Welcome to Covenant Presbyterian Church!
We are a community of people who gather to
worship, learn, and grow as Christians.
Sunday, September 6th Worship Schedule:
9:00am-9:30am Bradfield Cafe
9:30am Summer Worship
10:30am-11:00am Bradfield Cafe
Christian Vocation Sunday, September 6
9:30am Summer Worship
Sermon: "Doing The Word: Faith at Work"
Pastor Charlie preaches on James 1:17-27
Music: Doug McNeel, organist
Upcoming Summer Events:
Sabbath Mini-Retreats - Sign Up Today!
You are invited to attend the first of nine Sabbath Mini-Retreats on September 10th that will address "Making Space" in our lives for God, for Sabbath renewal, for prayer, for fellowship with one another.
All of the nine mini-retreats will take place at the Owl's Nest. The Owl's Nest is a charming three bedroom farm house on 5 acres, located only ten miles west of Madison on Mineral Pt. Road.
The cost of each retreat is $25 and includes a morning snack, coffee, lunch and materials. Registration forms may be picked up at the Welcome Center or on the Coming Events bulletin board. Please return your completed registration form to the church office by Sunday, September 6th.
Dinners For Eight
Covenant's long-running Dinners for Eight program is for EVERYONE... couples, singles or families. Groups of eight gather monthly to share a meal, attend an activity, or both. Each group decides what they would like to do. Typically, groups meet in homes for a potluck meal, while other groups prefer restaurant dining. Some groups attend movies, games or concerts. Whatever your group decides, you can be sure it will be a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fun with your Covenant family.
NEW Dinners for Eight with a Mission Focus
This group will find a mission event to build their monthly meetings around and then have dinner together to talk about the experience. If this interests you, please indicate that on the registration form. Completed forms should be turned into the church office or the Welcome Center by September 13th.
Mark Your Calendars for Celebration Sunday, September 13
A Time to Celebrate Covenant!
- Invite a friend to worship on Sunday, September 13th at 9:30am and stay to check out all the programs and events Covenant has to offer at 10:30am in Bradfield Hall
- Listen to the music of The Old Tin Can String Bluegrass Band while enjoying light refreshments
Bibles Presented on Sunday, September 13
Join us on Sunday, September 13 as we present Bibles at the 9:30am worship service to Covenant 1st graders and 4th graders. First graders receive the Spark Story Bible while all 4th graders will get the Adventure Bible. Children and youth should stop by the lounge 15 minutes before the service to check in and then sit with their families until their names are called during the worship service.
Sunday School Begins on Sunday, September 20th
Register for Sunday School Today!
Every year Covenant Presbyterian Church updates information about the children in the Sunday School program by having parents fill out a Sunday School Registration card. The information on this card helps us keep track of food allergies and other special needs. A Passive Permission Form, which gives Covenant permission to use photos of children on the church website and Facebook page, is also included with the Registration card. Both the Registration card and Passive Permission form are available outside of Donna's office and at the Welcome Center. Contact Donna with any special concerns about your child or children at (608) 233-6297.
Stewardship Event on Sunday, September 27th
10:00am in Bradfield Hall
Plan to attend the stewardship event to help form plans for Covenant's future:
- Give your input about Covenant today
- Share your dreams for Covenant's tomorrow
- Offer thoughts about the things that are most important for our church as we serve as disciples of Christ in our Covenant community, the wider Madison-area community, and the world
- Light refreshments and coffee served
We hope to have everyone's involvement in this process!
Annual Food Drive: October 2nd-25th
Covenant's annual food drive in support of the Community Action Coalition of Southwestern Wisconsin ("CAC") will be held Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 25. We will once again be focusing on collecting canned proteins, canned fruit, and cereals, plus personal hygiene items.
One World, One Sound, Drum Circle on Sunday, October 4
All ages are invited to join in the fun of a drum circle from 10:00-10:50am. This program includes:
- Interactive drum circle for all levels of experience
- Playful, expressive and energetic environment
- Collaborate to create music as a community
- Learn basic West African drum rhythms and chants
- Participate in soundscape exercises focusing on just listening without judgment
- Learn how to participate in a drum circle, including rhythms, chants, call and response and solo phrases
Artist in Residence Begins on Sunday, October 11
Stop by the Artist-in-Residence Room C102 on Sunday, October 11 to meet Covenant's Artist-in-Residence Katherine Sinkewicz. Katherine will be working with Covenant's children and youth on Sunday mornings to create a four by seven foot mosaic of religious symbols. Her goals for her Artist-In-Residence position is for ALL ages and ability levels to collaborate together in creating a lasting work of art that will reflect the 'connection and community' at Covenant.