Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Watch One Takes Now

Weekly One Takes: Bob Henderson

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Bob Henderson reflects on our return to in-person worship in June and invites us to consider the decision-making rubric that has guided members of Covenants Re-Opening leadership team since the pandemic began, which is to love God and our neighbor and to use the freedom we have been given in Christ not for self-indulgence, but to serve one another. 

He asks for patience as the church strikes a delicate balance between being responsive to current conditions and proceeding with deliberate caution. 

He shares what the congregation can expect at Covenant in the coming months and closes with an invitation "to live with a deepened sense of gratitude and a heightened sense of care."

Watch Today's Weekly One Takes.

This Week at Covenant

Tonight: Death and Resurrection in Christ

Covenant's Surviving our Spouses (SOS) group is sponsoring a program led by In Christ Supporting Ministries via Zoom tonight (Wednesday, May 19) at 7:00 p.m. exploring our culture’s approach to death with Paul’s treatment of death and resurrection in I Corinthians. This will be an opportunity to consider how thinking about our own death in Christ can help us live life more fully now. 

Learn more about the program and sign up to participate.

Sunday: Children's Ministry Family Fun Day

Join Covenant families for fun, fellowship and time with friends this Sunday, May 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We'll enjoy games, entertainment, singing and time together. Neighbors and friends are welcome! 

Learn more and sign up.

Tuesday: Young Adults Bible Study

Join Young Adults on Tuesday, May 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom for a chance to learn, converse, and laugh as we explore a small passage of scripture together.

Email Ruffin Sykes to join.

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

Take-and-bake dinner on Wednesday, May 26, is hamburgers, hot dogs (fresh off the grill!), chili, chips, slaw, potato salad and fried apple turnovers.

See the May and June menu and order now.

News and Announcements

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. The nomination deadline is June 15.

Learn more and submit nominations.

New to Covenant? Join us for Starting Point

Learn more about Covenant at our next Starting Points 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!

To get connected, email Lora Borrelli.

Place Flowers in the Sanctuary

As we anticipate 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.  

Place flowers in the Sanctuary.

Opportunities to Serve

Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry

Help distribute groceries to families in the Highland Renaissance Academy area this Thursday, May 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer.

Support our Stapleton-Davidson Interns

Four Stapleton-Davidson interns who are serving at a variety of mission partners throughout Charlotte this summer are living in “The Landing,” the space in Fellowship Hall’s lower level used for Room in the Inn), from Memorial Day through early August. We have an opportunity to show them lots of warm Covenant hospitality by cooking, cleaning linens, and providing snacks. 

Learn more and sign up.

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.

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.

Coming Soon

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.

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.

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.

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