Welcome

Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in person or online (see links below)

We are delighted that you found us. We envision this site as a “front porch,” where you can come and find out about us in a very comfortable manner, and learn more about many facets of our life together. Feel free to browse through and see if there is a meaningful way for you to connect… to connect with the Divine Source of our life, to connect with other folks who are passionate and engaged, and to connect with the world around us!

Here at Covenant United Methodist Church we believe in the image of God in all persons. We strive to practice “Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors” with regards to all. We believe in the full-personhood and full inclusion of historically marginalized people groups, including but not limited to People of Color, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, the disabled, those living in poverty, and other groups. We acknowledge and lament that the Church has not always embodied the ways of Jesus and has often participated in and supported systems of oppression. We strive to shed ourselves of these idols and live in solidarity and support of the oppressed. When we say, “All are welcome!” we mean, “All means all.”

For our community, we will not “hide our light under a bushel basket.” This is who we are and what we are all about. You are invited to come and explore our community of faith in whatever way is meaningful for you.

We pray that you might find our community of faith a place of newfound relevance for your spiritual searching – a place where you don’t necessarily go to find the “right” answers, but a place to explore your questions and your faith.  We strive to be a diverse place, that requires us to engage with one another grounded in the love of God.

Covid 19 Policies: With the changing realities around the Covid-19 virus, Covenant UMC has updated some of policies. We are no longer requiring masks for vaccinated folks, but we are strongly recommending them. Volunteers and staff are specifically asked to continue to wear them on Sundays during our worship service.

Worship service is at 9:30 am each Sunday. To watch our services live, online go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page. Live videos begin at the same time – Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. To watch previous videos go to the YouTube channel and select the Worship Within Us playlist.

Message Series

We hear a lot of conflicting ideas about the Bible—it’s just a bunch of myths or it’s all literal. It’s too violent or it’s too radical in peacemaking.

The truth is that this is a deeply complex, incredibly human, desperately honest. It is full of brilliant literature, powerful poetry, and some of the wildest stories you’ve ever heard. Even more incredibly, as followers of Jesus, we believe that this book is one of the primary ways that God speaks to us. We believe it contains all that is necessary for salvation. That it is a unique point of God’s inspiration.

That leads us to perhaps the most important question — So how do we read the thing?? We’ve often settled for reading it like a textbook, with factoids to memorize; or only know how we don’t want to read it.

Over the next weeks, each week we will be learning about the Bible by developing skills and tools about how to read it as Scripture. We’ll learn about the lectionary; the importance of recognizing and honoring historical and cultural context; the power of parables and symbols. We’ll also practice asking good and then better questions.

Please join us on this journey as we ask, “Does the Bible Really Tell Me So?”

Education

Our church is convinced that the Christian faith addresses all aspects of our lives – including spiritual, physical, social, and political. Our educational topics reflect this holistic approach. These programs are offered as Community Classroom events or in our Sunday adult education classes after worship each week.

Health & Wellness

Nurturing both mind and body is one of our core missions. Our beautiful building is a place for activities like Yoga, Tai Chi, Pickle Ball, and more. Events like our Seasonal Feasts celebrate nutritional health using gifts from our own community garden.

Creation Care

We take seriously our role in sustainability and forward-thinking creation care ideas, whether it comes from our beautiful community gardens, or educational programs and research about environmental issues.

Compassion & Justice

As Christians, we are called to do Acts of Compassion and Acts of Justice. Compassion is showing kindness to another person. Justice is an action that creates a change that makes things fairer in our community or world.

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Featured Programs and Activities

Is your garage or basement overflowing? Do you have used things you want to discard or sell? Don’t miss this opportunity to rent a space at our Flea Market and sell it all! Your junk may be someone else’s treasure.

Your booth assignment is on a first-come, first-serve basis and you must provide your own tables.

Download registration form here.

Eden Community Gardens is a partner program with Covenant. Have you seen the raised beds and beautiful fountain north of our building?  Learn more about its mission here.

A new northside preschool is opening! Registration for The Children’s Garden Preschool begins March 4, 2024 and enrollment is limited. They are located inside Covenant United Methodist Church.

For more information visit their website or Facebook page.

Our Sister Church

For thirty years Covenant Methodist has maintained a “Sister Church” Relationship with Buenas Nuevas Lutheran Church in the El Salvadoran village of El Paisnal.

In addition to many Covenant delegations to El Salvador, Covenant Methodist has had the opportunity to help El Paisnal’s children with a scholarship fund that provides tuition, shoes, uniforms, and basic school supplies.

For $130 a student is provided a full year of these supplies. We have been able provide scholarships to nearly 100 students every year. (Donations in any amount are gladly accepted and appreciated.)

The fund also supports “Saturday School,” where students study English and basic computer skills. These classes are taught by former scholarship recipients.

Giving is easy! If giving online, navigate to the ‘Give’ tab and choose ‘Give to Sister Church Scholarships’ in the dropdown menu when entering your information. If giving by check, indicate Sister Church Scholarships in the memo line.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.