Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Weekly One Takes with Serenitye Taylor and Fielding Williams

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Pastoral Resident Serenitye Taylor speaks with Covenant member Fielding Williams, who reflects on the importance of having a community of support within the church, especially during times of sadness, stress and joy. Fielding leads Covenant’s Nurturing our Neighbor, a group organized to reach out to members experiencing things like loss, sickness, surgery, birth or adoption.

“It’s not easy to ask for help, but when someone recognizes and reaches out in compassion,” says Fielding, “it’s not as difficult to accept their generosity.” 

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This Week at Covenant


Tonight: Open Picnic Table Begins

Open Picnic Table, an informal Wednesday evening family gathering under Covenant's Magnolia tree, begins today 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. Sweet treats will be 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 16 (Menu: baked lasagna, spaghetti squash, garlic bread and cannoli).

Saturday: Hike with Covenant on the 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.

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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.

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, join Grace Lindvall for a conversation about Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers) and some of the ways he influenced the church and how we see our faith.  Learn more.

Sunday Evening: New to Covenant? Join us for Starting Point.

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

To get connected, email Lora Borrelli.

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

Our summer series, focused on better understanding racial and economic injustice, continues next week with book studies on In My Grandmother's House by Yolanda Pierce. The book studies run through July.

Learn more and sign up.

News and Announcements

Elder Nominations Due June 15

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.


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

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.

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.


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.

Learn more and sign up to serve.

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.

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.

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

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