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September 29 - October 5   

  Ministry Highlight

Our Emeritus Officers  

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. I Timothy 3:1
For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. I Timothy 3:13
Earlier this week, elder Sandy Spitz reflected on God's blessings through the leaders who have been used by God at this church over many years. His comments tell a story that includes the dedicated work of the men we honor today.
"Praise God for the humble, God-honoring efforts of God's people who came before us and those who faithfully work alongside us every day - I am reminded and encouraged as I consider one of our strategic initiatives is to be a "resource church" to others in the future because we have been so generously blessed by our God in the past. God has been saving His people through our people, in foreign missions, in numerous local ministries, on church land, in church buildings, through church programs, under circumstances, and over a history that brings us to where we are today, poised for more growth and the opportunity to contribute even more to God's Kingdom. God has blessed our church and allowed us to be in this place of growth and opportunity for even greater contribution, perhaps in part, because of the selfless contributions of so many that came before us and those that faithfully and tirelessly work together now."
Our officers emeriti have given countless hours in service over many years. Although they are stepping down from the many ministry tasks they have handled so well, we are not ready to be without their prayerful wisdom. We are grateful for their continued commitments to prayer and their willingness to share loving wisdom and the example of lives dedicated to following Christ. Thank you to each of them and to our Sovereign God.
Our current officers emeriti include elders Biff Bracy, Russ Epley, Jerry Jones, Sang Lee, Henry McClain, Norm Petty, Rob Randolph, Dr. Tim Roberts, and Chris Williams. Our deacons emeriti are Jerry Lindsey and Dale Yurkovich.


General Leadership Project Group

This group will seek to put God's will for Christ Covenant into practice by leading the congregation to carry out the vision of disciples making disciples.

Please join us in praying for the General Leadership Project Group by praying for the following:

* For wisdom for the group as they seek to discern God's will through the various projects;

* For joyful hearts for the group in their work;

* For the outcome to glorify God.

 Additional Ways to Pray: 

Supported Worker of the Week| 
Jason & Jill Piteo

Jason is planting a PCA church in a strategic suburb of Cleveland, OH.  
  • Pray for a new Bible study they have started which is focused on reaching their city with the gospel.
  • Pray for the Lord to bless their relationships with new neighbors and for opportunities to share the gospel with them.
  • Pray for new friends for all of them, especially their three oldest children who started at a new school.

Persecuted Church | Iran

Pray for believers in Iran where rising tensions with the US and government recognition of the spread of Christianity have increased the dangers of meeting together, preaching in the native language, or sharing their faith.

Unreached People Group | Bohra in India

There are a few Christian believers among the Bohra community, which is largely Muslim. To follow Jesus, a person in the Bohra community risks losing much that is important, including family, friends, status, and employment

Presbytery Church of the Week |
Hope Community Church 

Hope Community Church with Senior Pastor Mark Upton.


Member Directories are Here!

Church directories are available at the information desk after morning worship in the main lobby for members of Christ Covenant Church. Please take one per family. If we run out of directories today, please add your name and email to a list at the information desk to receive one. More are on the way!
As you look at the directory, please remember this is our first member directory in a very long time. We will be revising and making changes so that when we produce another directory, it will be current!

If you see the word "unsubscribed" under your name, it means you have asked to not receive emails from Christ Covenant, and your email has not been published in the directory.

If you have information or a picture you would like to change, please send all your changes to MemberUpdates@christcovenant.org.

Women's Weekly Prayer Gathering
Sunday, September 29| 4:45pm

All ladies are invited to pray with women of Christ Covenant on Sunday afternoons in the Worship Center Prayer Room from 4:45-5:45pm. 

Operation Christmas Child
September 22 - October 27

Touch the lives of children and families around the world, bringing hope through the Good News of Jesus Christ in the form of a simple gift in a shoebox! You can pick up a shoebox to pack from any of the lobbies. After you've filled your shoebox, return it to one of the church lobbies with either $9 cash or receipt for shipping inside your box. The last day to bring your filled shoebox to Christ Covenant is Sunday, October 27.

Please remember to not pack toothpaste or candy of any kind in your shoebox. If you have additional questions, please contact Karen Chambers at  kchambers@christcovenant.org or visit Samaritan's Purse to learn more.

Middle School Fall Retreat
October 4 - October 6

The AIM retreat is focused on who God is and why He is worthy of our worship, affection, devotion, and praise. We will have 4 talks centered on Revelation 4:11, "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they existed and were created." During the retreat, we will have various grade competitions focusing on teamwork and working together toward a common goal.
Registration opens August 27 and closes September 29 at midnight. Cost is $70 and includes Saturday meals, t-shirt and transportation back to Christ Covenant on Sunday morning.
To register, please click here. 

Men's Ministry Breakfast
Saturday, October 5

All men ages 16 and older are invited to attend a men's ministry breakfast on Saturday, October 5, at 7am at Stacks Kitchen. Jim Prieb from the Metanoia Prison Ministry will be speaking about "Living in a Gated Community." Register at ChristCovenant.org to attend.


Let Them Soar 5k
October 12

We hope many of you can join us at the Let Them Soar 5k that supports the Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte. The race takes place Saturday morning, October 12, here at Christ Covenant Church. There are still opportunities to volunteer and to race. It's a wonderful opportunity to use our campus to serve our community and to further connect with those individuals and families affected by disability. To volunteer or sign up to race, visit https://letthemsoar5k.raceroster.com/

Franklin Graham Decision American 
Tar Hill State Tour
October 12

Franklin Graham will hold  one-night events  across North Carolina to proclaim the Gospel and join believers in praying for our nation, our communities, and the lost. He will be in Charlotte on October 12 at the PNC Music Pavilion.
To learn more about the event, visit https://nc.billygraham.org/event/charlotte/.

Save the Date: Joint Sunday Schools
Sunday, October 13 &
Sunday, October 20

We are pleased to announce that we will be gathering for adult congregation-wide joint Sunday school sessions on October 13 and 20. The purpose of these gatherings is for the Shepherding Project Group and the Sunday School & Small Groups Project Team to share some information regarding their work toward a new design in each of these areas. On October 13, we will spotlight the role of shepherding in our congregation as we move toward a new shepherding model. On October 20, we will highlight some exciting developments around our Sunday school structure and the ways it will serve our overall vision for discipleship. Along with hearing from the project groups, Pastor Kevin will speak on both Sundays to address the vision driving each initiative.

Covenant Day School Holiday Market
November 15

The CDS Parents Association will be hosting its annual Holiday Market on Friday, November 15, from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Stop by for a time of fellowship, fun, and shopping!
If you are interested in being a vendor, click here. Vendor registration is open from September 15 through November 1. The cost is $80 ($45 for CDS students).  
Past vendors have sold items including holiday and home decor, jewelry, baked goods, art, CDS apparel, handbags, and more! Email holidaymarketCDS@gmail.com with any questions.

January 31 - February 1, 2020

Christ Covenant Church is hosting Hinged, the 2020 PCA Women's Conference - January 31 - February 1st. Spots are filing up fast, so register now!

There are Friday and/or Saturday attendance options and reduced registration for High School and College Students! For details and registration visit https://pcacdm.org/hinged-conferences/

If you would be interested in being a table hostess on Friday night, please contact Staci Poston at sposton@christcovenant.org.

Strategy and Vision: We Want Your Feedback! 

The Recommendation Steering Committee would like your feedback about the strategic vision for the future of our church. Many of you have already responded and have provided great insight for the project teams. Please CLICK HERE to submit your feedback/ questions. As always, keep praying for our church and its leadership as we continue on this journey together.

Serving in Children's Ministry

The Children's Ministry is staffing for the new year and would love to have you serving alongside us! Join us as we sow seeds of discipleship in to the youngest members of our church. Contact Lindey Duncklee at lduncklee@christcovenant.org or Mindy Thornton at mthornton@christcovenant.org if interested.

Local Mission Opportunity

Would you like to make a life-long impact on a child right in our town? Sign up to be a sidekick to a student at Matthews Elementary. The commitment is just to eat lunch once a week, or every other week, and to be a buddy to a student who needs a stable adult in their lives. It is a true blessing to get to know a student in this way and show them the love of Christ. If you would like more information or to sign up, contact Brendan Kelly at bpkclan@carolina.rr.com or 704-277-6694.

Christ Covenant Church hosts 
Andrew Peterson in Concert

Christ Covenant is hosting Andrew Peterson in concert on Wednesday, December 18! Tickets are on sale at  ChristCovenant.org.


Congregational Accommodations

Our slideshow on Sunday mornings displays infographics with details on the amenities we have available for our congregation are as follows:
  • a fragrance-free area (in the balcony, adjacent to the elevator); 
  • nursing mothers room (WC-111); 
  • hands-free outer door (on ground level near handicapped parking); 
  • elevator to ground floor, main floor, and lobby; 
  • hearing loop seating in the sanctuary; 
  • large print worship folders at the information desk.

Please visit the information desk if you have questions about these amenities.

Employment Opportunities

Christ Covenant Church regularly seeks to employ individuals who want to engage their gifts to help make disciples who worship God, grow in community, love others, and serve the world. Check christcovenant.org/aboutus/employment for current positions and to apply. Current opportunities include:
  • Assistant Director of Women's Ministry (PT),
  • Hospitality & Kitchen Coordinator (PT).

Worship Notes
Sunday, September 29
Morning Worship - 10:45 AM
"The Grace of Giving "
Acts 4:32-37
Dr. Kevin DeYoung

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM
"The True Lion King"
Daniel 6:1-28  
Dr. Kevin DeYoung
Large print worship folders are available at the Information Desk.

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September 29 - 
October 5

Sunday, September 29
9AM | Discovery class 
9 AM | Sunday school 
10:45 AM | Morning worship
4:45 PM | Women's weekly prayer gathering 
5 PM | Timothy Project 
6 PM | Evening worship 

Monday, September 30  
6 PM | Support Groups 
Wednesday, October 2 
6:30 PM | Various choirs

Thursday, October 3 
6:45 PM | American Heritage Girls
6:45 PM | Trail Life  
Friday, October 4 
AIM - Middle school retreat
Saturday, October 5 
7 AM | Men's ministry breakfast

Upcoming Events

Oct 13 | Joint Sunday school
Oct 20 |
Joint Sunday school
Oct 27 |
Reformation Sunday
Nov 1-3 |
High school BIG WHAT
Dec 8 |
Christmas Choral Service
Dec 14 |
Birthday Party for Jesus
Dec 18
| Andrew Peterson concert
Dec 22 | No Sunday school
Dec 24
| Christmas Eve Service
Dec 29 | No Sunday school

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