Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Make a commitment to 2019 budget
Stewardship season is a time to build up
Please make your financial pledge for the 2019 operating  budget. Your commitment enables the church to produce an accurate budget and position our ministries for the broadest impact. You can pledge online. 
  • This week in worship, hear from Katie Stewart on how spiritual formation equips us to serve God.
  • Click here for Covenant Impacts Charlotte on Sunday, Nov. 11. 
  • Click here to complete a Ways to Serve in 2019 online form.
Support Covenant through your Amazon shopping
This week: Five percent of all sales 
Through Friday, AmazonSmile will donate 5 percent (ten times the usual amount) to Covenant when you do your usual Amazon shopping. Just choose Covenant as your recipient.

Hear Bob Henderson's prayer for our nation
'We pray for those in need of your healing hand'
"Help us to rise up and resist evil with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. Help us to confront the hate that is overtaking our land." 

Hear Bob Henderson's prayer expressing grief over the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh and asking God to bring healing to our nation.
No Open Table dinner tonight on Halloween
Bible Skimmed class will meet
Dinner and children's activities are canceled tonight due to Halloween. The Bible Skimmed with Bob and Jessica will meet as normal. Covenant Choir will also hold rehearsal. Here's a look at Open Table programs coming up:
  • Nov. 7: Final sessions of Bible Skimmed and Authentic Living in a Wired World 
  • Nov. 14: The Wingate University Singers (right) and Advanced Women's Ensemble will present J. S. Bach's Magnificat and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria with the N.C. Baroque Orchestra.

  • Nov. 21: Break for Thanksgiving Week
  • Nov. 28: Worship team takes over Open Table for a night! Jason Graffis and Covenant musicians will talk about the evolution of worship and what Bob Henderson calls "baptizing the secular."
Covenant Choir, orchestra will mark All Saints Day
Sunday at 11 a.m. in Sanctuary
The Covenant Choir will share Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest accompanied by a small orchestra. Forrest's requiem is written to bring comfort and peace to believers who grieve the loss of loved ones.  Note: Don't forget to adjust your clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time!
Blood drive is this week
Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon in Rec Wing
Every unit we collect can help save up to three lives. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Get connected here.
Social for parents of college-age children
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at home of Robin Goodson
Parents of college-age students are invited for food, football and fellowship at the home of Robin Goodson. The Panthers take on Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. RSVP for directions to the Goodson home
New to Covenant? Dinner is on us
Starting Point is Sunday at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Learn more about Covenant and our mission at a catered barbecue dinner and Q&A with Senior Minister Bob Henderson. Child care is available. Feel free to bring kids, too. Get connected here.
Construction update: Site preparation continues on new building
Foundation work should begin in a few weeks
Site work continues with clearing and site preparation. Shelco is working with Piedmont Natural Gas to relocate a gas line discovered to be located in the area of the new building. Shelco also is working with Duke Energy to secure power to the site. 

Site work will continue for the next couple of weeks when, weather permitting, foundation work will begin.  New to Covenant?  Learn about what we're doing.

Faith stories: Mary Nell McPherson and Kevin Strawn
'Always enough to share'
There were times in their first years of marriage when they were tempted to find ways to spend their earnings, but the discipline of tithing became a faith practice that continues to give them great joy. 

Mary Nell says, "there has always been enough and always enough to share."
Guide to Advent season at Covenant
Caroling, crafts, gift market and more
Make plans for Christmas Crafts, a visit from Santa, caroling, Lessons & Carols and much more. Click here for a full preview.
  • Order a wreath and support children's ministries! Wreaths will be here for pick-up Sunday to Wednesday, Nov. 25-28. Place your order here. 
Interim associate pastor for congregational life
Full-time, ordained position
This position is responsible to the church to assist in biblical teachings, to assist in church life, to lead in pastoral care and to provide pastoral services to the church family. The position leads and coordinates the church's ministry to the pastoral needs of the congregation and fellowship events to enrich the congregation's life together. Learn more here.
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