Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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Weekly One Takes with Grace Lindvall, Associate Minister for Education

In this week’s One Takes, Grace Lindvall talks with our Convocation speaker, author, and professor, Jaime Clark Soles.

All are welcome at Education Ministry's annual Convocation Sunday program on September 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Jaime will present on "Knowing and Being Known: Experiencing God Near or Far?" click here to learn more. If you are unable to join us in person, please join us on Zoom.

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This Week at Covenant

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This Sunday at Covenant: 4 Services Resume

Sunday, September 12, we continue our sermon series, “Welcome Home: A Place Where We….Passionately Nurture Discipleship.” 

This Sunday Bob is delighted to be speaking with Liz Clasen-Kelly from Roof Above at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m Sanctuary services and the 11 a.m service in Fellowship Hall, about the expansion of our partnership.

We are resuming 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.

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Open Table Fall Programming Series

Starts Tonight

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

Dinner: 3 seatings (served from the line, seating outside) at 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Max 50 people per seating. We are still taking reservations for our community dinner tonight, click here.

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

Bob will be leading the Minister's Book Study on September 8 & 15, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The first book of the study is High Conflict by Amanda Ripley. If you are unable to join us in person, click here to join via Zoom.

The Adult Bible Study at 6:45 p.m. will be based on Psalm 139 called “Write It On Your Heart: Go To Passages When Times Are Tough”. If you are unable to join us in person, click here to join via Zoom.

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Join Us for a very special Convocation Sunday With Author Jaime Clark-Soles on September 12

All are welcome at Education Ministry's annual Convocation Sunday program on September 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This year's speaker is author and professor, Jaime Clark-Soles, who will present on Knowing and Being Known: Experiencing God Near or Far? Childcare will be available and refreshments will be served outdoors. Please RSVP here.

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Children's Choirs and Youth Music

Weekly rehearsals will begin tonight, September 8.

  • Angelus Choir (K-1st): 5:45-6:30 p.m. with Mr. Rob, Education Wing, Room 201.

  • Chorister Choir (2nd-3rd): 5:45-6:30 p,m, with Ms. Heather, Education Wing, Room 315.

  • Jubilate (4th-5th): 6:30-7:30 p.m. with Ms. Heather, Education Wing, Room 315.

  • Youth Handbells: 5:15 p.m. in the Education Wing, Room 320.

  • Youth Strings: 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

  • Youth Singers: An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Education Wing room 315.

A gentle reminder that masks must be worn while in the building by everyone ages 5 and up. All safety protocols will be carefully followed and special health considerations have been made.


Contact Heather Potter.

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Join Us For the 2021 Fall Youth Kick-Off On September 12th

6:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Our 2021 Fall Youth Kickoff will feature a friendly and fun Olympics-themed competition - you won't want to miss it! Youth are encouraged to bring friends, parents, siblings and anyone else with a knack for competition.

Youth will also have a chance to hear more about retreats, fellowship and programming for the year ahead.


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

First graders and their parents, all newcomers, visitors, and those exploring membership are invited to join us for “Ready, Set, Worship - Communion” for three consecutive weeks: September 12, 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.


September Hike at Seven Oaks Preserve, September 11th

Join Covenant friends for a three-mile hike along the banks of Lake Wylie at Seven Oaks Preserve (6900 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012) this Saturday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. This hike offers plenty of shade and opportunities to spot wildlife. 

Learn more and sign up.

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Uptown Bible Study Starts Tuesday, September 14th

Our Uptown Bible Study group will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 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.


Community Health Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that all individuals ages 5 and up must be masked at all times while indoors on our campus. Thank you!

News and Announcements

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Congregational Meeting To Elect Elders, 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 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.

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 two dates this month: September 14 and 28.

Sign up here and contact Lucy Crain with questions.


8 Heart Math Tutors at Highland Needed!

Heart Math Tutoring recruits and supports volunteers as tutors to ensure all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success.

Volunteers will spend 1-hour online each week supporting students who will be logging in from school, and an on-site coordinator will be present at every session. You can sign-up here to volunteer as a tutor and select your day and time for Highland Renaissance (8:45-9:45 a.m. or 1:00-2:00 p.m.). Please email Kelsey Ripley with questions

Information Session Tuesday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m. RSVP here.


13 Sponsors for a Student from Renguti Learning Center needed

Join Covenant’s partnership with the Renguti school by sponsoring a student for secondary education at Mountain Park Academy in Kenya. 

Sponsors prayerfully and financially support each student with a $500 donation covering yearly tuition. 

Contact Lucy Crain for more information.


Coming Soon

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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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Presbyterian Women Fall Kickoff - September 20

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.

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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.)

Click here for Congregational Notes

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