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What to Expect

Love

You can expect to be shown love at Covenant Church.
We long to be a church whose love testifies to the truth of our beliefs. Therefore, you can expect to be shown love if you visit with us. We do not believe love is an abstract concept with a different meaning for each person. God is love (1 John 4:7), and defines true love for us in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13Mark 12:28-31), and especially through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross (1 John 3:16).

Truth

You can expect to hear truth at Covenant Church.
We believe truth exists and is given to us in the Bible (John 17:17). God's Word is sufficient and is all we need to tell us who God is and who he commands us to be (2 Timothy 3:15-17). It is our ultimate authority and clearly describes how we can be saved and adopted as God's children through Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Sin

You can expect to meet sinners at Covenant Church.
We believe that God has set believers free from the power of sin to pursue lives that please him, but recognize our continued struggle with sin means we must also be a people who are quick to repent and forgive (Romans 6:16-19, Colossians 3:12-13). No one at Covenant is perfect (except Jesus!) and no one will expect you to be perfect either.

 

Questions you may have...

 
Children

We love to have babies and young children worship with their families but recognize this may not always be practical.  Some parents may find the cry room with speakers and windows in the back of the auditorium to be helpful. We also offer children's church many Sundays, children will be dismissed right before the sermon and return during the final hymn.

We provide both infant and toddler nurseries during the worship service and Sunday School. We take great care to make sure our nurseries and children's programs are safe and clean. All of our volunteers and staff who work with children have passed background and clearance checks. Our policies and procedures are describe in the Covenant Church Child Protection Policy, which is available on the table in the lobby.

Sunday School

After our worship service we gather in the lobby for coffee and a time of fellowship, followed by sunday school classes beginning at 11 am. We often have two adult classes and/or a new member class running, as well as classes for all ages, and nurseries for babies and toddlers. Ask an usher if you need help directing your children to the right classroom. 

What to wear

Some members dress casually, others semi-formally. We want to honor God with our worship and avoid distracting others, but no one will judge you for what you wear.

Offering

During our services we receive an offering to support the ministries of our church. This is an expression of our thankfulness to God for all he has given us. We do not expect visitors to give and you should feel free to pass the plate on to the next person in your row. 

The Lord's Supper

We celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month. If you are trusting in Jesus Christ and have publicly confessed your belief in him at Covenant or another church, we invite you to join us for this special meal.