Opportunities and Events


And How Are We To Pray?
Exploring the Lord's Prayer and prayer in general with The Rev. Amy Starr Redwine
Sundays, March 12 through April 9, Beckwith Hall, 11:30 am
Following worship on Sundays, March 12 through April 9, join us for a discussion about the Lord's Prayer and prayer in general. Using scripture and commentary, we will explore how this prayer Jesus taught the disciples offers us guidance on a life of faith and a life of prayer. We will also experience some creative forms of prayer and explore their affect on our experience of prayer. All are welcome to any class during this series!   

Interfaith Service of Prayer: Prayers for Peace
President's Day, Monday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Church of the Covenant Sanctuary

On President’s Day the Church of the Covenant will host an interfaith prayer service to pray for our leaders and our nation. We will open our sanctuary to people of any faith as we come  together in prayer and worship. Our prayers for reconciliation, mercy, justice, and wisdom will be led by Rabbi Roger Klein, The Temple-Tifereth Israel; Ramez Islambouli, the Muslim Student Association, CWRU; Reverend Joe Cherry, Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland; and the Reverends Amy Starr Redwine and Melanie Marsh Baum, the Church of the Covenant.



Financial Peace University
Beginning Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 pm

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing money management class that will show you step-by-step how to take control of your money. Over the course of this nine week class you will learn practical ways on how to get out of debt and stay out; how to save for emergencies; and how to begin saving for retirement. It's never too late to start taking control. FPU is a unique and useful tool for anyone interested in taking control of their finances and truly achieving financial peace. Classes are Tuesday evenings, 7:00- 8:30 pm starting March 7. Sign up at www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1031074 or call the church office. Facilitated by Susan and Will Klein. Talk with them or email will@5kleins.com for more information. 



Christian Meditation, Saturdays during Lent
Meditation has become mainstream, used in healthcare, exercise classes, workplaces, and other settings. But Christian meditation has a rich tradition spanning nearly two thousand years. On Saturdays during Lent, we will explore the history and the practice of meditation. Facilitated by Amy Starr Redwine, all who attend will walk away with concrete tools to practice this ancient spiritual discipline.  Click here to register or sign up in the church office.  The time will be determined by those registered.  



Covenant Eights 
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The Covenant will begin regular gatherings of Covenant Eights dining groups.  Join with 7 other Covenant members and friends in either a home or a restaurant to share one of our favorite pastimes - eating! Interested? Sign up in the church office or click the link below to sign up on line. Talk with Lynda Starr or Cheri Keys for more information.


Click here to sign up online.


   Homeless Stand Down January 14
   The Church of the Covenant is collecting donations again this year for the annual Homeless Stand Down. 
   Please bring new or   like-new items to the church office on or before Wednesday, January 11. 
   We are collecting the following items for children and adults: snow boots, winter coats, waterproof gloves, athletic socks    (new in packaging) and hats. 

                                     To learn more about the Homeless Stand Down and how to get involved, click here


Women's March on Washington
Saturday, January 21
On January 21, 2017, members of Church of the Covenant will unite with others from across the country for the Women's March on Washington. If you are interested in joining the march, contact Melanie Marsh Baum, or sign up in the church office. For more information on the march, its mission, and sponsors, go to www.womensmarch.com.  Men are also welcome!

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights,
our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities
are the strength of our country. - Women's March mission statement


Covenant Partnering with North Church
Sunday January 22 and 29 (and April 2 & 9)
You are invited to be part of a team of six to eight people on January 22 and/or 29 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm to assist in preparing and serving the community meal that follows their worship service. North Church, which shares space with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries at 4515 Superior Avenue, "carries out an active ministry to our community through seeking to build a vibrant worship community, community meals, and an outreach to homeless and street people and those experiencing mental illness." Sign up in the church office. Renee Boykin and Gale Bromelmeier work closely with North Church. For more information, contact Ministry of Service member Bob Ault. North Church is a Covenant mission partner.




Seeking God's Grace amidst the Disgrace of Racism
Three Sessions: January 29, March 12, and April 30
6:30-8:00 pm
Leaders and members from the Church of the Covenant and Fairmount Presbyterian Church will come together to wrestle with the sin of racism. We will use scripture, stories, books, video, and our own experiences to aid our learning and our conversations. All are welcome, but must commit to attending all three sessions: Sundays, January 29, March 12, and April 30 from 6:30-8 pm. Contact pastors Amy, Melanie or Kevin to sign up.