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Weekly Scripture

After reading the weekly scripture here, I invite you to be in prayer for vulnerable people around the world (Haiti, Chile, Afganistan, Pakistan, African countries and others from the global south).

~Pastor Roger Hudson

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History

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1979 District Superintendent Franklin Summerour, along with Pastor Dave and Kris Gillespie and an eight-person steering committee, began meeting with the goal of forming a new church. Their basic ideals are to provide Christian education for all ages, to create local and global outreach missions, and to provide a loving, caring, family-centered community. The mission statement for the church evolves from these basic principles.

1981 A building committee is formed to begin the process of fundraising.

1983 The new church breaks ground in March; the first worship service in the present facility is held in October.  The narthex worship space and education wing comprise Phase 1 of the building program.

1986 The Holy Spirit continues to bless the Covenant family with membership growth, making the addition of a sanctuary a critically important priority. The goal of Phase 2 was fulfilled in November when members gathered in the new worship space for the first time.

1991 As the church grows and programs expand, Covenant says goodbye to its first pastor of eleven years, welcoming Pastor Mike Graef and Associate Pastor Andy Goff.

1993 Pastor Goff is reassigned as Chaplain to Grambling University in June. Covenant continues to walk in its path of commitment to God under the leadership of Pastor Graef.

1996 When it’s determined that community outreach and ministry would be enhanced with the addition of a fellowship hall and a partnership with Young Life Youth Ministry, a three-year pledge drive begins in March.  Pastor Graef is transferred to Vancouver, Washington in June; Pastor Glenn Kennedy is appointed to shepherd the Covenant Family.

1998 Groundbreaking for the fellowship hall begins in spring.

1999 Completion of Phase 3 in May provides a multi-purpose room/gymnasium, a commercial kitchen, and additional classrooms. The Covenant community now has the means to fully realize its mission: to reach out to those around us, receive people with genuine warmth and hospitality, relate our lives to God and to one another, equip each other as Christian disciples through small group ministry, and go out into the world to make it more loving in the name of Christ.

2007 Pastor Kennedy is reassigned to Fowler United Methodist in Spokane; Mark R. Williams is appointed Covenant’s fourth pastor, serving the congregation through 2008.

2009 Rev. Gregg Sealey is appointed to serve Covenant UMC and the surrounding community in July.

2016 Rev. Roger D. Hudson is appointed to serve Covenant UMC and the surrounding community in July.