Mission

Be a Part of Something More

Maybe you want to help in the community without signing on for a long-time commitment. Or maybe you do want to commit to something and see over a period of time how your participation really does make a difference.

You can cook, drive, garden, hammer, listen, knit, sew, teach, give blood, or just show up and see what's needed.

*   Hurricane Relief Assistance

*    Hearts & Hands Hats for Premies

*  Megan Koenemann in PeruTo follow our own dear Megan in her ministry go to:

    https://megankoeneman.wordpress.com/

*   Urban Ministry Partnership with Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church, West Side.

*   Assistance in Syria

*   CATCH Court Lunches & Support for Human Trafficking Survivors

*   SOS Food Pantry and delivery  

*   Habitat for Humanity

*   Prayer Shawl Circle - 2nd and 4th Fridays at 9:30 AM in the Lounge.

*   Mission Sewing - every Tuesday 1pm, room 121.

*   Tutoring - Wednesday afternoons during the school year. Training and Background check necessary. Contact Carol Petro for more information.

*   Ronald McDonald House - serve breakfasts 

*   Books on the Bus for Columbus Public Schools - Bring books suitable for schoolchildren to the church.

*   Open Shelter lunches - 2nd Fri./month, 8:30, kitchen
Help assemble lunches for 175 people. Takes an hour. Lunches are delivered to the Open Shelter for distribution. Come when you can. Mona Connolly or  Carrie Mellen.

Partnership with Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church on the West Side
We have been sharing ministry with the folks at Hoge (2930 W. Broad St., the Hilltop) every third Sat. of the month. We provide staffing for preaching (and schedule the other preachers), moderate their session meetings, and provide pastoral care in exchange for a place to learn about urban ministry and becoming part of the West Side Urban Ministry.
Covenant is responsible for Hoge’s HM3 (Hoge Music, Message, Meal), which is from 5-7pm. Food prep at 3pm. Pack 4pm. Program 5pm. School-aged children can help, too. Great mission experience for families. Become part of Covenant's mission and service. Join together as a group or with other individuals to prepare and serve dinner to the neighbors on the Hilltop. Covenant is responsible for the meal and Tracy and Shea and friends will be leading the worship and music every week. You can attend (free meal and new friends) any time. Sign up at the Mission Table or contact John Griffin for more information.

Support Human Trafficking Survivors

CATCH Court Lunches & Support for Human Trafficking Survivors
Lunch dates are 1st Thursday Each Month, meet at Covenant 11am

Changing Actions to Change Habits” is a court led by Judge Paul Herbert that changes lives of women who are moving from being victims of sex trafficking to being thriving members of our community. It changes the hearts of those of us who are honored to see it in action. Join us in taking lunch to these amazing women. We go once a month and always need help. You can make a dessert and drop it off ahead of time.  You can come with us (meet at the church at 11am) and serve lunch and/or stay to see CATCH Court in action. Sign up on the Mission & Social Justice board in the hall or contact Katie Kinnison or Nancy Davidson for more information or watch our weekly bulletins for more info. Lunches are financed by the operating budget of Mission & Social Concerns, and by additional donations.   

Also, we're making toiletry kits for women released from jail who have very little support. Five to eight bags are needed each month at $15 each. You may donate to help the cause. Checks should be made out to Covenant with Human Trafficking in the memo line.

And, we are always collecting stamps and stationery for the women of CATCH to write encouraging letters to each other and to women currently in prison. We are also collecting shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and tampons. These can be left in the bins outside the narthex or the church office.

 

SOS Food Pantry
Buy nonperishables for Covenant's S.O.S. Food Pantry, the only one in the metro area that delivers. You can sign up to be a driver or an organizer. SOS Food Pantry provided emergency food Jan.-July: 273 Adults + 132 Children = 405. We’re the only food pantry that delivers 3-day emergency groceries to shut-ins.  The SOS Pantry team delivers food to families 5 days a week. The number of new families continues to grow so we need food. 
- Every 1st Sunday of the month bring non-perishable foods to be distributed to families in need.
- Anytime: Place mac/cheese, baked beans, tuna, peanut butter and jelly in the SOS bin, North entrance. 
- SOS Food Pantry is funded solely by your contributions. It is not a part of the church budget. Please make checks out to Covenant Presbyterian Church. Mail or drop in the offering plate. Note SOS in the memo line.  Thank you!
Contact Mark or Betsy Owen, 614-486-0317, or Bob or Carol Lowery, 614-326-2019 for more information.

Habitat for Humanity 
Covenant is again participating in the Habitat NW Partnership Adopt-a-House by helping to finance and build a house at 1756 S. 6th St.
     Volunteers work Thur. 8:30am-12pm and Sat. 8:30am-3pm until the end of January 2018. Just show up. (No work on Nov. 18, 23, 25, Dec. 2, and 23.)
     Covenant is responsible for providing lunch to the volunteers on Sat. Dec. 16 and Jan. 27.  Y
ou can volunteer to serve lunch every 10 weeks.

To help, contact Betsy Sebastian or Charlie Bergmann.

For info about Habitat for Humanity:
http://www.habitatmidohio.org/get-involved/

 

Deacons at Ronald Mcdonald House
What: Make breakfast for residents. Anyone can help, not just Deacons.
When: The 2nd Sat. of each month, 7:15am
Where: Ronald McDonald House, 711 Livingston Ave., Columbus,
Contact: Allan Yarletts

Recommended Organizations Providing Assistance in Syria
• Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: pda.pcusa.org/situation/syria
• Global Ministries of the Christian Church & United Church of Christ:
globalministries.org/syria_crisis
• Mennonite Central Committee: mcc.org/syria-iraq
• Nonviolent Peace Forec: nonviolentpeaceforce.org/
• United Methodist Committee on Relief: umcor.org/
• Download a PDF of “Holy Discontentment: Advocaty & Action for Syria”: www.presbyterianmission.org/resource/holy-discontentment-advocacy-action-syria/

Creating Red Hats for preemies at Children's Hospital
Covenant Hearts and Hands will continue to collect red hats to donate later in the year when the American Heart Association distributes them on Mothers’ Day. Yarn and patterns are in Rm. 120.