May 25 Announcements

Nationals Game – Pick up tickets for CCC’s trip to the Nationals game on July 4th at 11:00 a.m. from Nelson Hastings.  A few tickets are still available; they cost $20 each.

Baptism Service – Join CCC as we celebrate new life in Christ with believer’s baptism!   The worship service will be held Sunday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.  in the pavilion of Hunt Valley Pool, 7100 Sydenstricker Road, right next door to the church, weather permitting.

Missions Team Thank You – Thank you to all who participated in the “surprise dinner” fundraiser last weekend.  Over $500 was raised for the upcoming trip to Mountain Mission Bible Camp!   Donations are still being accepted; a donation jar is located at the back of the sanctuary.

Council Positions – Several leadership council positions are opening starting next month.  We would like to consider any individual interested in church leadership; open positions include properties, council secretary and Christian formation.  If you would like to volunteer or suggest an individual for consideration, please talk to Paul Seguin or one of the pastors.

Summer Schedule

Sunday, June 1st, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with believer’s baptism at Hunt Valley Pool at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 8th Last Sunday School of the school year at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 15th No Sunday School; Worship at 10:00 a.m.; Church-wide picnic at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 22nd No Sunday School; Worship at 10:00 a.m.; Church business meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. throughout the summer.

Other dates: Nationals Game, July 4; Missions Trip to Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp, July 20-25.May 25

Clothing Drive – During the month of May, we will be collecting men’s and children’s clothing, for the Rising Hope Mission.  Please donate usable, summer clothing and shoes that are clean and in good condition in the collection bin at the back of the sanctuary to support those in need, who are served by the mission.  If you have specific questions, please contact Rob Ericson or Martha Reitman.

 

May 18 Announcements

Ministry Team Proposal – A proposal has been put together following our church-wide meeting in late March.    Paper copies are available at church or email a pastor to receive a report.  In the next few weeks, we will be receiving feedback and suggestions, particularly on the “2 Part Proposal” section, and we will begin “trying out” some of the proposals.  If you would like to assist in this work or discussion, please contact a team member or pastor.

Council Positions – Several leadership council positions are opening starting next month.  We would like to consider any individual interested in church leadership; open positions include properties, council secretary and Christian formation.  If you would like to volunteer or suggest an individual for consideration, please talk to Paul Seguin or one of the pastors.

Summer Schedule

Sunday, June 1st, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with believer’s baptism at Hunt Valley Pool at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 8th Last Sunday School of the school year at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, June 15th No Sunday School; Worship at 10:00 a.m.; Church-wide picnic at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 22nd No Sunday School; Worship at 10:00 a.m.; Church business meeting at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. throughout the summer.

Other dates: Nationals Game, July 4; Missions Trip to Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp, July 20-25.

Clothing Drive – During the month of May, we will be collecting men’s and children’s clothing, for the Rising Hope Mission.  Please donate usable, summer clothing and shoes that are clean and in good condition in the collection bin at the back of the sanctuary to support those in need, who are served by the mission.  If you have specific questions, please contact Rob Ericson or Martha Reitman.

May 11 Announcements

So…what’s for dinner?  You are invited to a “surprise” dinner, May 17th  from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Diners will be invited to choose their meal from a mystery menu; no one will know what they ordered until dinner is served!

Proceeds in support of Community Covenant’s summer missions trip to Mountain Mission Bible Camp in Jonesville, Virginia. CCC members will be running a camp free of charge for children in need in  southwestern Virginia, July 21-24.

Suggested donation: $8 per adult, $4 per child, $25 max per family.

Please RSVP to Pastor Ryan or Claire Bentley by Wednesday, May 14.

Ministry Team Proposal – A proposal has been put together following our church-wide meeting in late March.    Paper copies are available at church or email a pastor to receive a report.  In the next few weeks, we will be receiving feedback and suggestions, particularly on the “2 Part Proposal” section, and we will begin “trying out” some of the proposals.  If you would like to assist in this work or discussion, please contact a team member or pastor.

Clothing Drive- During the month of May, we will be collecting men’s and children’s clothing, for the Rising Hope Mission.  Please donate usable, summer clothing and shoes that are clean and in good condition in the collection bin at the back of the sanctuary to support those in need, who are served by the mission.  If you have specific questions, please contact Rob Ericson or Martha Reitman.

Baptism Offered – In June, Community Covenant will have a service of believer’s baptism. For those already baptized, a reaffirmation of baptism ceremony will also be performed. If you would like to participate in either rite as an example of witness to Christ’s work in your life, please speak with a pastor.

A Whole Herd! – Thank you to everyone who donated to Covenant World Relief.  We have been able to donate 4 pigs, 4 goats and 77 chickens to people in need around the world!

Robert (Bob) Ericson Service Information

Service Information for Robert (Bob) Ericson

A public viewing will be held Thursday, April 24 from 5-8pm at Community Covenant Church, 7018 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield (Burke), Virginia. (Parking also available at Hunt Valley Swim Club.)

Services on Friday, April 25, at 11am at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, Virginia. 

A reception will follow in Bob’s Picnic Grove at Community Covenant, 7018 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield (Burke), Virginia at 1pm. 

Robert Kristoffer Ericson

Nov. 23, 1991 — April 18, 2014
Bob Ericson, a senior environmental science major at the University of Mary Washington, died unexpectedly on Good Friday. His love of the outdoors began in the creeks and trails of Virginia and followed him cross-country on family camping trips. As an Eagle Scout, he led his troop on two back-country treks at Philmont Scout Ranch. Despite being diagnosed with epilepsy, Bob played varsity football at W. T. Woodson high school.  An avid rower, he participated in crew at Woodson and inspired teammates as captain of the NCAA men’s team at UMW. He developed his a cappella talent as a member of One Note Stand, which will perform in his honor on Wednesday, April 23 at UMW. Bob supported his girlfriend, Stephanie Preston, in student government and both participated in Relay for Life on campus.
Bob is survived by father Robin, mother Rebecca, brothers Jonathan (Joy), David (Sarah), and Douglas (Carolyn), grandmother Marjorie Cochrane, seven nephews, a niece, and a large extended family. A public viewing will be held Thursday, April 24 from 5-8pm at Community Covenant Church, 7018 Sydenstricker Road, Springfield, Virginia, where he was a member, with services on Friday, April 25, at 11am at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, Virginia. A reception will follow in Bob’s Picnic Grove at Community Covenant at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert (Bob) Ericson UMW Memorial Fund or Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).

New Members Class

A new members class will begin meeting this winter.  The class will include an overview of Community Covenant’s beliefs and practices, our history and more.  Those who attend will be able to apply for church membership.  If you are interested in attending, please speak with a pastor, and we will coordinate classes around individual’s schedules.

Advent 2013

Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m.   “Hanging of the Greens”: Help decorate the church for Advent.  All are welcome!

Saturday, December 7th at 8:00 p.m.  Prayer Night: Begin this busy Christmas season by stopping to pray.

Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 p.m.  Worship at Arden Courts Nursing Center: Come and join the residents of Arden Courts as we celebrate the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 14th at 5:00 p.m.  Annual Christmas Dinner:  Potluck dinner and carol sing.  Bring socks to donate to Arden Courts nursing center.

Time and Date, TBD.  Christmas Cookie Baking Party: Keep your ears open for this fun event!

Tuesday, December 24th at 10:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 29h at 11:00 a.m.  Worship Service (No Sunday School today.)

Need prayer?

Click on the post title and fill out the form below or email a pastor (pastorryan1 [at] gmail.com) . We will share the requests with our prayer team, or you can request that it remain private with the pastors.

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20

As Iron Sharpens Iron

“Spiritual Triads” are groups which meet monthly for prayer, Bible study and encouragement.  Groups of three adults meet at their own convenience once a month for the school year and go through a plan of scripture reading and prayer.  Sign ups will begin September 28.  Contact Pastor Ryan for more information.