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!)
Explore the New Testament letters of the Apostles Paul and John to their new churches and ministry partners.
Over the next 9 weeks, I will be choosing texts from the New Testament letters that are popular verses from those letters. I’ve chosen letters that I have not yet preached in hopes of challenging me to study new tests and increase your Biblical literacy. The letters I will be preaching from include:
2 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 10
1 Timothy 2: 1 – 8
Titus 2: 11 – 14
James 5: 13 – 20
2 Peter 3: 8 – 15
See y’all Sunday.
Join us for breakfast or dinner this week
We have partnered 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 last Thursday of the month at 7:30 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 eat with the community. 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?
Serving meals is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and connect with the people 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 or call the church office for more details.
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
5:00 p.m. Young Adult night (3rd Sunday)
4:00 p.m. Bible Study at Panorama Apartments
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (first, second, and third Mondays)
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
7:30 a.m. Community Breakfast and Bible study (last Thursday of the month)
Sponsored by the Covington Breakfast Mission
8:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
5:30 p.m. Community Dinner
10:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous
Call the church for more information about any of our events. Or, text Pastor Tracy at (217) 710-9292.
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
LGBTQ+ Recovery Group
Wednesday at 7:00 pm