Welcome Statement

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, divorced, remarried, gay, trans, filthy rich, dirt poor, y no habla Ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Taylor Swift or if you can’t carry a tune in bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like organized religion (we’ve been there too). If you blew all your offering money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, can’t work, can’t spell, or came because grandma is in town and she wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…and you! (If any part of this statement offends you…you’re welcome too!)

If you are an LGBTQ+ person, CLICK HERE!

January 20th: The Beloved Son

Do you remember your baptism?

In the first Pastor’s class I taught, there were 6 4th graders.  We studied for 6 weeks preparing for the young people to make a confession of faith and be baptized.  One of the girls had already been baptized as a baby in another tradition.  She asked if she could be baptized with her friends.  I told her that she had already been baptized and didn’t need to be re-baptized.  She said that she knew she had already been baptized and that God accepted that baptism even though her friends were being baptized by immersion.  She said, “I know I’ve been baptized, but I don’t remember that.  I want a baptism that I’ll remember.”

See y’all Sunday!

Pastor T

 

This Week at Church

Sunday

9:30 a.m.    Disciple Study Opportunities
10:15 a.m.  Transportation available from Panorama Apartments
10:45 a.m.  Sunday Morning Worship
(Nursery Care is available from 9:30-12:00)

1:00 p.m.    Hispanic Praise and Worship    
5:30 p.m.   “Sunday Night Live” Community Outreach Devotional & Dinner
Sponsored by Immanuel Methodist Church

Monday

4:00 p.m.   Bible Study at Panorama Apartments
6:30 p.m.   Cub Scouts (first, second, and third Mondays)  Click here for more info.

Tuesday

5:00 p.m.    Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 p.m.    Alcoholics Anonymous

Wednesday

3:00 p.m.    Fiber Arts Circle at Panorama Apts.
6:00 p.m.    Ivy Knoll Worship Service
7:00 p.m.    G.L.A.S.T. Support Meeting

Thursday

4:00 p.m.    Advent Bible Study

Friday

8:30 p.m.    Narcotics Anonymous

Saturday

5:30 p.m.   Community Dinner
10:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous


Photos on this page are the copyright of Sterling Staggs.

Community Meals

How about breakfast? Maybe dinner?  Why not?

We are partnering with the Breakfast Ministry of Covington, Immanuel Methodist Church and others to provide food for those in the community who would otherwise go without a nutritious meal for the day.   Come and eat with the community on Thursday mornings and Saturday and Sunday evenings.  Meals are free and served in our fellowship hall. (Use entrance in the back of the church)

Looking for a place to volunteer and connect with the community?

This is a great way to plug into the heart of Covington! Be the hands of Christ by meeting the needs of the ones who need it the most.  Stop in and ask to speak to a volunteer about where to help.