Covenant Cross Currents Newsletter

Cross Currents December 2017

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VISITORS, WELCOME!

Covenant is a lively congregation and we want to welcome you. See our current newsletter for more information on worship and other activities. Click “Cross Currents”, under “Resources”, for our e-Newsletter.

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WE’RE ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

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Twitter: @Covenant_Pres / Instagram: @Covenant_Pres

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SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE:

Christ Connections Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 AM.

Worship at 10:30 AM.

A professionally staffed nursery is provided for young children.
Children’s Worship is held for children through grade 2 during the worship service.

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SOUP LUNCHEON THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

after worship in the Fellowship Hall. Many varieties of delicious soup will be served, along with fresh, homemade bread. Come celebrate what it means for God, and us, to be Generous in Every Way!

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COVCLUBS CHRISTMAS EVENT FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES:

Next Sunday, December 3, we will be headed to the movies in the afternoon to view the new film, The Star, just in time for the holidays. Make plans to join us at Valley View Grande. (Time to be determined as show times are published in the coming week, sometime in mid-afternoon).

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CALLING ALL ADVENT DECORATORS AND “FLUFFERS OF THE GREENS”

Please join the fellowship and fun as we bring in the season with our beautiful Advent   decorations. We will begin “fluffing the greens” on Wednesday, November 29 at 11:00 AM in Fellowship Hall. The “hanging of the greens” and decorating will be done on Thursday, November 30, starting at 9:30 AM. The Chrismon tree in Heritage Hall will be decorated on Sunday, December 3, during “lemonade and cookie time”. Please call Kathy Slack at 314-6658 for more information. The Covenant team of “dedicated decorators” firmly believes “the more the merrier” and “many hands make light work” . . . so please come and join us!

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YOU ARE INVITED TO “A STEEL DRUM CHRISTMAS”

featuring the band Pan-a-Mania at Vinton Baptist Church (219 East Washington Avenue, Vinton) on Saturday, December 2, at 3:00 PM. The concert is free; a love offering will be taken to support youth missions. What a great way to start the Christmas season!

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Please continue to keep our ANNUAL PCC CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY in prayer

as we prepare for this special evening on December 4. Please lift in prayer the sponsors, children, and all those who participate in this event, and pray that everyone will be touched by the spirit of Christmas

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FOUR SEASONS LUNCHEON:

All ages are welcome to join us for lunch at The Roanoker Restaurant on Friday, December 8 at 11:45 AM as we welcome the beginning of winter and the Christmas holidays. Feel free to ‘eat and run’ if you need to hurry back to work or begin your Christmas shopping! Sign up in Heritage Hall, or RSVP to Cheryl Floyd (ccrowland@gmail.com or 540-558-8032).

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JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER ON DECEMBER 13, 2017: A Reverend – A Motorcycle – A Mission!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this special evening with our guest and friend Reverend John Gondwe from Malawi. Many of our congregation will remember the young Reverend and his wife, as they visited in 2006. We were so moved by John that we immediately funded a motorcycle for his ministry to 16 prayer houses in the Kalikumbi congregation area. Since 2006, John, with Covenant by his side, has had many changes in his personal life, education, and ministry. John will be sharing with us for the evening program. An “International Malawi Meal” will be specially prepared by Covenant member Chef Jim Eaton! Join us for this memorable night, Wednesday, December 13, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Watch your Sunday bulletin for more information.

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CAN’T YOU FEEL THE CHRISTMAS TIME CHEER?

We hope you will join us at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 17 for a special program of pageantry and fellowship presented by our elementary aged children.

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SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING has begun!

Covenant folks will be ringing the bell at the Cave Spring Corners Kroger again this Christmas season! It is a great way to greet friends and neighbors during the Christmas season, and a real opportunity for families to serve others and have fun, too! This is the most important fundraising effort for the Salvation Army and its success is critical to the relief agency’s continued operations. Everyone is invited to participate, so please sign up in Heritage Hall today!

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HELP THE SALVATION ARMY THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON:

Fill a Christmas stocking or two for the children of families served by the Salvation Army. They particularly need stockings filled for older children. Look for the stockings and collection boxes in Heritage Hall. Please return filled stockings by December 6. Thank you!

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WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO YOUTH MINISTRY AT COVENANT?

We’d love for you to prepare a dinner meal one Sunday, January – May, for our gatherings from  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Please contact Allison Anama, our meal coordinator, with questions. We do have severe nut allergies in our group and ask that you be mindful of those needs. It is really easy to sign up on Signup Genius. Thank you for helping us create a welcoming place for our youth!

Here is the link for the YG meal Signup Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c45adad2da46-covenant2.

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COVYOGRO – Covenant Youth Group:

NO YOUTH GROUP ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26Happy Thanksgiving!   First Montreat deposit is due NOW ($150 non-refundable). Montreat is open to rising 9th graders through graduated 12th graders and is held on July 15-21, 2018. Please let Pastor Loren know ASAP if you are planning to attend.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 – Youth Group at Covenant; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY; 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Please RSVP to Loren by December 1. We are having a special dinner and will need a headcount. Thank you!

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WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP

will meet on Monday, November 27 at 10:30 AM in the Parlor. All women are welcome! Please contact Sharon Nanz (slnanz@aol.com or 989-7810) with any questions.

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MEN’S BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP

will meet on Saturday, December 2, at 8:00 AM in the Red Room. All Covenant men are invited! Please contact Allan Wulff (solartec@cox.net) with questions.

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CHANCEL CHANGES:

Session has approved certain modifications to the chancel to facilitate the use and maintenance of the new organ console and to enhance our worship experience in multiple ways. The work will be done by our in-house craftsmen staying within a $4000 budget. In a few weeks you may notice these changes:

  • The console loft and surrounding railing are a few inches lower.
  • A smooth hardwood floor in front of the choir and extending to the organ console will be installed.
  • Railings will also be equipped for temporary removal on special occasions.

           –  John McMillen  

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THE CONGREGATIONAL CARE COMMITTEE

The Congregational Care Committee wishes to provide care, comfort, and assistance to any member in our congregation who may be experiencing a birth, ill health, death of a family member, or other extenuating circumstances. Please call and let us know if we can be helpful (Deborah Patterson, 520-3306).

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“HOLY HUNCH” BIBLE STUDY

meets on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Blue Room. Dr. Kyle Allen and Rev. Loren Tate Mitchell lead an informal discussion of the scriptures highlighted in upcoming sermons. All are welcome!

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CUB SCOUTS AT COVENANT!

Would your son enjoy making new friends, playing games, hitting targets, hiking, fishing, camping, AND having fun? Come join Cub Scouts right here at Covenant Presbyterian Church, meeting on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Green Room. To learn more, please email Chip White at JoinRoanokeScouts@gmail.com. Give your son the opportunity to build his adventure through Cub Scouts!

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COVENANT CROSS CURRENTS NEWSLETTER:

The December 2017 edition of the Covenant Cross Currents newsletter is available on our website, www.covroanoke.org. Printed copies are available on the table in the Narthex.

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UPPER ROOM AND TODAY DEVOTIONALS:

Upper Room ($0.85) and Today devotionals for November/December  are on the table in the narthex. Large print Upper Room devotionals are also available ($1.20). Please place money in the nearby jar.

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  • Christ Connections 9:15 a.m.
    Worship 10:30 a.m.

    Office Hours:
    M 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    T-Th 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    F 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Upcoming Events

    1. Church Office Closed

      November 24
    2. 9:15am- Christ Connections Sunday School for all ages

      November 26 @ 9:15 am
    3. 10:30am-Worship, followed by a Soup Luncheon in Fellowship Hall

      November 26 @ 10:30 am
    4. (No CovYoGro )

      November 26 @ 4:00 pm
    5. 10:30am – Women’s Bible Study & Fellowship (Parlor)

      November 27 @ 10:30 am
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    God's Mission and Ours

    The Mission:
    Loving God, loving people, making disciples

    The Vision:
    To fully engage people in and outside the congregation in the ministry of Jesus Christ through worship, learning, missions, fellowship, and stewardship, leading people into faithful, joyful discipleship

    The Core Values:
    At Covenant, we strive to be Christ-centered and follow the Spirit’s leading as we:

    WORSHIP, providing a warm and welcoming spiritual home for all;

    TEACH, offering creative discipleship opportunities;

    NURTURE, fostering caring relationships and maintaining unity in conflict;

    REACH, extending God’s love and compassion locally and globally.

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