Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Weekly One Takes with Grace
This week, Grace Lindvall, Associate Minister for Education speaks about a podcast that she listens to about building community through storytelling. A few weeks ago, she shared a quote with us from Brene Brown, "People are hard to hate close up. Move in." Storytelling helps us do that by sharing about life and all its complexities, we move closer together.
Stewardship 2022
What an abnormal and incredible year! Abnormal because we spent most of the year virtual, masked and reaching for hand sanitizer and having to find new, innovative ways to connect. Incredible because of each of YOU! The investment you made in Covenant this past year allowed for our church to create blessings all around the world.

This Stewardship season, we want to celebrate the impact of your time, treasures, and talents. We hope to remind you of the special moments created by our church. Most importantly, we strive to inspire you to find new ways to bind you even further to Covenant and it's mission. While we can't guarantee 2022 will be "normal," we know that it will be INCREDIBLE because of your investment.

This year's Stewardship theme is "The Ties that Bind." We invite you to think back on the many people, missions, and events that tie you to Covenant. Come join us as we commit to Covenant for 2022. Blessed be the Ties that Bind!

With blessings and gratitude,

Katie & Lee Cornwell
2022 Stewardship Campaign Chairs
This Week At Covenant
This Sunday at Covenant
This Sunday, October 17th, we continue our new sermon series, "Upside Down Living, Parables with Punch"

8:45 a.m. traditional worship in the Chapel
9:30 a.m. contemporary worship in the Sanctuary*
11:00 a.m. traditional worship in the Sanctuary*
11:00 a.m. contemporary worship in the Fellowship Hall

*Denotes services that are streamed live
Open Table Tonight
Our Open Table Fall Series continues tonight, October 13. Click here for this evening's programming schedule.
Ministers' Book Study
Wednesday, October 13
This week Molly Smerko will continue the discussion on Anne Lamott's book, "Dusk Night Dawn." You don't need to have read the book to participate. Join her in Fellowship Hall 203, 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm or via Zoom.
Open Table October Series: Stories of Hope & Healing
During these stress-filled days, come hear inspiring stories of restoration from our incredible partners and the people whose lives are shaped by them. We’ll hear from heroes working in the areas of college and career readiness, housing unsheltered neighbors, and racial and economic justice.

Tonight we hear from:
Oct 13 – Staff and high school Street Leader from Urban Promise on college and career readiness

Join us on Zoom or in Fellowship Hall,
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm.

Coming Up:
Oct 20 – Direct services staff from Roof Above on housing & homelessness
Oct 27 – Staff from QC Family Tree working
on racial justice
Wednesday Night Open Table Meals & Grab-N-Go
Tables will be set up outside for people to enjoy their dinner.

Next week, is Carolina Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Rice and Gravy, Vegetable Blend, Pumpkin Pie Please click here to order.

Hot Grab-n-Go pre-ordered take-out meals will be available for pick from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

October 20th orders are being taken now. Order by Sunday at 2 pm for collection on Wednesday. Click here to order Grab-N-Go.
News & Announcements
Re-Opening Task Force Update
A reminder that masks are to be worn while indoors at Covenant by any person over the age of 5 years old.

For re-opening guidelines, please click here.
Flu & COVID Vaccination Clinics
Flu & COVID vaccinations (both initial shots and boosters) will be provided at Covenant by VaxClinic on the following schedule:

  • All Wednesdays in October / November from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Schedule your appointment here. Please bring a photo ID and your insurance card. Walk-ins are welcome.

Contact Laura Capranica with questions.
Upcoming Events
Hike with Covenant - Oct. 16, 9 a.m.
At Pharr Family Preserve Trail, 1.7-mile (one way). Click here for directions & more details.

Covenant Stream Clean - Oct. 21, 6 - 7 p.m.
Join us at the Chantilly Ecological Sanctuary as we enjoy nature and beautify the space. Contact Lauren Sawyers for more details.

Fresh Air & Football - Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m
Join us for a Panthers' viewing party on Covenant's campus. Hotdogs, hamburgers, and fixings are provided, along with tailgating games. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
Click here to sign up - attendance is limited.
Opportunities to Serve
Covenant Impacts Charlotte
November 1 - 14
There are so many projects lined up for Commitment Sunday on Nov.14th, that we had to make it two weeks of service leading up to a final day of service and celebration. There will be projects you can do at home, at Covenant, or at one of our partner sites.

Watch this space for more details!
Doing Some Fall Cleaning? Donate Sweaters to Dove's Nest
Please consider donating any gently used sweaters to the women and children at Dove's Nest (Charlotte Rescue Mission). Sweaters can be dropped off throughout October in the bins at the Welcome Center.
Coming Soon
Experience the Holy Land May 11-20, 2022
Walk the steps of Jesus with us. We will visit Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and many more sites.

Information sessions will be held to answer any questions you might have:

Wednesday, October 20: 7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Sunday, October 24: 12:00 p.m. in-person in the Welcome Center

For prices and further details click here.
Current Job Openings