Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In-Person Worship Resumes June 6

As community COVID-19 conditions continue to improve, so, too, have our guidelines for re-opening Covenant’s campus evolved. Beginning June 6, we will host two live Sunday morning worship services in the Sanctuary. There will be no pre-registration or limitation on the number of attendees.

Read the latest updates from the Re-Opening Task Force.

Watch One Takes Now

Weekly One Takes: Katherine Kerr

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Katherine Kerr chats with Serenitye Taylor, Pastoral Resident for Congregational Care, and Laura Capranica, our new Faith Community Nurse, both of whom joined the Covenant staff this week. Serenitye and Laura share a little bit about themselves and what they bring to their new roles.

“I believe we are creating a team that is going to do extraordinary things here in bringing this community together as we come back from the pandemic,” says Katherine, “providing the best kind of care as we navigate the challenges as well as the joys in a community of faith together.” 

Watch Today's Weekly One Takes.

This Week at Covenant

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.

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

This summer, Covenant will host a book study of Yolanda Pierce’s In My Grandmothers House, an exploration of faith, race, and how the two intersect in church. Join us in June and July for discussion with friends.

Learn more and participate.

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

Take-and-bake dinner on Wednesday, June 2 is spinach chicken Florentine with bow tie pasta, roasted vegetable medley, garlic bread and mini tiramisu.

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!

To get connected, email Lora Borrelli.

Get the Covenant App

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

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.

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.

Click here for Congregational Notes

Covenant Job Openings