Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Continuing our Partnership with Roof Above for Affordable Housing

On Sunday, September 12, Bob was delighted to welcome Liz Clasen-Kelly from Roof Above to our 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services as part of our Welcome Home series of announcements of Covenant’s investments in our community.

Liz and Roof Above are dear friends and partners of our Covenant community and it is the result of the generosity of our family at Covenant that we can announce the expansion of our partnership with Roof Above. Bob was joined by Katie Cornwell, head of Covenant’s finance committee, who announced that Covenant is investing $552,550 in Roof Above to support Liz and the team as they continue the fantastic work they provide in our community.

Please join us for worship on September 19th and 26th in-person or online to hear about the additional two investments. Your generosity continues to build a more whole world across our city, and we are deeply grateful.


Weekly One Takes with Serenitye Taylor

In our newest One Takes series, Serenitye Taylor speaks to the former moderator of our Presbyterian Women's Group, Suzanne Harmon.

Suzanne shares with us the lasting impact that Presbyterian Women's Group has had on her friendships and her life through sharing, retreats, and bible studies.

We are gearing up for our Fall Kickoff of Presbyterian Women on Monday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.

We would love for you to come to this event and plug into a Women’s Circle and hear about the events that will take place throughout the year. 

We look forward to seeing you there! Sign up here. It is an opportunity to meet with other circles and to get informed about events to come. 

Watch One Takes Now

This Week at Covenant

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This Sunday at Covenant:

Sunday, September 19, we continue our sermon series, “Welcome Home: A Place Where We….Practice Generosity.” 

This Sunday, we are thrilled to welcome Spencer Guthery from The Relatives at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m Sanctuary services and the 11 a.m service in Fellowship Hall. Join us as we hear about the amazing work they do for our local young people and how Covenant is expanding our partnership with them.

We have resumed the traditional worship service in the Chapel at 8:45 a.m. and the contemporary worship service at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in addition to our standing 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary services).

Our 9:30 a.m and 11:00 a.m services in the Sanctuary will continue to be streamed live for those worshiping at home with us.

If you are unable to join us in-person or online, don't forget that we also have the option of Sermon by Phone. Call (704) 210-8873 to listen to this week's sermon. It is updated each Sunday at noon.

l 704-210-8873 to listen to this

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Congregational Meeting To Elect Elders, this Sunday, September 19

A congregational meeting Sunday, September 19, 10:30 a.m., will be held to elect ten adult elders to the Session class of 2024 and two Youth Elders for one-year terms beginning January 1.

The meeting will be held in the Sanctuary and online (click here)

The class of 2024 nominees are Katie Coley, Drew Quartapella, Burnet Tucker, Kerry Hamilton, Ann Reed, Grace Williams, Tim Kendrick, Lecia Shockley, Erin Nixon, Courtney St. Onge, Wilson Bacon, and Anna Wade DuPuy.

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Open Table

Continues Tonight

Our Open Table Fall series continues tonight. Learn more about the programming.

Grab-n-go (take-out meals) available for collection between 5-6:30. Preorder reservations are required.

Bob will be leading the Ministers' Book Study this evening, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The first book of the study is High Conflict by Amanda Ripley. Everyone is welcome, there is no need to have read the book or have attended the first session If you are unable to join us in person, click here to join via Zoom. Next week Serenitye will lead the book study with Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.

The Adult Bible Study, “Write It On Your Heart: Go To Passages When Times Are Tough” continues tonight at 6:45 p.m. with Serenitye Taylor teaching on Psalm 23. This is a great Bible Study for anyone who is currently going through a tough time but also to build up muscle and strength for the surprising times when life becomes difficult. If you are unable to join us in person, click here to join via Zoom.

Come meet our new Director of Children’s ministry, Dailyn Sailor, at Young Scholars for fun Bible games! 4th & the graders meet at 5:45 p.m. and K - 3rd graders meet at 6:45 p.m.


Tables on the Green

On Sunday mornings, all are invited to gather on the Green for fellowship with friends new and old. Coffee, lemonade and light snacks will be available. Between 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m., plan to visit the ministry tables to learn more about what is going on in Congregational Care, Education, Mission and Outreach, and Worship and Engagement. See you on the Green! 

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Blood drive: Sunday, September 19th

Location: Recreation Wing 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Please click here to schedule.


Contact Faith Community Nurse, Laura Capranica with questions.

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"Ready, Set, Worship - Communion" continues this week

First graders and their parents, all newcomers, visitors, and those exploring membership are invited to join us for “Ready, Set, Worship - Communion”. September 19 & 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Gym.

Children will use chalices made in class to participate in World Communion Sunday, October 3 at the 9:30 a.m. service to receive Communion.

Sign up here and contact Sally Jackson with questions.

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Uptown Bible Study Tuesday, September 21st

Our Uptown Bible Study group meets on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. on the Covenant campus (outside on the Recreation Wing patio).

We will be studying 1 Corinthians this fall. These weekly gatherings offer a meaningful respite from meetings, to-do lists, and work calls, helping you return to the day grounded in faith.

Email Grace Lindvall to join and learn more.


Re-Opening Task Force Update

The Re-Opening Task Force met last week to review guidelines in view of the current surge of the Delta variant. Please click here for more details.

A reminder that masks are to be worn while indoors at Covenant by any person over the age of 5yrs.

News and Announcements


Get Involved with Covenant's Outdoor Ministry 

From fully-accessible Sunday Strolls to Ecotheology programs at Open Table, there's something for everyone to experience and serve God through nature and our environment. Make plans now to join friends to garden on Covenant's campus, collect litter at a nearby stream, engage in a sustainability study, or paddle the Catawba River.

Programs and events begin in September and run through December.

Learn more and sign up. 

Opportunities to Serve

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Serve at Loaves & Fishes This Month

Join Covenant members as we sort and pack food boxes from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for our neighbors in need on September 28.

Sign up here and contact Lucy Crain with questions.

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Highland Teacher Appreciation Snacks and Brunches

This school year, Covenant once again has the chance to embrace those who nurture students at Highland day-after-day.


Beginning in September, we will provide both our traditional monthly brunches and periodic snack carts, delivering a light snack and refreshing drink to teachers as a reminder that what they do matters -- a lot -- throughout the day.

The first teacher appreciation brunch will be at 7:30am on Monday, September 27, and we need both volunteers who can join in-person as well as some who are able to run errands in advance. 

Learn more and sign up

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Covenant Impact Charlotte Project Leaders

Covenant will be leading the annual Covenant Impacts Charlotte this November 1 - November 14. 

We have many opportunities for engagement with our community for everyone in our Covenant family.

We are currently in need of approximately 25 project leaders. As a project leader, you will coordinate logistics and spearhead the effort.  

If you would like to lead a small group of volunteers on a service project with one of our partners, please contact Nikki Zimmermann.  

Coming Soon

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TLC gathering on Wednesday, September 22

Join us to hear Debbie Newby, Director of the Museum of the Alphabet on the campus of JAARS in Waxhaw.

Debbie will share the stories of Bibles written in various languages and talk about the alphabets of the world as well as share stories of the JAARS achievements. We will plan to visit the JAARS (formerly Jungle Aviation and Radio Support) campus when we feel it is safe to travel.

The JAARS Mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. They believe that all people should have God’s word in their own language.

Please contact Michelle Williamson to make a reservation.

We will gather outside on the patio for refreshments at 10:30 a.m., and go inside the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m. for the presentation. (Masks required inside the church.)

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Need a flu shot?

Sunday, September 26th at Covenant in the recreation center, flu shots will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring a photo id and insurance card.

Contact, Faith Community Nurse, Laura Capranica, with any questions.

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Foster Care Panel Wednesday, September 29th

6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Featuring Trish Hobson (Executive Director of The Relatives) Nicole Taylor (Executive Director of Congregations for Kids) Claire and Allen Brown and Lexi and David Frost (Covenant Foster Parents). This panel is meant to shine light on an area of vulnerability in our city with children in foster care – hear about how you can support foster children and foster families at any stage in life. Be inspired by stories of hope and beauty in the work of foster care. Contact Grace Lindvall for more information.

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Interested in becoming a member at Covenant? Want to know more about the life of the church?

Join us for a catered dinner and Q&A session with Senior Minister, Bob Henderson on October 3, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. on the Fellowship Hall patio.

Families are welcome (feel free to bring children). Child care is available by reservation. 

RSVP appreciated but not necessary.

To learn more about Covenant and our mission, get connected with Lora Borrelli.

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Healing Our Hearts

October 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A service for anyone experiencing or who has experienced loss surrounding children. A service making time and space for grief while glimpsing hope. 

Contact Grace Lindvall for more information.

Click here for Congregational Notes

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