Ways to Serve during Lent

Consider joining a volunteer group at Covenant as we work for a whole community. The season of Lent begins Feb. 14.

For questions or to take action, contact Lucy Crain, co-director of mission and outreach.

Journey through Lent by signing up for the 2018 Lenten devotional series. Click here to subscribe.

Room in the Inn - Tuesday nights, Feb. 20 and 27

Join a group offering hospitality and fellowship to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. There are many roles each night, including bringing and serving dinner, driving the Covenant van for pick-up and drop-off, participating in evening fellowship with our guests and staying overnight as a host.

Contact February coordinators Jim and Jolene Powell for details.

Kinship Project - Begins Sunday, March 4 and then Tuesday nights, March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Join staff and volunteers in the Kinship Project, a time of reflection and service, where faith and poverty come together for Room in the Inn. Learn to listen to how God calls us to build stronger community with those who are marginalized. Opening retreat is Sunday, March 4 and participants commit to at least three of four Tuesday nights in March serving Room in the Inn guests.

Contact Carla Leaf for more information.

Highland Teacher Appreciation Brunch - Mondays, Feb. 19 and March 19

A simple, but important, way to celebrate the mighty teachers and staff of Highland Renaissance Academy, Covenant’s partner school. It’s our chance to embrace those who embrace, nurture and educate students tirelessly and steadfastly day after day.

Brunch takes place on the third Monday of each month. Covenant members are invited to contribute food, drinks, flowers or a note of encouragement so that staff may enjoy a light breakfast, healthy snack, sweet treat or simple reminder that what they do matters – a lot – throughout the day. Simply drop off your contribution at the church. Sign up here.

Mission Festival Auction - Sunday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attend: A church-wide, family-friendly event that supports mission trips as well as our national and international partners. We'll have a live auction, silent auction, artist market, black box bidding, bake sale, cake walk for the kids and more. Click here to RSVP for lunch.

Click here for a list of auction items!

Donate: We welcome your creative donations - vacation homes, tickets to a game or concert, artwork, jewelry, dinner with a private chef, etc.

Here’s how to deliver items for the auction:
• Bring furniture and large items to Arosa Condos on Saturdays, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be on site.
• Bring smaller items to kitchen area of The Landing (formerly the Hole).
• Bring artwork to Carla Leaf’s office

Serve: We need bakers as well as volunteers to staff the event (set-up, clean-up, etc.).

Get connected: Contact Lucy Crain

Muffin Ministry at Crisis Assistance - Wednesday, Feb. 28

Join volunteers from Covenant to hand out breakfast and hot coffee to people in line at Crisis Assistance Ministry. Meet in the Crisis parking lot at 7:30 a.m. We're on site for about 30 minutes. Contact Allen Brown to get connected.

Men's Shelter Dinner, Statesville Avenue location - Monday, March 5

Join Covenant friends to serve dinner at the Statesville Avenue shelter every first Monday and every 5th Tuesday. You can also make Texas Hash for our group to take to the Tryon Street location. Place in the Local Outreach freezer at Covenant. Find the recipe here.

Read, Roar, Soar!: Read with a 3rd grader - Thursday, March 8

You'll be in a classrooom with other Covenant volunteers to help children select books and read with the class. A teacher is always there, too! No prep work required. We visit 1:45 to 3 p.m. Click here to sign up.