NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR PENTECOST AND PRIDE SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

This Sunday, Covenant will observe two events, Pride and Pentecost Sunday. After celebrating Pentecost Sunday in worship, we’ll join thousands from our community at Central Alabama’s 2019 Pridefest. Covenant’s singing group “Glory” will represent Covenant singing “This is Me.” Both, Pride and Pentecost are stories of publicly coming out. Over...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019

This Sunday begins the end of the celebration of the liturgical season of Easter. However, for us as followers of Christ, every day is a celebration of the Resurrection. This is also Memorial Day Weekend. While most people have come to identify this Weekend as the unofficial beginning of the...

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NOTE FROM THE PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

This week is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. The assigned gospel text includes these words from Jesus: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34) This is without a doubt God’s...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter. The assigned gospel from John 21 shares that events before and during Jesus third appearance to the disciples after the resurrection. In the previous two appearance, Jesus did lots of miracles that John 20:30 says, “which are not written in this book.”...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT, APRIL 7, 201

  In our 2019 Lenten Journey, Easter is only 2 weeks away. Reading Judas’s criticism of Mary in assigned Gospel text and my own experiences this week, have both reminded me that every one of us experience dark times that are hard to release. Grief, shame, despair, death, disappointment, anger,...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018

Our Covenant Mission Statement – “We exist to: Celebrate the love of God, Cultivate a relationship with God, Care about one another in Christ, and Communicate Christ to all people.” During August, in a 4-part sermon series, we have been revisiting our Mission Statement, taking a renewed look as to...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018

During August we are revisiting our Covenant’s Mission statement with a series of 4 sermons. This week, we will consider what the third part of our mission means: “We exist to care about one another in Christ.” Please notice that our mission is not just “to care about one another”...

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NOTE FOR PASTOR JR FOR TRINITY SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It’s also the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend (the unofficial beginning of Summer.) Many folks will be traveling this weekend or attending family outings. We pray for safe travels and good times. It’s been said that “Educators take that which is simple and make it...

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