Women

The women of Covenant find many ways to love God, love others, and serve in the world.  There are many groups that include men AND women,  such as those listed under discipleship groups.

Retreat 2019

March 1-3, 2019

Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge

Retreat Speaker: Celia Stone

“God Does Not Waste a Thing!”

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

God does not waste our stories but uses our joys, our pains and even the most mundane parts of our everyday lives for his good purposes. We will reflect on The Redeemer who welcomes us in our messy state and lovingly restores us. We will consider a few of our most significant life experiences and how they have molded us or can mold us to be more like Jesus.

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Thursday Bible Study

Thursday mornings at 9:30 in room 102.

Resumes in January with Unbinding Your Soul

Facilitators: Sheila Cloud and Alice Searcy

Friday Bible Study

Friday mornings at 9:00 in room 103

Watch for a new study beginning in 2019!

Facilitators: Miranda Wilkinson and Victoria Herriott

Covenant Crafters

The Crafters are a group of women who meet monthly, on the 4th Tuesday from 1pm-3pm in room 102, to work together on various craft projects.  We share techniques and patterns and encourage one another not only in our craft, but also on our journey.

Members are adept at many different forms of handiwork. There are varying levels of expertise. Those with more experience help others with problems they may encounter in their work.  Experts have been invited to teach their craft at several meetings. One teacher taught knitting to those wanting to learn and offered tips to those more experienced.

We furnish handmade blankets for the deacons to give to Covenant’s new babies.  Cheryl Hodges crochets preemie hats for the Huntsville Hospital NICU.  Contact her if you are interested in helping.

Perhaps our biggest project is knitting or crocheting prayer shawls, which are given to those who are sick, need encouragement, or just need to know that they are loved. As a crafter works on each shawl, she prays for the recipient, if that person is known—specifically, but if not, that the shawl will bring comfort, encouragement, or whatever is needed to the one who will receive it.  We trust that God knows—far better than we—what the shawl will mean to the recipient.

If you enjoy crafts of any kind and would like to join our fellowship, you’re invited to join us. Contact Martha Lehmann for more information.

Mission Stitchers

The Mission Stitchers is a group who get together to do sewing projects.  The main project is sewing cheerful pillowcases for children in the Huntsville Hospital Pediatric Unit. The pillowcases will be taken home by the children after their stay in the hospital. Special Christmas pillowcases are given to the children who are in the hospital during the Christmas season.  Look for pillowcase displays in the narthex and by the office which inform the congregation of the workshop dates. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Would you like to participate at home? You may sew pillowcases using the ready-make kits provided by the Mission Stitchers and/or wash and press the completed pillowcases.

We have workshops to fold and attach a tag to the pillowcases. The tag says, ”Made for you with caring hands –Covenant Presbyterian Church”. This does not require any sewing skills- just folding and tying.  Please consider coming and helping. It’s also a wonderful time of fellowship.

Another ongoing home sewing project is making seasonal baby bibs for the Neighborhood Baby Thrift Store (Second Mile). These bibs are sold at the store with a tag that says, “Made with love by Covenant Presbyterian Church”. The proceeds go to the Thrift Store.  Martha Lehmann is always looking for people to help with this project.

First Friday Book Club

This group of primarily (but not exclusively) women meets on the first Friday of each month to discuss a book, chosen by the group, which has spiritual content. They meet in room 102 at 9:30am. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not!

2018

Apr 6    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann
May 4    Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World ,, Eric Metaxas
Jun 1   Persuasion, Jane Austen
Jul 6    Rules of Civility, Amor Towles
Aug 3    Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Sep 7    Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult
Oct 5   The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Nov 2   The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, Diane Ackerman
Dec 7   Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other ,, Sophie Hudson
Jan 4  Select Books for 2019-20
Feb 1   The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild ,, Lawrence Anthony with
Graham Spence