Dec. 30, 2020
Make year-end giving count for 2020
Tomorrow is last day for tax-deductible gifts
With your help, our congregation has mobilized to serve the hungry, isolated and marginalized.

We are counting on end-of-year gifts to achieve the church's annual budget and end 2020 well-positioned for more challenges.

Please consider making a gift before the calendar year ends tomorrow. You can give online, by calling 704-804-7575 or by sending a check to 1000 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, 28204.

Gifts must be postmarked or received by Dec. 31 in order to be counted for 2020. Church offices are open until 5 p.m.

Where we stand on 2021 pledges
Stewardship campaign nears goal
So many people are relying on Covenant's leadership in 2021 - in our own community and around the world. The time has come to establish a budget for the year ahead.

We ask you to commit so that we may position our ministries for the greatest impact.

As of this printing, we have received 444 pledges totaling $2,600,000. This includes 28 new pledges and 179 households who increased their pledges from last year. That's good news, but we are still 16 percent short of our pledge goal of $3,100,000.

Please choose an option below to make a pledge. Thank you for your generosity.


First Sunday Talk: Faith and business
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
What role can faith play in business decisions?

Business owners will share insights on how their Christian beliefs influence the way they treat employees and serve customers. All are Covenant members. Access the talk here.

  • Jessica Hindman: An architect and entrepreneur, Jessica leads an award-winning full service single family residential design firm specializing in renovations and additions.

  • Hugh Gaither: Founder and CEO of Feetures, the leading running sock brand in the United States.

  • Lauren Heald: President of Hot Shots Distributing, the leading distributor of hot sauce and spicy food products to U.S. retailers.


Congregational meeting is Sunday, Jan. 24
Via Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Mark your calendar for a meeting called by the Session to present the annual budget and vote on any proposed changes in terms of call for the installed ministers.




How to access online member directory
A fast way to connect with Covenant folks
Do you have access to our online member directory?

If yes, you don’t need to do anything. If no, an email (like the one below) will be automatically generated and sent to you from our church database the week of Jan. 4.  

  • You will be able to view member information such as address, phone and email. Date of birth and age are not viewable to anyone but your immediate family.

  • You can submit changes/edits to your record once you are in the directory. All changes are reviewed before being approved.

  • You can also view your giving information (attached to the primary member). 

Should you have any questions, please contact Michelle Williamson or call 704-804-7560. 


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Young Adults invited to community meal
Sunday at 12:30 at Rhino Market
Join YAs for a casual lunch outdoors in Wesley Heights (1500 West Morehead Street). Grab lunch, share in conversation and make friends. No RSVP required, but all attendees will complete a short health screening. Details here.



YAs support Room in the Inn
Saturday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon
Join us at the church for a morning of service, friendship and faith as we make lunches for those seeking support through Room In The Inn. We'll work together to make 130 meals. To sign up or learn more, contact Ashley Shaefer. 



Start the year with fresh air and fellowship
Next hike is Saturday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m.
Join Covenant folks for a family-friendly hike at Steven's Creek Nature Preserve, a wooded locale that includes a new nature center.

Our group will take a 3-mile loop trail along the creek and through natural forests protected from surrounding development. Learn more and RSVP.



Tired of cooking? Grab-N-Go returns in January
New items added to menu
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 are chicken salad by the pound, chef salads, rolls and cookies. Click to order online.

Jan. 13: Chicken or Beef Pot Pie, Tomato Bisque Soup, Brownies

Jan. 20: Garlic Herb Pork Loin, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Tuscan Bean & Sausage Soup, Apple Crumb Cake

Jan. 27: Roast Beef with Au Jus, Squash Casserole, Roasted Potatoes, Lemon Bars


How you made a difference in children's lives
We'll equip students for remote learning
Your generosity during Advent season - $51,400 and counting - will equip children in Charlotte, Palestine, and Mexico with technology for learning.

  • Microphones will enable communication across learning environments.

  • Hotspots will make the internet accessible.

  • Tablets will help students engage with learning material, while also connecting them with teachers and peers.

The resource gap is growing and children are particularly vulnerable as they adapt to learning at home in front of the screen. That's why Covenant chose to devote 100 percent of our Christmas Eve Offering to urgent technology needs described above.
Operation Sandwich is next week
Deliver to the church on Monday at 10 a.m.
Julia and Lucy will be outside to collect sandwiches and deliver them directly to Roof Above's day services center. A few spots also remain open for bottled water contributions.





Bag lunches for winter shelter guests
We'll assemble meals at the church
Churches are not hosting overnight guests as in previous years. But there's still a way to take action.

Once a month, volunteers are invited to assemble lunches in a safe, socially distant manner on Covenant's campus. We also need volunteers to deliver lunches and to donate fruit, snacks and water bottles.




Box groceries for neighbors in need
Three spots open on Jan. 12 sorting crew
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 on a monthly basis from 9 to 11:30 a.m.





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.

Congregational Notes
births, weddings, in memoriam