The Church of the Covenant is a community of persons responding to God’s call in Jesus Christ to live our lives as a journey of faith. We commit ourselves to the inward journey of prayer, meditation, silence, reflection and study so that we continue to grow in God’s love and guidance. We commit ourselves to the outward journey as our response to God’s call to use our gifts in the service of the church community and the world. Our work is carried out primarily through mission groups that form around a call to a particular vision of ministry. Mission groups meet regularly for the group inward journey of worship, prayer and spiritual sharing, and the outward journey of the work of the mission. Community and Covenant Members comprise the official membership of the church, making commitments to specific spiritual disciplines or practices that nurture the inward and outward dimension of the life of faith. We live out our faith with particular focus on serving the needs of children, the poor and vulnerable, and God’s good creation of which we are a part. We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ, welcoming persons regardless of race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability or economic status.
Two forms of membership are offered to those who feel called to make a formal commitment to the church’s life and ministry, and to the inward and outward dimensions of their own faith.
As followers of Jesus Christ, and members of the Church of the Covenant, we receive strength, encouragement and joy from a shared commitment to spiritual disciplines or practices that nurture the inward and outward dimensions of our lives and our faith. Faithful practice of these disciplines is the framework that enables us to grow in God’s love and in service to others and the world.
As a Covenant Member of the Church of the Covenant Community, I make a commitment to:
As a Community Member of the Church of the Covenant Community, I make a commitment to:
We value and encourage participation in the worship, ministries, and life of the church by those who do not feel called to Covenant or Community Membership.
We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and are an Open and Affirming Congregation of each, welcoming persons of every race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status.
Groups and Members are encouraged to live out their call to mission in the context of a small group that is committed to a specific mission. The group forms around a particular vision for ministry and structures its life around prayer, study, spiritual growth (the group inward journey), and the work of the mission (the group outward journey).
Our community worships at 11 am on Sundays, with a time of silent prayer and meditation in the Chapel staring at 10:30.
On Tuesdays at 12:30pm, there is a 30 minute time of contemplative prayer in the Chapel.
On Wednesdays at 8am, there is a brief morning worship consisting of silence, singing, prayer and the reading of the lectionary passages for the week. It is followed by a discussion of the scripture readings in the Lodge of the Fishermen.
Other study opportunities are offered from time to time for the strengthening and deepening of the spiritual life and Christian discipleship. Intern, Covenant, and Community Members are especially encouraged to participate regularly in these classes.
You are invited to explore the call to share in the life and ministry of the Church of the Covenant.
If you seek …
… the Church of the Covenant may be the community in which you can find the spiritual
journey of a lifetime.