Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Celebrate Holy Week at Covenant

This week will be rich with worship and sacred celebration.

One Takes: Room to Grow

In today’s One Takes, Bob Henderson reflects on Grace Lindvall’s devotion on daily renewal of our inner nature.

He talks about the interrelatedness of everything in nature and the benefits of spending time outdoors, and connects both to the health and vibrancy of our spiritual life.

“There is a renewal that is constantly going on by God claiming us and knowing us and helping us become renewed.” 

Watch today's One Takes

This Week at Covenant

Join us Sunday for a Special Announcement

Please plan to stay tuned for a joyful announcement in the life of Covenant and our city immediately following Sunday's worship services.

Watch live.

Tonight: Lenten Bible Study on Leaning into Holy Week

Join pastors Grace Lindvall and Ian Clark for a Lenten Bible study on Holy Week as we prepare our hearts for Easter. This will include time for questions, discussion and small-group breakouts.

Join live at 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday: Sanctuary Open House

The Sanctuary will be open from 9-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6 for members of the Covenant community to visit, spend quiet time, and behold the beauty of the Easter art and decorations.

Check in at the Welcome Center; no reservations required.

Wednesday: Say Farewell to Julia Watkins

During Grab-n-Go meal pick-up on Wednesday, April 7, Julia will be outside to share greetings and farewells. We will then gather via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. to express our thanks to Julia. Drop off handwritten notes in the Welcome Center or bring them to Grab-n-Go on Wednesday.

Join the Zoom reception on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Take-and-bake dinner on Wednesday, April 7 will be chicken pot pie or beef pot pie, tomato bisque soup, corn bread muffins and chocolate cake.

See the April menu and order now.

News and Announcements

MeckMin Breakfast: Wednesday, April 7

On Wednesday, April 7 from 8-9:00 a.m. Mecklenburg Metropolitan Interfaith Network (MeckMin) will host its annual Community Leader Awards breakfast virtually, honoring exemplary local leaders. Covenant is a sponsor and has a limited number of seats available for the event.

Contact Lucy Crain if you are interested in attending.

Recreation Wing Now Open

The Covenant Rec Wing is now open on a limited basis, following new protocols guided by the church's Re-Opening Task Force.

Learn more and reserve a time to work out.

Scholarships Available

For many years, Covenant has awarded scholarships to deserving college students for undergraduate and graduate studies through the Douglas E. Matthias Scholarship Program.

Applications are due April 15, 2021.

The Susan F. & Stephen J. Talley Music Scholarship provides funds for the study of traditional church music at a seminary or college, organ study at an intermediate or higher level and church music conference participation by Covenant high school youth. Contact Heather Potter for more information.

Opportunities to Serve

Young Adults Second Saturday Service: Hope Haven

On Saturday, April 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Covenant Young Adults will engage in a COVID-safe project to benefit residents of Hope Haven, a place of recovery, providing life skills for adults and families within a supportive residential environment.

Sign up to participate.

Operation Sandwich for Roof Above

Families are invited to make sandwiches or provide water for lunches on April 12. Drop-off will be at the church in the circle between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Learn more and sign up.

Coming Soon

Arts Task Force

Covenant's Arts Task Force invites the congregation to learn alongside them about the history of figures in the church's stained glass windows. Join this Open Table programming on Wednesdays, April 14, 21 and 28 to better understand the significance of people depicted in the windows and learn about ways other institutions have faithfully responded.

Learn more and sign up.

Hike with Covenant: Saturday, April 17

Join Covenant friends on Saturday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. for an easy, 2.5-mile hike at Southview District Park, just 10 minutes from Uptown.

Learn more and sign up.

Save the Date: Youth Sunday is May 2, 2021

Covenant Youth will lead the church in worship on Sunday, May 2. Join this talented group of young people for music, art, and a word of hope.

Contact High School Youth Director Martin Pruitt for more information or to get involved.

Click here for Congregational Notes

Covenant Job Openings