Feb. 10, 2021
In today's edition of One Takes, Bob recalls a visit to the Brooklyn Collective, a place where artists and storytellers are keeping alive the memory of a Black neighborhood that once thrived in uptown Charlotte.

The fate of Brooklyn reflects a difficult truth about our city's past. But in this space, Bob found reason to be hopeful for the future.

"It was humbling for me to go and learn," Bob said. "In fact, it was one of the more uplifting mornings I've spent in a long time."


Experience the Bible in a new way
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Slow down and let Scripture speak to you in a deeper way through a practice called Lectio Divina, or divine reading. Grace Lindvall will show you how to get started.

Pop-up class: What's so special about Jesus?
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
History is filled with amazing orators, healers and innovators. Why do Christians place Jesus Christ above all others? A class hosted by Ian Clark and Young Adults will explore this question. Join live here.



Poverty, hunger and housing in Charlotte
Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Two of Charlotte's most respected nonprofit leaders will share insights on our city's social challenges - during the pandemic and beyond. Ian Clark and YA member Grace Williams will co-host the conversation.

  • Laura Belcher, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte Region
  • Tina Postel, Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes
  • Grab a cup of coffee and join us live here.




Two spots open for blood drive
Sunday in the Fellowship Hall
Your donation is vital as hospitals face shortages of blood due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please adhere to our social distancing efforts.

Click here to make an appointment.

Click here to contact Covenant member Louise Rogers for questions.




Pick up your photo directory at church
Available in the Welcome Center
Pictorial directories are available in the Welcome Center for those who were photographed for the directory. If you did not have a photo taken and would like to purchase a directory for $10, please contact Lora Borrelli.



Prepare to enter the wilderness
Wednesday at noon and 7:30 p.m.
Begin the Lenten journey with music, scripture and prayer. Julia Watkins and Bob Henderson invite you to prepare for the service at home with a candle and oil.

While we are apart, we are not alone but accompanied by both the Lord and a great cloud of witnesses.



Subscribe to this year's Lenten devotional
Receive a daily reflection
A daily devotional series called Room to Grow features candid insights from Covenant members and ministers. You'll gain a new perspective on growth -- and perhaps learn something new about others in our community. Sign up here.



Preschool will re-open in the fall
Welcoming children ages 1 to 5
It has been wonderful to hear from so many families who are excited for the preschool to re-open this fall.

A search committee's work has culminated in the hiring of a new director who will begin on March 1. We'll introduce the director on Monday.

In the meantime, registration is now open and priority will be given to families who submit their forms on or before March 1.





Grab-N-Go offers homestyle meals
See upcoming menus below
The kitchen staff offers prepared meals on Wednesdays to heat in the oven at home. February specials are chicken Caesar salad, pimiento cheese by the pound and sugar cookies. Here's a look at upcoming menus:

Feb. 17: Meatloaf, mac & cheese, squash casserole, cornbread muffins, fire roasted vegetable soup, apple pie

Feb. 24: Smothered boneless pork chops, risotto, green beans, butternut squash bisque, strawberry shortcake

Next in Open Table: Lenten Bible study
Begins Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Covenant ministers will host weekly talks to prepare our hearts and minds for the Lenten journey. There will be time for questions and small group breakouts.

Week One: Trust - Leaning into discomfort 
Week Two: Expand - Leaning into what we don’t yet know 
Week Three: Community - Leaning into others
Week Four: Accept - Leaning into change
Week Five: Wonder - Leaning into hope
Week Six: Leaning into Holy Week


Deadline is Monday to apply for internship
College students - consider People in Mission
Through the church's People in Mission program, students work with a local nonprofit and share the journey with peers via weekly guided conversations. Pay is competitive. Apply by Monday. Learn more and apply 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