Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Re-opening News and Information

“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

January 5, 2022

The current guidelines will remain in place until the rolling 7- day average of the overall test positivity rate is 5.5% or less in Mecklenburg County.  The Re-Opening Task Force continues to reevaluate guidelines as needed.  

With the positivity rate increasing in Mecklenburg County, the Re-Opening Task Force has made several changes to our current guidelines. Covenant’s campus continues to remain open with the following guidelines (changes to the guidelines are in bold):

 WORSHIP SERVICES

  • Four worship services are available each Sunday morning – 9:30am and 11am in our Sanctuary, 8:45am traditional service in the Chapel and 11am contemporary service in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Seating will be on every pew for the Chapel and Sanctuary services.
  • The preaching minister can remain unmasked while in the lectern, but must wear a mask at all other times during the service. While unmasked, the minister must maintain a distance of at least 20 feet from the congregation.
  • Masks continue to be required for all indoor spaces for anyone five years of age and older. 
  • Online worship experiences will continue for both the 9:30am and 11am Sanctuary services.

 Choir / Worship & Arts Team
  • Singers and instrumentalists must be masked at all times wearing N95 or KF94 masks at all times.
  • If wind instruments are used, they should be filtered in the bell and the instrumentalist must show proof of vaccination
  • Participants must also show proof of vaccination to a designated person before singing.
  • Rehearsals can take place in the Choir Room with open windows OR in the Chapel with N95 or KF94 masks being worn at all times.

 SUNDAY SCHOOL
  • Sunday School programs for infants through high-schoolers will continue to be offered at 9:30am and 11am on Sunday mornings.
  • Adult Sunday School meetings take place on campus beginning at 8:30am on Sunday mornings.

INSIDE USAGE
  • All participants five years of age and older are required to wear a mask while inside buildings and strongly encouraged during outside gatherings.
  • Current hours available for inside meetings: Monday through Friday: 7am – 5pm, Sunday: 8:30am – 12noon.
  • Administrative staff can begin to take reservations for outside groups to use facilities beginning in January.

 RECREATION WING
  • 50 participants are welcome in the building at any given time, with 25 participants allowed per class/activity on the gym floor.
  • Masks are required for all participants five years of age and older while in the Recreation Wing
  • No locker room shower usage at this time.
  • A reservation is required.
  • Recreation Wing hours: Monday through Thursday 8am – Noon and 2pm – 7:00pm and Friday 8am -12noon. This excludes scheduled league basketball and practice games.

FOOD SERVICES
  • Food and drink consumption are limited to outdoor activities only until further notice. Grab & Go Meals will be available on Wednesday evenings.

 GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • To reserve a meeting space on campus, please complete a facility reservation form link
  • Overnight trips may occur if:
  • The rolling 7-day average of the overall test positivity rate is 5.5% or less in Mecklenburg County and it is determined at least 7 days prior to the event date.
  • Trip leaders must have proof of COVID vaccination for all participants.
All participants must provide proof of a negative COVID test (Rapid Antigen or PCR) taken three days before the event departure.  

ways to Support one another

Get in touch with a minister

As hospitals and retirement communities limit visitation, we ask that you call or write to us for special needs regarding pastoral care, illness and isolation. You can contact Katherine Kerr or any member of the pastoral staff.

Connect with a friend for the journey

Stephen Ministers are companions on your journey, even if it simply means talking on the phone after a tough day. Click here to learn more.

Pray for people in need

We're building a web of prayer that lifts up our friends, church family and those most vulnerable. Trust that someone in your Covenant family is lifting you up in prayer, too. Sign up here to commit to a specific time to pray.

Ask a volunteer to deliver groceries

A group of volunteers led by Todd Capitano is offering to deliver groceries and essential items for elderly people and those who are confined at home. Click here to contact Todd.