Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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This Sunday

Worship Schedule

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

Our current Sunday Sermon Series is "Grounded & Growing"

Stewardship 2024: "Rooted in Love"

This year we're celebrating Covenant's commitment to our church, congregation, and community through our theme "Rooted in Love." Visit our website to learn more. Be sure to watch this video where a few of our members and partners describe how our church is rooted in love through worship, fellowship, and service. Look for brochures with pledge cards in the mail and in the Welcome Center. Make your pledge online or pickup a pledge card in our church pews. Give online anytime.

First Sunday with Bob McKillop:

Trust, Commitment and Care: We are all Coaches

Sunday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom

We will welcome Bob McKillop, former head coach of men's basketball at Davidson College, where he coached for 33 years and won 23 Conference Titles. Coach McKillop will share an inspiring message about grounding ourselves in trust. Following the 9:30 a.m. educational hour, there will be a gathering for Davidson alum at 11:00 a.m. in FH207. Davidson alum, please RSVP to Sally Jackson.

Open Table

Open Table Dinner and Programs

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Open Table is our weekly opportunity to gather as a community on Wednesday night and ground our lives in our faith community. Dinner is available from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. accompanied by programming for all ages.

All regularly scheduled programming and dinner pricing is listed on our website.

Tonight the menu is pizza (cheese, pepperoni, and supreme), salad bar, and cookies. To speed up your check-in, prepay for dinner here.

Next week, the menu is BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans with Peppers and Onions, Salad Bar, and Pie. Plan ahead and, prepay for dinner here.

Vax Clinic - Cancelled this week! Will return on November 8.

Moment of Peace - 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., Chapel

Reimagining Paul Part 3: The Epistles

Wednesdays in November

(except Thanksgiving week)

6:30 p.m. in FH 207 and on Zoom

Each week Bob and Grace will lead conversations on Paul’s epistles focusing on major themes, how to read them in today’s context, and words of encouragement for a life of discipleship. Whether you're reading along or not, you're invited to come join the conversation!

New Announcements

Covenant Impacts Charlotte - CIC

November 9 - 12

This year, we will celebrate Covenant Impacts Charlotte (CIC) with projects from November 9-12.

On November 12, we will gather together for Commitment Sunday with service projects available after both the 9:30 and 11 worship services. At noon, the entire community will celebrate with a free chili lunch between the morning and afternoon service projects. Invite a friend and sign up for a project!

Highland Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteers Needed November 13 - 17

Highland needs a few volunteers each day of the Book Fair, starting November 13 and concluding November 17. Email Tricia Smith to sign up.

SOS Wine and Cheese Party

November 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Mere’s in The Courtyard, 2400 Park Road.

The next gathering of Covenant’s "Surviving Our Spouses” group is a Wine and Cheese Party. For questions and to sign up, contact Anne Gildea. Bring $28 in cash and enjoy charcuterie, fine wine, and good fellowship.

Highland Heroes Appreciation Snack Cart

drop off by Thursday, November 16

Covenant members are invited to contribute food, drinks or a note of encouragement so that staff at Highland Renaissance Academy may enjoy a light breakfast, healthy snack, refreshing drink, sweet treat or simple reminder that what they do matters – a lot – throughout the day. Sign up to bring snacks here.

TLC goes to Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region (HFHCR)

Wednesday, November 15

Gather at Covenant at 10:00 a.m, depart at 10:15 a.m.

Church Member and HFHCR CEO, Laura Belcher, will present a program to explain the HFHCR of today and how it is adjusting its mission in the rapidly changing Charlotte Region (HFHCR serves most of Mecklenburg County and all of Iredell County). The program will be followed by a tour of the new warehouse, and then we'll travel back to Covenant and have lunch at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. Please RSVP to Michelle Williamson.

Young Adults

First Sunday Lunch

YAFO on East Blvd. at 12:30 p.m.

Join other young adults for lunch and fellowship after worship. Bring a friend.


Women's Retreat - Registration Now!

February 2 - 4, 2024 

Embassy Suites Downtown Greenville RiverPlace


Register now to join other women at Covenant for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and restoration in downtown Greenville, SC. For more information, please contact Serenitye Taylor

Gratitude Project & Art Installation

What are you grateful for? We want to know!

Wondering what’s going on with the art installation in the sanctuary? The "Rooted in Gratitude" project is rooted in science! During the stewardship season, the congregation is invited to participate in a daily gratitude practice together. Each Sunday, packets of five slips will be distributed as you leave worship, one for each day of the week. Each strip contains space for you to capture your gratitude. Please return your completed strips to worship the following week, so we can use them for an art installation in the sanctuary.

Thanksgiving Sign-Ups for Moore Place and The Rise

This year, Covenant will continue a cherished tradition and celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking and serving a holiday meal for residents of two Roof Above locations. Sign up to prepare food in advance, deliver goods and serve dinner.

Need help navigating Medicare Open Enrollment?

Appointments available from 9 a.m. - Noon on Wednesdays, October 17 - December 6 (except Nov. 22)


The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) offers free, unbiased individual counseling to assist you in selecting or updating the best Medicare option for you. Covenant members and SHIIP volunteer counselors Hank Stallings and David Isaacs offer counseling by appointment. Call the Shepherd's Center of Charlotte at 704-365-1995 to schedule an appointment.

Vax Clinic

Wednesdays through November 8, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Center

Flu Shots (both regular and those specifically for 65 years old and older), Covid Boosters, and/or Pneumonia Shots are being offered with photo ID and insurance card. Schedule an appointment here or drop in. Contact Laura Capranica with questions.

Donate Calendars, Cards or Note Pads

Do you receive too many free calendars, blank greeting cards or note pads in the mail? Donate these to residents at Moore Place, Hope Haven and clients of Crisis Assistance Ministry by placing them in the Mission and Outreach Bins in the Welcome Center. (Please bag, clip or band cards with envelopes.)

The Sharon of SouthPark

Men's Shelter Project Needs Donations

Covenant members at The Sharon of SouthPark (formerly Sharon Towers) continue to provide personal hygiene supplies for the Giles Emergency Men’s Shelter. Their goal is 120 bags of supplies by the end of November, but they need donations, especially travel size toothpaste, shampoo, men’s deodorant and disposable razors. Please help by ordering these items to donate and placing them in the bin in the Welcome Center. Contact Laura Capranica with questions.