Jan. 13, 2020
Tending Your Faith, a new Open Table series
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
It's the season for new year's resolutions. But how do you make them stick? A new series aims to help.

We'll begin tonight with a look at centering prayer, a discipline that can provide a lifetime of exploration, spiritual growth and transformation. Please note a new start time of 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 13: Prayer with Martha Isaacs
Jan. 20: Mindfulness and meditation with Katie Estridge
Jan. 27: Gratitude with Lara Grotz
Feb. 3: Service
Feb. 10: Practicing grace and forgiveness

Budget will be finalized next week
Pledges will determine scope of our work
The Session will adopt a 2021 budget a week from today. We ask for your pledge so that Covenant may position our ministries for the immense needs at home and beyond.

Please click the button below to make a pledge. Thank you for your generosity.

Congregational meeting is next week
Sunday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Mark your calendar for a meeting called by the Session to present the annual budget.




Introducing fitness and nutrition challenge
12 weeks to wellness with the Rec Wing
The Rec Wing invites you to a 12-week, one-on-one challenge to improve your physical health and wellness in the new year. Here's how it works:

  • You'll receive a heart rate monitor to track real-time data
  • Access to a mobile app for video-on-demand classes
  • Accountability coaching with Kevin Harper, Rec Wing Director
  • Sign-ups open Jan. 20. Challenge begins Jan. 27.
  • Contact Kevin to learn more.



See upcoming menus for Grab-N-Go
Curbside pick-up on Wednesdays
Chef Jon Grier and the kitchen staff prepare meals available for curbside pick-up on Wednesday evenings for you to re-heat in the oven at home.

New additions for January are chicken salad by the pound, chef salads, rolls and cookies. Each month will feature rotating salad specials.

Jan. 20: Garlic herb pork loin, garlic parmesan roasted Brussels sprouts, rosemary roasted potatoes, Tuscan bean & sausage soup, apple crumb cake

Jan. 27: Roast beef with au jus, squash casserole, roasted potatoes, lemon bars

An evening of interfaith conversation
Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Covenant will join Greater Bethel AME Church and the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte for a conversation designed to promote understanding across diverse communities of faith. 

Space is limited to 20 participants. This event is led by our friends at MeckMin. 
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College students, change your life this summer
Apply for an internship with People in Mission
The missions team invites college students to serve with local nonprofits through a leadership experience called People in Mission. Dates are June 1 to Aug. 6. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15. Learn more and apply here.

Middle schoolers to host food drive
Drop off in the Circle on Super Bowl Sunday
Middle school youth will host a food drive on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, in support of Loaves & Fishes. Please bring contributions any time from 1 to 4 p.m.

Priority needs are canned meat and fruit, low sugar cereal, pasta and low sodium vegetables. No glass please.
Coffeehouse kicks off new season
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
Now is a great time to check out our monthly discussion forum as we begin a series called “Faith in the Real World.” We'll explore the joys and challenges of being a young adult. This month's focus is faith and science. Contact Allison Kieb to learn more.




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Young Adults Bible study begins soon
Jan. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom
Does your new year's resolution involve a little more time in Scripture? If so, a once-a-month Bible study open to all will take a deep dive into Mark's Gospel. You'll have amazing conversations, learn and be inspired. To sign up, contact Ruffin Sykes.



Volunteer on mobile food pantry crew
See upcoming dates for our group
Join a team to help distribute groceries from Second Harvest to families in the Highland Renaissance Academy area north of uptown. Our group will meet at Highland, located at 125 West Craighead Road.





Box groceries for neighbors in need
Second Tuesdays every month
Food insecurity will affect nearly 1 in 5 North Carolina residents in 2020. Loaves & Fishes has launched temporary mobile pantries across the city. Covenant folks can sort food once a month on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.





Sort with Covenant at Second Harvest
Third Wednesdays every month
A socially distanced volunteer opportunity brings together volunteers age 17 and over to inspect, sort and pack donated products. Second Harvest responds to hunger in our community.





Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
This part-time position provides administrative support to church staff and performs front-office duties that include greeting all visitors and guests arriving in the Welcome Center and managing incoming phone calls. Learn more here.

Director of Preschool
The Preschool consistently earns sterling reviews from parents who place their children in our church's care. The Director creates a preschool that ministers to young children and their families as an outreach of the church. Learn more here.

CDC Assistant Teacher and Floater
Covenant’s Child Development Center is a year-round program for children from six weeks to five years old. Our mission is providing high quality child care and education to children from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more here.

Congregational Notes
births, weddings, in memoriam