Jan. 20, 2021
In today's edition of One Takes, Serenitye Taylor and her husband, Carlin, reflect on a favorite passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Serenitye is our seminary intern.


Mindfulness and meditation with Katie Estridge
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Discover new spiritual practices -- and improve the ones you already rely on.

Open Table welcomes Katie Estridge, an expert in integrative medicine that combines yoga and physical therapy. Please note a start time of 7:30 p.m.

Next week: Gratitude with Lara Grotz
Feb. 3: Service
Feb. 10: Practicing grace and forgiveness

Congregational meeting is Sunday
Budget presented at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
The annual budget will be presented in a congregational meeting called by the Session. Click here for the Zoom link.

Milestone for affordable housing initiative
Community on Freedom Drive is complete
With nearly all the units at Mezzanine at Freedom occupied, we're excited to celebrate Covenant’s commitment to the community—past, present and future. 

Located on Freedom Drive just west of uptown, the Mezzanine is helping to address our city's critical shortage of affordable housing. The congregation invested $2 million through the For A Whole Community capital campaign.

Our commitment goes beyond dollars and cents. Members of the congregation are reaching out to build relationships, too. 

A week-long celebration includes One Takes interviews with project leaders, a photo montage in worship and, finally, gifts of mugs and hot cocoa for neighbors moving into new apartments. Click below to see how you can get involved.




See February menus for Grab-N-Go
Chicken Caesar salads, pimiento cheese
Chef Jon Grier and the kitchen staff prepare meals available for curbside pick-up on Wednesday evenings for you to heat in the oven at home.

New additions for February are chicken Caesar salads, pimiento cheese by the pound and sugar cookies. Each month features rotating salad specials.

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

Feb. 3: Broccoli chicken casserole, rosemary roasted potatoes, minestrone soup, bread pudding

Feb. 10: Baked ziti - cheese or meat, caprese salad, garlic bread, Italian wedding soup, Italian desserts

Join the fitness and nutrition challenge
Kicking off next Wednesday
Look and feel your best in the new year. You'll gain personal nutrition and exercise strategies to reach your wellness goals. Here's how the 12-week challenge works:

  • 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
  • Begins next Wednesday for Covenant members and staff


Meal delivery for Covenant folks in need
New ministry of Congregational Life
Congregational Life is assembling a team to deliver prepared meals to Covenant folks who are facing health concerns and other challenges.

You would be part of a rotation and we would assign you to the area closest to your home. Contact Serenitye Taylor to learn more and get connected.




Let's welcome teachers back to school
Next brunch is Thursday, Feb. 11
Teachers are scheduled to return to the Highland Renaissance Academy campus on Thursday, Feb. 11.

We'll deliver food, drinks, flowers and notes to welcome them back and remind them how much we appreciate their work. Highland is our CMS partner school.

Sign up below and drop off in the bin in the Welcome Center by Wednesday, Feb. 10 at noon.





College students - need summer plans?
Apply for People in Mission
For more than 20 years, Covenant has helped college students gain leadership experience in matters of social justice. Students work with a nonprofit and share with peers through weekly guided conversations. Dates are June 1 to Aug. 6. Apply by Feb. 15. Learn more and apply here.

Operation Sandwich is Feb. 1
Lunches for neighbors at Roof Above
You can make 25 sandwiches and bring them to church, where Julia and Lucy will be outside to collect and deliver directly to Roof Above's day services center.





Drop off non-perishable food items
Middle schoolers will collect on Super Bowl Sunday
Middle school youth will host a food drive on Sunday, Feb. 7, in support of Loaves & Fishes. Please bring contributions from 1 to 4 p.m.

Priority needs are canned meat and fruit, low sugar cereal, pasta and low sodium vegetables. No glass please.
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