We are living in uncertain times. We are wandering in a wilderness carving paths through the unknown, unfamiliar terrain. We don’t know when we will come through on the other side or what awaits us on the other side. During this time, we have canceled face-to-face gatherings until further notice. Our Scouts meetings, recovery groups and Bible studies are canceled. Our worship service, one recovery group, the women’s Sunday school class and young adult gatherings have moved online. Our community meals are being served as carry out.
Please use the banners above to access updated information about worship, recovery groups and community meals. Please use the Young Adults link on the menu for a link to the online gatherings for young adults.
If you have any questions about any of the worship, recovery groups, or meals, please do contact me. If you are feeling isolated or anxious, please do contact me. My cell phone number is (217) 710-9292. I am here to help you.
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!)
During this time of social distancing under the Healthy At Home orders of the Governor, the following meals will be served as carry out:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday breakfasts at 8:00 am Cornerstone Church on Madison Ave.
Saturday dinner at 5:30 pm
Sunday morning at 9:00 am – Cornerstone Church on Madison Ave.
Sunday night at 3:30 pm – CANCELED
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 Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 am. On Thursday mornings, breakfast is followed by Bible Study at 9:00 am. On Wednesday and Friday mornings, guests are welcome to stay warm throughout the morning. 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.
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.
During this time of social distancing under the Healthy At Home orders of the Governor, our recovery groups will not meet again until orders have been lifted. The GLAST meeting is meeting online in the interim. Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/504503298
Whatever your path to recovery, you don’t have to do it alone. All of the groups hosted by the church are open. Come to hear and share experience, strength and hope. May your Higher Power give you strength, courage and wisdom.
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Friday at 8:30 pm
Saturday at 10:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Recovery Group
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
The Original Full Text of the Serenity Prayer
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
— Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971)