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

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


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.


Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, January 5 | 7 AM
Our monthly Ministry to Men (MtM) fellowship breakfast will be at Stacks Kitchen. 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) if you would like to. Register by January 4 with Jennifer Dean at or 704-708-6104. Sign up is limited so please register today! The only cost is for your breakfast - you pay for your own meal. Come out and break bread with your brothers in Christ!  

Men's Intensive Discipleship Program

January 10-February 7 | 7-8:30 PM
Beginning Thursday, January 10 in the CLC Chapel, the Men's Ministry will host the first Men's Intensive Discipleship Program series for 2019. Pastor Brian Peterson will lead the series. Following our meetings, we augment the study with fellowship at a local eatery. More information will be coming soon.
     All men are welcome. There is no fee for this study, but if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Dean ( or 704-708-6104).
      For more information about the Men's Intensive Discipleship Program, please see the  Men's Ministry page. More information at

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.


Q.U.I.P. Meeting

Sunday, January 6 | 5 PM
The Quarterly Useful Information for Parents meeting (QUIP) is for parents of middle school students. The purpose of these meetings is to structure consistent opportunities to come alongside you and engage in purposeful conversations about your students, the challenges of the culture they are growing up in, and the middle school ministry. 
     Every meeting will consist of the following structure:
  • Ministry Update and Vision Casting
  • Resource Recommendations
  • Middle Schooler's Needs
  • Prayer
The first QUIP meeting will be held Sunday, January 6, from 5-5:50 in the CLC youth space. (This is during Timothy Project so your middle school students will have a place to be while we conduct the meeting.) We will share a meal together and then move into the meeting.


Upcoming Events for MS & HS

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 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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