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!
What have you always wanted the pastor to preach about? What have you always wondered? How can you stump the pastor?
The congregation suggested the sermon topics for this summer series which include:
How is the Old Testament God different from the New Testament God?
How do we actively stand for Christ against evil?
Who is included in God’s Kingdom?
How does the message of salvation apply to all peoples and cultures?
What does the Bible say about the rapture?
What power is there in prayer?
How are we to fish for men?
I look forward to providing my thoughts on these topics you requested.
See y’all Sunday.
How about breakfast? Or 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. Breakfast is served on the 3rd and 4th Thursdays at 8:00 am followed by Bible Study at 9:00 am. Dinner is served on Saturday evenings at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 3:30 pm. 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.
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)
3:30 p.m. “Sunday Night Live” Community Outreach Devotional & Dinner
Sponsored by Immanuel Methodist Church
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.
5:00 p.m. Fiber Arts Circle
7:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
3:00 p.m. Fiber Arts Circle at Panorama Apts.
3:00 p.m. Bible study at Ivy Knoll
6:00 p.m. Ivy Knoll Worship Service
7:00 p.m. GLAST Peer Support Group
8:00 a.m. Community Outreach breakfast and Bible study
(3rd & 4th Thursdays of the month)
No breakfasts during the month of August
Sponsored by Covington Breakfast Mission
8:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
5:30 p.m. Community Dinner
10:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
Find the path to a new life. All groups are open. Plenty of hot coffee and peer support are always on hand!
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Friday at 8:30 pm
Saturday at 10:00 pm
LGBT+ Recovery Group
Wednesday at 7:00 pm