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.

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.

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.

Summer Sunday Brunch

Join Community Covenant next Sunday, August 11, for a summer brunch during worship. A casual time of fellowship and food will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will be followed by a hymn sing and a teaching time by Doug Thorpe. Plan on being there! Contact Lynda Seguin or Claire Bentley if you are able to assist with food.

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.

Summer Dinner and a Movie

This summer, take in dinner and a movie. On Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. Community Covenant will meet for a casual dinner followed by a video-based Bible study. It will meet at the pastors’ home beginning on July 14 and running until August 4. Individuals are encouraged to come on whatever evenings they are free; even if it is only once! Contact the pastors for more information or to discuss childcare.

All-Church Picnic

Mark your calendars for the annual church-wide picnic on Sunday, June 16th at 11:15 a.m. It will be held in the church’s picnic grove with games and activities on the lawn. Sign-up lists for food and supplies will be available at the church soon. See Leslie Rowley for more details.

Lego Night

JERICHOCome and join the fun on Saturday, April 20th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will a showing of the Lego movie “Jericho” followed by Lego games and activities. Individuals, families and children of all ages are invited. Volunteers are also needed; please see Leslie Rowley to help.

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