Tag Archives: fellowship

New Beginnings

Dear friends, When I first began mountain climbing, Dan was my teacher. He wasn’t a professional outfitter or a paid guide. Dan was my dentist and a member of the church I pastored. He was a great climber and instinctively a great teacher, the best kind, who passed on what he knew. Here’s a little [...]

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Senior Activities Day

Who would have known that playing bingo or watching a movie could be such an effective way of bringing people closer to God? The committee behind Senior Activities Day seemed to know just that when it started monthly gatherings for seniors to meet and socialize around games, lunch and a movie. “Our goal was to [...]

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Prayer Shawl Ministry: Tangible Expressions of God’s Love

On the first and third Tuesday of the month, a group of anywhere from 10 to 20 women meets in the Sanctuary Parlor from 1:30 until 3 p.m. While they have a lot of fun talking and catching up, the group has a mission to make prayer shawls for people in need. Prayer shawls, according [...]

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Progressive Dinner

Covenant’s Progressive Dinner is back again this holiday season. The event for all adults is Dec. 10. Party-goers start at the church with heavy appetizers at 5:30 p.m., then will travel in groups of 10 to 12 to different houses for dessert and white elephant gift exchanges. Linda Southwick and Barbara Rogers are steering the [...]

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Advent Event

“Oh, I love holding the bunnies,” said a preschooler. “I like the goats. Sometimes they let you feed them with bottles,” replied his friend. Were these children at the zoo? No! They were attending Covenant’s Advent Event, a fun-filled night for kids and their families to explore what Bethlehem was like during the time of [...]

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No Mystery, Just Great Visions Programs

  Ten years ago this December, the VISIONS luncheon advertised a mystery program. The presenters would be using black and white substantially in their program. Later, the ads revealed that Covenant’s favorite two turkeys would perform. The answers to the clues were piano keys, Tom Brown and Tom Mitchell. This was the start of the [...]

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Karate, Shipwrecks and Welcome

“Once safely on shore, …. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. “

My daughter recently visited a martial arts studio to observe a class.  At some point in the lesson, without being directed to do so, each child and each adult walked over to her, introduced themselves and bowed.  I realized how different that behavior is from the behavior of our mainstream culture. I was cut to [...]

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