Wednesday Nights at Covenant

Come join us as we eat, fellowship, and worship together! 4:00pm Fellowship Hall opens with children’s activities and light refreshment in the Covenant Café   5:30pm       Food Pantry doors open   6:00pm Covenant Café Feast (Meet & Eat) community dinner every first Wednesday of the month Youth Fellowship   6:30pm Worship Service with Gospel Music and Communion—Pastor Stella will walk us through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation First Wednesdays, we will meet in the Fellowship Hall to allow the meal to continue; other Wednesdays, we will meet in the Sanctuary   7:30pm Youth Bible Study Disciple 1 Bible Study—Read through the Bible with discussion on life application Choir Practice in the Choir...

Food Pantry Weekly, 26Aug2015

Greetings Foodies! It was another great day at the Food Pantry as we were able to serve some of God’s most vulnerable children. Our client base continues to grow. Our 12-week rolling average now stands at 73 households per week and we’re trending up. This is what all food pantries, and indeed all food banks around the country are seeing. Our demand is up 20% from a year ago, so we need additional food sources, and of course your support as always. If you know any area farmers (including egg-farmers) ask them if they would be interested in becoming a food source for our pantry, or pass their contact info along to me and I’ll be glad to make the contact. We had our annual inspection by Capital Area Food Bank last Thursday and everything went well. One item of interest was mentioned. CAFB now requires that flour, grains and pasta be refrigerated to limit insect infestation (You old-timers, like me, may remember weevils in the flour back before zip-bags?). This will be a challenge for many pantries, since pasta and rice is bulky and heavy. Even with our new large refrigerator, we will have difficulty managing an inventory thin enough that we can keep these items refrigerated. Thanks for your continuing support and please pray for all our clients. Carl ____________________________ This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:  canned tuna, canned fruit To make monetary or food donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124, or drop items in the big food pantry box in the hall near the church kitchen. This week’s numbers: – # of volunteers: 17 – # households...

Food Banks nationwide struggle to meet demand.

This article gives a good look around the country at food availability versus needs by food banks and pantries. Our needs at Covenant Food Pantry have grown 20% since this time last year. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/food-banks-struggle-meet-surprising-demand-33064292...

Last Summer Movie Night

Join us for our last movie night of the summer, Star Wars! We’ll be watching the original Star Wars (Episode IV, A New Hope) and have grilled cheese sandwiches!...

Food Pantry Weekly, 19Aug2015

Greetings Foodies! It was another great day at the Food Pantry. It was great to have Maja and Vickie back after long vacations, and we welcomed several new volunteers, including Ernie, Marie and Yoel.  The ebb and flow of both client numbers and pounds of donated food continues to be in perfect sync — both were lower today, so it all worked out perfectly! Tomorrow at 12:30 we have our annual inspection by CAFB. It includes a walk-through of our facility and a bunch of paperwork. Basically, it is to ensure that we are living up to our commitments as a CAFB Partner Agency. Special thanks to Emma for scouring the paid invoices to find the ones CAFB wants to see. Pray that all goes well tomorrow! I’ll repeat this request from last week’s Weekly:  If you know any area farmers (including egg-farmers) ask them if they would be interested in becoming a food source for our pantry! Thanks for your continuing support and please pray for all our clients. Carl ____________________________ This week’s needs list for those wanting to donate shelf-stable food:  canned tuna, canned fruit To make monetary or food donations, please contact the church office at 512-346-3124, or drop items in the big food pantry box in the hall near the church kitchen. This week’s numbers: – # of volunteers: 20 – # households served: 70 – # individuals served: 225  – # first-timers:  9 To volunteer or for more information, please contact Carl Wilson at: foodpantry@covenantaustin.org ____________________________ Covenant Food Pantry is a Capital Area Food Bank Partner...