Wednesday, July 8 , 2020
Bob reflects on the meaning of sacred space
In today's edition of One Takes, Bob recalls an encounter with a church member who was visiting for the first time since the pandemic.

"As I blazed through the Sanctuary, he wanted to pause and just take a bow his head and thank God for the joy of being in a place where so many important things had happened in his life." 

Bob shares that we hope to be able to open the Sanctuary and Chapel as spaces for socially distanced prayer and meditation.

Tonight: Last chance to discuss White Fragility
Hear reflections, share in breakout groups  
Tonight at 6:30 p.m., a three-week study concludes on White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Breakout groups will be facilitated by church members. 
This is one step in responding to the call to 'stand our ground' and work toward a world more reflective of God's ideals for the human community.

Meet the overlooked people who shaped Christianity 
Summer Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom 
Join us to understand and apply Scripture by taking a look at influential places, people and practices. You'll feel more confident embodying your faith in today's world. Click here for the Zoom link.

July's Focus : People of Faith 
  • We're looking at important - and often overlooked (or misunderstood) - people who shaped Scripture, as well as how those people influenced more contemporary thinkers.

Zoom interactive worship
Watch 9:30 worship with opportunities to say hello and chat in breakout rooms. 

Covenant media page
Worship at 9:30 and 11, follow along with an order of worship and interact with online host.

Facebook Live
Worship at 9:30 and 11 and interact with online host.
'Zoom church' offers worship - plus chances to interact
Interactive 9:30 opportunity every week
For those who yearn to say hello to church friends, the 9:30 a.m. Zoom worship experience is designed to feel like old times.  Try Zoom worship this Sunday and enjoy the chance to chat in small group breakout rooms. A moderator will guide us.

Don't miss out on a yard sign for justice
Reserve a sign online - supplies are limited
Covenant yard signs stating our church's commitment to a whole and just world are available for pick-up at the Welcome Center weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Please click here to reserve a sign for $12 to help defray the cost. The signs are 18x24 and include metal stakes. 

Our partners at Roof Above (formerly Men's Shelter) have had to be nimble during the pandemic. With cases rising and large group settings particularly risky, the organization is preparing for its next major pivot. It is also re-committing to the work of racial justice. Read about it here.

Bag lunches for neighbors in need
Drop-off is Monday at 10 a.m.
The missions team invites you to provide 10 bag lunches for neighbors working to overcome homelessness. Please drop off at 10 a.m. in the Circle driveway on the day you signed up. Learn more and sign up.
  • Another way to serve: Roof Above is managing three hotels for people without shelter. Volunteers are needed at these locations to check off guests after they pick up their meals. Click here to learn more and sign up online.

Covenant sponsors a Freedom School pop-up   
We're supporting scholars and interns
Freedom Schools has pivoted to outdoor "pop-up" sites in July. As always, the mission is to prevent summer learning loss and inspire a love of learning.

Covenant's Freedom School is in the parking lot at Sugar Creek Library. 
  • Click here to be a site helper, providing snack bags, reading materials and fun activities in an outdoor setting.
  • Click here to sign up for a day to provide snack bags.
  • Click here to provide baked goods for staff appreciation gifts. We plan to provide gift bags including baked treats for Freedom School interns the week of July 20.

Sort canned goods with Covenant folks       
Wednesday, July 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Join the crew! Volunteers age 17 and over can enjoy socially distanced fellowship while inspecting, sorting and packing donated products. Click here to sign up online with the Covenant team.

Outdoor exercise classes start tomorrow
Thursdays at 9 a.m. in Rec Wing parking lot
Drop by for 45-minute classes led by Kevin Harper featuring body weight and calisthenics-style workouts for the major muscle groups. All fitness levels are welcome. Please bring a mat, towel and water. As a reminder, the building is closed due to COVID-19 regulations. RSVP for this week's class.

Camp will explore sports, science and nature
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for boys in grades 3-5
A four-week Zoom camp led by Kevin Harper will focus on sports, fitness, science and nature, offering a way to enjoy time with friends while learning how God is present in the fun parts of our lives. To keep our time via Zoom safe, we are asking participants to register through Shelby by clicking here.


Ask Us Anything! with Katherine and Ian
Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Back by popular demand, "Ask Us Anything!" is your chance to ask Covenant's pastors any faith-based questions that have been on your mind. Katherine Kerr and Ian Clark will host. Click here to join us via Zoom.


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