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September 25, 2022
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September Communion & Mission Focus
Lakeshore UMC Camp & Retreat Center

Lakeshore is the camp/retreat center for the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. Donations provide assistance for operational expenses and camper scholarships. Retreats and camps are held throughout the year for children, youth, and adults. Specialty camps include Wilderness camps for those who like being outdoors and building community, Camp Hope is for children with exposure to past or present alcohol and/or drug abuse as well as a Special Needs Camp for children with special needs.

To learn more visit their website at

Please prayerfully consider making a donation to Lakeshore by clicking on the link below to donate through our eGive site or place a donation in the offering plate on Sundays or drop it off at the church office.
Scout Pack 332 will be selling Popcorn
at Covenant this Sunday!
When: Sunday, September 25
(8-9am, 10-11am, 12-12:30pm

Where: Narthex, Café Area

Why: Portions of the sale of the popcorn goes to the scout to help pay for camping fees, summer camp and annual recharter fees.

Forms of Payment: Cash, checks, credit cards

Come out and support troop 332 and enjoy some delicious popcorn too!
Family Life Event
The Wizard of Oz
Playhouse on the Square: 
November 13th, 2022
Based on the classic motion picture, young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are swept away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. In a plot of twists and turns, Dorothy’s amazing adventure returns to Playhouse on the Square. There is indeed no place like home! This revival is perfect for the entire family. 
We will meet at CUMC at 1:15pm to carpool

Price = $20.00
To register: You can click on the QR code to register electronically or you can email Heather Crone at
Covenant Quilters
Need Your Help!!
Did you learn to tie a square knot in Girl Scouts?

Do you enjoy creating with color and pattern?

If you don’t own a sewing machine or even a needle and thread, we would love your assistance!!

Knowing how to quilt or sew is not required to enjoy making quilts for Memphis VA hospital patients, the Moriah House for women and children, Kentucky flood victims, Haiti, and church members or community families with special needs. Currently, we are preparing deliveries for the Moriah House and the Kentucky flood victims.

We are meeting this Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in the Smith Covenant Center. Please call Charlotte McIlvain (901) 751-2644 or Jeanie Wicke (901) 289- 3618 with questions.
Shakespeare in Harlem presented
by the UofM Chamber Choir

Harris Concert Hall
3775 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Sunday, October 2nd at 3:00pm

The original "Shakespeare in Harlem" was a theatrical production written by Langston Hughes with music by Margaret Bonds. In our concert, the University of Memphis Chamber Choir and guest musicians will perform musical settings with lyrics by the great poets from the Harlem Renaissance like Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and James Weldon Johnson through the compositions of Margaret Bonds, Marques Garrett, Rosephanye Powell, Joel Thompson, and others. Our very own Lisa Machen will be the accompanist for this concert! 
Young-At-Heart – Thursday, November 17th (Please note the date change) – depart CUMC at 11:00am
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center/Livingston's Soda Fountain and Grill in Brownsville, TN

West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center offers an authentic Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee.

Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who called West Tennessee home.

Also located on the grounds is Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes.

Livingston's Soda Fountain and Grill
Originally the town's post office, Livingston's is now a Brownsville eatery. Go back in time to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sweet treats. Inspired by a childhood pharmacy soda fountain, Livingston’s is sure to make one feel like a kid again.

We will depart from CUMC at 11:00am and go have lunch first at Livingston's, and then head to the Heritage Center which includes the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes and the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner. There are over 8,000 square feet of exhibits depicting the music, beauty and history of the region.
New Wednesday Night Study
led by Rev. Dr. Jathaniel Cavitt
Surrender to Love sets the course for a spiritual journey that will help us explore how God calls us to move beyond mere obedience—by surrendering to love. David G. Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be.

Books are available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions. The class begins at 6:15pm in the Spirit Center and will be held on Sept. 28, Oct. 5.
Wednesday Night Dinner Registration
Sept. 28, Oct. 5
Dinner will be served at 5:30pm in the Gathering Area located in the Smith Covenant Center Bldg. Room 100. Price: Adults $10; Youth $6; Children $4 (Family Cap $30)
Sept 28: Fried chicken, loaded potato salad, Honey-chipotle carrots, cucumber tomato salad, roll, apple cobbler
Oct 5: Traditional meatloaf, twice baked potato casserole, cut green beans, side salad, roll, and banana pudding Kids: Corn Dogs
We are now able to use our smartphones to text our gifts
through our EGIVE site! Click HERE for a full set of
instructions to get started!
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