WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP
Adults: Ham, mac ‘n cheese, vegetables, rolls, dessert
Children: Ham, mac ‘n cheese, corn, fruit, dessert
September 18 – Life Is Calling
September 25 – Life Is Calling
October 2 – Life Is Calling
Day of Service AT BCOC
Sunday, September 22
We have postponed Dee Dah Day to the Spring due to the vast amount of activity currently on-going at Covenant. In it’s place the Ministry Committee is hosting a Day of Service here at Covenant.
We invite you to join us for a few hours after Sunday School on September 22 to help clean, organize, and maintenance our church so that it can be the wonderful hospitable place it is.
Sign up below for first shot at your preferred service sight! You can also email Taylor Bell if you have an idea for a project that isn't listed.
BCOC & Life Is Calling
To learn more about BCOC and the Life Is Calling Initiative be sure to read Taylor Bell’s blog post.
Since January 2019 the BCOC Life Is Calling Team has been deliberately researching and learning about Christian calling. We have engaged research, learned from Fisher Humphreys on Baptist history, and held three focus groups with BCOC members. All of these efforts to help us discern and propose an initiative that is significantly resonate, meaningful, and impactful for Covenant. In other words, it would be a travesty and waste of time to propose a $30,000 initiative for our church only to have designed something disconnected and insignificant.
And because of this intent and concern, we need (and it’s required for our participation) the congregations’ help. We are now expanding our research from small groups to the entire congregation. The CCR has provided us two opportunities to engage all of BCOC: the Life is Calling Survey, which takes 5-10 minutes and will provide data on how BCOC widely understands Christian calling, and the Birkman Assessment. The Birkman Assessment is a widely used “behavioral and occupational assessment” that helps spur reflection on the connection between gifts and areas of service.
On Wednesdays September 11, 18, and 25 we will be using the Birkman Assessment to facilitate reflection and dialogue on Covenant’s gifts and connecting them to both the church and wider community. You’ll need to take the Birkman to get the most out of these evenings!
Instructions for taking both components are below. The deadline for both the survey and assessment has been extended! Tuesday, September 17. Your responses to these resources will be integral to shaping the BCOC Life is Calling Team’s discernment and work. We invite you to take them and invite other members to do the same.
Life is Calling Survey
Use the link provided below. The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete.
Email Taylor Bell indicate your willingness to take the survey. Josey will provide your email to The Center for Congregational Resources at Samford who will send you a link to take the assessment free of charge.
looking for volunteers
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES!
Thank you for your interest in packing bags for the Take What You Need Wall. Please sign your Sunday School Class up for a Sunday to pack bags. The cart with items and instructions will be in your classroom when you arrive on the Sunday of your choice. If you have questions please contact Dennis Hodtwalker.
Are you interested in helping to maintain Covenant as a hospitable and safe church community? If so, please contact Taylor Bell about serving on the Sunday Safety Team. Serving involves dedicating one Sunday per month, and your responsibility is to keep watch over one area during worship.
The next supper club in member homes is happening on Saturday, October 5. Register below or visit the piano in the fellowship hall.