Holy Week Dates to Remember

April 13th Palm Sunday Cantata April 17th Maundy Thursday Worship Service April 18th Good Friday Tenebrae Worship Service April 19th No Worship: Holy Saturday April 20th Easter Sunday 6:30 am Sunrise Worship in the outdoor chapel 8:15 am Traditional Easter Celebration Worship 9:00 am Oasis of Praise Easter Celebration Worship 10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt! 11:15 am Traditional Easter Celebration Worship April 27th Children’s Musical in...
Lenten Resources

Lenten Resources

Click the links below for information on Lent and Fasting: Ash Wednesday Lenten Guide (PDF) Fasting Guide...

Food Pantry Weekly

Greetings Foodies! It was a small crowd tonight – just 34 families. It’s funny how we tend to think about such numbers. As the number of people coming to the food pantry grew over the months and now almost three years from single digits to double, to 20s to 30s, 40s and 50s households per week, we can sometimes think more is better. That’s the way the world is, right? We’re serving more now than we did last year… this is good! But I wonder. What if no one came? What if no one needed to come? Now that would be worth celebrating. Thirty-four households tonight. One hundred twenty-eight individuals were touched in a positive way by God’s grace and our supporters’ and volunteers’ generosity. Jesus had a heart for the poor. He talked about them…a lot. He talked to them…a lot. He helped them. He fed them. And He encouraged others to help them – to feed them. It’s awesome to be in hands-on ministry, trying to follow Him. Come join us! Tonight’s numbers: – # volunteers: 7 – # households: 34 – # individuals served:...
Spiritual Gifts Discovery and Ministry Exploration Workshops

Spiritual Gifts Discovery and Ministry Exploration Workshops

…Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. …Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 1 Corinthians 12:1-6 Are you eager to help with some of the many activities at Covenant but aren’t sure where you fit in? Are you curious about what specific gifts you might have? If you said ‘Yes’ to either question, then the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Workshop and follow-up Ministries Exploration Workshop are for you! The Spiritual Gifts Discovery Workshop will be held on March 30 at 1 p.m. in Room 114 with Pastor Val leading the class and Roxie Greenway assisting. This workshop offers an in-depth assessment of your spiritual gifts based on your personal activities, preferences, talents, and beliefs. The assessment is based on scripture and is designed to identify gifts that you may or may not know you possess! The Ministries Exploration Workshop is the follow-up class that will be offered on April 6, also at 12:30 p.m. in Room 114. This class helps you identify ways that you can use your spiritual gifts in the areas and activities that meet your passion. Both classes are fun and interactive and come highly recommended by graduates of past workshops. A light lunch will be provided for each class. A love offering of $5 to cover the cost of materials will be collected at the Spiritual Gifts class, and scholarships are available. To sign up,...

Lent 2014 “Called to Holiness” Message Series

Lent, the forty days of preparation between Ash Wednesday and Easter, is a Call to Holiness. Just as Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, believers are invited during Lent to prepare for Holy Week through forty days of more intentional prayer, fasting, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial. Spiritual disciplines are given to us as means of grace. They are “exercises unto godliness” that enable us to receive more of the life and power God offers to us through Christ. They prepare us for increasingly more interaction with the powers of the living Christ and his Kingdom. Throughout the Season of Lent we will be focusing on how we might better respond as we are Called to Holiness. March 9th Called to Holiness: Confession & Submission Proverbs 28:13-14; James 5:13-20 Rev Valerie Sansing March 16th Called to Holiness: Fasting & Frugality Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Rev Valerie Sansing March 23rd Called to Holiness: Forgiveness & Reconciliation Leviticus 4:27-31; Matthew 6:9-15 Rev Valerie Sansing March 30th Called to Holiness: Study & Prayer 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-27 Rev Valerie Sansing April 6th Called to Holiness: Solitude & Silence Psalm 46:1-11; Mark 1:35-39 Rev Valerie...