Engagement Ministry invites you to find your fit in ministry at Covenant.
Please take a minute to share with us some ideas of where you'd like to share your gifts and time using this quick-and-easy form.
If you'd like help discerning your gifts, please try our Spiritual Gifts Assessment. It takes about 6 minutes to complete and will offer insight into your God-given gifts and interests.
If you'd like to talk with someone about your gifts or interests, please contact Joan Watson, associate pastor for congregational life.
In Our Nation and World
We believe our neighbors live not only beyond the doors of our church, but beyond the boundaries of our community.
God calls us to build lasting relationships around the world. In the faces of the people we serve, we will find our faith strengthened, our horizons broadened and our lives changed. How can you help our global mission?
Save the Date: Mission Festival and Auction
Sunday, Feb. 22
Donate and bid on items at this fun fundrasier to support Covenant’s mission teams traveling to Reynosa, Yucatan and Avery County and other sites. We’re collecting donations now in the basement of the Fellowship Hall. Contact Petra Wahnefried if you’d like to donate larger items or live-auction items.
Go on a Mission Trip
We leave the demands of our lives and begin a journey, called by God, to worlds so different from our own. Join us as we build friendships with those we serve, immersing ourselves in their cultures and blessing their lives as they bless ours.
2015 MISSION TRIPS FOR ADULTS
March 1 – 7
15 participants, cost: $675
Participants will travel to the border of Mexico and the United States. Working with our longtime partner, Faith Ministries, we will live alongside people who will come to be our friends. With them, we will build a home that will move a family from substandard housing to a place of hope. Participants are expected to attend four pre-trip group meetings and one Saturday retreat, all in February, to prepare for our journey and to build community within our group. In addition, there will be one post-trip gathering for reflection and sharing.
March 19 – March 22
14 participants, cost: $100
Join us for a 3-day young adult mission experience exploring the most prevalent needs in Charlotte and how we can answer the call to love our neighbors. We will learn from various leaders in our community, participate in the work of non-profits, and discuss how we can make a meaningful difference in the pursuit of justice.
July 11 – 18
30 participants , cost: $775
Celebrating our 25th year working with Accion Ministries, we return to this culturally rich destination to help build a small Presbyterian church in rural Mexico. The Mayan culture is fascinating, its people hospitable, and the opportunities to strengthen our own church community are moving. It will be a week to develop long-lasting relationships as we serve alongside our Mayan brothers and sisters.
Avery County, NC
20 participants, cost: $400
This trip has become an important experience for our participants, who have become aware of the needs of people living in our own state. Working with partners in Avery County — Crossnore Presbyterian and other Presbyterian churches in the area, Crossnore School and Habitat for Humanity — our church has begun to make a difference in the lives of Avery County residents.
18 participants, cost: $2,000
Explore with other church members how we are called to understand human justice in a world that struggles with peace. Participants will meet with Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders who work bravely and boldly for peace. Trip participants will be expected to plan to attend preparatory classes in the spring so that all can enter the trip with deeper understanding about what we will encounter. The trip will be challenging, physically and spiritually, as we seek to understand the burdens and joy of people living in this region of the world.
To participate in a 2015 Covenant mission trip, fill out the 2015 Mission Trip Application and return it along with a $150 deposit to Michelle Williamson in the church office. If you have questions about any of the trips or would like more information, email Michelle Williams.
2015 MISSION TRIPS FOR YOUTH
- 6th-8th grades, CROSS Missions (Charlotte), June 14-19, Cost $350
- 9th-11th grade, Broad Street Ministries, Philadelphia, June 21-27, Cost $575
- 12th grade, Yucatan, Mexico, June 21-27, Cost $750