Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Watch One Takes Now

Grace Lindvall – "Relationships and Reopening"

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Grace opens with Psalm 133 and welcomes the Covenant family home to a reopened campus this weekend for worship and Sunday School..


This Week at Covenant

060221_4 days until. . ..png

In-Person Worship Resumes This Sunday!

Join us in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There will be no pre-registration or limitation on the number of attendees.

We will continue to offer a rich and dynamic online worship experience at both services.

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.

Volunteer shepherds are needed each week! Contact Anne Lowrance if you would like to help one Sunday.

Adult Summer Sunday School resumes June 6.jpg

June 6: Adult Sunday School Series Kick-off

Our Adult Education Summer Sunday School begins on June 6 and will run throughout the summer. It will take place in the Fellowship Hall from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

This class will focus on today's "everyday theologians," featuring contemporary people who have influenced our world. We will kick the series off with Covenant Elder John Downs sharing about Harold Kushner.

Learn more.

June 6: Young Adults Crawfish Boil

Our annual spring social is back! We’ll have crawfish straight from the Louisiana bayou, cold drinks, music, games, and fellowship! This is a great opportunity to make new friends or to reconnect with old ones. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to welcome our new pastoral resident, Molly Smerko!

Contact Seth Puckett to learn more and sign up.

June 8: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Covenant will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic (Pfizer) on Tuesday, June 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is open for anyone seeking a first or second shot.

Schedule your shot.

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

Next up in our summer series focused on better understanding racial and economic injustice, a reading of the book In My Grandmother's House by Yolanda Pierce.

Learn more and sign up.

Open Table: Order a Grab-n-Go Meal for Next Week

Take-and-bake dinner on Wednesday, June 9 is pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, mini corn on the cob, corn bread muffins and peach cobbler.

See the June menu and order now.

News and Announcements

New to Covenant? Join us for Starting Point.

Learn more about Covenant at our next Starting Point dinner on Sunday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant for a catered dinner and Q&A with Senior Minister Bob Henderson. Feel free to bring children! RSVP requested but not necessary.

To get connected, email Lora Borrelli.

Elder Nominations Now Open

The Elder Nominating Committee, chaired by Joe Taylor and Sarah Gaston, is seeking nominees for Elder and Youth Elder. The church will elect 10 adults and two youths for terms beginning in January 2022. Nominations are due by June 15.

Learn more and submit nominations.


Get the Covenant App

This week we're running a fun countdown to our return to campus. Get updates on the Covenant app. Already have the app? Make sure to adjust settings to allow notifications.

Download the Covenant App.


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


Volunteers Needed for Young Summer Scholars

This summer, Covenant will once again support Freedom School Partners, a summer literacy program for students, through a number of volunteer opportunities. We will partner with Highland Renaissance Academy students, and other scholars, who will attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School site.

Click here for ways to serve.

We are currently collecting afternoon snacks for the scholars.

Donate Scholar Snacks Here

Become a Substitute Teacher at our CDC

The statewide shortage of childcare teachers has created an urgent need for additional substitutes at Covenant's Child Development Center. Please consider joining our team of substitute teachers.

Learn more and apply.

Sort Food at Loaves & Fishes

Join a team of Covenant volunteers to pack food boxes for neighbors in need on Tuesday, June 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Loaves & Fishes.

Sign up to participate.

Second Saturday Service: Operation Sandwich

Join Covenant Young Adults on Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Covenant to prepare hundreds of lunches for our neighbors in Charlotte who are experiencing hunger or food scarcity challenges.

Sign up to participate.

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


Open Picnic Table Begins June 9

Open Picnic Table, an informal Wednesday evening family gathering under Covenant's Magnolia tree, begins June 9 and runs through the summer. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy time together with friends every Wednesday between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Popsicles will be provided.

Fresh Air and Fellowship: South Fork Trail

Join Covenant friends on Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m. for an easy, 3-mile hike at the South Fork Trail in McAdenville, NC.

Learn more and sign up for the hike.


Summer Blood Drive June 27

Sunday, June 27, at Covenant from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Click here to schedule a time.

Contact Faith Community Nurse, Laura Capranica, with questions.

Click here for Congregational Notes

Covenant Job Openings