Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

virtual stewardship celebration welcomes all

Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Join the Covenant community for a church-wide evening program to celebrate how our congregation is finding innovative ways to live out our mission. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at virtual worship and meet people whose lives have been touched by Covenant in the past year. Known in the past as the Elder Dinner, this event kicks off a stewardship campaign in support of the 2021 operating budget. 

new format, same spirit of generosity and love

Covenant Impacts Charlotte, our annual churchwide service event, is taking place throughout October! Each day this month, there will be at least one opportunity to serve. As we dedicate our time and talents in service to God, we also prepare to dedicate our pledges in November as a part of Covenant’s 2021 stewardship campaign.
 
With ways to engage: from your home, on Covenant’s campus, and in the community, there is something for people of all ages, abilities, and comfort levels. Stop by Covenant’s Circle on September 30, between 4-6 p.m. to learn more and get connected. You may also check out the calendar below or contact Julia Watkins to sign up.
 
We will also be collecting the following donations: new or gently used twin sheet sets, pillows, books (especially for children), non-perishable food items, and Welcome Bags for The Mezzanine apartments. You may deliver donations to the Welcome Center during regular business hours or drop them off at our closing celebration of Covenant Impacts Charlotte, which will be on the Circle on October 31, from 1-4 p.m.

CIC Projects

Serve throughout October – In the community, at church and in your home

In the Community

  • Landscaping at QC Family Tree – October 3 & 17; 8:30-10:30 AM; Ages 10+
    Help spruce up the property around QC Family Tree by working on a variety of home improvement tasks and preparing the ground for the upcoming season. Click here to sign up.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Sorting - October 7, 14, 21, 28; 1-4 PM, Ages 17+
    Enjoy socially distant fellowship while inspecting, sorting & packing donated products. Click here to sign up.
  • Free Store Production – October 10; 11:30-1:30 PM  Crisis Assistance Ministry; Young Adults (open to all)
     Serve at the Crisis Assistance Ministry Free Store, which provides essentials to local families at no cost. We'll be helping to organize the store and sort donations. Click here to sign up.
  • Landscaping at Hope Haven – October 20; 9-11 AM
    Spruce up the grounds around Hope Haven by planting fall flowers, raking leaves, and completing other seasonal tasks. Click here for details and sign-up.
  • March to the Polls, October 24, 11 AM-1 PM
    Join with Covenant’s partners at QC Family Tree to learn more about issues affecting neighbors in Charlotte’s Historic West End. Then, walk together to participate in early voting. Click here for details and sign-up.
  • Landscaping at the Arosa Condos – October 24; 1-4 PM 1020 Arosa Ave.
    All ages; Help spruce up the grounds around the Arosa condos, which house several families through Charlotte Family Housing. Click here to sign up.
  • Second Harvest Mobile Pantry – October 27; 4-6 PM; Highland Renaissance Academy (125 W Craighead Rd); Ages 10+ Prepare bags of fresh food and distribute to families at our partner school Highland Renaissance Academy. Click here to sign up.
  • Pumpkin Carving at Hope Haven – October 30; 4-6 PM; Hope Haven (3815 N Tryon St); Ages 10+
    Enjoy some seasonal fun with families at Hope Haven! Volunteers will share in pumpkin carving in a safe, socially distanced way. Click here to sign up.

On Covenant's Campus

(all activities will be located on the Fellowship Hall patio unless otherwise indicated)
  • CIC Kick-Off – September 30; 4-6 PM
    Stop by the Fellowship Hall patio to learn more about and sign up for CIC projects. While you're at it, you can pick up a meal for Open Table to Go!
  • Decorate Pillow Cases for Hope Haven – October 2; 3:30-5 PM
    Parents and children; Because your pillow is the first thing you see when you wake up, volunteers will decorate pillow cases with encouraging messages and images for residents at Hope Haven. Click here to sign up
  • Make Ornaments for the Giving Tree – October 3; 3:30-5 PM; All ages
    Please join us in making 150 dove ornaments for Highland Renaissance Academy's Giving Tree extra-early this year. Click here for details and sign-up.
  • Assemble Nightstands for Hope Haven – October 4; 2-4 PM; Ages 12+
    Help assemble nightstands for residents at Hope Haven. No handy skills required! Click here to sign up
  • Assemble Welcome Baskets for Charlotte Family Housing – October 8; 10-12 AM; All ages
    Fill baskets with the supplies someone needs to make themselves at home through Charlotte Family Housing. Click here to sign up
  • Covenant Blood Drive – October 11, 8 AM - 12 Noon. Click here to schedule an appointment. Contact Louise Rogers for more information.
  • Make Wreaths for Habitat for Humanity – October 11; 4-6 PM; Middle School Youth
    Middle School Youth are invited to make wreaths to decorate the doors of Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Contact Alyssa Pacheco for more information.
  • Assemble Little Free Libraries – October 16; 3-5 PM; Ages 12+
    Assemble and decorate Little Free Libraries for The Mezzanine and Hope Haven. We will also sort book donations received so far. Click here to sign up
  • Assemble Benches for Habitat for Humanity – October 18; 4-6 PM; High School Youth
    High School Youth are invited to learn some new skills (or lend the ones they already have) and put together benches for the porches of Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Contact Martin Pruitt for more information.
  • Assemble Care Packages for Covenant Seniors – October 22; 9-11; All ages. Click here for details and signup. Contact Marilynn Mickle for more information.
  • Assemble Toiletry Kits – October 25; 1-2 PM; Parents and young children (2+)
    Assemble toiletry kits for neighbors at Roof Above's Tryon St. Shelter. Click here to sign up.
  • Assemble QC Family Tree Care Packages – October 26, 10 AM - 12 noon, All ages
    Assemble gardening care packages for neighbors in Enderly Park to learn more about growing their own food. Click here for details and sign-up.
  • Assemble Halloween Goody Bags for Child Development Center Halloween, all ages, October 26, 1:30-3 PM. Click here for details and sign up.
  • Closing Celebration of CIC and Stewardship; October 31; 1-4 PM
    Drop by Covenant's campus to deliver the donations you've collected throughout the month, share in family-friendly activities, pray for our work in community, and learn more about Covenant's upcoming stewardship campaign.

At Your Home

  • Write Notes of Encouragement to Hope Haven Residents – Throughout the month
    Uplift residents in recovery with some simple words of hope. Notes may be delivered to the Welcome Center throughout the month. Click here for details and sign-up.
  • Collect Items for Donation – Drop off October 31st from 1-4 PM
    Throughout the month, Covenant is collecting the following items: new or gently used twin sheet sets, pillows, books (especially for children), non-perishable food items, and Welcome Bags for The Mezzanine apartments. You may deliver donations to the Welcome Center during regular business hours or drop them off at our closing celebration of Covenant Impacts Charlotte, which will be on the Circle on October 31st from 1-4 PM.
  • Fill a Welcome Bag for The Mezzanine
    Fill a bag with basic household supplies to welcome residents at The Mezzanine at Freedom apartments. Learn more here.
  • Operation Sandwich – October 5; 10-11 AM
    Prepare sandwiches for neighbors experiencing homelessness and deliver to Covenant's Welcome Center. This project is great to do on your own or with family members of all ages! Click here to sign up.
  • Lunches for QC Family Tree – October 9 & 23
    Provide elements for lunches for students at the QC Family Tree Tiny School. Click here to sign up.
  • Roof Above Bag Lunches – October 12; 10-11 AM
    Prepare complete lunches for neighbors experiencing homelessness. This is another great project for volunteers of all ages. Click here to sign up.
  • Prepare Texas Hash for Roof Above – October 14, 11 AM-12 Noon or October 28, 5-6 PM
    Prepare Texas Hash, cookies, or brownies for Roof Above's Tryon St. Shelter (formerly the Men's Shelter). Drop off at the Fellowship Hall patio. Find the recipe here.
  • Highland Heroes Appreciation Brunch – October 19
    Contribute food, drinks, flowers or a note of encouragement to our teachers/staff at Highland Renaissance Academy. Click here for details and sign-up.

CIC Project calendar

Serve throughout October – projects in the community, on the church campus and at your home.