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NEWS & RESOURCES

All newsletters, calendars, documents, and other resources for use by both members and non-members are below. Please contact us if you need something that you can't find on this page.

CHIMES NEWSLETTER

Follow this link to see current and past issues of the Chimes, our monthly print newsletter.

WEEKLY EMAIL

This is the best way to know what is happening at Covenant. Click the link below to subscribe.

CALENDAR

Follow the link for the calendar. Contact Judy Strogonoff with additions or deletions.

POLICIES

Policies around property use, weddings, funerals, children, youth, vulnerable adults, and photography can be found here.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Updated July 8, 2020

 

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change….” Psalm 46

Recently, it seems as though the earth has changed in ways that we could not have imagined a short time ago. God is still our refuge and strength, and we will continue to testify to that in all that we do.

 

At its stated meeting on June 2, 2020, the Session adopted a recommendation from the Open the Gates task force for stage 1 of a return to the church campus. Stage 1 will be in effect through at least August 9, 2020. Highlights from the recommendation are included below, and you can read the entire document here.

  • Worship:

    • Click here for live streamed worship services.

    • Sundays, June 21-August 9 – We will live stream one worship service at 11 a.m., and we will open the sanctuary to 40 worshipers. People are asked to RSVP for worship earlier in the week through the church office, so we can manage the number of people in the sanctuary and maintain proper social distancing. All worshipers are asked to wear masks. Masks are available at the church if you don’t have one. The bulletin will be emailed to the congregation before the service, and a recording of the service will be available later in the day.

  • Other Gatherings: All gatherings are encourage to meet online rather than in person. Gatherings of up to 20 people may be scheduled in the Fellowship Hall. Gatherings of up to 6 people may be scheduled in other rooms. All gatherings must be scheduled ahead of time through the church office. Masks must be worn, attendance must be recorded, and groups are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the space after using it.

  • Covenant Preschool: Fall registration is open. More information, including safety guidelines approved by the Session, may be found on the Covenant Preschool website.

  • Church Office: If under orders from the governor to shelter-in-place, the church office will be closed and the building will be locked. Beginning June 15, the church office will be open for regular office hours, and the Church Secretary and Finance Secretary will resume their normal hours. Other staff will continue to work from home. If you have business in the church office, then please make an appointment. Everyone who comes into the office is required to wear a mask.

  • Open the Gates Task Force: On May 5, the Session created a task force to form a plan to safely reopen the property to in-person gatherings. This task force is charged with creating a phased plan that will protect the health and safety of our community as we return to our building.

  • Future Decisions: The Session will meet monthly to assess the situation and extend these provisions as necessary.

 

In the meantime, we will continue as much of the operation of the church online as possible. Please check email and Facebook for updates.

Several of our ministry teams, the Diaconate, the Session, and small groups are using a tool called Zoom to meet together online. The church has a subscription to this service. Leaders are welcome to contact Andy or Katelyn to set up online meetings.

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Covenant Chimes Newsletter

The Covenant Chimes Newsletter is produced monthly and mailed to all members. To be added to the mailing list or to submit an article, please contact Judy Strogonoff. The deadline for submissions is always the third Monday of the month before publication.

 

Policies & Forms

These are a few policies and forms that have been approved by the session. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is intended to furnish you with the most common policies and forms that you may need. The Wedding Policy is only available to people who have had a conversation with one of the pastors. We welcome wedding applications from members and non-members who are active in the congregation and wish to be supported by this congregation as they begin their journey of marriage. Please contact the church office for more information.

Child, Youth, & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

As people who seek to follow Jesus’ commandment to “let the children come to me” (Matt. 19:14), the congregation of Covenant Presbyterian Church takes seriously the importance of providing a safe and nurturing environment for members of all ages.  The Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy intends to protect the children and youth in our church community, the adult volunteers and employees who work with them, and the church itself.

The policy establishes standards and procedures for:

  • Supervision of and interaction with children and youth

  • Volunteer and staff screening and training

  • Reporting and responding to suspicious or inappropriate activity

 

If you have questions about the policy, please contact the Rev. Katelyn Gordon Cooke.

Print & Online Photo Use Policy

Including photos on our website and other church publications of people and events at Covenant Presbyterian Church is a privilege for us, and we intend to respect and honor it. Therefore:

  • Photos are almost always of people in public spaces, and/or at public events.

  • We will not knowingly post anything that would be embarrassing, objectionable or hurtful to anyone in the photo.

  • We do not identify children or youth by name in the photos we print or post online. Adults may occasionally be identified only if prior permission is given.

  • We will keep a database of names for those who request pictures of them or their children not be used and will strive to honor each request.

  • If copyright for a photo is held by someone other than Covenant Presbyterian Church, we will receive permission to post it and gladly provide credit if desired by the photographer.

  • We will respectfully remove any photo upon request. If you see a photo that includes you or your child and would like it removed from the site, please call the church office with the details.

 

We ask for your respect in return. Unless otherwise indicated, photographs throughout this website are the property of and are copyrighted by Covenant Presbyterian Church and may not be used for any purpose (including but not limited to: downloading, printing, distributing, linking) without expressed permission from Covenant Presbyterian Church.

 
ABOUT US

Sharing God's love in West Augusta since 1959, Covenant Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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706-733-0513

3131 Walton Way at Aumond Rd.

Augusta, GA 30909

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