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November 19, 2023
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November Communion & Mission Focus
Grace Place

Grace Place is a mission church chartered through the United Methodist Congregations. It is located in the Women’s State Prison located in Henning, TN. Rev. Diane Harrison is the pastor.

Grace Place UMC functions like any other congregation enjoying worship, choir practice, study groups, book club, crochet group, and exercise classes. The congregation is active through mission and outreach inside and outside the prison. In the course of a week, over 120 women participate in the ministries offered through Grace Place!

In Rev. Diane Harrison’s office, a shop is located at 2786 Stage Center Drive in Bartlett, where one can purchase beautiful lovingly crocheted items personally made by the women in the Grace Place congregation. All the proceeds of the items purchased go to missions supported by Grace Place UMC.
Prayerfully consider supporting the members of Grace Place. Your loving donation will help support the women and missions of Grace Place UMC.
Read about all Grace Place United Methodist Church @

Children's Ministry Fundraiser Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 9 @ 9 am, open to all. $10/per person, 4 & under eat free. We will be in the Smith Covenant Center Cafe (next to the gym).

Service Opportunity: 
Bless families of
children with special needs!

On Friday, December 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., SRVS is having a special parents’ night out at Covenant UMC, which allows them to have some quiet time, go out to dinner, or get some Christmas shopping done. Santa will be arriving to visit the children during that time. We will take each child's picture with Santa; the children will eat a snack and open a gift
from Santa.
SRVS has Developmental Therapists volunteering who are CPR/First Aid Certified, and Dinah Montague, the SRVS Kids Early Intervention Director and a registered nurse, will be volunteering that night as well. The children will bring their own snacks that will be labeled due to allergies and the goal is to take each child's picture with Santa to provide the parents or caregivers the picture as a keepsake.

We have the opportunity for about 10 people from Covenant UMC to volunteer their time and energy to assist the SRVS staff on this evening to assist with the pictures and keepsakes. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with some very precious children of God (ages 0-5) and provide a gift to their parents in the form of a keepsake and a couple of hours to catch their breath.

If you and or your Sunday School class or group, would be interested in giving of your time to touch the lives of these families, please email Jennifer Cavitt at or call/text at 731-697-7236. 
Thursday, December 21st
Please RSVP via Signup Genius or by emailing Heather Crone at by December 17th
‘TUESDAYS TOGETHER’ Lunch (bring your own)
December 5th - 12pm
 Café Area
 DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs

Learn how to make holiday body scrubs in delicious, festive varieties. Each sugar scrub is scented with essential oils and makes for a lovely DIY Christmas gift. Special guest host is our own Liz Yancey! 

Please RSVP by emailing Heather Crone at or via SignUp Genius below! Hope to see you there!

Mission Monday
December 11 th at 11:00am

Please join us in the Café Area to help put together Christmas Baskets for our ‘Special Care’ church members. No experience needed, just a servant’s heart is required!

If you cannot attend, but would like to
deliver a basket to a CUMC member, please contact the church office
at 754-8587. Thank you!

Alternative Christmas Market 2023
November 19 & December 3
Looking for a gift for the hard-to-shop for person, the person who has everything, or your favorite place of business? Covenant’s Mission Team will provide an opportunity for you to make a donation to a mission
organization in that person’s honor.
A colorful card will be provided along with a card insert highlighting the mission you choose to honor your special someone or favorite place of business.
A Mission table will be set up in the Narthex and the Café area on Sunday’s, November 19 and December 3. Donations can be in the form of checks or cash.
Save the Date!
Covenant Book Club
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Thursday, November 30 at 5:30
Covenant Exercise Class
Please join us every Monday and Thursday at 10:00am for exercise class in the gymnasium of the Smith Covenant Center building!

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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