Covenant eNews
March 19, 2023
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Join us this Sunday for Traditional Worship at 9:00am in the Sanctuary or Contemporary Worship at 11:15am in the Sanctuary.  This week is the 4th Sunday in Lent and Rev. Dr. Jathaniel Cavitt will be preaching on the passage John 9:1-41, "The In Between: Belief and Skepticism".  Guests are always welcome!

You may also join us during our live stream on our YouTube Channel Covenant UMC Cordova at 9:00am. 

​**Please note that we will have nursery care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old during worship services at 9:00am and 11:15am in the Promise Land Building #3 in room 104.     
Covenant Sunday School Options

Please communicate with your class leader for updates as we undergo construction.
Agape - meeting in room 102 in the Sanctuary building after the 9am Traditional service.
Breakfast Club - meeting at the home of Larry & Jenny Allen, 8352 Stavenger Cove, Cordova after the 9am service concludes.
Changes - meets two times a month at various places outside the church. Contact Ross Carson for more info on meeting times and
places. 901.212.0194
Christ’s Garden - will be meeting at the church in Room 103 in the Sanctuary Building.
Crossroads - will be meeting in Room 105 (Choir Room).
Friends in Hope - meeting Sundays from 10-11am in the Promise Land. Nursery and childcare provided. We are continuing our book study - contact Amy Cook at for more details.
Mustard Seed - meeting at Joanne St. Lawrence’s home, Cordova Creek Apartments, 1161 Sara Cove, Apt. 3, Cordova, after the 9am service concludes. The are doing an in depth study of Angels in the old and new testament.
Seekers Class - will meet in their regular classroom at the church in room 106 in the Sanctuary building.  Seekers are currently going through the book “The Case for Easter” by Lee Strobel.

March Communion and Mission Focus
Hannah's Hope

Hannah’s Hope is a mission supported by the United Methodist Conference. They provide a loving ministry dedicated to helping pregnant women, and families seeking to adopt, offer pregnancy counseling, and so much more.

Hannah’s Hope Mission Statement: “To love God’s children by: helping pregnant women in crisis explore healthy options, providing the option of adopting with a Christian family prepared to parent for a lifetime, and supporting children, pregnant women, and families through the adoption process and beyond.”

Hannah’s Hope proudly serves these West Tennessee cities and towns:
Memphis, Jackson, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Dyersburg, Lakeland, Arlington, Martin, Union City, Brownsville, Millington, Paris, McKenzie, Huntingdon, Savannah, Selmer, Henderson, Lexington, Bolivar, Somerville, Ripley, Covington, Milan, Trenton, Decaturville, Camden, and Bells

Prayerfully consider supporting Hannah’s Hope. Your loving donation will help support the wonderful caring services they provide.

More information about Hannah’s Hope is available online:
Hannah’s Hope at

Follow Hannah’s Hope on Facebook at
Easter Egg Hunt Announcement:

Good morning church family! With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to bring to your attention our Easter Egg Hunt. This event will be held here on our church property & we will be inviting the surrounding community to join us. Please also share the information with your family & friends. The Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 1, beginning at 10:30 am.

Since we are inviting our own kids, as well as our neighbors to join us, I have ordered 3000 eggs for the event. I am asking for your help to cover the cost of the eggs. We are requesting donations of $5 per dozen eggs. For those who don’t have the calculators at the ready…3000 eggs equal 250 dozen!!

With your donations, you are providing a fun, Christ-centered activity for the kids here, but you are also supporting employment for over 230 adults with disabilities. The company that I am referring to is called Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs, and the parent company has been providing opportunities for these adults since 1966.

You may donate via check, or by using the link below to our website to our GIVE option. Please include a note that says “Easter Eggs” in the memo line.

This will be an exciting first event for me & I hope you will join me! Thank you for supporting Children’s Ministries and being a good neighbor. See you on Saturday, April 1st @ 10:30!
Covenant Book Club

Join us for Book Club Thursday, March 30 @ 5:30. Our book is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

We will meet at the church in the Seekers classroom 106 in the Sanctuary building.
A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.  

We will have a fun evening of fellowship along with pizza and brownies! Everyone is invited! We do ask for a $5 donation to cover the cost of food.

RSVP to Joyce Feger - or Sally Andrews - 
Blessing Bag Ministry Needed Supplies
The Blessing Bag Ministry for the homeless has been very successful thanks to everyone’s time, donations, and monetary gifts. This is a way each one of us can give to those in need. To continue this ministry, we still need your help. Please consider donations of the items below:

Fruit cups                                        
Peanut butter crackers                   
Toothpaste/toothbrush in one package Ponchos
Small bottled water
Can Vienna sausage
Body wipes   
Breakfast bars                      
Small packet Kleenex
Thank you for your support. 

MISSION MONDAY – March 27, 2023

Room In The Inn-Memphis
409 Ayers Street
Memphis, TN 38105

Depart from Covenant UMC at 11:00am

We will learn about the various programs, services, and resources Room In The Inn-Memphis staff provide for people experiencing homelessness, and hear about their Congregational Shelter model, the Recuperative Care Center, and the Family Inn. We will also have the opportunity to tour the new facility and serve as volunteers for the afternoon. Please contact Heather Crone at for more information or to express your interest in participating. Thank you!
Student Ministries

"Authenticity is a buzzword today, but it is still something we crave in our relationships, schools, leaders, and especially churches. Jesus is the standard for authenticity. Every day, we need to let go of ourselves more and more, so that Christ might be displayed in us more and more. If you want an experience with authenticity, prepare yourself for a wild, but glorious adventure in a quest to find your true self for real. ”

The cost is $65.

(Do not let price prevent you from attending this awesome weekend; talk to Jeff about scholarship opportunities)

Creative Aging Series
Doug MacLeod Blues Music Award Winner
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 @ 1:30pm – Theatre Memphis
Tickets + $6.00/person

Please RSVP by February 21 st via SignUp Genius or email
MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit, and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters from the faceless to the legendary to strikingly real life.

Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, including the 2020 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of The Year and the 2018 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album Of The Year ‘Break The Chain’. He was recently nominated for the 2023 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of The Year. 
We are now able to use our smartphones to text our gifts
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instructions to get started!
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