Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

This week: Add a prayer, your name to the beam
Steel will support new building
The "topping out" beam, which will complete the archway of the new building, will be on the Circle again on Sunday. Please take a moment to sign the beam with your name, a written prayer or a blessing for the successful completion of the building and the activities it will support. 
  • Click here for a construction update from Carl Powell.
What's new with Open Table
Two series continue tonight
Dinner is in the Fellowship Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. followed by programs for all ages. Tonight's menu is pasta bar and salad bar.  Make dinner reservations here.
  • Embracing Jesus' Ways of Peace: How people can access and offer help when they notice unhealthy behavior in their homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. With Karen Parker, CEO of Safe Alliance; Audra Toussaint, a survivor of domestic violence, and David Pitser, Covenant member and chair of Safe Alliance's Men for Change. FH207. See the full series here.
  • Make or Break: Resolutions for a Healthy New Year: Hear from Karen Davidson on how interval training can boost your well-being and joy. Rec Wing Room 3A. See the full series here.
Room in the Inn guests will join Open Table dinner
Help us extend hospitality
Room in the Inn guests will join us for dinner tonight as  Covenant participates in a Point in Time Count, a day when cities survey individuals experiencing homelessness to get an accurate assessment of needs and demographics. 

First Sunday Talk: Conversation with widows, widowers
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in FH207
On the first Sunday of each month, we hear about faith journeys shaped by unique life experiences. On Sunday, we'll feature speakers who have experienced the loss of a spouse. Our panel will include John Downs, Kandy Cosper, Merritt Hazzard and Kim Matthews.
Young Adults host First Sunday Brunch
12:30 p.m. at Waterman on South Blvd.
Join Pastoral Resident Ian Clark and Covenant YA's for an un-programmed time of fellowship - and some great food! Get connected here.
Seeking tickets, vacations, art and more
Mission Festival is Sunday, Feb. 24 
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 Feb. 9-10 and Feb. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Auction sneak peek: Stunning art
Visit festival for your chance to buy 
One of many prized items available during the live auction will be an exquisite painting by multi-media artist Jan Gaumnitz. Valued at $2,000, this piece was purchased as a birthday gift in New Mexico in 1995. The donor is excited for the painting to find a new home that will bring joy to a family as it did for hers. 
  • High-end art not your thing? 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.
Look for your products to be delivered to within two weeks of ordering. Orders delivered to the church 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.

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.

Preschool registration opens for 2019-20
Welcoming children ages one to five
Registration for the 2019-2020 preschool school year began on Monday, continues through Feb. 7 for priority registration and completes on Feb. 8. Tours are available upon request by calling 704-333-8658. Details here.

Summer internship for Christian discipleship
Please apply by Friday
Covenant is seeking a summer intern for Christian discipleship. The intern will enjoy a broad range of experiences. A stipend is paid. Details 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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