Covenant University and Community Ministries (CUCM)

Covenant University and Community Ministries (CUCM) is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 by the Church of the covenant to provide a home for programs tht reach out and engage both the university and the Greater Cleveland community. Four programs currently are under the CUCM umbrella: Community Meals, God Before Guns, Saturday Tutoring Program, and Student Community Ministries. 

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  • Community Meals

    The Community Meals Program is an interfaith program of 14 congregations partnering to serve nutritious meals to our neighbors in need, from five sites in and around Cleveland. Meal guests include seniors, young children and families. Guests arrive by bus, bicycle, wheelchair, car or on foot and include those working and unemployed. Most guests are not homeless, but are dealing with economic challenges.

    The Community Meals coordinator is Ms. Anne Pillot.


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  • God Before guns

    God Before Guns is a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to reduce gun injuries and deaths through community engagement, education, and advocacy. It convenes and collaborates with diverse faith communities and other community partners. God Before Guns "envisions a nation in which our faith in God and each other elevates the sanctity of life above the fears that lead to a society armed against itself."

    The God Before Guns coordinator is Mr. David Eggert, 


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  • saturday tutoring program

    The Saturday Tutoring Program has been providing free tutoring for students in grades 1st through 12th from 21 school districts throughout Greater Cleveland since 1990. The volunteer tutors come from universities, church congregations, service organizations, and the community at large. Up to 100 students and tutors meet in Church of the Covenant on Saturday mornings during the school year.

    The Saturday Tutoring Program coordinator is Ms. Linda Wilson.


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  • Student ministries

    Student Ministries, and its campus organization, SCC: Student Community at Covenant, provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for the college students that surround the Church of the Covenant. We encourage students' spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth through volunteer opportunities and open discussion on faith and life challenges, along with our shared meals and social events which help students meet each other.

    Student Ministries is coordinated by Mr. Kevin J. Lowry, Chaplain to Students.


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