Nov. 18, 2020
As we move toward Commitment Sunday with the hope of reaching our goal, we ask you to join us in this race. The neighbors, mission partners, families and individuals who depend on Covenant need to know that we are ready.

We are grateful to all who have taken your marks at the starting line. Your pledge enables the church to produce an accurate budget and position our ministries for the broadest impact. You can click on the red button or hold your phone's camera up to the QR code at right.

On Sunday in worship, join us to hear from Jordan Schriefer, a teacher and youth mentor who will share a personal story of how the Covenant community has supported her.

Katie and Lee Cornwell
Chairs, 2021 Stewardship Campaign

One Takes: Who we're investing in
"I found our conversation tremendously uplifting, so I thought I would share it with you as a reminder of the kind of work in which we are investing," Bob says about his interview with Erin Barksdale, principal of Highland, our CMS partner school.

New podcast episode: Learn about a journey that started in sadness and ended in joy, excitement, love and true devotion. Can the same happen to each one of us? Listen here.


Tonight! A how-to for handling tough conversations
Open Table at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Disagreements over politics and culture can lead to broken relationships with neighbors, friends, co-workers and even loved ones. Get advice on how to handle tough conversations in tonight's talk by Juliet Kuehnle and Kayla Jones.

It's not something that comes naturally to most of us. But as followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to shape our words and actions so the love of God will come through.

Have you visited the market yet?
Do your Christmas shopping with a purpose
Purchase gifts of meaning while enhancing our church's mission endeavors around the world.

You can buy honor cards to support your favorite mission organization. You'll also find carefully chosen items - from fair trade olive oils to colorful masks. Gifts will be available for pickup the week of Sunday, Dec. 6. Visit the market here.





Subscribe to Advent devotional series
Heartfelt reflections from Covenant members
Some 2,000 years ago, the world waited for a messiah. In the season of Advent, we remember and align with that waiting – waiting for a savior, waiting for good news, waiting with hope.

What might it look like if our waiting allowed us to experience the love of God and the friendship of those near us? Click here to join us for the journey.





A beloved tradition goes virtual as children gather online to enjoy cocoa, make holiday cards and take part in caroling led by Heather Potter.

Sign up using the link below and you'll receive a bag with supplies, cocoa and song sheets for the caroling. Be sure to order a Grab-N-Go lasagna meal with cookie decorating kit.

Coming soon: Monday Vespers services
Noon on Mondays beginning Nov. 30
Come to the Sanctuary on Mondays during Advent for 15-minute services of readings, music and ritual observances. These services will also be live-streamed. Details here.




Join TLC group for virtual visit to NC Zoo
Today at 11 a.m. via Zoom
Covenant's active adults group will take a guided virtual visit to the world's largest natural habitat zoo, including a look at adorable baby rhinos. Click here to join at 11 a.m.





Today: Hiking group visits nature preserve
Join the group at 4:30 p.m.
Join Covenant folks for a 3-mile hike at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve through shaded woods and by creeks and ponds. We’ll stop at the ruins of the Robinson Rockhouse, believed to have been built in 1790. Learn more and RSVP here.





Family movie night welcomes you
Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Families of elementary-age children through youth (however you define family) are invited to bring a picnic to the upper parking lot for a movie on the big screen. We'll supply the popcorn and candy! Contact Kim Lee for questions.






Zoom worship concludes this week
Finale is Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
The 9:30 Zoom worship offering will conclude on Sunday as we shift our focus to an Advent season filled with opportunities for prayer, worship and fellowship.

Thanks to all who joined us over the past six months for an interactive worship experience.




Young Adults will host Friendsgiving
Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
It's our biggest event of the year! Bring a big portion of your favorite Thanksgiving side dish and we’ll work together to make 150 meals for those in need. We’ll enjoy music, fire pits, dessert and hot cider. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Second Harvest mobile food pantry
Volunteers will distribute groceries near Highland
Join a crew of Covenant volunteers to distribute groceries to families who live near our CMS partner school. We need 12 volunteers from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 and Dec. 17.  Learn more and sign up here.





Sides needed for Moore Place Thanksgiving
We'll deliver meals next week
Covenant will continue a cherished tradition by cooking and delivering 140 holiday meals to our friends at Moore Place, a transitional housing community.

We still need stuffing, mashed potatoes and desserts. Please prepare in disposable 8x8 dishes and deliver to the Covenant kitchen at specified times. See the list of needs here.



Guide to Advent season
click image for full schedule
Congregational Notes
births, weddings, in memoriam