Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018

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Spread a blanket for Open Picnic Table
Today from 5 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy the outdoors with Covenant folks of all ages. Ice cream and popsicles are provided on the Circle by the Early Childhood Education Committee. No RSVP needed.  Contact Lauren Sawyers for details.
Summer Sunday School: Jessica Patchett on Biblical Hospitality
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in FH203
We're hearing from scholars, teachers and preachers as we explore  Divine Hospitality and Finding God in the Company of Strangers
  • This week, Jessica Patchett on Biblical Hospitality in the New Testament
  • Aug. 26 - Rodney Sadler on Biblical Hospitality and its Call to Contemporary Churches
Book chat welcomes author Kathy Izard
Sunday at 6 p.m.
We'll discuss the book The Hundred Story Home: A Memoir about Finding Faith in Ourselves and Something Bigger by author Kathy Izard, who will join us for the evening. Contact Sally Jackson for directions to the host home.

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Support our partners at home and abroad
While you are shopping for school supplies, consider buying extra items for children in the care of our partners - at Highland (Charlotte), Crossnore Elementary (Avery County, NC) and Renguti School (Kenya).
  • Red, blue or green notebooks and pocket folders, pencils, crayons/markers
  • Blessing of the Backpacks is Aug. 26: Bring your school bags to worship and pray for God's blessings on a new school year.
Men's Shelter to host grand re-opening 
Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Men's Shelter of Charlotte, a long-standing mission partner, has just completed extensive renovations of its home on North Tryon Street. The organization invites you for tours from 4 to 5 p.m. and remarks at 4. RSVP here.
Heading to college this fall? Let us know
College Council is here to support you
Covenant has a tradition of supporting our college-age students near and far! We match you up with a Secret Saint to pray and care for you through the year. Students, sign up here.
  • A call for Secret Saints: Consider signing up to support a college student with small care packages and encouraging notes. A a great opportunity for an individual or group. Sign up here.
Hit the road with new Covenant Running Club
First run is Thursday, Sept. 6
Whether you're an experienced runner or totally new to the sport, we'd love to have you. Each run will start with a warm-up and end with fellowship. We'll meet on Tuesdays at 6:15 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. in the Circle outside the Sanctuary.  Details here.

Save the date: Author Wiley Cash visits Covenant
Convocation Sunday is Sept. 9
Wiley Cash's  latest book, The Last Ballad , chronicles the true story of a young mother struggling to provide for her family as a night-shift worker at the American Mill No. 2. Details here.

Check out our expanded Open Table offerings
You're invited to a new season of Open Table! Dinner is every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by programs for all ages at 6:30 p.m., including these opportunities:
  • Open Table Kickoff Night: Join us Sept. 5 for "How Can I Keep From Singing," a lively program led by Heather and Kenney Potter.
  • Authentic Living in a Wired World: Contemplate how to prevent social media from hijacking the courage to be our unique selves. Sept. 12-Nov. 7 in FH207.
  • The Bible Skimmed, Our 10 Favorite Back-Pocket Scriptures with Bob Henderson and Jessica Patchett. Sept. 12-Nov. 14 in FH203.
  • Covenant Choir: New night! Join us for rehearsals in the Peek Music Room. Feel free to just come for the first hour (6:30-7:30 p.m.) to prepare for special music.
  • Children's Choirs (Grades K-5): Join us on our new night as we learn to be worship leaders for our congregation. Rehearsals are 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Young Scholars, an elementary children's Bible study, meets in Ed Wing 218.
  • Music & Movement: Ages 4-5 are invited for a Bible story with music led by Heather Potter.
  • Childcare for infants-K is available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Youth Groups (Grades 6-12): Open Gym hosted by Perrin Tribble. Film+Theology discussion hosted by Levi Bannerman.
Afternoon Receptionist - Administrative Assistant
Hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs, 8:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays
Based at the front desk in the Sanctuary building, join the team to greet visitors, receive phone calls and help with office-related tasks. Details here.

Staff Singers - Traditional Music Ministry
Auditions are Thursday
In addition to weekly Sunday services, Staff Singers will be called for Christmas Eve, Lessons & Carols rehearsal and services, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. Additional rehearsals, funerals and weddings may be scheduled. Details here.

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