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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 December 7, 2021

 

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

 

The Open the Gates Task Force was created by the Session of Covenant Presbyterian Church on May 5, 2020 to make recommendations about how to reopen the property to in-person gatherings in a safe and responsible way. These stage 5 recommendations are intended to replace all previous guidelines effective immediately.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • Everyone who enters the building must wear a mask over their mouth and nose, except for those under the age of five years.

  • Masks may be removed in small gatherings if everyone is fully vaccinated and three feet apart.

  • Face shields are not a suitable substitute for masks.

  • Hand sanitizer and masks will be available at the main entrances of the building.

 

SANCTUARY WORSHIP

  • Everyone must wear a mask during worship services in the sanctuary. Masks may be removed by speakers at the pulpit or lectern and by members of the choir in the balcony.

  • Offering plates may be passed.

  • Pew pads may be passed.

  • The choir may sing if all choir members have been fully vaccinated.

  • Elements (bread and juice) may be distributed during communion by passing the plate, but not by intinction. It is recommended that elders serve both bread and juice out of small cups, which will be individually removed from the tray by the worshippers.

 

PRESCHOOL AND OTHER GATHERINGS

  • There are no limits on the sizes of indoor gatherings (except for any capacities previously defined by the fire marshal).

  • Preschool students are not required to wear masks. Parents have the option of removing masks during drop off and pick up if they are fully vaccinated. Masks are required for all non-students in large preschool gatherings.

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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

For playground parties and other gatherings, please fill out the facilities use form above.

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.