Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Your pledge enables our ministries to thrive
Make a commitment to the 2019 budget
Please make your financial pledge for the 2019 operating  budget. Your commitment enables the church to produce an accurate budget and position our ministries for the broadest impact. You can pledge online. 
  • This week in worship, hear from Claire and Allen Brown on how Covenant is boldly responding to the needs of our city.
     
  • Click here to get connected with Covenant Impacts Charlotte on Commitment Sunday, Nov. 11. 
     
  • Click here to order a 2019 CIC T-shirt. Shirts will be distributed on Nov. 11.
     
  • Click here to complete a Ways to Serve in 2019 online form.
Sunday: Celebrate the ministry of Joan Watson
Congregational meeting and retirement send-off 
Joan Watson, our Minister for Congregational Life and Care, has announced plans to retire at the end of October following a 44-year career in ministry, including the last 15 years here at Covenant.
  • As required by the Book of Order, the Session has called a congregational meeting for 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary on Sunday for the purpose of voting on the dissolution of Joan's call to Covenant as Associate Pastor. 
  • Following 11 a.m. worship, we will gather at noon in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate Joan's ministry as she retires and moves closer to family in Texas. A memory book will be available at the door for guests to share messages.
     
  • You can contribute to a love offering at the event or online by clicking here. Please write "Joan Watson Love Offering" on the memo line of your check. Note: gifts are not tax-deductible.
What's happening at Open Table
On the menu: Pasta bar, ice cream
You're invited for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Programs for all ages are at 6:30 p.m., including these opportunities:
  • Authentic Living in a Wired World: Prevent social media from hijacking the courage to be your unique self, FH207.
  • The Bible Skimmed, Our 10 Favorite Back-Pocket Scriptures with Bob Henderson and Jessica Patchett, FH203.
  • Childcare for infants-K is available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Children's Choirs: Rehearsals are 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., in EW201 (Angelus Choir, K-2nd grade) and EW315 (Choristers Choir, 3rd to 5th grade).
     
  • Young Scholars, an elementary-age Bible study. Drop off in Rec Wing kitchen.
     
  • Music & Movement: Bible story with music for ages 4-5. Drop off in Rec Wing kitchen.
     
  • Youth (Grades 6-12): Open Gym with Perrin; Faith and Fellowship with Levi.
  • Scheduling note: On Halloween, Oct. 31, there will be no dinner or children's activities. Adult programs will meet as usual.
Seeking sound board operators 
We'll provide training and a mentor
We are recruiting sound board operators for Sunday mornings in all services.  Even if you can't commit to a regular schedule, having a backup to fill in would be helpful. Contact Jason Graffis to get connected.
Blood drive coming up
Sunday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to noon in Rec Wing
Every unit we collect can help save up to three lives. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Get connected here.
Faith stories: Ali and Will Summerville
Why our campaign chairs choose to give
When the time comes to make decisions about giving, it helps to turn to our
own faith stories. Just ask Will and Ali Summerville. 

They never expected to serve as directors of Covenant's Capital Campaign. But they remembered those who had nurtured their own journeys in the faith. And they knew how they would respond.  Read their story here.
 
Construction update: How to enter from Morehead Street
Entrances to Sanctuary, Ed Wing are marked
The heavy machinery has arrived! With site preparation in full swing, please take note of access points from Morehead Street.

During construction, a ccess to the Sanctuary from Morehead will be reduced to the door nearest The Point. The Ed Wing entrance from Morehead will move to the playground doors. 

Signs will direct you along the sidewalk . As always, parallel parking is available on both sides of Morehead during Sunday services.  New to Covenant?  Learn about what we're doing.

Covenant Choir, orchestra will mark All Saints Day
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m.
The Covenant Choir will share Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest accompanied by a small orchestra. Forrest's requiem is written to bring comfort and peace to believers who grieve the loss of loved ones. 

 
Evergreen wreath
Wreath sale supports children's ministries
Reserve your wreath today
Wreaths will be available for pick-up on the Green on Sunday, Nov. 25 through Wednesday, Nov. 28. On sale are 32-inch wreaths for $20 and 12-inch wreaths with candles for $18. Place your order here.
 
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