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Come & Worship:
Sunday, June 25

Invite your neighbors, family, and friends to worship with us.
We welcome our guests! Share the latest sermons from our services via our website. Audio and sermon outlines are available on our Recent Sermons page.


Christ Covenant is blessed by a strong staff of pastors who are gifted preachers. From Sunday, June 18, through Sunday, July 9, our congregation and visitors will experience the excellent preaching from these men and be blessed by their commitment to open God's Word for us. We will feature the biography of each pastor in the E-Courier the week he is scheduled to preach (see below).


Morning Worship
10:45 AM

"The New Adam"
(Romans 5:12-21)
Pastor Brian Peterson

Worship Notes:
Introduction of Pastor DeYoung and his family; Men and Boy’s Summer Chorus; introduction of Ballantyne Church Plant

Evening Worship
6:00 PM

"Victory in the Lord"
(Esther 8:15-9:19)
Pastor Bruce Creswell

Worship Notes:
Service of Installation of Officers

For this Sunday's worship folder, including the order of worship and announcements, go to the Sunday Worship Folder page.

For upcoming sermon titles, please see the Worship Services page.


This Week's Pastors
Morning Worship
Brian Peterson, Pastor of Student Families

Brian was born and raised in southern California in a religious home, but it wasn't until his college years that he came to Christ. He attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, after which he became the senior minister of a PCA church in central California. Under his leadership, the church planted two daughter churches to expand their reach with the gospel. After almost 13 years in California, Brian moved to Christ Covenant in 2015, where he serves as an assistant pastor. He is currently a doctoral candidate at RTS in Charlotte in the area of historical theology. He and Anna have seven children, all of whom attend Covenant day school.

Evening Worship
Bruce Creswell, Associate Pastor
Bruce has been married to Carolyn for 38 years and together they have four grown children and one grandchild. Bruce has served on Christ Covenant’s pastoral staff for almost 16 years. The Lord saved  him at the age of nine while at church camp in the summer of 1964. In his pastoral role, Bruce oversees the senior adult community, homebound and hospital visitation, and Kendal ministry (mercy ministry). 


Highlights

Officer Installation
Sunday, June 25
At the June 18 congregational meeting, all returning sabbatical officers were overwhelmingly elected. The elders returning from sabbatical are Flynt Jones, Paul Joyce, Rich Protasewich, and Steve VanDusen. Our returning sabbatical deacons are Jon Dygert, David Harris, Ron Raulston, and Greg Verret. These officers will be installed in this Sunday's evening worship service. Please pray for them as they serve God as active officers.

Ballantyne Church Plant Interest Meeting
Sunday, June 25 | noon
Do you live in or around Ballantyne and want to reach your neighbors and friends with the gospel? Do you want to build deep relationships while doing mission for Christ? Former Christ Covenant Church planter, Dean Faulkner, now assistant church planting pastor at Uptown Church, is gathering a team of believers to start a new church in the Ballantyne area. Pastor Faulkner is developing a launch team and will be visiting Christ Covenant on Sunday, June 25, to tell us about opportunities to pray and participate in the work. Following morning worship, there will be an interest meeting in the Community Life Center chapel. For more information and/or if you have have outreach contacts for the Ballantyne Plant Team, contact Pastor Faulkner at 704-619-2832 or deanfaulkner0608@gmail.com.

Calendar

THIS WEEK
 
Sunday, June 25
ProjectSHARE
9:00 AM Discovery Class
9:00 AM Sunday Bible School
10:45 AM Morning worship
12:00 PM Ballantyne Church Plant meeting
6:00 PM Evening worship & officer installation
 
Monday, June 26
Congregational Day of Prayer (7 AM - 9 PM)
 
Tuesday, June 27
6:30 PM 18|22 Summer Project
7:00 PM Women's Bible study
 
Wednesday, June 28
6:30 PM Men's Intensive Discipleship Program
 
Thursday, June 29
7:00 PM Set Free Discussion Night
7:00 PM Trail Life
7:00 PM DivorceCare Support Group
 

UPCOMING EVENTS
July 4 Independence Day - offices closed
July 6 HS Carowinds outing (3:30 PM)
July 12 Sanctuary Choir rehearsals resume (7 PM)
July 13 HS Charlotte Knights outing (6:30 PM)
  MS laser tag outing (7 PM)
July 16 Kevin DeYoung installation
July 19 MS ice skating outing (1 PM)
July 22-29 Youth/adult Mexico mission trip
July 27 HS girls/guys out (6:30 PM)
Aug 7 MS Water War
Aug 26 Covenant Day School Convocation/
Blessing the Children (6 PM worship)

See our Calendar page for more!

 


Christ Covenant Youth Ministry (CCYM) Christ Covenant Children's Ministry Covenant Day School
 

 

 

News
Upcoming Events
NEW Say Cheese!
Joining us this Sunday in our Sunday school classes and during the morning worship service is a photographer who is taking new photos for our church website. Please be patient with his presence and smile for the camera!
  Monthly Day of Prayer
Monday, June 26 | 7 AM-9 PM
On this monthly day of prayer, members of our congregation, as well as our pastors, officers, and staff, are encouraged to take time from their usual schedule to stop and pray for the needs of our church family. The Community Life Center chapel will be open throughout the day with information available to help guide your prayers. At noon, you are invited to the staff devotion in the chapel. If a member of your family seeks anointing or prayer with the elders, please come to the room nearest the CLC chapel between 6-7 PM or call Pastor Lawrence at 704-708-6110.
  Set Free Ministry Discussion Night: Breaking the Silence
Thursday, June 29 | 7-9 PM
For this discussion night, we will have two counselors joining us from Agape Christian Counseling to discuss the impact they have seen pornography have on individuals and families. This is an important discussion for people of all ages (high school and up) as we all have been affected either personally or through someone we know. This night is designed to show us how we can come alongside our church family in this area. See the bulletin insert this Sunday about this discussion program and what you can expect.
  ProjectSHARE July Collection — Joni and Friends
July 9-30
We are so pleased to announce that our ProjectSHARE ( Serving, Helping, Assisting, Reaching Everywhere) ministry is expanding its reach in our community so that we might be able to serve additional ministries who can use our support through gifts of materials they need for their work. ProjectSHARE provides a simple way for our congregation to learn more about local ministries as well as national and international ministries with local connections that we can bless in many different ways. Look for more information in our worship folder on July 2 as well as on the ProjectSHARE page soon.

For July, we'll be collecting items to help the Charlotte office of Joni and Friends,* who is working together with local churches and organizations, forming outreach programs throughout the community, and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. We are collecting postage stamps (please put these in an envelope marked "stamps"), square cube tissues, hand sanitizer (squirt/pump bottles), and diaper wipes. Items can be dropped off at the Information Desk in the main lobby any Sunday in July. Thank you for your support!

*Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, without the use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.
  Reformation Conference and Celebration
October 27-29, 2017
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Plans are underway for an amazing Reformation Conference and Celebration! Join Kevin DeYoung and RTS Charlotte President Mike Kruger for a weekend of events that will conclude with a concert by Keith and Kristyn Getty. More information will be shared in the coming weeks, but mark your calendars NOW for October 27-29 — a not-to-be-missed weekend of historic significance.
Summer Weekly Events
  Youth Summer Events
Regular youth Link and EPIC take a break for the summer. But there are many plans that have been made for the summer (in addition to the Seek the City mission week)! Please check out the Student Families website under "Students" for information about events that are being held for our youth (rising 6th through graduating 12th graders), including Sunday Bible school, Tuesday Bible studies (MS), Summer Wednesday Nights (HS) and special outings.
*Note: Regular summer events will not meet the week of June 26-30
  18|22 Summer Project
Tuesdays | 6:30 PM
College-aged young adults are invited to participate in the 18|22 Summer Project, which includes weekly activities throughout the summer at the Campus Outreach house (mainly).Stay connected on our Facebook page: facebook.com/1822generation. We also meet for Sunday school throughout the summer. Note that we will not be meeting on July 4. If you have questions, please contact Abby Minnick at abigail.minnick@campusoutreach.org or 201-669-9618.
Our Community
NEW C.S. Lewis Is Coming to Charlotte
July 14 & 15
The Fellowship for Performing Arts (FPA) production of The Most Reluctant Convert is coming to Charlotte July 14 and 15 at the Knight Theatre. FPA is an outward focused organization. They do not create art for themselves or even only for those who think as we do. We are focused on a wide, diverse audience that is steadily expanding, not for expansion’s sake but for mission’s sake, and through bringing a group we are inviting you to help us do that! We have some great pricing that provides you discounts off a regular priced ticket when you book a group. If you'd like to know more information, please email: Bekah@fpatheatre.com and/or Sarah@fpatheatre.com or call 1-888-294-1773 (Mon-Fri 10a-6p EST.). If you'd just like to learn more about our show in Charlotte all together, you can CLICK HERE. Thank you for your continued support of FPA. We look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!
  The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life
Monday, July 31 | 6:30-8:30 PM
The Counseling Department at RTS Charlotte invites you to an Equip workshop featuring Dr. Jeremy Pierre. The workshop, The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, will be held at the Reformed Theological Seminary Chapel. For more information and to register, please go to rts.edu/charlotte/equip.
  Endorsed by Mike Emlet and Ed Welch from CCEF, Dr. Pierre’s work will enrich your ability to care for one another in your church, ministry, and home. There will be a short question and answer forum and registrants will receive Dr. Pierre’s book The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience (New Growth Press, 2016). Light refreshments will be served.
Finance Office
NEW Our Tithes and Gifts
Thank you for your tithes and gifts to all of the ministries of Christ Covenant. Don't forget to take advantage of our secure online giving. Please continue to pray for God’s provision this calendar year. More financial information is available on our Finance Department page.

1/1/17 - 6/18/17 Actual Budget Difference % (-) or +
Operating Budget - Inflow 2,277,273 2,390,375 (113,102) (4.73%)
Faith Promise Budget - Inflow 166,580 147,200 19,380 13.17%

12/1/14 -6/18/17 Gifts Received 3-Year Commitment Fulfillment %
Our Heritage - Inflow 3,384,701 3,500,000 96.70%
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Get Involved
Children's Ministry Prayer Opportunities
 

Children's Ministry Has a
Perfect Place for You to Serve!

Come and share your love with our Covenant children. We have opportunities no matter what your giftedness, holding babies to mentoring elementary children, we have the spot for you!

Visit the Children's Ministry website for our list of needs. children.christcovenant.org/volunteer/needs.

Call 704-814-1025 with questions.

More information about opportunities to gather for prayer:

Monthly Prayer Guide (June 2017)
The monthly prayer guide is available (in the regular brochure format) at the Information Desk in the worship center. You can also download a convenient online version by clicking here. Our July prayer guide will be available at the Information Desk this Sunday and online this week.

Outreach & Missions - Local
 

Local Outreach Needs
Our ongoing needs (volunteers and collections) for local outreach are available on the Local Outreach page of our website. Current opportunities include:

  • ProjectSHARE
  • Yarn Lovers Ministry
  • The Shepherd's Center of Charlotte
  • Metanoia Prison Ministry

For more information on these needs, click here.

Missions Links

Outreach & Missions - National/International
NEW Missionaries of the Week - June 25
Daniel & Moon Kang and Paul & Juyoung Shin (Military Chaplains)
Daniel provides pastoral counselling to the soldiers on the post and trains first term chaplains. Paul serves as a chaplain on a base in Hawaii. Pray that these men would minister well to military families. Pray that the Holy Spirit would fill them with His grace and wisdom and that they would diligently seek His will and humbly obey and follow His guidance.

For more Missionaries of the Week, click here.
  Yarn Lovers Ministry Summer Project
Our Yarn Lovers Ministry will be making water bottle slings for a woman’s conference that will be held in Haiti. This is actually where this ministry began serving a group that goes to Haiti every summer, so this will be our 3rd anniversary! We need to make 250 water bottle slings by the first of July. Contact Mary Jo Culver for more information.
  International Outreach Needs
Our ongoing needs (volunteers and collections) for international outreach are available on the International Outreach page of our website.
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Reminders
  Have You Checked Greg’s List lately?
Our church body includes many professionals, tradespersons, service providers, small business owners and independent contractors, gifted hand crafters, skilled technicians and consultants. These people offer a wide variety of goods and services through their small businesses that could be of value to others in our congregation. Greg's List is an online directory with information about church members who offer such goods and services. If you offer crafts, products, or services, we want to include you! Click here for more information.
  Headed to the Hospital?
Our Hospital Visitation Ministry is available to provide encouragement and comfort for all of our member families. Please call our church office at 704-847-3505 or Pastor Bruce Creswell at 704-708-6106 when you are scheduled for surgery or when a family member has been checked into the hospital. In a pastoral emergency you may reach the Pastor on Call at 704-708-6101.
  Do You Need to Connect with Our Mercy Ministries?
The mercy ministry information has been moved to a permanent place on our website! Go to our Pastoral Care page (under Ministries) to find out more.
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