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October Worship Events

September 26, 2017

October is a busy month as we wrap up the most active portion of our Covenant for the Future capital campaign. Our schedule of Sunday events looks like this:

October 1 is World Communion Sunday. Pastor Kevin will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion and reminding us of the connection Christians have through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pastor Jim will be in Philadelphia celebrating communion with folks from all over the United States and the United Kingdom in a special service at Historic St. George’s United Methodist Church.

At 3:00 p.m. we will celebrate St. Francis Feast day with a special Blessing of the Animals service in the courtyard between the Epworth and Kingswood Buildings. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to bring their pets for this 4th Annual Blessing of the Animals Service

October 8 is Commitment Sunday for the Covenant for the Future capital campaign and the regular annual commitment we ask our members to make in support of the ministries of Covenant Church. Pastor Jim will be preaching on the theme of “Generosity - Lived in Faith.” Following the second service we will have a Celebration luncheon where we will announce the preliminary results of both the Covenant for the Future Campaign and the annual ministry pledges. Mark your calendar and come celebrate with us!

October 15 will be an opportunity for Covenant to become more familiar with our sister United Methodist congregation in Springfield. C.C. Hancock and Covenant Churches are having a Senior Pastor Pulpit Exchange! Pastor Jim will go to Hancock to deliver the message while Rev. Janet Hess, Senior Pastor of Hancock will preach at Covenant. This is a follow-up to our earlier Associate Pastor exchange.

October 22 is a special Sunday when we will be dispatching Pastor Kevin to Leeds United Methodist Church in Elkton, MD to help them celebrate their Homecoming. Leeds is the church Kevin served in his first appointment by the Bishop. Here at Covenant we will focus on how our faithfulness inspires others to be faithful and how our leadership will bring others into right relationship with Jesus.

October 29 has been designated “First Fruits” Sunday. We will be receiving our first offerings for the Covenant for the Future campaign. This will be the seed money to begin the building project which will make the Covenant campus more accessible and facilitate more effective ministry to the people of the church and community.

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