THIS SUNDAY AFTER WORSHIP: GBIO House Meeting after worship: Come learn about the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and share your passion for social justice. We will be holding GBIO "house" meetings after the church service in Bates Hall. After an introduction, we will break up into smaller groups. The idea is for each of us to tell a personal story that explains why you care about a particular social justice issue. We will get to know each other better and hear each other'sperspectives. Join us!
MID-WEEK ADULT EDUCATION ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICES CONTINUES THIS WEEK:
This week, we continue our 3-week series on Spiritual Practices using the creative, interactive Animate curriculum as our guide. We would love anyone to join us for all or some of these sessions!
This Thursday, November 6 we will explore the SACRAMENTS: what makes them special and why do we designate certain sacraments instead of others? What role do these sacramental practices serve in your life?
On Thursday, November 13 we will explore the role of FOOD in our spiritual lives: in what ways is food sacred? in what ways is food idolized? how does the kingdom of God come to life through food?
Join us on these Thursday evenings in Bates Hall from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm as we explore together!
CENTRAL REFORM TEMPLE'S INTERFAITH COMMUNITY ANNIVERSARY SERVICE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, AT 6:30 PM. Our neighboring congregation, Central Reform Temple of Boston, which shares its home with Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street, will be marking its 10th Anniversary with a Community Interfaith Service of Celebration on Friday, November 7, at 6:30 PM. For further information: www.centralreformtemple.org
LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS TODAY!
PRACTICING JOY: THE ALL-CHURCH RETREAT! Whether you are a long-time member or a brand new friend, please join the Church of the Covenantcommunity for a joyful, rejuvenating day together onSaturday, November 8 from 9:30 am- 4:00 pm.We will journey to the Edwards House in Framingham (the headquarters of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ) for a day filled with worship, meditation, music, and fun. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.Click here to learn more and to register! Please make sure to register by Friday, October 31st.
BIBLE STUDY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Second Floor, Williams Library.
NURSERY CARE FOR CHILDREN: Nursery Care is provided by our wonderful caregivers downstairs off of Bates Hall. Please ask an usher for directions if you need help finding it.
Upcoming Dates and Invitations
ADULT EDUCATION ON NUTRITION AND FAITH ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9:"Lettuce Eat With God!" Join us for a workshop on Faith and Nutrition with your Young Adult Volunteer, Hope! Do you carrot all about healthy eating? You should turnip for the November 9th Adult Ed session on nutrition and faith! This Adult Ed can't be beet. Leek the news to all your friends! Get there early- there won't be mushroom! Peas-fully, Hope Seggelink, Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer
POTLUCK AND NEWCOMERS TABLES: Looking for an informal way to learn more about Covenant, it's community, history, commitments and denominations? This fall, our monthly potlucks will include a designated Newcomers Table where you can enjoy lunch with pastoral staff and church leaders while learning more about this community faith! The next potluck and Newcomers Table is November 16. Feel free to send any questions to Pastoral Associate Julie Rogers at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
BUILDING BRIDGES HOME: A CONCERT FOR CHANGE
OnDecember 13th, a group of Students from the New England Conservatory will perform in the Covenant sanctuary from7pm to 9pm. This free concert is an opportunity for Boston's homeless, their advocates, and the general public to come together to raise awareness of the situations our unhoused neighbors face, share beautiful music, and support those affected by the closing of the Long Island Bridge. We will accept donations of new socks, underwear, and travel-sized toiletry items. For more information or to help with the event, please email Caitlin Vest email@example.com
FELLOWSHIP DUES AND YOU! Did you know that Covenant pays fellowship dues (also known as a "per capita") for each of our members to each of our denominations every year? Each member makes a check out to The Church of the Covenant in the amount of $40.00 to cover his or her per capita annual dues. Covenant, in turn, sends all the per capita donations to our two denominations, the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church USA. It's very important to know that the per capita is different from your annual pledge or the gifts you may leave in the plate from time to time. Covenant pays per capita dues to the UCC and the PC(USA) every year, regardless of whether each member of the congregation pays Covenant to do so. Please either place your payment in the offering plate properly marked (memo line of check, or marked envelope with cash), or mail a check with memo line "fellowship dues".
HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO SHARE? If you are organizing or leading a church event, don't forget to email a short announcement (2-3 lines) to Julie Rogers so it can be included in future bulletins, This Week at Covenant and the church calendar. If you would like an announcement to appear in a Sunday bulletin, please send your announcement by the previous Wednesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see our beautiful Tiffany decorated Sanctuary, please visit us Monday through Saturday 11am to 3pm, except on days when other events (such as weddings) are scheduled which precludes guests visiting. We are also open on most Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.
We also invite you to join us on Sundays at 10:30am for our Worship Service.