This summer: Ways to worship and serve with Covenant

Longer days and holiday breaks invite rest and opportunities to do more of what we love. We know the Covenant community loves to serve and care for their neighbors, so in July, we’re featuring stories and invitations from people who are spending their summer serving others. We hope you’ll join us and share a few minutes of your time and compassion serving alongside us.


Sunday, July 8
– Come to any worship service and hear from Margaret Schriefer, People in Mission Intern, and Lucy Bush Carter, Executive Director of Friendship Trays, about the joy of being part of a team that serves meals each day to neighbors who experience food insecurity.

Stay after worship in the Fellowship Hall at noon for a few minutes to write a personal note to meal recipients. Many meal recipients don’t make it out of their homes often and will appreciate hearing from someone who thought of and prayed for them the weekend before!

Sunday, July 15 – Come to any worship service and hear from Davidson Stapleton Intern Emily Duval, and Allen Brown, Covenant member and monthly volunteer with Crisis Assistance Ministry, about the privilege of providing hospitality to neighbors in need of an assist to keep the lights on and stay in their homes during extraordinary times in their lives.

Come early and attend a 9:30 Sunday School class led by Julia Watkins, Covenant Pastoral Resident, and summer People in Mission and Davidson Stapleton Interns. They’ll tell you all about where they’re working this summer and why they’re dedicating their summer months to sharpening their skills in service. FH203.

Sunday, July 22 – Hear from Kate Capitano, People in Mission Intern, and Blaine Sanders, Covenant member and board member at the Center for Community Transitions, about journeying alongside incarcerated women as they re-enter the Charlotte community with grace, hope, and hard work.

Stay after worship in the Fellowship Hall at noon for a few minutes to help assemble flower arrangements for new residents. New residents often wonder who in the Charlotte community will welcome them back, and we can help them know there are many who look forward to doing so.

Sunday, July 29 – Hear from Davidson Stapleton Intern Zach Miller and Paul Finnen, Covenant member and long-time volunteer with the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, about daily opportunities to provide essential shelter and meals to men who rely on the kindness of strangers to help them maintain health and hope as they search for more permanent housing.

Want to serve with the Men’s Shelter or any of these organizations on an ongoing basis? Contact Julia Watkins, pastoral resident with Covenant, at Julia.watkins@covenantpresby.org.