Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
Tonight! New Open Table series begins
Two classes at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner is in the Fellowship Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by programs for all ages. Tonight's menu is potato bar and salad bar.  Make dinner reservations here.
  • New! Seek the Welfare of the City: Helms and Greg Jarrell of QC Family Tree lead Abundance Lab Live!, an interactive session about creating a culture of neighborliness in a city of diverse people and places. FH207. Looking ahead:
    Feb. 13 - Dale Mullennix of Urban Ministry Center interviewed by Bob Henderson
    Feb. 20 - Laura Belcher of Habitat Charlotte interviewed by Julia Watkins
    Feb. 27 - Jimmy McQuilkin of Urban Promise interviewed by Lucy Crain
     
  • Make or Break: Resolutions for a Healthy New Year: Covenant member and resident funnyman John Ramsey shares "Getting Serious About Humor," a look at how humor can improve your health. Rec Wing Room 3A. See the full series here.
Special music: Flute, handbells, children's choir
Sunday in worship
Worship services on Sunday include special music:
  • 8:45 a.m. Chapel: Bach's Partita, Doug Bacon, flute
  • 11 a.m. traditional: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Covenant Ringers
  • 11 a.m. contemporary: Use Your Gifts, Choristers Children's Choir

Deep Dive: Why do bad things happen to good people?
Sunday at 7 p.m. in FH203
Why do we experience so much hardship? Why do good, faithful people experience various forms of suffering? Ian Clark will help us to untangle this difficult question. 

Deep Dive is a series led by rotating speakers on questions submitted by people in our congregation. Afterward, we head to Dilworth Neighborhood Grille for more conversation. All are welcome! Details here.

Hear from renowned artist Makoto Fujimura
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Chapel
Artist Makoto Fujimura will speak on the intersection of faith and art, and how we can imagine a world which better reflects God's compassionate care. Moderated by Hannah Blanton, owner of Sozo Gallery, and Chip Cash of Search Ministries, join us to hear from an individual who serves God and the world through art.

Make a bid, support a good cause
Festival on Feb. 24 offers art, vacations & more
Covenant mission trips provide transformational experiences of faith. Proceeds from the Mission Festival keep our trips affordable for youth and adults while also supporting our partners. Please consider contributing:
  • Experiences: Host a dinner, cater a party, share your talents, etc.
  • Services or goods: Ask your favorite stylist, shop or restaurant for an in-kind contribution.
  • Homemade goods: Jams, jellies or other baked treats from your kitchen
  • Tickets: Provide tickets to games, events or concerts.
  • Vacations: Donate time at a beach or mountain home or other vacation experience.
  • Art: Share a special piece in any medium.
  • Household items: Give nice pieces (treasures, not jumbles!) that need a good home.
Volunteer shifts are available Thursday through Sunday.
Contact Lucy Crain to arrange a contribution or to get involved.
Silent auction donations will be stored in EW322 before the event. 
Drop-off times are this Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Auction sneak peek: Spacious beach house
Visit festival for your chance to bid
One of many prized items available during the auction will be a spring or fall weekend four-night stay at "The Queen Anne" on Pawleys Island, SC (photo at right). There will be many other goods and experiences available at the auction for all interests and budgets. 
  • Click here to make a reservation and reserve your bid number. Light nibbles will be available for all to enjoy.
Order Covenant T-shirts, sweatshirts 
Online store supports festival 
A portion of proceeds from this online store will help keep our trips affordable for youth and adults while also supporting our local and international partners.
 
Orders can be picked up at the Mission Festival on Feb. 24. For those whose orders are delivered to the church but unable to attend the mission festival, contact Sally Jackson to pick up order at a later time.

Bring on the dirt! Building is taking shape
Thanks to all who signed ceremonial steel beam
Dump trucks brought many loads of dirt to the site of Covenant's future child development center and hospitality space. Once the back-filling is completed this week, the site will have a much different look.


Share input on CDC director search
Committee is seeking leader for full-day center
Covenant will open a full-day child development center on our campus as part of a capital campaign initiative. A search committee, chaired by Mary Nell McPherson and comprised of Ann Ayers, Brad Gritter, Lauren Heald, Marilynn Mickle and Katie Stewart, has begun the process of seeking a director. Share your thoughts on what qualities are most important by contacting Mary Nell McPherson.


Lift up teachers, staff at Highland
Monthly appreciation brunch is Feb. 18
On third Mondays every month, we deliver a brunch spread to the staff lounge at Highland. Please bring items to the collection point near the Fellowship Hall kitchen by noon on Sunday, Feb. 17. Get connected here.


Habitat build will require many hands
We're doing a full house build
At this point, we are asking people to only sign up for one day to give as many folks as possible the opportunity to volunteer.  Children's ministry will provide "Camp Habitat," free child care and programming for children of adult volunteers. See the dates and sign up here.

Managing director of child care development programs
New, full-time position
For this newly created position, we are looking for a motivated self-starter with high energy and a passion to serve children and their families. Your key responsibility will be to start, manage and grow enrollment for the full-day child care development center with our number one goal to be licensed as a 5-star center within 12 months of opening. Details here.

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