Covenant United Methodist Church

Changing Lives with Jesus

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 April 27, 2017
There's so much to talk about in today's world--but how do you respond as a Christian?

posted February 28, 2017
On Sunday, February 12 we had the opportunity to meet some of the scouts and leaders as they participated in the 10:45 worship service.

posted February 28, 2017
For the past year Covenant Church has been engaged in the ministry of “Extending the Table” of Communion and Christian hospitality to those who are unwillingly absent from the service.

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.

posted January 26, 2017
Find out about the impact of your generosity on local missions through some of our ministries.

The 2016 “Gifts from the Heart” project was a wonderful success! Thanks to your generosity this Christmas season a total of $2,323 was distributed to mission ministries...

posted December 27, 2016
In our kitchen, we have a large calendar hanging on the wall, and it sits in a wooden frame, and it was given to us by my grandmother’s sister. This calendar is significant because she buys the wooden frames for a family when they move into their home or right after they get married.

Through our White Tag Christmas Giving ministry, you have opened your hearts to bring joy to children who might not otherwise receive it.

posted December 7, 2016
Thanks to your love, caring, and generosity, many people in need will recieve additional blessings this winter.

posted September 27, 2016
If you were at either of our worship services on September 18, you noticed a new card in your bulletin. The card has two primary purposes.

posted August 30, 2016
People can’t see God, they can’t see Jesus, and they can’t see the Holy Spirit. But they can see people who love God, follow Jesus, and are changed by the Holy Spirit. People can see the church. Children and youth need to experience a safe place and loving presence. They need the church at its best, and they need followers of Jesus who will invest in them.

posted July 26, 2016
Pastor Jim’s sermon on the Good Samaritan on July 10 followed an incredibly difficult week for our country. It's no doubt that there are a variety of positions on all of these tragedies, but Scripture shapes the Christian response.

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.