Ways to engage in 2017 A guide to new classes, workshops and more

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Community dialogues on Race, Culture & Opportunity

When: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Jan. 11 - Feb. 8 in the Fellowship Hall

Gain a deeper understanding of implicit bias and systemic racism in our community and the broader culture. Co-sponsored by Covenant, CN Jenkins Presbyterian and the Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange, this series will welcome dynamic and well-known speakers, including Toussaint Romain (below). Click for details.

Speaker series on Telling the story of your life

When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 11 - Feb. 22 in Fellowship Hall 207

Discover the power of storytelling - and how it can help you to know yourself and others more deeply. We will listen to gifted storytellers, participate in interactive explorations of our stories and seek to understand the meaning of narrative. Drop-ins are welcome. Click for details.

Disciple Bible study with Bob and Jessica

Get connected: Erin.williams@covenantpresby.org

When: Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15 - April 5

Jump into this in-depth study on Wednesday evenings. We'll have a session to help you get caught up. Then we'll launch back into our year-long study of Jesus in the Gospels.

Workshops for parents of adolescents

Get connected: Jessica.patchett@covenantpresby.org

Mary Moore, therapist with Southeast Psych

Purposeful Parenting: How to Raise Resilient Children Wednesday, February 15: Rooted in the latest research in parenting, resiliency, positive psychology, behavioral science, and mindfulness, this session distills expert knowledge into simple, effective, and practical skills to help parents and children flourish.

Purposeful Parenting: Strengthening Children's Social & Emotional Skills Wednesday, February 22: Identify your child's strengths (what is working) and needs (what areas need developing) and practical strategies to enhance both areas.

Small groups during the week

Get connected: Erin.williams@covenantpresby.org

Sunday Evening Young Adult Women’s Small Group Mostly women in their late 20s and 30s gathering for friendship, prayer and spiritual exploration. Led by Jessica Patchett. Locations vary.

Tuesday Uptown Bible Study Open to all, a diverse group led by Jessica Patchett and studying the gospel of John. Foundation for the Carolinas, 12-1pm.

Tuesday Covenant Lunch Bible Study Open to all, this study will begin a new series in January. Fellowship Hall, 11:30am-1pm.

Wednesday Southpark Bible Study Open to all adults, this group will begin a new study in January on Galatians and Ephesians. Union Presbyterian Seminary room 201, 12-1pm.

Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study Open to all women, this group explores scripture together and is excited to welcome newcomers with diverse journeys of faith. Parlor, 9:30-11am.

Music at Covenant

Traditional: John.richardson@covenantpresby.org

Contemporary: Daniel.heath@covenantpresby.org

Covenant offers opportunities for all ages to grow and to learn how to be equipped to use their God-given talents. Here is the weekly schedule for rehearsals:

Angelus Choir (Grades K-2)-Sunday 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Chorister Choir (3-5)-Sunday 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Youth Bell Choir (6-12)-Sunday 4-4:45 p.m.

Youth Chorale (6-12)-Sunday 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Covenant Ringers (adult bell choir)-Monday 6-7 p.m.

Covenant Choir (adult)-Thursday 7-9 p.m.

Covenant Choir

Worship Team for 9:30 a.m. contemporary (instrumentalists/singers) – rehearses Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Worship Team for 11 a.m. contemporary (instrumentalists/singers) – rehearses Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

iWorship Band – (middle and high school youth instrumentalists/singers) – rehearses at 12:15 p.m. seasonally in the Fellowship Hall

2016 Worship Team Retreat

Presbyterian Women (PW) Small Groups

Get connected: Martha.isaacs@covenantpresby.org

PW Retreat 2016

Sisters in Spirit Fellowship Breakfasts

Get connected: Mary Lou Daly at mldalycpa@gmail.com

Gather with us on second Tuesdays every month at 7 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a guest speaker who shares an uplifting faith story. We end promptly at 8. Come dressed for work or for working out and feel free to bring a friend. Click for details.

Tuesday, Jan. 10: Juliet Kuehnle on "Being Happy in the Skin You Are In."

Tuesday, Feb. 14: An update from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force, a group of community leaders seeking solutions to end poverty in our city.

Tuesday, March 14: Christie Matthews on "Parenting in Charlotte."

Tuesday, April 4: Debbie George on "Keeping your mind strong: Mindfulness and meditation." *Moved to first April due to Easter

Tuesday, May 9: Jen Christianson, Pastoral Resident, shares a faith story.

Young Adults (YA)

Get connected: Jen.christianson@covenantpresby.org

Join men and women in our 20s and 30s as we navigate our faith and the world. We have First Sunday Brunches, small groups, Theology on Tap discussions (below) and more. Follow us on Facebook for news and events.

Theology on Tap event in fall 2016

Serve in the community and world

Get connected: Carla.leaf@covenantpresby.org

Live boldly, bravely and passionately as we serve through mission partners here in Charlotte as well as in western North Carolina; Mexico; Kenya; and the Middle East.

Covenant Impacts Charlotte 2016

two new Support groups

Get connected: Susan.ferone@covenantpresby.org

Fighting Cancer with Hope: Beginning Sunday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Parlor; An eight-week support group for men and women who are suffering from the loss of a spouse, parent or sibling. Led by Susan Ferone and Dan Busch.

Grief and Healing - Taking the Journey Together: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.; Join Petra Wahnefried, Chaplain at Levine Cancer Institute and former Covenant Pastoral Resident, for a six-week class for cancer patients who attend Covenant.

Susan Ferone and Dan Busch, co-facilitators of Fighting Cancer with Hope

Fitness at Covenant

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