Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Lenten Gatherings and Worship

At Covenant this Lent, you'll be hearing us say “Try it, you (might) like it,” as we spend time exploring ancient practices for a modern world. Trying new things – be it a new food or restaurant, new type of literature or gadget or exercise – can be intimidating, but it can also open new ways of being in the world.

Lent Devotional 2024

In our Lenten Devotionals, you will hear stories of spiritual growth from members and friends of this congregation, while also being invited to consider new modes of growth each weekend through an exercise in prayer on Saturday and an exploration of an ancient practice on Sunday.

Pick up a Lent Devotional booklet in the Welcome Center, Fellowship Hall, Narthex, or Recreation Wing beginning February 11. Click the button below to sign up for daily Lent Devotional emails.

Lenten Classes and Services

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Ash Wednesday Worship
February 14
12:00 p.m. in the Chapel and 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
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Sunday School: Faith Seeking Wholeness
Sundays, February 25 – March 24
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Room 205

A foundational class examining a collection of historic and contemporary statements of faith composed by the church universal and contained in our Book of Confessions. The creeds and confessions adopted as expressions of faith by the Presbyterian Church through the years can offer us surprising and significant insights for growing in spiritual wholeness through our faith in Jesus and His teachings.
Grady Moseley and Courtney Shudak will lead this class. Grady is a retired Presbyterian minister who has been hanging around the Covenant campus for years, while Courtney is a leader in the banking industry, as well as a Seminary student at Union Presbyterian Seminary.
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Lenten Life Groups
Lent is a season in which we are invited into a time of intentional spiritual growth as we journey toward the death and resurrection of Christ. This Lent, we invite you to participate in a Lenten Life Group as we continue to grow in our faith and spiritual engagement. Lenten Life Groups will meet for six weeks to learn from each other and grow by reflecting on devotions on spiritual practices written by Covenant ministers. Groups are available for various ages and stages as well as intergenerational groups. See more information on the sign up below.

Special Wednesday Night Worship Services

Try it you (might) like it: Lenten Worship
Wednesdays, February 21 – March 20
6:30 p.m. in the Chapel and 
Live Streamed
As part of our Lenten journey through ancient spiritual disciplines, we will gather on Wednesday evenings for worship in the Chapel. During this time, we will sing and pray and reflect upon the theme of the week, led by guest preachers and musicians. These services will have a different feel from Sunday morning worship, and each week will have a bit of a different flavor. Join us for one or for all as part of your Lenten journey.
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February 21: Discipline
Message by Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Sadler Jr., Associate Professor of Bible and Director, Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; Music by Martin Chalk, contemporary worship leader and songwriter presenting contemporary christian music.
February 28: Sacrifice
Message by Rev. Casey Aldridge, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Concord; Music by Ben Unger, Covenant member and pianist, playing traditional music.
March 6: Fasting
Message by Rev. Gail Henderson-Belsito, Minister at Large, Charlotte Presbytery; Music by Jordan Taylor, staff singer at Covenant, music will be traditional gospel.
March 13: Solitude
Message by LaDonna Harrison, Candidate for Ministry in the Presbytery of Charlotte; Music by Ricko and LaVita Hill, members of Covenant Worship Team presenting contemporary gospel music.
March 20: Forgiveness
Message by Rev. Julia Watkins, Chaplain, Davidson College; Music by Worship Team ensemble playing traditional music.
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The Cross in Contexts
Wednesdays, February 21 - March 20
6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall Room 203 and on
Many were moved by the important words and stories Mitri Raheb shared with us this January. As we continue to grow in our understanding of how we find and work for hope in the Holy Land, we will offer a Lenten study based on “The Cross in Contexts”  by Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Henderson. The book is available for purchase through Covenant by clicking here.  All proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to Bright Stars of Bethlehem.
Bob Henderson, Grace Lindvall, and Suzanne Henderson will lead this study.  
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Growth Groups: "The Color of Compromise"
Wednesdays, February 21 - March 27
6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Wishing you had joined the Jemar Tisby study in January? Now's your chance! We'll be offering our six-week "Growth Group" study again, using his video series based on The Color of Compromise. We'll watch the video together, then break into small groups for discussions. Sign up here.
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Meeting Jesus Again and Again Bible Study
Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. at Hill Rock Estates
February 21 – March 27

Our partners at Roof Above have asked for our support in starting a Bible Study at Hill Rock Estates, one of their housing sites. During the season of Lent we will begin a study called “Meeting Jesus Again and Again” with our neighbors. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!
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Palm Sunday Worship
March 24

8:45 a.m. Service in the Chapel
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Children's Service in Fellowship Hall

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Maundy Thursday Worship
March 28
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

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Good Friday Service of Tenebrae
March 29
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

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