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.

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.)

Kitchen Dedication

Work on the kitchen is nearly complete!  There will be a special time of dedication, refreshments and a chance to put our new room to good use as we assemble a meal to bring to Rising Hope Mission.  Plan on joining the celebration after worship on October 13.

Prayer Meeting

This month’s prayer meeting will be September 14th at 8:00 p.m., following Covenant Crafters.  There will be a focus on silence, sharing and scripture as group walks and prays for the church grounds and building.  Contact Alicia Petersen with any questions.

Covenant Crafters is back

Our meeting day and time – Saturday, September 14 at 3:00 until whenever.  Dinner is one of our favorites – Breakfast for dinner.  Leslie will be bringing her waffle maker, waffle mix and syrup.  Kathy is bringing a breakfast crock pot casserole.  Joanna is bringing a hashbrown casserole (no meat, but full of cheesy, dairy goodness). We will need the following:  breakfast juice (apple, orange, cranberry, or whatever you think goes with breakfast), a small container of milk, fruit, snacks and dessert.  Or, if you have another suggestion, let us know.  Please email Kathy if you are coming, so we know how many people to plan for.  All are welcome!  Bring a friend!  If you have any questions, please let Kathy know.

Fall Kick-Off

Fall gets back in full-swing at Community Covenant starting September 8th!  A Sunday School kick-off will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship and children’s church at 11:00 a.m.  The schedule will continue at this time throughout the fall.  Mark your calendars!

Women’s Retreat

The annual women’s retreat will be held September 20-22 at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA. Registrations are now available. Join us for an eventful weekend.  Contact Claire Bentley for more information.

Gearing Up for Fall

Ministries are in need of volunteers as they start again this fall.  Areas in need of assistance include ushers/greeters, music, children and youth ministry, missions connection team, and fellowship events.  If you would like to help in any of these areas, please see the council person responsible or speak with a pastor.

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