October 9, 2020
To make a pledge for your 2021 contribution, email Susan Pendergrass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-759-9492
Impossible! Life can feel impossible these days. There are so many challenges in our lives personally and collectively. But God has prepared us for this moment to face these challenges together. And with the right preparation, God can turn an impossible dream into a possible journey. You do NOT want to miss this sermon from Pastor Kling. There’s some surprises along the way!
In today’s sermon, Pastor Kling challenges you to take 45 minutes this week to sit down and make a projected family budget for the upcoming year. Here is a family budget worksheet to help you get started.
There are lots of resources online if you prefer to use something different – just use what works best for your family.
This begins a new sermon series called “The Impossible Dream” focusing on the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis as a way to consider our own financial future as a congregation. This 3-week series will prepare you to make your pledge for Covenant’s 2021 Budget.
Our local neighborhood outreach project for last month was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who bought children’s books for Second Mile Preschool!
This month’s outreach connection focuses on the work of our denomination the PC(USA). This Sunday, October 11, Covenant will be taking up the Peace and Global Witness Offering. A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. Individual congregations are encouraged to utilize up to 25% of this Offering to connect with the global witness of Christ’s peace. Presbyteries retain an additional 25% for ministries of peace and reconciliation. The remaining 50% is used by the Presbyterian Mission Agency to advocate for peace and justice in cultures of violence, including our own, through collaborative projects of education and Christian witness. Covenant will use the portion we retain to support the work of the Interfaith Mission Agency and to support a Peacemaker visit. You can click the button below to give on our website or you can write a check with the word “peacemaking” in the subject.
Don’t forget to come to the congregational meeting TODAY at 11AM in the sanctuary. You can also dial in using this info:
Regular Dial-in: 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 864 3715 6714
Many neighborhood prayer groups are continuing to meet in a front lawn near you. Check out the map below to see the neighborhood shepherds we currently have available. These shepherds are hosting the prayer groups in their front lawns one day a week. Even when you’re not able to meet in person, it is nice to know there is someone near you who cares. Now, more than ever, it’s good to know that when we can’t carry on, God’s family carries us.
If you look at the map below and you’re not sure which group you might fit in or you see that your neighborhood is currently marked as TBD please contact our Associate Pastor, Dave Hunsicker at email@example.com. We are finalizing these groups and he would be delighted to assist you.
Invite everyone to stand (or sit) in a circle in your front lawn with 6-ft distance between each family grouping. Families do not need to social distance but should remain socially distant from other family units. These meetings are intentionally designed to be brief—so you do not need to provide chairs or refreshments for the group.
We offer a small worship service at 10AM. Based on a congregational survey, we anticipate most folks to continue worshipping online – so we will continue to provide excellent worship resources and videos each Sunday for those at home. Together we are united in our commitment to one another and our commitment to Christ, whether worshipping in-person or online!
No reservation or permission is required to attend worship in the sanctuary. However, all participants must wear a mask (we will have some available for you!) and we request that you take your temperature and use the restroom before leaving your home.
The elders request that you make a careful and informed decision about the best way for you to worship in June. For those who intend to attend worship in person, please read the following guidelines carefully when making your decision.
For your convenience, here are all the links you need to participate in today’s service!
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