March 2018

In Church News by Covenant Baptist

3/9 – Shawl Ministry – 7:00-8:30 at Caryl’s house

3/11 – 9:15 Sunday School – JAM class working on project with Caryl (meet at the church at 9:15, and we’ll carpool over to Caryl’s studio); The “Voices from the Margins” class has requested a second week on Latin American liberation theology, so look for an email from Brandon with details on what to read; 10:30 Worship; Retreat planning meeting following worship

3/14 – 6:30 Soup Supper – Opening of the “Power of Hope” Art Exhibit that will be hosted by Covenant from 3/14-4/6. Rev. Helen Boursier, a former volunteer chaplain at Karnes Detention Center and the person who envisioned and organized the exhibit, will be with us to talk about the artwork and her experience ministering to women and children seeking asylum. (If anyone has an interest in helping promote the exhibit, please let me know! I’d love your help.) We need another pot of soup or two, so please consider volunteering for this upcoming event. 🙂

3/18 – 9:15 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship; 1:00 Sodalis

3/25 – 9:15 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship; Soup Lunch after worship – “Offering Sanctuary: Where do we go from here?”

3/30 –  6:30 Good Friday Tenebrae Service – childcare provided

*During Lent, our Covenant Kids are leading us in the spiritual practice of almsgiving. This year, our donations will go toward backpacks for to refugee kids at the bus station. The Interfaith Welcome Coalition stuffs the packs with snacks, blankets, toys, and things for these families’ journey. Each filled pack costs about $25. After Easter, we’ll have the opportunity to help distribute them at the bus station and help bring some fun to these families.

Mark your calendar:

Shawl Retreat – April 7th – the retreat is full, but you can get on the waiting list by emailing Caryl at slothcloth413@gmail.com .

Covenant Spring Retreat – April 13-14 – let me know if you’re interested in serving on the planning team!

Covenant Garage Sale – May 5th