2017 Covenant Lecture with Ellen Goodman
Pulitzer Prize winning syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman founded The Conversation Project as a public health movement to change the way people talk about and plan for their end-of-life care. Hear her passionate call to engagement and find the resources to help your families and communities engage in this important discussion.
Sponsored by the Church of the Covenant and Cleveland Clinic Spiritual Care, Cleveland Clinic Palliative Medicine, University Hospitals Palliative Medicine and Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Free / Open to the Public - Register at: www.EllenGoodmanatCovenant.eventbrite.com.
Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
Covenant Parking Lot
You are invited to Trunk or Treat. Free to the community. Chili, s'mores, a hayride, and lots of fun. Come for a family-friendly good time!
Opportunities at Covenant
Dr. Willie Parker to speak: Wednesday, August 23, 7:00 pm
General Admission: $10 | Student Admission $5
Ticket & ID are required for entry.
On Wednesday, August 23, the Church of the Covenant will host Dr. Willie Parker on behalf of Preterm, a local women's healthcare provider.
Preterm and our community partners invite you to spend the evening with Dr. Willie Parker, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and an abortion provider in the South. Dr. Parker will discuss and sign copies of his new book, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice.
Dr. Parker is one of the few physicians offering abortion care in the South. He believes that it is his duty, both as a medical doctor and as a Christian, to help women in need, and to do so without judgment. In Life's Work, he reveals how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. In this timely and important program, Dr. Parker debunks the reactionary myths around abortion with scientific clarity and moral conviction. His life journey is remarkable, his example inspiring. He writes: "I could live with the awareness that someone might harm me. I am not so sure that I am brave enough to live with the awareness that I was too afraid to do what I knew to be right."
Books will be available for purchase from Mac's Backs at the event.
Labor of Love: Conversation ~ Prayer ~ Processing
Monday, September 4 | 6:30-8:00 pm - 7:00 pm Communal Prayer
Child Care Available
As the church in the world we are called to confront racism, hatred, fear, and division. To do this work well we need to care for one another, be with one another, pray for and with each other, and for our enemies. Join us on Labor Day evening as we do the work of God’s people.
All Women's Retreat, Saturday, September 23 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Join the Reverend Sharon Seyfarth Garner, author of Praying With Mandalas, and the Reverend Melanie Marsh Baum as we explore creative and contemplative spiritual practices in this day-long retreat at the River's Edge Retreat Center. Registration is $50, including meals; limited 15 participants. Sign up in the Church office.
The Reverend Dr. James Atwood
Sunday, October 1
10:00 am ~ Preaching in Worship
11:30 am ~ Presenting a Covenant Forum
2:00 pm ~ Symposium Keynote Speaker
Dr. Atwood, a retired Presbyterian minister and author of America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose and Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America.
Gun Violence Prevention Symposium, 2:00-6:00 pm
Gun Violence: Our War at Home - Ways to Prevent, Intervene, and Heal
Presented by God Before Guns
Keynote by Dr. Atwood and Panel Discussions
From Concerned Citizen to Activist
We’re All in This Together
Paths to Healing
Go to God Before Guns for more information.
Tuesday Noon Organ Recitals | Tuesdays, September 5 - October 31 | 12:00 noon