Latest News at Covenant

Latest News at Covenant

Check out the November newsletter for inspiring stories and latest happenings.

Care

As care coordinator, Susan Ferone helps the church family respond in a focused way when members face life events such as cancer diagnoses, grief and divorce as well as transitions such as job changes.
 
Susan has a Master's degree in social work and has served in many roles during her membership at Covenant, including Elder and Sunday School Teacher. 
Susan says her goal is to provide the space and support for those in our community seeking the comfort of connection that our care groups provide.
 
Click here to contact Susan to sign up for any class or support need. You can also reach her at 704-804-7585.
 
 

Grief and Healing - Taking the Journey Together: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Parlor
In our second season, we will once again offer a discussion and support group for bereaved adults who are experiencing loss from the death of a spouse, parent, sibling or friend. The group will be small and help integrate an understanding of grief, assist in the healing process and find a path forward with others on this journey. The group will meet for eight weeks on Wednesdays from
6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parlor.

Facilitators are Judith Allen, Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC) and Susan Ferone, LCSW. Judith has 23+ years counseling experience with 15 of those years as a support group leader with KinderMourn.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a death of a loved one, please join us in healing together.

Bringing Baby Home - A Workshop for Couples Experiencing the Transition to Parenthood: Feb. 10-11 or June 2-3. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
Are you expecting? Did you recently welcome a new baby? Covenant's care ministry invites you to a two-day workshop to prepare for the normal challenges of becoming a family.

• Increase friendship in your relationship
• Deal effectively with conflict
• Involve dads in infant care and parenting
• Improve the quality of parent-infant interaction
• Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your child

Bringing Baby Home workshops help you to be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development. The workshops are led by Gottman-certified educators Susan Ferone, LCSW, and Parish Nurse Mary Mattiacci, RN, who has many years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse.

Being a caregiver to a loved one
Are you in charge of providing care for a spouse or loved one? Hear from experts and talk with peers about shared challenges in this supportive space. We'll gather monthly at 11 a.m. in the Parlor.

SHIIP counseling available this fall
Free help in reviewing your drug plan
Are you or a loved one enrolled in Medicare? Get help in reviewing your drug plan during the Open Enrollment period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Carol and David will be on Covenant’s campus every Wednesday (Fellowship Hall 205) and on the Sharon Towers campus every Tuesday (craft room) during the Open Enrollment period. Call the Shepherd’s Center at 704-365-1995 to schedule a one-on-one session.

Request Prayer Submit an intercessory prayer request by e-mail, and be assured that Covenant ministers will handle it with compassion and confidentiality. If you like for a minister to contact you, please include your name, e-mail address and/or phone number for follow up. E-mail Your Prayer Request.

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministers are trained, listening friends who can bring the caring presence of the church to those experiencing difficult life situations, large or small. If you or someone you know might like to be paired with a Stephen Minister, contact associate pastor for congregational care Joan Watson.

GriefShare GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help those who are experiencing grief rebuild their lives after losing a loved one. These sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether your experience is recent or not. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and are professionally trained to help you through the days ahead. We will meet on Mondays beginning Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Contact Joan Watson if you'd like more information.

Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling This non-profit agency offers services on the Covenant campus. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving counseling through the center, learn more about it here.

Covenant Crew A group of volunteers work quarterly to help members with minor home repairs maintenance jobs.  Contact parish nurse Mary Mattiacci if you'd like to volunteer or need assistance.

Hospitalizations If you, a member of your family, or a church friend are hospitalized, please contact the church office to let us know! Include the hospital, the room number, and the nature of the hospitalization if possible. If this is an emergency and after hours, call the church office and listen to the message to leave urgent information for the minister on call.

Home Visits The pastoral staff, the parish nurse, and lay members of our visitation teams call on members of our congregation who are known to be chronically ill or otherwise unable to attend church. Home communion can be arranged, and telephone calls and visits are regularly scheduled for homebound members and those in nursing homes.