Summer Preaching Series: “The Church in the World: Understanding Revelation for Today “

Many people think Revelation is a description of the last days to come. But Revelation’s true meaning is as a pastoral and prophetic challenge to true Christ-centered discipleship to early churches in Asia Minor. Revelation expresses biblical eschatological hope, that God will ultimately make all things right. Starting July 1, we’ll be looking at John’s four visions “In the Spirit,” in Revelation, to understand how we might live “all for Jesus” in our society today. To prepare, please read Revelation …

July and August Birthdays and Anniversaries

  JUNE BIRTHDAYS July 1 – Toni Wapner July 8 – Gail Joseph July 9 – Amanda Jefferson July 9 – Joanne Johnson July 18 – Emily Hayden July 20 – Danusia Pringle July 22 – Mark J. Rosanskiy July 26 – Larry Pringle August 3 – Nancy Kenyon August 5 – Andy Johnson August 9 – Betty Steadward August 9 – Lee Deshais August 10 – Gabrielle Olson August 16 – Phyllis Bamford August 20 – Louis Rosansky August …

Upcoming Events for July and August

July 1 Bible Study with Pastor Nancy, 6:30 p.m. July 15-22 CHIC July 17 Ladies’ Salad Supper, 5:30 p.m. at Pastor Nancy’s July 29 All-Church Picnic at Pilgrim Pines August 5 Bible Study with Pastor Nancy, 6:30 p.m. August 6 Council Prayer and Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 Neighborhood picnic

Squanto Bound Kids in July

Kids going to camp include: Zawadi and Eva: July 8-14 Zak, Julitta, Moise: July 15-21 Eca, Fabrise, Fadhili: July 29-Aug 4 Donations are needed and being accepted. In addition, each child is getting $150 from Squanto in scholarship money. If you are able to drive any of these campers either to or from Squanto, please contact Dina at 413- 221-8477 (text or call). Please pray for these children as well.

PICNIC AT PILGRIM PINES After church on July 29 in caravan

PICNIC AT PILGRIM PINES After church on July 29 in caravan. Please bring your own COLD meal and a salad, dessert, fruit, or chips to share. Drinks and paper goods will be provided. We will be meeting in a tent and not the grove. We will not have access to a grill. For more information, to offer others a ride, or to indicate that you would like a ride, call the church office at 543-4204.

CHIC: Covenant High In Christ!

Please pray for our five students and one counselor who will travel with the group from ECC / Springfield to attend CHIC ’18 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, between July 14 and 23. Every 3 years thousands of Covenant Youth from around the US and Canada gather for fun, fellowship and a challenge to a life lived for Jesus Christ. From the CHIC website: “The purpose of CHIC is to be a catalyst that inspires Christ-like change; …

Our Sankofa Journey from Pastor Nancy

My bus partner and sister in Christ Pamela Jumba says “Sankofa” is a West African word that means “to fetch” something. In the Covenant, a Sankofa journey looks back in time, to “fetch” our history and bring it forward with us. That is, our history of white supremacy actions against people of color. Pam and I took the Covenant Church’s twice-yearly Sankofa journey on May 17 to 20. We flew to Chicago, gathered with 13 other pairs of white and …

Congratulations to Our Graduates

Isabelle Benoit from Agawam High School Alice Nakitare from Springfield College Mebol Jumba from STCC Mildred Lunda Nakitare from Westfield State                

Chic Fundraising

Help support youth going to CHIC without selling anything!!  All you need to do is to purchase gift cards at face value (these are the same gift cards you get at the store), and we get a percentage. Use the gift cards as another way to pay for everyday purchases in place of cash, checks, and credit cards. Or give them as gifts. The list of retailers includes grocery, department stores, gas stations, restaurants, hotels, home improvement, and more. See …