All parents of kids and students are asked to attend this meeting. Ryan and Ginny will share about what the kids and student ministries will look like in the fall. This will also be an opportunity for parents to ask questions about each ministry. Food and childcare provided.
Connect Day is our Fall kick-off event where the following things happen:
Covenant Kids & OnRamp Small Group Promotion - 9:00AM & 10:30AM - All ages and grades (K-6th) will move up to their new small group and meet their small group leaders for the year!
GroupLink - 12:00PM - If you are interested in joining a small group, we would love to invite you to stick around after second service for GroupLink. We will be set up right by the entrance to the church. Please register if you plan to attend GroupLink to join a group or are a current small group who wants to expand.
Registration for Those Joining a Group
Registration for Current Groups Who Want to Expand
Small Group Kick-off - 12:30PM - After GroupLink, we will be having our Small Group Kick-Off. Come hungry for some great food and festivities. Childcare will be provided.
Covenant Students Kick-off- 6:00PM - We are starting this year off in color! Come at 6:00PM ready for a color war! We will have t-shirts there for you but be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting a little more colorful! We will finish up at 8:00PM.
As Small Groups kick off, our short term group will start back up as well.
GroupLink happens twice a year in January and August and is a great place to join a long-term small group. If you didn't find your group at the August GroupLink, check out our short-term group. Our desire is for everyone to transition into a long-term group from the short-term group at the next GroupLink.
This group will meet at Covenant in Rm 109. Childcare is provided at the church as well.
Each second Sunday we will go out to serve our community. Middle schoolers (6th-8th grade) will help with Homeward Bound’s Room In The Inn program while high schoolers (9th-12th grade) serve the Haywood Street Congregation. On the 10th, we will gather in the Worship Center to hear from the directors of each ministry in preparation for our time serving them over the school year.
Covenant Parking Lot
A great way to serve those in need in our congregation & community. No car repair skills required (though there are ways to serve if you do have them).Help change oil, manage paperwork, or simply visit with those receiving help.Contact Kelly Houston at email@example.com to volunteer or to request service.
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors, who discover they're crafted by God. Mark your calendars for Maker Fun Factory VBS on July 24-28. Kids will discover they are created by God and are built for a purpose! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to volunteer.
June 28 | New Study! - The Bible for the Rest of Us 7:00PM • Worship Center & Homes Join us for a 5-week study on the Bible. We will learn about major themes and tips for studying the Bible more effectively. There will be opportunity to join in at the church as well as from home. No childcare provided.
All Covenant Women are invited to a day of fun and fellowship. We will gather at Covenant for breakfast and then have several fun activities planned for you to choose from.
Crochet Pocket Prayer Squares - Suzy Evans will lead a group in creating small squares with a cross in the middle that are used for people in hospitals and nursing homes to know they have been prayed for. (Basic crochet skills are needed. Participants will need to bring solid color yarn - size J, crochet hooks, and scissors. Free.)
String Art - Led by Bridget English & Michelle Weinmann
Come join us as we make a string art project that will look great in any room in your home. (All supplies provided. A great project for anyone, including moms and daughters! Free.)
Stitching - Julie Bagamary will lead a group in stitching a fabric postcard. What fun to get a small piece of art in the mail! Mail it or frame it, a Fabric Post Card is easily made from small fabric remnants & a fusible stabilizer. If you can iron, you can create a Fabric Post Card. These are so quick and easy, you will probably want to make more! (Stabilizer and fabric remnants will be provided. Please bring a glue stick, scissors and iron. Optional - needle and embroidery thread. Free.)
Hiking -Join Patty Garrott (alternate Ginny Allison) for a hike in Gerton. (No experience necessary. Free.)
Painting - Shonnie will lead a group to a studio in town for painting on canvas (similar to painting with a twist. (Details coming soon. Some cost - No more than $10)
9:00AM • Covenant Parking Lot A great way to serve those in need in our congregation & community. No car repair skills required (though there are ways to serve if you do have them). Help change oil, manage paperwork, or simply visit with those receiving help. Contact Kelly Houston at email@example.com to volunteer or to request service.
The week of May 12-21, congregations of all faiths and sizes will come together to serve across Buncombe County. Our Covenant family will participate in this week of service through serving our Haywood Street brothers and sisters on May 13th. There will be multiple projects to choose from. Please let us know which ones you would be interested in.
Unless otherwise noted, projects begin at <b>9 AM</b>. After lunch we will focus on cleaning up and finishing the painting project and Rise Against Hunger meal packaging.
Rise Against Hunger - This is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable. Sign up for either:
• Set-up & Packaging - 10 People Needed - Arrive at 8:30AM and help unload the truck, then set up the meal packaging stations and help package (Both heavy and light lifting opportunities available).
• Packaging & Clean-up - 50 People Needed - Package meals and help clean up. (Kid Friendly)
Gardening & Campus Clean-up - 30 People Needed - Help with weeding, planting, and other beautification projects for the outside of the church. (Kid Friendly)
Painting - 15 People Needed - The Outfitter's Clothing Closet needs a face-lift so our friends have a nicer environment to shop in! Come ready to clean and paint.
Kitchen Cleaning & Hospitality - 10 People Needed - Help to deep-clean the kitchen in the morning, set up for lunch, and then clean up from lunch.
Bathroom Renovations - 5 People Needed - Help us improve our bathrooms next to the dining rooms so that our friends have a nicer space. Great for people with carpentry skills!
May 2 | First Tuesday: Night of Prayer 6:30PM • Worship Center This first Tuesday will be a little different. MaryAnne Eldridge was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been told that she has six months to live. We will hear her testimony, pray for her and invite others to be prayed for as well.
All Covenant men are invited to a time of food and fellowship. Join us for breakfast at 8:00AM, then choose from the activities below. Kids are welcome to join. Parents are responsible for choosing age-appropriate activities.
Hiking - Ryan Robertson will lead a group on a hike with low-moderate terrain within 10 miles of the church. (No experience necessary. Free.)
Fishing - Darrell Poole will lead a group to Cane Creek to go fishing. (No experience necessary. Free, but please provide your own supplies.)
Mountain Biking - Adam Bartsch will lead a group Mountain Biking. Please bring a bike. (Some experience necessary. Free.)
Skeet Shooting - Tad Tadlock will lead a group to a gun range for shooting skeet. ($60 Fee. Guns are available to rent.)
Movie - The movie Creed will be shown at the church. (Free)
She Finds Hope Women’s Conference 8:00AM • Worship Center She Finds Hope is a combination of practical application and spiritual inspiration given through messages that equip you to overcome doubt, give you spiritual energy, and encouragement in your walk with Christ.
Register at shefindshope.org/register/she-finds-hope-conference.
Students Letter Writing Party After Students Worship & Small Groups • Worship Center For students going to the Nashville Mission Trip. If you are writing support letters be sure to show up. Cards, envelopes, and pens will be available. Please bring addresses of letter recipients.
Once a year, our Covenant family comes together to host women in need of shelter in our church building. Dinner is provided each night along with fun activities by small groups and volunteers from our congregation. Volunteer sign-ups begin February 12th in the lobby. For more information contact Lisa Hoblitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.