Covenant United Methodist Church

Changing Lives with Jesus

posted December 26, 2017
What if you could be debt-free with an emergency fund of 3–6 months of expenses saved, all while investing for retirement and planning for your family’s future?

posted December 26, 2017
Our new small groups series known as “Grab, Gather, Grow.” starts in January with the book, Living the Five, by Jim and Jennifer Cowert.

John Wesley had a powerful spiritual experience at a meeting on Aldersgate Street in London on May 24, 1738. He described the experience as having his "heart strangely warmed."

posted December 26, 2017
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, January 28 and Sunday, February 4 (Super Bowl Sunday). The youth of Covenant Church will be receiving your gifts of cash and non-perishable food on those days as part of the 2018 Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive.

posted December 26, 2017
While the Christian calendar begins on the first Sunday of Advent, the secular calendar begins with January. We will be beginning the new year with something old and something new.

Six area United Methodist Churches will join forces to offer a five-week sermon series in January, as we kick-off a new opportunity for small groups known as “Grab, Gather, Grow.”

posted October 31, 2017
Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a time of intentional preparation giving teens the opportunity to learn the basic tenants of our faith and how to live them out.

posted September 26, 2017
Along with your continued prayers, you can make donations directly through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

posted April 27, 2017
Planning a funeral for a loved one can be a daunting task. In order to help families begin planning, Covenant Church has developed a relatively simple funeral/memorial service planning guide.

Our first Financial Peace University class has come to an end and it is amazing what can happen when people are intentional about changing their lives for the better.

posted February 28, 2017
The Souper Bowl of Caring Team would like to thank the members and friends of Covenant Church who donated a record breaking 1581 cans of food and $3,159 in cash to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry this year.

posted February 28, 2017
I want to share with you a way that you can support the mission of Covenant Church through your regular habits. It’s called the Amazon Smile program.

This is 34th year that Covenant church has participated in the Appalachia Service Project. In impressive fact in and of itself. And before I go any further, I would like to thank the people of Covenant church and the surrounding communities for your unending and generous support, without which ASP could never have thrived as it has. Yes, every summer for the past 34 years, volunteers from Covenant and our community have ventured into Central Appalachia to, as you often hear us say, make homes warmer safer and drier. Each summer we spend a week helping to repair homes for families who live there. We continue this effort each year because the need persists.

Here's the question: how can we adequately describe what occurred during the worship service last Sunday with our guest composer, Craig Courtney? And the answer is: it's not possible.

Last Sunday, our team of volunteers sat in the sanctuary of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg Virginia for their 8:30 am worship service.  Their associate Pastor, Bob Talbott, started on his sermon “A Different kind of Pep Talk” with scripture readings which included Matthew 10:verse 16.  “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” As he repeated the first part, “I am sending you out like sheep...”, a tingling shot up and down my spine.  I was amazed.  Almost in disbelief.  I felt like yelling “This is awesome!”.

On the first day of summer - June 22nd, 2013, the Covenant ASP team left Springfield for Tazewell County, Virginia to participate in the Appalachia Service Project.   This is our yearly effort to help “eradicate substandard housing in Central Appalachia and equip and inspire lives of Christian service”.  This is also ASP's vision.  And this was the 32nd year that a group of volunteers from Covenant has endeavored to do just that.  32 years.   That's a long time.   Why do we keep going?

On June 23rd, 28 volunteers jumped in five vans and started on a journey to Tennessee where they would spend a week helping people very much in need. This was the Covenant Appalachia Service Project team doing what they do best. We would like to share with you some reflections of this journey that opened eyes and brought hope to some who need it most.