THE ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING OFFERING IS BEING COLLECTED THIS SUNDAY: This Sunday, we have the opportunity to join with Presbyterians, UCC-ers, and many other denominations in the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. This offering supports our denominations' efforts to provide disaster assistance,economic and community development,and humanitarian relief in conflict zones across the globe. Our denominations and their global partners are especially effective at helping the poorest of the poor and bringing hope in lasting ways.
ALL-CHURCH POTLUCK AFTER WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
We are diverting from our usual 3rd Sunday of the month routine this month as the third Sunday of April coincides with Easter Sunday. Join us after worship for a delicious and fun meal with our Covenant community!
WE ARE 'GREENING' THE SANCTUARY: It is with great excitement that we have begun the process of installing radiant heating, replacing the floors, and making pew repairs in our beautiful National Historic Landmark sanctuary. In the meantime, our Sunday worship services will be held downstairs in Bates Hall and we ask for your flexibility and patience as we transition into this temporary space (until April 2014). In the meantime, you can check our website at www.cotcbos.org to learn more about the building, our Tiffany windows, the Welte-Tripp organ, and to hear more about the renovations.
While the initial costs are significant, the long-term benefits are both cost efficient and an important contribution to the use of sustainable energy. Please consider a contribution to this project. No donation is too small. Checks may be written to Church of the Covenant, with a line designating the funds for "Greening the Sanctuary". For more information, speak to Rob, Lucy Williams or any member of the Building Committee.
BIBLE STUDY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Second Floor, Williams Library.
Upcoming Dates and Invitations
ONE YEAR LATER: A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOPE ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARATHON TRAGEDY: All are invited to Old South Church on Tuesday, April 15 to a service of Remembrance and Hope to honor the memories of those whose lives were taken, recall all brave responders, encourage those still struggling to recover, and bless athletes who will run in 2014. Click here to read more about this service.
THE WALK FOR HUNGER IS SUNDAY, MAY 4
Join the team from Church of the Covenant! Walk with us or support our walkers as we raise money to fight hunger in Massachusetts. If you have any questions contact Nancy Stockford or Audrey Holt (email@example.com) or find out more at www.projectbread.org/walk.
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE:
The next Children and Youth CE meeting will be on April 16 at 6pm in the Fiction section of the BPL (first floor). All are welcome.
Planning A Program for Older Children Retreat on Saturday, May 3 from 9 am - 1 pm, Location TBD: Please join the Children and Youth CE Committee for a retreat to envision what we hope to offer older children. We'll begin by looking at highlights of what Covenant has offered in the past, then pool our ideas and experience and imagine what we would be inspired to offer the older children.
Prayer and Children: We are planning a gathering, with parents and others who are interested, to look at what we think of as prayer, how we pray ourselves and with our families, and how we would like to explore prayer with children and open space for their prayer. This would take place on a Sunday from 12 to 1. We are considering two dates in the summer: July13th or August 24th. A fall date is a possibility if that's better. Please click here to visit the doodle poll and let us know which date would work best for you!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO BIBLE STUDY ON EASTER SUNDAY.
We'll look forward to seeing you at 10:30 for the Easter service!
Daily sanctuary tours have ended for the season. Please plan on visiting our Tiffany sanctuary again when we reopen in the spring! You are also welcome to visit us on Sundays at 10:30 am for our Worship Service.