Covenant offers a variety of exciting opportunities and experiences for all ages. We seek to nurture each person in their own personal Christian faith journey through a balanced program
of worship, study, service, and fellowship. Learning together, we continue to experience God’s love and care for us as our faith grows in a nurturing community.

Ministry with Children 

Sunday School Sunday morning classes meet from 9:30–10:15 AM, September through May. Classes are available for toddlers through adults with nursery care for infants.
 
Children’s Church Each Sunday during the 10:30 AM worship, September through May, children ages 3 through 1st grade are invited to attend “Covenant Kids” in Room 4 following the Children’s Message. Children will learn more about the topic of that morning’s sermon through Bible story time, singing songs, playing games, reading books, and/or making crafts related to that morning’s text. Our hope is that this time will give families a lot to talk about after worship!
 
Children’s Worship Notebooks Notebooks containing coloring pages and activities are available in a basket in the Narthex.
 
Children’s Drama Storytelling through dramatic arts for and by children is incorporated in our Christian Education program
Recent opportunities included presentations by our children and youth during Advent and Lent.
 
 

Ministry with Youth

Sunday School Each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, there are opportunities for Middle School and Senior High youth to study and explore their faith and life.
6th-9th Grade Class meets in the Youth Room for discussions based on Rebecca Kirkpatrick’s book, 100 Things Every Child Should Know Before Confirmation. 10th-12th Grade Class meets in Laura Lawson’ Office to discuss tough questions in a judgement-free zone.
 
Youth Groups – Youth groups for Middle School and High School youth meet throughout the year
for fellowship, study, service, and fun. The Middle School and High School youth gather the fourth (4th) Sundays of the month from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for YOUth group (worship, Bible reading and discussion, and games). Other activities such as mission events, fellowship
gatherings, lock-ins, and more
are also scheduled through-out
the year. The youth are also invited to participate in mission trips and youth conferences during the summer. 
 
Open Table Bonding happens in the kitchen and at the dinner table with Open Table. On the third (3rd) Sundays of the month, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, the middle and high school youth join together to prepare a meal, eat, and talk about faith and life.
 
Confirmation Youth (8th grade and older) are offered the opportunity for this serious step in their journey of faith. Confirmation at Covenant finds youth talking about their faith – in whatever shape or size it may come – with other people, and in so doing, coming to understand what they believe.
 
 

Ministry with Adults

Sunday School Multiple class offerings vary from in-depth Bible study, to book studies with shared dialog, to discussion groups on current issues and how they relate to our faith.
 
Monday Morning Bible Study The pastor lead a Bible study each Monday at 10:30 AM, September through May, which focuses on the texts to be used in worship the following Sunday.
 
Inquirer’s Class Led by the pastor, this class is offered several times throughout the year for those new to the church or interested in learning more about the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Covenant.
 
Novels & Needles This book club meets the second Friday of each month at 10:00 AM, September through May, in the Breezeway.
 
Presbyterian Women Circle Meetings: A time for women of the church to gather regularly for Bible study, refreshments, and fellowship. From September – June, Circle meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 AM in the Breezeway of the church. Following a study guide, discussion leaders rotate among volunteers. Some members attend monthly, and others come whenever they can. Either is fine!

CURRENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Theologian Karl Barth was once asked to sum up all of his theology in just a few words. Barth paused and then responded, “In the words of  a song I learned at my mother’s knee:  ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’” The Bible is filled with passages detailing God’s great love for us. In Christian Education we explore the breadth and depth of that love. Our faith journeys begin at the knees of our parents and continue in the church nursery and in our Toddler/ Pre-K Sunday school class when students sing, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” The journey continues through  elementary school classes and youth groups  as tweens and teens ask hard questions in a judgment-free environment. And yes, the  journey continues into adulthood! During the coming months, we encourage you to find an opportunity that speaks to you — one that will help you explore the many ways that God loves us and calls us to love one another. It might be a new Sunday school class, a Bible study, or helping to lead Children’s Church. Try something that will help you affirm with Barth: “Jesus loves me, this I know!”

—Sara Wolf, Associate Pastor