Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
A guide to Advent season at Covenant
Make plans for Christmas Crafts, a visit from Santa, caroling, Lessons & Carols and much more. Click here for a full preview.
  • Pre-ordered wreaths will be available for pickup beginning Sunday.
  • Advent devotional series: Sign up here for daily reflections from Covenant ministers, staff, members and friends beginning Sunday, Dec. 2.
  • Alternative Gift Market: On Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Rec Wing (all morning), find pottery, art, food items, jewelry and crafts from Africa and much more. 
New this year: Choir alumni invited to sing in worship
Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m.
College students, young adults and youth choir alumni are invited to join the Covenant Choir to sing "Masters in This Hall," a carol beloved by our youth. Rehearsal is in the Peek Music Room at 10 a.m. Contact Director Heather Potter.

Stewardship campaign is at 55 percent of goal
Your support is needed 
This year's stewardship campaign is entitled "A Time to Build Up" because we intend to build on the strong momentum we have as a congregation. 

We will invest heavily in music, children, youth and local outreach. We'll
invest in quality worship and challenging education. And, as we expand our reach, we'll even invest in small additions to operational staff so as to ensure quality and consistency. 
Share input on associate pastor search
Listening sessions are Dec. 2 and 9 in FH203
Joan  Watson retired Oct. 31 following 15 years of faithful service. Prior to a search for staff leadership, the Personnel Committee invites you to share your thoughts on qualities needed in Covenant's next associate pastor. We also welcome suggestions for people to serve on a search committee.
This position will be responsible to the church to assist in biblical teachings, to assist in fellowship events and church life, to lead in pastoral care and to provide pastoral services to the church family.
The Personnel Committee will host listening sessions on the following dates. If you prefer to give comments in writing, please send an email to
  • Sunday, Dec. 2 after 9:30 and 11 a.m. services
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 after 9:30 and 11 a.m. services 
First Sunday Talk: Raising children of color
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in FH207
A panel conversation welcomes Ariel and Brad Gritter, Diane and Ben Powell, AnaRosa and Jose Covaria and LaVita and Ricko Hill to speak about their joys and challenges. Mollie and Philip James will moderate.
Community book read: The Color of Law
Talk about housing and segregation 
Covenant will host a small group chat series on The Color of Law, a book that explores "the forgotten history of how our government segregated America."  A limited number of free books are available at Covenant. Many other churches and organizations are hosting their own groups. Here's what is planned:
  • A kickoff panel discussion is Monday, Dec. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church
  • Author Richard Rothstein will speak on Monday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church - West.
  • Contact Lucy Crain to join our group. You can also see the website.
Alan Atwell gives update on our campaign
Contributions reach 37 percent of goal
We have collected 37 percent of our pledged amounts, representing $4.7 million. We are grateful to all who have begun to fulfill campaign promises. If you've not yet made payments on your pledge, please consider doing so as you plan your final gifts for 2018.  Read Alan's comments.

Open Table returns next week
An evening of music from worship team
Dinner is in the Fellowship Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by programs for all ages.  Make a reservation for meals and/or child care.
  • Tonight: 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."
Interim associate pastor for congregational life
Full-time, ordained position
This position leads and coordinates pastoral care ministry and fellowship activities that enrich congregational life. Learn more here.
Director of operations
Full-time position 
This position is responsible for the coordination of the church's general operations including oversight of technology services and operations, property management, recreation ministries and facilities, and food service. Learn more here.
Front desk receptionist
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon-Thurs and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Based at the front desk in the Sanctuary building, join the team to greet visitors, receive phone calls and help with office-related tasks. Learn more here.
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