• THE VISION IS STILL … “OFFERING HOPE!” OR “GO AND DO LIKEWISE”

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022  This Sunday is the 5th Sunday After Pentecost.  I will begin my first of a 3-part series on Covenant’s Vision Statement.  Our vision statement is – “To be an inclusive community of faith – Offering Hope + Showing Faithfulness + Sharing Joy.”    In the first...

  • FREEDOM FOR YOU AND ME

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY JULY 3, 2022  This Sunday is both the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost as well as the Fourth of July Weekend.  There will be lots of gatherings, partying and fireworks in honor of Freedom and individual rights.  As a nation we are proud of our country’s freedom from the...

  • WANT REAL FREEDOM? LET’S FOLLOW THE SPIRIT

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022        This Sunday is the Third Sunday After Pentecost.  It is also the last Sunday of Pride Month, and it comes on a week before the Fourth of July Weekend.  The assigned Epistle text is that part of Paul’s letter...

  • Juneteenth on Father’s Day & Knowing God as Our Father

    This Sunday is Father’s Day.  So, happy Father’s Day to all dads and those serving in a paternal role.  Thank you for being an important presence in other’s lives. Liturgically it’s the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost also known as “Ordinary Time.”  One church recently called it “Extraordinary Time.”   While the assigned gospel text usually covers...

  • THE TRINITY REVEALS THE GREATNESS OF GOD’S LOVE

    NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022            Sunday is Pridefest here in Central Alabama. We encourage you to join our community at Linn Park for the festivities.           Sunday is also Trinity Sunday. Christians around the world will take time to consider the mystery of God as 3-in-1 — Father, Son,...

  • ARE YOU A PENTECOSTAL

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022           This Sunday is the first Sunday of Pride Month.  We encourage you to attend and support activities of interest during Central Alabama’s Pride observances. This Sunday is also Pentecost Sunday, the Birthday of the Christian Church.  On the date of its...

  • LIFE IN THE BETWEEN TIMES

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022 This is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial beginning of Summer.  On the church liturgical calendar, it is the “Seventh Sunday of Easter.”  While we observe it as Ascension Sunday, the Ascension of Jesus took place on last Thursday.  This Sunday is simply the Sunday...

  • K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETIE: IT’S STILL ALL ABOUT LOVE

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022            This Sunday is the 5th Sunday of Easter.               I love the assigned texts for this Sunday.  They both remind us to “K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetie: It’s Still All About Love.”  The Gospel text says, “I give you...

  • THE GOOD SHEPHERD’S PROMISE

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8TH, 2022            Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter; but it’s also known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  On this Sunday following Easter, a portion of Jesus’ proclamation from John 10, “I am the Good Shepherd,” is assigned.  This year, Good Shepherd Sunday falls...

  • DO YOU LOVE ME?

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022  Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter.  In the assigned Gospel text from John, Jesus appears for a 3rd time to the disciples.  Included in it is a conversation Jesus had with Peter.  Jesus asks Peter 3 times “Do You Love Me?”   Peter seems to...