Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Covenant Impacts Charlotte

Connecting our gifts and passions with service to our neighbors

Covenant Impacts Charlotte is Covenant's annual day of service.
Please prayerfully consider how you might give generously of your time and talents by signing up for projects below.

2022 Covenant Impacts Charlotte  
Calendar of events

This year, we will celebrate Covenant Impacts Charlotte from November 10-20, 2022, with at least one small-group outreach endeavor each day. On November 20, we’ll gather together for Commitment Sunday with service projects available after both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. At noon, the entire community will celebrate Covenant Impacts Charlotte with a cookout lunch between morning and afternoon  service projects.
Questions? Contact Nikki Zimmermann.

Join us for lunch

Sunday, November 20 at Noon
Whether finishing a CIC project or just heading out to begin one, take the time to join your Church family for lunch on Sunday, November 20 at noon in the Recreation Wing parking lot.  We will enjoy hamburgers, baked beans and cole slaw made by our very own Chef Johnny.  Cost per meal is $7.00 and while reservations aren't required, they help us to pre-plan for this fun event.  For more information and to reserve your spot, click here!

Projects

All dates: November 10-20

Donate: Food drive for Thanksgiving meal kits (all ages)/led by Jacquelyn McAbee 
Donate food for Thanksgiving meal kits that will be shared with neighbors through QC Family Tree. Bring donations to the Covenant Welcome Center.

Make: Texas Hash and desserts (all ages)/led by Terry Horne 
Prepare Texas Hash casseroles and desserts for dinners to be served at Roof Above. Bring donations to the Covenant Fellowship Hall.

Donate: Furniture for Crisis Assistance (all ages)/led by Randy Ripple, Rob Calder and Tom Christy 
Donate new and gently used furniture for people who use Crisis Assistance’s services. Bring donations to Covenant or coordinate a pick-up with one of the project leaders.

Donate:   Donate food for the annual Highland Rennaissance Students Thanksgiving Dinners (Children's Ministry Only) 
Sunday School students will assemble thanksgiving dinners for students at Highland Renaissance during the Sunday School hour on Nov. 20 (9:30 am to 10:30 am) This is open to Children's Ministry families only.

Donate: Donate toiletry items to be used to assemble toiletry bags for Room in the Inn (Children's Ministry Only)/Dailyn Sailor
Sunday School students will  assemble toiletry bags for Covenant’s Room in the Inn guests during the Sunday School hour on Nov. 20 (9:30 am to 10:30 am) This is open the Children's Ministry families only.

Donate:  Donate items for welcome bags for our friends at the Mezzanine (Epiphany School Families Only)/led by Cassie Jones
Help our friends at the Mezzanine by providing welcome bags filled with common household cleaning items.  Bring to Epiphany by Thursday, November 10. This is open to Epiphany families only.

Operation Sandwich:  Make sandwiches for our friends at Roof Above (CDC and Preschool Members Only)/led by Janice Price
Make sandwiches with your family at home and deliver to Covenant by 9 am on Monday, November 21. This is open to Preschool and CDC families only.

Make:  Help provide Thanksgiving dinner for our friends at Moore Place and The Rise/(all ages)/led by Kelli McAlister, Jen Thomas, Derek Thomas
Join us as we celebrate an early Thanksgiving with our friends at Moore Place and The Rise.  Make dishes to share, help serve, clean up, etc.  November 20, 21, and 22

Clean: Tidy the Landing for our Room in the Inn guests/led by Lynn Morrow
Prepare The Landing at Covenant for Room in the Inn season. Help our guests feel welcome with a comforting place to stay the night. November 6th (10:30 am) and November 9(19:30)

Thursday, November 10

Build: Habitat for Humanity (adults 18 and over)/led by Mary Clare and Alex Chinery 
Participate in Build Day 1 doing painting at the Habitat for Humanity house being built at 3943 Medallion Dr. (8 am to 4 pm)  This is open to Covenant staff only.

Friday, November 11

Build: Habitat for Humanity (adults 18 and over)/led by Mary Clare and Alex Chinery  
Volunteer to receive and sort donated items at the Habitat ReStore (1133 N. Wendover Rd.).  (1 pm to 4 pm)

Saturday, November 12

Build: Habitat for Humanity (adults 18 and over)/led by Mary Clare and Alex Chinery 
Participate in Build Day 3 doing painting. 3943 Medallion Dr. (8 am to 4 pm)

Make: Assemble picnic tables (adults)/led by Stephanie Guffin 
Reassemble broken picnic tables at Covenant. (4pm)

Sunday, November 13

Build: Assemble furniture for Crisis Assistance ministry (Covenant Youth Only)/led by Martin Pruitt 
Build Ikea furniture at Covenant for people who use Crisis Assistance’s services. (1 to 3 pm) This is open to Covenant Youth only.

Operation Sandwich (Covenant Youth Only)/led by Martin Pruitt
Make 200 lunches at Covenant for our friends at Roof Above. (1 pm to 3 pm).  This is open to Covenant Youth only.

Monday, November 14

Serve: Dinner for our neighbors at The Rise (a Session project)/led by Tommy Lawson
A Covenant Session project serving dinner to residents of The Rise. (5:45 pm to 8  pm)

Tuesday, November 15

Sort: Sort and pack food at Loaves & Fishes (16 and older)/led by JD Dupuy
Sort donated food and pack boxes for hungry neighbors. (9 am to 11 am)

Deliver:  Grocery Home Delivery drivers needed for Loaves and Fishes/led by JD Dupuy
Drive a route for Grocery Home Delivery for our friends at Loaves and Fishes. (10 am  to noon)

Wednesday, November 16

Organize: Tidy and organize the library at Urban Promise (adults)/led by Vickie Johnson
Volunteers will organize the library at Urban Promise (11 am to 1 pm)

Thursday, November 17

Create: Make friendship bracelets for our friends at Bright Stars of Bethlehem (children)/led by Dailyn Sailor
Create friendship bracelets with the Youth at Covennat (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

Friday, November 18

Assemble: Assemble and deliver Thanksgiving meal kits to QC Family Tree (all ages)/led by Ariel Gritter
Assemble food that was donated into boxes at Covenant that will be delivered to Enderly Park residents. (5 pm)

Saturday, November 19

Sort: Sort and organize Crisis Assistance Free Store donations (all ages)/led by Claire and Allen Brown 
Sort donations made to Crisis Assistance for folks to shop at their Free Store. *Proof of COVID vaccination is required for this project. (9 am to noon) 

Sunday, November 20

Morning projects

Paint: Decorate rocks for Highland Renaissance Academy’s rock river (kids and families)/led by Kay Tawney 
Volunteers will paint rocks at Covenant for Highland's rock river. Room FH 105. (10:30 am  to noon)

Build: Assemble furniture for Crisis Assistance ministry (adults)/led by Bethany and Duncan MacKenzie
Build Ikea furniture at Covenant for people who use Crisis Assistance’s services. Rec Wing patio.  (10:30  am to noon)

Garden: Decorate Succulants and write notes for senior members of Covenant (all ages)/led by Mary Gaertner
Volunteers will decorate succulants and write notes at Covenant for senior members of the congregation (10 am  to noon)

Create: Make "No Sew" Blankets to benefit our friends at Crisis Assistance Ministry (all ages)/led by Kristen Horner
This is a great project for families and children as we create blankets to benefit Crisis Assistance.  Room FH 207. (10:30 am to noon)

Afternoon projects

Lunch!  We need volunteers to help set up, decorate, serve and clean up for our Church wide CIC Lunch (adults)
Lunch is the most important meal of the day!  Help us as we serve our fellow members.  (11:30 am to 1:30 pm)

Design: Create welcoming day rooms at the Center for Community Transitions (adults)/led by Helen King
Design the living areas where residents spend their free time at the Center for Community Transitions. (1pm to 3 pm)

Paint: Reenforce school spirit (HSY Youth Only)/led by Martin Pruitt
Repaint the Highland Renaissance Academy Bulldog paw prints on the entryway leading into the school. (1 pm to 3 pm)  This is open to High School Youth only.

Care:  Paint fingernails for women who live at the Center for Community Transitions (adults)/led by Jessica Moss and Meigan Alexander
Enjoy a fellowship event with women who live at the Center for Community Transitions and paint their nails. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Paint: Spruce up the administrative offices at the Center for Community Transitions (adults)/led by Will Gaston
Paint the chipped walls of the staff offices at the Center for Community Transitions. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Landscaping: Lay mulch and pine straw at Highland Renaissance Academy (new members)/led by Susie East and Ben Mallicote
Lay mulch and pine straw in the front and courtyard areas of Highland Renaissance Academy’s grounds. We will also add planters and new shrubs to the front entrance. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Landscape and Maintenance: join us as we freshen up the Arosa property (MSY Youth/Adults)/led by the St. Onge Family
Covenant members will team up to do some much-needed landscaping and light maintenance at the Arosa properties. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Decorate: Surprise teachers with a newly decorated staff lounge (adults)/led by Cathy Hamilton
Surprise the teachers at Highland Renaissance Academy with a fully decorated teachers' lounge!  (1 pm to 3 pm)

Bake: Make pies for residents of the Rise (all ages)/led by Tricia Smith
Bake pies alongside residents of The Rise to enjoy at Thanksgiving dinner. (1 pm to 3 pm)  

Craft and Social:  Enjoy an Ice Cream social while making holiday wreaths with residents of the Rise.  (Worship Team members)/ led by Shea Watts
Volunteers will be spending time with the residents at the Rise by making crafts, serving ice cream, and playing music. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Craft: Make art projects with residents at The Mezzanine (all ages)/led by Patty Babb
Volunteers will be spending time with the residents at the Mezzanine. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Deliver:  Take gifts to senior members of Covenant (adults)/led by Scott Roehrig
Volunteers will deliver succulants and handwritten notes to senior members of Covenant. (1 pm to 3 pm)

Create: Make Kazuri beads (all ages)/led by Amy Wright 
Create jewelry using the art form of Kazuri beads at Covenant. Room FH 205. (1 pm to 3 pm)  

Build: Build a flower bed at Moore Place (adults)/led by Bill Cathey
Build and plant a flower bed for our friends at Moore Place.  (1 pm to 3 pm)

Paint:  Help paint the interior walls of three different areas of Moore Place (adults)/led by Amy Cathey
We will be painting the hallway of the staff support wing, mailbox area, 2nd floor in front of nurse's station.  (1 pm - 3 pm)

Create: Make dove ornaments for the Highland Renaissance Academy Giving Tree (adults/families)/led by Sally Harriss
Help make the dove ornaments that will hang on our Giving Tree in the Welcome Center this Christmas. Welcome Center patio. (1 pm - 3 pm)

Assemble:  Operation Sandwich for Roof Above (families/adults)/led by Mike and Susan Ferone
Help us make 300 sandwiches for our friends at Roof Above's Day Service Center. Room FH 107. (1 pm - 3 pm)

Landscaping:  General landscaping for our friends at St. John's Place (Covenant young adults)/led by Meagan Barger and Laura George
Join with other Covenant  young adults to do general landscaping chores at St. John's Place, a Supportive Housing Community (1 pm - 3 pm)

Assemble:  Make Goody Bags for Moore Place and The Rise (Adults/TLC Members)/led by Serenitye Taylor
Join friends as we assemble Goody Bags for our friends at Moore Place and The Rise.  Room FH105 (1 pm to 3 pm)

Meet Our Community Service Leaders

Freedom School

Lucy Crain, Director of Mission and Outreach

Lucy joined the Covenant staff in 2013 and enjoys connecting folks in the Covenant community with opportunities for outreach ministry. She works alongside our local and global partners to educate and engage our congregation in the good work being done here in Charlotte and around the world.

Roof Above (formerly Men's Shelter of Charlotte)

Moore Place

Nikki Zimmermann, Pastoral Resident for Mission and Outreach

Nikki was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia before heading to UNC-Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies. After college, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee as part of the 2016 Teach for America Corps where she taught 6th grade ELA. From Nashville, Nikki moved to Princeton, New Jersey to begin her studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. During her third year in the Master of Divinity program, Nikki served as the Pastor of Sunday Worship at Kingston United Methodist in Kingston, NJ. 

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