Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019
Update on 2019 Stewardship Campaign 
Goal is within reach
We expected a challenging year because of commitments made to the capital campaign and general economic unease. We also recognize that the mission and ministries of Covenant are more vital than ever -- and that we can only be the church we long to be with everyone's participation.

We are 85 percent of the way toward our pledge goal of $2,975,000. We ask you to commit so that we may plan our budget.
Bible, Violence and God's Concern for the Vulnerable
Winter Convocation is Sunday
Dr. Brennan Breed will speak at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. He will also join Jessica Patchett for a dialogical sermon in 11 a.m. Fellowship Hall worship.

Dr. Breed is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. His research focuses on how our understanding of the Bible compares to the historical contexts in which it was written.

How to make, keep faith-based resolutions 
Sunday at 7 p.m. in FH203
In 2019, you might be considering life changes. Once you make a faith-based resolution, how can you stick to it? Join Bob Henderson as we explore this topic together.  Afterward, we'll head to Dilworth Neighborhood Grille.

Deep Dive Questions is a new monthly series led by rotating speakers.

Learn about Reynosa trip at coffee
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall Library
A few spots remain for our next mission trip. We'll take medical and construction teams to the U.S.-Mexico border March 10-17. LeAnne Stipp and Scott Roehrig will lead our group. Please apply by Jan. 9. Payment plans and scholarships are available. Contact Lucy Crain for details.

Young Adults host First Sunday Brunch
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Bad Daddy's on East Blvd.
Meet us at the restaurant or gather in front of Fellowship Hall after 11 a.m. services. All are welcome for this un-programmed time of fellowship - it's a great way to plug into our young adult community. Details here.

Check out the new, improved Rec Wing
A place to pursue your fitness goals 
Hoping to step up your workouts in the new year? The Rec Wing recently installed new fitness equipment to help you reach your goals.  
 
Take a tour and learn more about our weight and cardio equipment, track, basketball court and more. We also offer fitness classes throughout the week. Schedule a tour with Kevin Harper, director of recreation ministries. 
 
Sisters in Spirit welcomes Sally Brewster 
Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Sally Brewster, owner of Park Road Books, will offer book suggestions for winter reading. Since 1977, Park Road Books has been the cornerstone of
independent bookstores in Charlotte. RSVP if you plan to have a meal.

A festive night of trivia, food and fellowship
Open Table returns Wednesday, Jan. 9
Come play trivia, hear stories of life-changing mission experiences and taste food from regions of the world. Our own Will Gaston emcees a family-friendly program at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. How is God calling you to serve in 2019? Start here!


New series: You and your emerging adult
Begins Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
Covenant's College Council invites you to a Sunday night series to discuss
your changing relationship with your emerging adult. Parents will explore our
new roles in the lives of our children. Our first gathering is at the home of Fielding and Rusty Williams. RSVP to Susan Ferone.


New group for parents: Making sense of middle school
Begins Sunday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
A parenting group will begin meeting every month as part of an expanded discussion series called Making Sense of Middle School. Join us at the same time as youth fellowship to explore topics relevant to the middle school experience. We'll also meet on Feb. 10, March 17, April 7, and May 5, alternating between speakers and fellowship gatherings. RSVP to Perrin Tribble.


A look at January small groups, Bible studies
Welcoming newcomers in 2019
It's a great time to try a new group!  Small Group Bible Studies kick off the week of Jan. 7.  Adult Sunday School classes begin new studies Sunday, Jan. 13. Take a closer look at featured groups here.

Preschool will host open houses
Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
Prospective parents are invited to the art studio on the Preschool floor of the Education Wing. Director Kathie Grabert will lead an info session and tour. To schedule a tour, please contact Kathie Grabert or call us at 704-333-8658. Registration is Jan. 28 to Feb. 8.
 
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.
 
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