Mission

At The Church of the Covenant we participate in Christ’s ministry in the local community and throughout the world.  We continue to discern new opportunities for us to share God’s love.  If you have any questions, please contact Debi at the church office at 724-222-0190 x 112.

NEWS FROM HAITI ~ The Haiti Mission Team has been very busy this week ~ they are making a difference in the lives of many Haitian people.  Click here for 2016 Updates from Haiti Mission Team

Click here to view the 2016 Mini Mission Guide which is a summary of our mission involvement for 2016.

As noted we also have coordinators for most activities and we encourage you to contact them directly.  We invite anyone to join with us in the following mission areas:

Local Community Missions:

 

Washington Christian Outreach: The second Thursday of every month we work at WCO from 9 AM until noon cooking and serving food as well as assisting with the provision of clothing and other items to those who need assistance.  Please contact Chuck Neff at 724-225-7649 for further information.

Blessings in a Backpack: In partnership with WCO we are one of the main groups involved with this new program beginning in September 2011.  We will meet at the Washington Park school and pack food for children to take home for the weekend.  For many children in the Washington School District, this may be the only food they have for Saturday and Sunday.  Please contact Helen Haines @ 724-222-0190 x112 (speak with Debi for info) to join in this new, ongoing project.

Love in a Basket:  In partnership with Laboratory Presbyterian, we collect baby supplies such as diapers for baskets provided to new born mothers.  Supplies may be dropped off at the church office.

Community Circle Food Pantry: Non-perishable food may be dropped off at the church office for our weekly delivery of food to our local food pantry.

Reach – Out Weekend:  The first weekend of October is our annual Reach-Out Weekend.  We coordinate this effort with World Communion Sunday.  We need many volunteers to share the Good News of Jesus with our neighbors.

Mission Trips:  TBD

Youth  ~ 2017 HOME MISSION EVENT ~ June 19-23, 2017.  Housing at The Church of the Covenant.  More details will be available soon!

Monetary Support:   In 2016 we  contributed at least $83,000 to mission partners.  Some, but not all of the partners planned for this year include:

Amanda Craft, Missionary
Blessings in a Back Pack
The Church of the Covenant Preschool
CASA
CCO – Washington & Jefferson College
Family Promise
First Love Christian Academy
Free Wheelchair Mission
Greater Washington County Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Knitting at Noon
LeMoyne Community Center
LeMoyne Community Garden
Love in Basket
Mission Haiti
~ Friends of Haiti
~ Haiti Child Sponsor
~ Pastor Pierre – LaCroix New Testament Mission
Menaul School
Operation Christmas Child
The Outreach Foundation
Pine Springs Camp
Presbyterian Senior Care
Resurrection Power
The Roths – Missionaries
The Turning Point at Washington
Washington Christian Outreach
Washington City Mission
Washington County Faith In Action
Washington County Special Olympics
Washington Women’s Shelter/Domestic Violence Services of SWPA
World Mission Initiative (WMI)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Washington Christian Outreach – The second Saturday of every month, from 9 AM until noon, members of the congregation serve at Washington Christian Outreach. We share the love of Christ as we worship, serve lunch and help in the distribution area. Eligible residents receive free food, clothes and other items through the Washington Christian Outreach. If you are interested in joining in our monthly mission outreach, please contact Chuck Neff at 724-225-7649.

Love in A Basket
The Love in A Basket Program distributes baskets filled with baby supplies and other items to new, unwed teen mothers, or other new mother’s who lack significant family and/or other support systems.

We accept donations of diapers, baskets, blankets, diaper wipes, baby shampoo, baby towels, baby comb and brush, pacifiers, small plastic baby bottles, sleepers, onesies, t-shirts, outfits 0-3 months or 3-6 months, socks, booties, hats, books, rattles, stuffed toys, and other items.

Please contact the church if you are interested in donating or helping this cause.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Welcome to the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Whether they are called: “Prayer Shawls”, “Comfort Shawls”, “Peace Shawls” or “Mantles” just to name a few, the knitter begins each shawl with prayers and blessings for the recipient….

Here is a link to the prayer shawl pattern: http://www.shawlministry.com/instructions.html