Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Weekly One Takes with Bob Henderson

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Bob Henderson reflects on the passing of a dear friend and the many things he learned from her. He recalls, in particular, her generosity and faithfulness and encourages all of us to consider how the ways we live – what small acts, decisions and dispositions that we display -- shape what others will remember of us. “It’s a good exercise,” he says, “a humbling exercise.” 

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This Week at Covenant


Tonight: Open Picnic Table and Grab-N-Go

Join friends for Open Picnic Table, a weekly informal Wednesday evening family gathering under Covenant's Magnolia tree. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy time together every Wednesday between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. through the summer. Sweet treats are provided. This is a rain-or-shine event. In the case of inclement weather, we'll meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Open Table Grab-n-Go take-and-bake meals are available each week. Order now for next Wednesday, June 23 (Menu: Pot roast with white rice, fried okra, squash casserole, rolls and banana pudding).

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This Sunday at Covenant

Worship in person in the Sanctuary (or live online) at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children's Sunday School and childcare will be offered at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. Click here for more details.


Join our Adult Education Summer Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Serenitye Taylor for a conversation about Maya Angelou. Learn more.

A Summer Racial Justice Series: See. Grow. Act.

Our Adult Education Summer Sunday School takes place in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer.

This class will focus on today's "everyday theologians," featuring contemporary people who have influenced our world. We'll study authors, actors, athletes, and more, all of whom have lived their life in a way that it inspires our faith. They are our modern-day teachers of faith.

This is an opportunity to talk with one another, connect with friends, engage in discussion and grow together.  

A Summer Racial Justice Series: See. Grow. Act.

Our summer series, focused on better understanding racial and economic injustice, continues this week with book studies on In My Grandmother's House by Yolanda Pierce. The book is available through Covenant at the Welcome Center ($14, cash or check) and studies will be held on June 17, 24 and 27.

Sign up for a book study.

News and Announcements


Order a Covenant Nametag

Need a new Covenant nametag? Nametags are a small, but meaningful way to build community within our congregation. Order one today and pick it up in the narthex on Sunday mornings.

Email Lora Borrelli to place an order.

Place Worship Flowers in the Sanctuary

As we celebrate the return to in-person worship, members of the congregation are invited to place flowers in the Sanctuary as part of our worship setting on Sundays. These can be in honor or dedication of a person or event or to simply add goodness and beauty to our worship space.  

Schedule a Sunday Here.

Opportunities to Serve


Support Young Summer Scholars

There are a number of opportunities to support young scholars participating in Freedom School, a summer literacy program for students, this summer. Donate supplies, snacks, intern gifts and more.

See a list of ways to serve and sign up.

Sort Food at Second Harvest

Join a team of Covenant volunteers to pack food boxes for neighbors in need on Thursday, June 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Second Harvest.

Sign up to participate.

Be a Children's Sunday School Shepherd

Welcome back families! We are thrilled to offer our youngest members a time to gather for Bible stories, group activities and fellowship. Please consider volunteering to help shepherd children's Sunday School classes at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Simple lesson plans are provided.

Sign up to volunteer.

Make Texas Hash and Dessert for Roof Above

On Tuesday, June 29, Covenant will serve dinner to the more than 300 men experiencing homelessness who rely on Roof Above's shelter. Texas Hash casseroles, desserts and fresh fruit are needed for the meal and can be dropped off anytime in the church freezer in the Fellowship Hall.

Learn more and get the Texas Hash recipe.

Provide Hospitality for our Summer Interns

Provide meals and snacks or help with laundry for Covenant's four Stapleton-Davidson interns living in The Landing in our Fellowship Hall as they serve at a variety of mission partners throughout the summer.

Sign up to volunteer.

Make Angel Ornaments for Christmas Eve

Angel Makers are needed to help make this year’s angel Christmas ornament. Anyone with willing hands and an interest in crafting is welcome to join this group every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall room 207 until the project is complete. Come weekly or drop in every once in a while.

Contact Sally Graves to get involved.  

Audio/Visual Volunteers Needed

Enjoy technology and computers? Covenant is seeking volunteers to help with Audio/Visual needs during our Sunday morning services. No experience required, just a willingness to learn! Interested? Contact Jason Graffis.

Coming Soon


Summer Blood Drive June 27

Covenant will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, June 27, in the Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact Laura Capranica with questions.

Schedule an appointment.

July 10: Hike with Covenant at McDowell Nature Preserve

Join Covenant friends on Saturday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. for an easy, 3-mile hike through the woods and along the banks of Lake Wylie.

Learn more and sign up for the hike.

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