Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018
Campfire Theology: Led by Director Levi Bannerman, high school youth gathered around a fire pit Sunday to explore faith questions (and enjoy s'mores). Get connected with Covenant's youth ministry.

What's happening at Open Table
On the menu: Fried chicken and fixings
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.
Flu shots available tonight at Covenant
4 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
The only people who should not get a flu shot are those under six months of age or who have a known allergy to one of the ingredients. Walk-ins are welcome in FH105. Contact Mary Mattiacci for questions.

First Sunday Talk: Walk a Mile of Faith in My Shoes
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in FH207
Our series kicks off with Jessica Patchett and Lucy Crain joined by guests Greg and Helms Jarrell of QC Family Tree.  Our topic: "When we welcome the stranger, we welcome God into our midst."

Following the talk, learn about an upcoming 6-week series:
  • Starting Oct. 14 - Sunday Evening Small Group with Greg, Helms, Lucy and Julia Watkins: Practice narrating stories of abundance in a world that tells a story of scarcity. Working with those stories, we will create experiments of imagination - small ways we will design, test and reflect on ways of living abundantly in the world.

    Together with their neighbors, Greg and Helms are working to cultivate community for the common good in the Enderly Park neighborhood. Weekly from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. RSVP here.
Kenya mission team brings home letters from Africa    
Children are pen pals with Renguti friends
On World Communion Sunday, our elementary-age children will receive letters from pen pals at Renguti School in Kenya. Our Kenya mission team brought home these letters from their trip last month.

See what's new with our plans
View the latest presentation
Couldn't make it to the Capital Campaign information sessions? Check out the presentation that the Implementation Team shared at the gatherings for updates on the campaign projects. 

If you have questions for any of the team leaders, please email us.

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Construction set to begin
Fencing expected to go up next week
Following a groundbreaking ceremony, campus construction and improvement projects are set to begin in the coming days. 

General contractor Shelco is finalizing permitting and meeting with the City of Charlotte on Thursday to discuss erosion and other code enforcement items. The team expects to begin fencing and some other preliminary activity on campus next week.

Popular author will speak to middle school parents
Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in FH207
Middle school can be a challenging time - for young people and parents alike. If your child is already there or about to start, equip yourself for the road ahead. Author Michelle Icard will talk about her book Middle School Makeover
Sisters in Spirit breakfast welcomes Anna Dickson
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 a.m.
We often rush past one another, replying, "So busy!" when asked how we are doing. How might we find God in the midst of such full lives? Hear from Anna Dickson, parish associate at Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Anna previously served on staff here at Covenant.  RSVP if you're having breakfast.

20 Years and Counting: A Marriage Workshop
Saturday, Oct. 13; registration ends soon!
Can couples change patterns that have existed for decades? Yes! Find a better balance of separateness and togetherness, independence and intimacy -- even after 20 years together. Details here.

Show some love for a teacher
Next Highland Heroes brunch is Monday, Oct. 15
You can contribute food, drinks, flowers and notes. Our team will deliver to the school. Click here to see the needs  through SignUp Genius.  Please drop off items in Fellowship Hall collection point near kitchen.
Needed: Texas Hash for shelter guests
Next meal is Tuesday, Oct. 30
Help serve our neighbors at Men's Shelter of Charlotte by preparing  Texas  Hash and desserts. Place items in the Fellowship Hall freezer at your convenience. 
Contact Joe Pool for questions.   Click here  for the Texas Hash recipe. 

Book discussion on Wiley Cash's The Last Ballad
Sunday at 5 p.m.
Join Covenant friends at the home of Loretta Brown and Jacquelyn McAbee to kick off a monthly book club. The first chat is a follow-up to Wiley Cash's appearance at Covenant. RSVP here.

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