NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, FEBURARY 5, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Covenant will celebrate our 36th Anniversary. As I said last Sunday, the founding of an opening, affirming and inclusive congregation like Covenant 36 years ago in Birmingham was prophetic and radical. As we prepare to celebrate our congregation’s birthday, it’s important that we understand that...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017

This is Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. Today when we think of an Epiphany, it’s probably not about “The Epiphany” when Christ is revealed to the Magi. Rather we’re probably thinking about “an epiphany as a sudden or illuminating discovery or realization. I had that kind of...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR, FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017

Yogi Berra, the legendary baseball Hall of Famer, is famous for the quote “Déjà vu, all over again!” That sort of what this Sunday at Covenant will be like. We had intended to observe Baptism of our Lord Sunday this past Sunday. However, the weather made it impossible for many...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017

This is “Baptism of Our Lord Sunday.” This New Year of 2017 is still new enough that many are working on new beginnings for our lives. Perhaps that’s why the observance of Jesus’ baptism comes at the beginning of each new year … to encourage us to remember our own...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR DECEMBER 18, 2016

This Sunday is The Fourth Sunday of Advent. The theme for this Sunday is “Love.” The themes for the four Advent Sundays are essential pillars of our faith in Christ. They are “Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.” The last 3 of which are the first 3 listed among the fruits...

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