Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

serve – in the community

Covenant Impacts Charlotte is taking place across October! 

Each day in October, there will be at least one opportunity to serve. As we dedicate our time and talents in service to God, we also prepare to dedicate our pledges in November as a part of Covenant’s 2021 stewardship campaign.
 
With ways to engage: from your home, on Covenant’s campus, and in the community, there is something for people of all ages, abilities, and comfort levels. Stop by Covenant’s Circle on September 30, between 4-6 p.m. to learn more and get connected. You may also check out the calendar below or contact Julia Watkins to sign up.
 
We will also be collecting the following donations: new or gently used twin sheet sets, pillows, books (especially for children), non-perishable food items, and Welcome Bags for The Mezzanine apartments. You may deliver donations to the Welcome Center during regular business hours or drop them off at our closing celebration of Covenant Impacts Charlotte, which will be on the Circle on October 31, from 1-4 p.m. 

help mezzanine residents settle into their new homes

Covenant provides welcome bags to all residents moving into the new buildings. The items below have been suggested by our partners at Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership (CMHP). Our goal, and the goal of CMHP is to provide a positive, consistent and equitable experience for all new residents. We ask that you please follow this list exactly as you put together your bags. You can either pick up a bag at the Welcome Center to fill and return by Aug. 31 or bring supplies and we will assemble for you.

census, voter registration drive coming up

Covenant provides outreach to residents moving into Mezzanine at Freedom, a mixed-income apartment community on Freedom Drive. The missions team is recruiting volunteers for outdoor Census and voter registration events at the Mezzanine in September. You can prepare snacks, serve as a greeter or help people complete forms. 

landscaping work in support of qc family tree

Here's a way to get involved in a cause near and dear to the heart of Covenant. Our partners at QC Family Tree envision a community orchard to serve neighbors in Enderly Park. A Covenant team led by Anne and Jimmy Davis uses rakes, shovels and hedge trimmers to turn this grand idea into reality.

The effort happens Saturdays and Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m (before it gets too hot). Please bring gloves, loppers, rakes, hedge trimmers, etc. We also have tools available. QC Family Tree is located at 2910 Parkway Ave, Charlotte, NC 28208.

Join Covenant folks to sort at second harvest

A socially distanced volunteer opportunity brings together volunteers age 17 and over to inspect, sort and pack donated products. Second Harvest responds to hunger in our community.

Connecting our gifts and passions with service to our neighbors

Our local outreach ministries aim to connect people's gifts and passions with service to our neighbors, building caring and nurturing relationships with people struggling with poverty, homelessness or hunger.
How would you like to share your gifts? Here are several of the ministries and partners that we support.
Contact Director of Mission & Outreach, Lucy Crain, to learn more.

Community  service Opportunities

Freedom School

When you open books, you open doors. Freedom Schools summer programs give children three resources needed to develop their potential and inspire a love of reading and learning – literacy skills, character strengths and a community that believes in them. Covenant supports a Freedom School site at Highland Renaissance Academy serving 60 children in grades K-8.

Roof Above (formerly Men's Shelter of Charlotte)

On fifth Tuesdays (about 4 times a year), volunteers from Covenant serve donated Texas Hash casseroles to neighbors who rely on the shelter. Casseroles, desserts and fresh fruit are needed for each meal, and people (older than 16) are invited to serve the meal at the shelter. 

Moore Place

Join the team to provide a Thanksgiving meal at Moore Place, a community for folks overcoming homelessness. You can help in advance by preparing side dishes and delivering supplies on the day of the event, or/and you can help serve the meal. This partnership is special to both Covenant and Moore Place — we are the only group each year that serves a holiday dinnertime meal to the residents! 

Room In the Inn

Rotating with other local churches from December through March, we offer our homeless neighbors caring hospitality by inviting them into our church home, preparing the evening meal, extending a helping hand and listening ear, and providing a warm, safe place to sleep. 

Highland Renaissance Academy – Our CMS Partner School

There are many ways to get involved with Highland Renaissance Academy, located just north of uptown at 125 W. Craighead Road. Covenant's longstanding partnership with Highland continues to lift up teachers and students by providing reading buddies, teacher appreciation brunches and more.

Want to Learn more about serving in the Community?

We would love to hear from you. Drop us a line and we'll get back to you shortly.