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From Perrin Tribble: Welcome to the fall 2019 season
Many of you know of my affinity for water. I have such fond memories that include playing in water, watching a sunset, and using the sound of crashing waves or a winding stream for meditative practice.
There has always been one principle of water that is particularly mesmerizing—the ripple effect. The distance reached by the ripples of one single stone can be incredible. That is where my mind has been since we finished the last of our summer youth ministry trips.
The ripple effect of our summer experiences will continue to stretch both deep and wide into this coming school year. I know my bucket is overflowing with gratitude and joy from the sense of community that has been cultivated from sixth graders all the way to graduated seniors. This community of faith is poised to be the stone whose ripples reach far beyond the church campus.
It is my hope that we will enter this new program year with gratitude for our shared experiences and a nudge to extend the invitation to friends and neighbors. May we approach this next season knowing we are called to study the Gospel, cultivate community, serve and love our neighbors, and worship with open hearts.
Director of Christian Education
Director of Middle School Youth
Martin Pruitt is our new high school youth director
Martin Pruitt will join the staff on Sunday, Aug. 25 as Director of High School Youth Ministry, reporting to Grace Lindvall, Temporary Minister of Education.
Martin graduated from Presbyterian College in 2013 with majors in religion and Christian education and minors in youth work and leadership. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts and Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Since 2013, Martin served as Director of Youth and Christian Education at Sharon Presbyterian, where he reinvigorated and increased participation in youth programs. Martin helped lead Bulldog Prayers – the multi-faith devotional group at A.G. Middle School. In his spare time, Martin enjoys playing rugby with the Charlotte Royals and doing home renovations with his wife, Anna. Please join us in welcoming Martin.
An overview of youth ministry
Sunday School, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (begins Sept. 8)
6th and 7th graders, Ed Wing 318. 8th grade Quest, Ed Wing 312
High School, Ed Wing 307
Youth Singers rehearse from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in EW 315.
Sundays - Youth Fellowship starts at 5:30 p.m. (begins Sept. 8)
Dinner in the Fellowship Hall is followed by activities.
Wednesdays – Open Table, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (begins Sept. 18)
Middle School: Girls Group and Guys Group. We'll check in with one another, hear the message for the night and break into small groups. Most nights end with time in the Gym.
High School: Faith and Fellowship with Martin Pruitt. Learn to live with purpose, pay attention and slow down.
Save the dates for fall retreats:
- 8th Grade (Quest) Confirmation in Montreat - Sept. 27-29
- Middle School in Camp Grier (grades 6-8) - Oct. 11-13
- High School in Montreat (grades 9-12) - Oct. 11-13
An invitation to eighth graders for Quest Confirmation
Since the year builds from the very beginning to end, students benefit from connecting on Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and committing to the journey in full through Sunday, June 4.
Covenant Youth Newsletters
Click here for the Medical and Liability Release forms (Printable PDF).
Welcome to PEAK, Covenant's High School Youth Ministry for students in grades 9-12. PEAK = for Praying, Encouraging, Active, Koinonia
iWorship is an opportunity for any youth interested in the idea of contemporary worship to come together and not only learn skills relevant to leading in worship, but also skills relevant to selecting and preparing the offerings that are led.
Weekday Lunch (Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Most weeks, we offer a nutritious and delicious lunch in our Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend or work colleague to enjoy good food and fellowship – open to all.
Lunch includes soup, salad bar, entree, side, dessert and drink for $7.