Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Re-Opening Task Force Update

April 14, 2021 
Dear Covenant Family,

As we celebrate this season of new life, we are thrilled to share good and hopeful news about the reopening of Covenant’s campus. While we will continue to maintain an abundance of care for the health and wellness of everyone in our community, improving COVID-19 conditions mean we can safely resume some in-person activities at Covenant.

Below are a number of guidelines carefully and thoughtfully set forth by our Re-Opening Task Force that broadly expand opportunities to engage with our church family and enhance our congregational life.

Here’s what else you can expect in the coming weeks:

Worship at Covenant 
Beginning May 2, up to 50 people may reserve a space to view the worship service streamed in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. following current safety and check-in protocols. A minister and members of our Engagement Ministry will be at the services. You can find a sign-up each week on the website and in our Windows on Covenant email.  
 
We are currently targeting a more robust return to in-person worship in mid-June, depending on COVID-19 factors and trends.

Please know that we plan to continue to provide a rich and dynamic online worship experience even as we move toward resuming our time together in person on Sunday mornings.
 
Campus Activities 
On-campus outdoor gatherings have been expanded to include up to 100 people and can be held in the amphitheater, the Circle in front of the Sanctuary, the Dilworth Road entrance plaza, and the Point (the grassy area behind Sanctuary along Morehead St.).
 
Small groups are invited to reserve indoor meeting space to reengage in person. The following spaces are available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
  • Fellowship Hall room 207 A&B: up to 15 participants when combined; up to 8 participants if divided
  • Fellowship Hall rooms 201, 203 and 205: up to 8 participants
  • Fellowship Hall main room: 50 participants
  • Sanctuary and Welcome Center: 50 participants
  • Chapel and Parlor: 20 participants
  • Recreation Wing: 25 participants per class (gym floor)/50 participants in the building at any given time. Note: Recreation Wing hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

To reserve a meeting space on campus, please complete a facility reservation form.  

As we celebrate this opportunity to reunite with our church friends, we kindly ask that you help us do so safely by planning gatherings that last up to 2 hours. All participants should plan to complete a screening form and adhering to social distancing and mask-wearing protocols.
 
With the new gathering policies, we joyfully anticipate many more opportunities to gather in fellowship for all members of our Covenant family, including children and families, youth and Young Adults, Women’s Circles and Bible study groups, support groups and more.

As always, we thank you for your patience and support as we continue to move forward with eager anticipation of the day when we can all be together again.

Sincerely,
Deana Cooper
Re-Opening Task Force Chair 

COVID-19 News and Information

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

Community COVID Vaccine Clinics
There are no upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics currently scheduled at Covenant, but we hope to host more soon. Information will be posted here as it is available.

ways to Worship & Learn

Online worship on Sundays

Worship online on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Daily video reflections from ministers

Sign up to receive Covenant One Takes, weekday video reflections from the ministers sent to you via email.

ways to Serve our city

This list is regularly updated with the needs of Covenant's nonprofit partners.

Join the crew at Second Harvest Food Bank 

Join the crew to help provide food for those in need. In order to participate, you should be 17 or older and not in a high-risk category or caring for anyone who is. Afternoon shifts are available.

Weed, mow and plant with QC Family Tree

We'll clear and maintain properties owned by QC Family Tree in Enderly Park -- a way to invest in the ground so many call home. Teams will serve on alternating Saturday and Tuesday mornings. Click here to see the schedule.

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.