A Time for Family
“You are a member of God’s very own family and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.” Ephesians 2:19 (TLB)
God expects His church to be reminiscent of a family. In fact, His spiritual family will out live our physical families. Covenant United Methodist is determined to be “God’s very own family” for you and for this community in Lafayette. Healthy families are active, and our church family is no exception. Our families gather for worship and celebrate the Risen Lord each week. Our family gathers together to study God’s word. Our family gathers together to pray for and to encourage one another. Our family gathers together to serve the needs of others. Our family gathers together to play and enjoy God’s abundant living and we gather together to eat and fellowship with one another. We are busy trying to be family for each other.
Covenant UMC has a fantastic foundation of over 28 years of ministry, but with God’s guidance and leadership, our future will even be more incredible. I am so pleased the Lord placed Susie and me as the pastoral family of this loving congregation. I look forward to all that this Family of God will do in the future.
Rev. Chris Blanchard
Covenant Mission Statement
|Covenant - a church family where People:
· Meet Jesus
· Hear the Message of Jesus
· Serve in the mission of Jesus
Rationale: Jesus asked His church to make disciples. I see that occurring in three focuses of our ministry.
We provide the place and opportunity for PEOPLE TO MEET JESUS through a variety of programs of vital worship and sacraments; in Christian Education and Study of God's Word; in midst of Christian fellowship of a loving church family; in outreach to and service to the community around us.
We provide the place and opportunity for PEOPLE TO HEAR THE MESSAGE OF JESUS through variety of worship and preaching, as well as Christian education and teaching; and in fellowship and learning to live our faith as the Body of Christ.
We provide the place and opportunity for PEOPLE TO SERVE IN THE MISSION OF JESUS as we serve needs in our community and serve needs of the Church Body. What greater purpose could Covenant serve then to prepare the flock to be like Christ 24/7 in our homes, at school, at work, and even in our leisure.
- Time: Sundays at 3:30 for 13 weeks.
- Date: First meeting is on August 10th.
- Location: Asbury UMC - Church Administration Building (Welcome to Asbury) Asbury is located on the corner of Johnston and Live Oak. Greeters will be on hand to direct participants to their classroom.
- Phone: 984-4211, Jan Cooke (firstname.lastname@example.org), Adult Ministry
- Cost: One-time fee of $15 for workbook. Workbook purchase is optional. There is no fee charged for joining this group.
“Grief Share” is a network of thousands of grief recovery support group meetings around the world. In this program, participants learn how to walk the journey of grief with support along the way. These weekly “Grief Share” groups are designed to help people recover from the deep hurt of death and find healing and hope.
For more information, contact Ken Cheshire in the church office at 981-2088
Vacation Bible School
July 14-18, 2014
9 am-12 pm
Registration for VBS is now closed! We can't wait to see all of the smiling faces!
5:30 - Meal
6:15 - Solace Service