Serving others is central to the life of a Christian. Covenant provides a variety of ways for our members to serve the needy in Cobb County, throughout the United States and overseas. We are committed to giving 10% of our financial resources and a significant portion of our life together in service to others. Christ’s words ring true for us:
“just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Family Promise of Cobb County
Covenant is one of 13 host congregations supporting Family Promise of Cobb County serving homeless families with children in transition. We provide lodging, three meals a day and caring hospitality four times a year for a week at a time, supporting a rotating schedule with our other host congregations. We regularly support the network of churches by providing regular volunteers, meals, funds and other services to assist these families in need.
For more information: www.familypromisecobbcounty.org
M.U.S.T. Ministries is a locally based community ministry which supports those who need a helping hand. Each month, Covenant members donate items to help supply the M.U.S.T. food pantry. During the summer, we provide 500 bag lunches each Sunday for a month so that young children will have something to eat on Monday. And in the fall, we participate in the “Back to School Festival” collecting school supplies and back packs for needy children in our community.
Additionally, our “Souper Bowl of Caring” is held every year on Super Bowl Sunday, to collect canned goods and a $1 collection to celebrate our fellowship and to support M.U.S.T. with food donations and funding.
For more information: http://www.mustministries.org
School Holiday Day Camp
An on-site day camp is available for children Kindergarten through 5th Grade on the days throughout the year when Cobb County Schools are closed. Camp hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Early care beginning at 7:00 AM and After Care until 6:00 PM. Day Camp Fee is $25 per day. Contact the church office at 770-422-5130 for more information.
Presbyterian Church USA-Related Ministries
Through funding and active participation, the following agencies are supported by Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Special Offerings of Presbyterian Mission Agency
One Great Hour of Sharing
Christmas Joy Offering
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia
Thornwell Home for Children
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program
AHADI Foundation: A Ministry in Kenya
AHADI is Swahili for “covenant” and appropriately describes our commitment to our Kenyan Ministry. In 2014 Covenant partnered with a community in Kiambu County, Kenya to offer hope, support and funds through a variety of ministries. Our partnership began through our relationship with Rev. Gladys Muchoki and Daniel Thuo who worshiped with us for two years.
Our ministry now includes four projects:
Education: Scholarships for students in high schools in Kiambu County, Kenya who - without our support - would have to drop out of school due to poverty. Scholarship funds are provided, as well as school supplies, to support needy students. We have helped hundreds of students to date with tuition and school supplies. Additionally, we have supported several college students who have completed high school in pursuit of further education and training.
Ahadi Technical School: In 2017 computer equipment was purchased and teachers were secured to open a post high school opportunity for young adults.
Young Women’s Empowerment Program: Begun through the efforts of Presbyterian Women, funds have been provided to help women with “seed” money for small businesses, including raising small animals (chickens, rabbits), training as hairdressers, learning cooking skills and raising crops. In 2018, funds were provided to buy yarn for the inmates at the Naivasha Medium Prison for women to knit sweaters.
Nursery School Project: In 2016 a classroom was up-graded and one new classroom was built for Munyaka Nursery School. New chairs and tables were purchased for Ebeneneza Nursery School in Maruru. These two school are supported by the Presbyterian Church in East Africa congregations that our dear friend Gladys Muchoki now serves.