Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
What we're up to this week in VBS...

Adult Summer Sunday School welcomes Rabbi Klass
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, Rabbi Dusty Klass (right) on Biblical Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible
  • Aug. 19 - Jessica Patchett on Biblical Hospitality in the New Testament
  • Aug. 26 - Rodney Sadler on Biblical Hospitality and its Call to Contemporary Churches
Organ concert features Clara Gerdes
Sunday at 7 p.m.
An organ scholar at St. Mark's in Philadelphia, Clara studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is a native of Davidson, NC. Admission is free and all are welcome.
  • Sunday worship: Doug Bacon, flute, will play the offertory anthem at 11 a.m.
Meet a mission partner: Urban Ministry Center
Tour is today from noon to 1 p.m.
Join Covenant folks for the last of three outings to our partner nonprofit agencies. We'll meet at the church to carpool 30 minutes prior to the visit. Lunch is included. RSVP to Lucy Crain.

Blood drive is Sunday
8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Rec Wing
Every unit we collect can help save up to three lives. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Get connected here.

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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, hand sanitizer, tissues, Post-it notes
  • Blessing of the Backpacks is Aug. 26: Bring your school bags to worship and pray for God's blessings on a new school year.
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Spread a blanket for Open Picnic Table
Wednesday, Aug. 15 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.
Hit the road with new Covenant Running Club
Starting up this fall
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. Times TBA. Contact Pastoral Resident Ian Clark.

Book chat welcomes author Kathy Izard
Sunday, Aug. 19 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.

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.

Coming soon: A new season of Open Table
In an Open Table series beginning Sept. 12, we'll contemplate how to prevent social media from hijacking the courage to be our unique selves. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Open Table Kickoff Night: Music & Conversation with Heather and Kenney Potter. "How Can I Keep From Singing?" Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. A festive evening with entertainment for all ages. Learn how music has the power to enrich our spiritual lives.
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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