday, January 9: Lumberjack Games
Save the date for our second annual Lumberjack Games from 7-9 PM in the CLC Youth Area lawn. This is an outdoor event including music, games, competitions, hamburgers, s'mores, and hot chocolate. Invite your friends! Last year's event was a great time of fellowship and fun. This will be the first Wednesday night event of the year ... welcome back!

*See individual High School and Middle School webpages for ministry-related special events! (Links are below)*

Items Needed for Lumberjack Games

Our second annual Lumberjack Games will be January 9 (more details of the event above), and we need five (5) "real" Christmas trees. If you have a live tree left over from Christmas that we can have, please email Jan at [email protected]. Thanks!

Mission Trip Interest Meeting

Sunday, January 20 | 4-5 PM
Come hear about mission trips being planned for this year to Atlantic City and Mexico. We will meet in the CLC Youth Area.

Always Ready Youth Conference

Middle school and high school students are invited to attend this one day apologetics conference sponsored by Reformation Bible College on Saturday, February 2, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. We have been informed that this conference is expected to be sold out within the next few weeks, so sign up ASAP! Speakers are Dr. Gabe Fluhrer, Dr. Stephen Nichols, Dr. John Tweeddale, with an interview with Dr. Derek Thomas. Cost of $30 includes conference, transportation, and lunch. Breakfast and dinner are not provided. Registration is now open at

Youth Information on the Website  

For information about ongoing programs in the youth ministry, please see our website:
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