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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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Sunday Sermon Series:

"The Hard Teachings of Jesus"

We will continue our Lenten sermon series "The Hard Teachings of Jesus" this Sunday, March 19, with Bob Henderson preaching in the Chapel and the Sanctuary on “Judge Not.”

Sunday Services

8:45 a.m. Traditional Service in the Chapel

9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Family Service in the Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

Peek Music Weekend

As part of Peek Music Weekend, organist and conductor Tom Trenney will be playing the organ in the Sanctuary during 11:00 a.m. worship this Sunday. The weekend culminates on Sunday evening with a choir made up of singers from local churches leading the congregation in song. Please join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. or online at covenantpresby.org/live

Staff Updates

God Speed, Lucy!

Lucy Crain, our Director of Mission and Outreach, has accepted her first ordained call to serve as Associate Pastor for Outreach and Mission of First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte.

While we are sad to see Lucy leave, we are grateful for her time at Covenant, as she and her team led our congregation to new heights of mission and service. Lucy says, “I take with me all the goodness of this wonderful community. I have received far more than I have given."

Lucy will continue her work at Covenant through April 2, at which time we will hold a public celebration of her ministry among us.

Welcome Aaren Crawford: Our new Assistant Director of the CDC

Aaren Crawford has joined us as the Assistant Director of the CDC. Most recently, Aaren was the Director of Preschool Education at Sharon Academy. She previously served as Assistant Director at First United Methodist CDC. Aaren brings more than 20 years' experience in childcare to this position, including classroom teaching. She describes herself as “an enthusiastic, warm and caring professional who works to create an atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the needs of each child and family.” Please welcome Aaren to Covenant.

Wednesday Nights

Open Table Dinner and Programs

Open Table Dinners, prepared by Chef Johnny, are served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $9 for adults and youth in the sixth grade and above; $6 for children two years old through the fifth grade, with a family maximum cost of $36. Tonight the menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes, cabbage, rolls, salad bar, and rice krispy treats. Gluten-free meal options are always available. Programming is available for children, youth and adults.


  • 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served
  • 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Children’s choir K-3 graders/BLAST 4-5 graders
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Moment of Peace
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Children’s choir 4-5 graders/BLAST K-3 graders
  • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Programming for Youth and Adults

For the full Open Table and Lent schedule visit Covenantpresby.org/wednesdays.

A Moment of Peace

Tonight at 6:00 p.m.

Covenant Chapel

All are welcome for a time of meditation, restoration and prayer. Tonight's gathering is led by Laura Capranica. For more information, contact Katherine Kerr.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Did He Really Say That?

6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 207 A/B

Join us on Wednesdays at Open Table to study our Lenten scriptures with our ministers. Also available on Zoom.

Bible Study Schedule:

March 15: "Do Not Worry" with Serenitye Taylor

March 22: "Judge Not" with Mary Kate Sykes

March 29: "Turn the Other Cheek" with Nikki Zimmermann

Ways to Serve

Highland Renaissance Academy

Drop off at Covenant by Noon on March 19

During the school year, Covenant embraces those who nurture students at Highland day-after-day. We provide our traditional monthly brunches, delivering goodies and refreshing drinks to teachers as a "thank you" for all they do. Sign up to help!

Serving Breakfast at Men's Shelter

Wednesday March 22, 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Covenant provides cook team and meal service to guests of the Roof Above Levine Men's Shelter once per month. This is a great opportunity to provide a hot meal and an opportunity for fellowship to these neighbors. Volunteers prepare, serve and help clean up. It is a meaningful and enjoyable time. No special skills required! Sign up to help!

Operation Sandwich: April

Our next Operation Sandwich is on Monday, April 3! We need you! Sign up to make 25 sandwiches, donate 25 cases of water or to help collect and deliver sandwiches. Learn more and sign up.

Seeking summer housing for Stapleton/Davidson interns:

Host a college student 

This summer, Covenant will welcome a group of Stapleton/Davidson college interns to work in our community. We are in need of lodging for these students. If you have a garage apartment or guest suite that you'd be willing to share, please contact Nikki Zimmermann.

Upcoming Events

Grief Support Group

Wednesday, March 15

6:30-7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall  201

Grief is a natural response to loss and can take many forms. Sharing time and space with others in a caring environment can provide support and healing. Join a group of compassionate hearts on Wednesdays at Covenant. For more information contact Katherine Kerr.

Caregiver Support

Thursdays March 2 - April 6

Fellowship Hall 201

10:30 a.m. - Noon

If you need support in your role as a caregiver, please join us at any point over the six Thursdays we're meeting. Topics will include multiple roles, communication, and caring for yourself. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Laura Capranica.

Join us at a Charlotte FC Game!

Saturday, March 25

7:30 p.m.

Join your Covenant friends and fellow soccer fans for a night out with Charlotte FC as they take on the New York Red Bulls. Learn more and purchase tickets on our Recreation Ministry page.

Plan Your Summer

Covenant is offering a variety of opportunities this summer for children and adults to learn, play, serve, and grow. We hope you'll consider joining us!

Summer Fun Days for Preschoolers

Summer Camp for grades K-5

Vacation Bible School 2023

Youth Mission Trips and Retreats

Adult Mission Trips

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