Covenant Newsletter February 2020

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Mission Festival is Sunday

Proceeds from the Mission Festival keep our trips affordable for youth and adults while also supporting our local and international partners.

With all that is happening in the world today, it’s easy to give in to fear and hopelessness. But as people of faith, we are called to share the peace of Christ, especially in areas troubled by violence and poverty.

An opportunity awaits to do just that. The Mission Festival is an expression of how our congregation makes an impact far from our campus in Charlotte.

It's a festive morning of food and fellowship, but it also fulfills a higher purpose: ensuring that our mission trips are affordable while also strengthening our peace-building work in Avery County, Kenya, the Yucatan and the Holy Land.

Round up a group of friends. Consider booking your next vacation. Plan a gift for a loved one's birthday or milestone. There are items available to fit all interests and price levels.

Click here to make a reservation. We'll provide you with a bid number. Child care is available.

Mission Festival Live Auction Items - 10:45 a.m.

Tosco Tickets & French Dinner
If you haven’t been to a Tosco Music Party, you are haven’t been to a par-TAY! First up are two tickets (on the 3rd row!) to the June 20 Beatles Tribute Show plus a $150 gift card to La Belle Helene. This will be a night to remember! Donated by Beth & Phil Koonce.

Bourbon and Bacon Tasting
Perfect for a friend’s night or the best group date ever, this tasting includes high-end bourbons and bacon from a Pennsylvania farm. Bidders must be 21 or older. This tasting is valid for up to 6 people. Donated by Allen Brown.

Three Strikes, You Win!
This item includes four tickets to a 2020 Knights Game and a parking pass. The seats are top sellers—right on the 3rd base line behind the home team dugout. Donated by Courtney & Peter St. Onge.

Keep Pounding!
This next item is valid for two tickets to a 2020-2021 Panthers home game. Seats are located on the 40 yard line in the 6th row. You will be up close and personal to see Cam (possibly!) and Christian in action! Specific game to be agreed upon with donor. Donated by John Cantrell.

Long Weekend at Montreat Vacation Home
Hop on 1-40 West for a long weekend at the Tucker Home in Montreat! This wonderful house sleeps 9 people and has 3.5 baths. There is a well-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, gas fireplace and piano. Enjoy your morning coffee on the second story porch. Stay up to date on all the Charlotte hum-drum as there is wireless internet and solid cell service. Dates available exclude Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day and must be agreed upon with host. Donated by Burnet & Campbell Tucker.

Four Nights at Larson Lookout
This gorgeous cabin, twenty minutes from Asheville, sleeps up to six for up to four nights in 2020. From stunning mountain views to the beautifully outfitted kitchen and living spaces, Larson Lookout is a log cabin that has all of the desired modern furnishings coupled with the quintessential cabin feel for a true mountain escape. Enjoy the convenience of wireless internet and Satellite TV at this private mountain home. When you're not out exploring, time at the cabin can be spent soaking in the hot tub, playing pool, or taking in amazing views from the deck. Tons of 2020 dates open (except spring break weeks). Dates to be agreed upon with donor. Donated by Steve Larson.

Vacation Home in Wild Dunes
Enjoy a 5-night stay in Wild Dunes, SC! This updated 3 bedroom home sleeps up to 10 and backs up to beautiful marshland. The wildlife and sunsets are spectacular! Relax on the wrap around porch and sun on the rooftop deck. This home is ideally situated in Wild Dunes - tucked away on a quiet and serene cul-de-sac, but is a short block from the tennis center, Harbor Golf Course, and the family swim center. Dates to be agreed upon with donor. Not available June 11-22, June 27-July 12, or August 1-9. Donated by Tricia & Kevin Smith.

Handcrafted Italian Dinner
It is chow or ciao?! You can do both with this next item-- a feast for up to 12 including adult beverages with appetizers and Italian meats and cheeses, homemade “gravy” aka red sauce made from scratch, meatballs, and sausage (Vinnie Santanna’s family recipe dating back many generations from Benevento, Italy), wine pairings, and desserts. Grab your friends and bid now! Donated by the Santanna & Summerville families.

A Day with Ross and Rosé
Spend an afternoon hitting the links at one of Donald Ross' masterpieces and USGA tournament venue, Charlotte Country Club. The fun doesn't end on the course-- all three golfers who join Lee Cornwell for the foursome are welcome to invite their partner/friend for a private dinner after the round in the CCC wine cellar. Memorable golf, gourmet food, and even better company, await. Have your paddles ready to bid on this item--it will be an "ace" of a day. Donated by Katie & Lee Cornwell.

Mission Festival Live Auction Items - 12:15 p.m.

Christian McCaffrey Signed Football
First up is a collector’s item—an authentic, signed football by the QC's best RB, Christian McCaffrey! Is it too early to say Super Bowl LV Champs?! Donated by Ashlee & Michael Anderson.

Farm to Table Dinner on the Goodson Front Porch
Come enjoy a lovely dinner for 8-10 people on Robin Goodson's back porch, prepared for your group by "foodies" Kim Spivey, LeeAnne Whitley and Robin Goodson. Cuisine will be selected at farmers markets in Matthews, Charlotte, and the NC mountains, where your chefs for the evening are on a first name basis with many of the farmers. Enjoy a relaxing time with a delicious meal planned and prepared around seasonal fare as well as the buyer's food preferences (including dietary restrictions). Spring or fall dates work best-- to be mutually agreed upon by donors and bidders. Donated by Kim Spivey, LeeAnne Whitley & Robin Goodson.

One Week at Hounds Ears Mountain Home
Pack your bags and head for the hills! Enjoy one week at this beautiful mountain home in Hound Ears where you can hike, swim, fish, mine, shop for art, and dine in many wonderful places. This home has 4- bedrooms with 7 double/queen beds. Various dates available April-September. Donated by Kim & David Spivey.

Weekend Getaway at Ocean Drive Myrtle Beach
Enjoy a weekend stay in a 2-bedroom waterway front condo on Ocean Drive at Myrtle Beach. This recently updated condo is available Friday-Sunday in 2020 excluding June, July, and the first two weeks of August. Donated by Elizabeth Guard.

Hoops, here it is!
Enjoy the Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at Spectrum Center on Sunday April 5. These four tickets are located in the Ernst & Young Suite and include a parking pass! Go Devontae! Donated by Cathy & Tim Kendrick.

Keep Pounding!
This next item is valid for 4 tickets to a 2020-2021 Panthers home game. You will be in the stands to see the Carolina Cats in action! Game to be mutually agreed upon with donor. Donated by Cecelia & Mike Ramsey.

Linville Golf Weekend
This next item includes a foursome to the annual Crossnore Golf Tournament (May 14, 2020) and two night’s accommodations nearby at a lovely 5 bedroom Grandfather Mountain home located right on 13th Fairway. Donated by Avery County Team and Anne & Thomas Fehring.

Round of Golf with Hugh McColl
You’ve heard the buzz. Now it’s time to bid! Support Covenant’s remarkable mission and outreach work by bidding now on a round of golf with Covenant Member, Hugh McColl, and Minister Rev. Bob Henderson. You and a friend will be flown on a private jet to a legendary course in Georgia to spend an afternoon on the links. This priceless opportunity could be yours. Bid now! Donated by Jane & Hugh McColl.