In the Community
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 co-director Lucy Crain to learn more.
Covenant supports a Freedom School site at Highland Renaissance Academy serving 70 children in grades K-8. The school runs from June 18 through July 26.
Covenant supports Loaves & Fishes, a local food pantry, with non-perishable food donations. We have two food drives each year, one in February in conjunction with a city-wide food drive, and one in the fall. Non-perishable food can be donated in baskets in each Sunday or placed in plastic bins in the Recreation Wing during the week.
On fifth Tuesdays (about 4 times a year), volunteers from Covenant serve donated Texas Hash casseroles to the more than 300 homeless men who rely on the shelter. Casseroles, desserts and fresh fruit are needed for each meal, and people (older than 16) are invited to come serve the meal at the shelter.
Offer hospitality by serving at Room in the Inn. From December through March, we offer our homeless neighbors hospitality by inviting them into our church home, preparing the evening meal, and providing a warm place to sleep.
Join a Charlotte Family Housing Hope Team. This collaborative effort empowers working families to end a cycle of poverty with the help of a support system. Adults can join a HOPE team - a group of four to six people that provide a support system to one family in the form of friendship and advocacy.
Covenant and Highland Renaissance Academy from Covenant Presbyterian on Vimeo.