HANGING OF THE GREEN

Sunday, November 27
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. in FE200

The season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 27, with Hanging of the Green in our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. This annual tradition is Covenant’s way of preparing our hearts and worship spaces for the fuller presence of Christ this Christmas season. We hope you will join us!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE FT. SPECIAL MUSIC

Sunday, December 11
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

The Sanctuary choir will present John Rutter’s “Gloria” on the third Sunday of Advent, December 11, at our 9:30 a.m. worship service. Join us for an elevated musical experience throughout the service featuring choral arrangements and guest musicians.  

 

GRACENOTES CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

On Wednesday, December 14 Covenant’s GraceNotes vocal ensemble will present an evening of seasonal music at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. No registration is required. We hope to see you there!

 

LESSONS & CAROLS WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, December 18
8:15, 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, & 11:00 a.m. in FE200

The service of Lessons and Carols originated in the 19th century in England and has found popularity in many churches around the globe. With its numerous scripture readings and musical meditations, the service differs from our weekly pattern but provides a time for worshipful expression, reflection, and participation by all to glorify God. 

COVENANT KIDS ADVENT DINNER

Sunday, December 4
5:00 p.m. in Sanctuary & FE200

Join us for an exciting new kids and family ministry tradition we know your family will love. We’ll start at 5 p.m. with carols in the Sanctuary, followed by a kid-friendly fajita buffet in FE200. After dinner, we’ll take the party outside for ornament making, a hot cocoa bar, a family photo booth, and a brief tree-lighting liturgy. Due to seating capacity, registration is required for each family member. There is a suggested donation of $5 per kid grades 6 and up or $10 per adult with a maximum of $30 per family. Kids grades 5 and under eat free! Donations will be collected at the event by cash or Venmo.

YOUTH THANKSMAS PARTY

Wednesday, December 7
Middle School –  5:30 p.m. in FE400
High Schoo l-  7:00 p.m. in FE400

Covenant Youth will combine the festivity of Thanksgiving with the Joy of Christmas into one epic night of fun for Middle & High School students. Come out for festive games, Chic-fil-a, and Amy’s ice cream. High School students should bring a white elephant gift valued at $10 or less. Contact Jake for questions. 

KID'S BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS

Sunday, December 18
9:30 a.m in FE300

All kids K-5th meet in FEB 300 for a special Sunday School to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will have games, crafts, and a birthday cake. Preschoolers will meet in assigned Sunday school classes and will have a cupcake treat. All kids are encouraged to wear Christmas PJs. Reach out to Elizabeth Moore with questions.

ADVENT SILENT RETREAT

Saturday, December 3
9:00 a.m. in FE400

Covenant members and friends are invited to rest and unplug, using the ancient spiritual practice of solitude to anchor the holy season of longing and expectation, during which we anticipate the arrival of a much-needed Savior. We will meet on the 4th floor of FEB and spread across campus throughout the morning. Snacks and a retreat guidebooks will be provided. Please register at the link below. 

YOUNG ADULTS CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Sunday, December 11
12:15 p.m. at the home of Lynn & Neil Adams

Our monthly brunch offers young adults in their 20’s & 30’s the opportunity to get to know one another in a relaxed setting. We will gather in the home of Lynn and Neil Adams for great food and conversation.

Please register below so we know to expect you.

POEMS OF INCARNATION

Sunday, December 11
6:30 p.m. at the home of Lorraine & Chuck Volk

The miracle that God became flesh and came to dwell among us is the subject of numerous beautiful poems of the Advent season. Join us for an evening exploring poems of incarnation with Rev. Stephen Murray on Sunday, December 11, at 6:30pm, at the home of Lorraine and Chuck Volk. Space is limited, so please let us know you are coming by registering below.

 

VISIONS CHRISTMAS MUSIC PROGRAM

Tuesday, December 20
10:00 a.m. in FE200

On Tuesday, December 20, VISIONS will host a special music program with Covenant’s very own Director of Music Ministry, Michael Shuman. No registration is required. 

CHRISTMAS EVE

Saturday, December 24

2:00 p.m. Traditional Service in Sanctuary
4:00 p.m. Children & Family Service in Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. Contemporary Service in FE200
8:30 p.m. Traditional Service in Sanctuary 
8:30 p.m. Traditional Service Online

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

Sunday, December 25

10:00 a.m. Traditional Service in Sanctuary

 

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Sunday, January 1

9:30 a.m. Traditional Service in Sanctuary & Online
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service in FE200

Online sales through December 2

Spice up your holiday celebrations with delicious tamales and support Covenant’s long-time mission partner Manos de Cristo. Tamale sales help fund programs like the food pantry, clothes closet, ESL classes, and the dental clinic. Place your order by December 2. Select Covenant at checkout, and we’ll have them conveniently ready for you on December 9 in Eaton Hall. Choose from five varieties of naturally gluten-free tamales, available at $16/dozen:

• Pork
• Jalapeno Pork
• Chicken
• Bean (not vegetarian)
• Vegan Southwestern Blend

Pickup December 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Eaton Hall

Online orders through December 11

Donate a poinsettia to decorate the Sanctuary or FE200 in honor or in memory of loved ones. Each poinsettia is $15, and may be ordered through Realm at covenant.org/give. Choose the fund marked “Poinsettias” and add” “In Honor” or “In Memory” and  names of those being honored in the memo line. Poinsettias may also be donated by filling out this form with a check made out to Covenant Hall/Accounting Department. The final day to order is December 11.

Sundays through December 18

The Christmas Giving Tree is an opportunity to give back this Advent season by donating gift cards and supplies to mission partners in need. We’ll have Christmas trees on campus with labeled ornaments explaining how to support our donation recipients.

Our mission partner recipients include:
  • Texas Reach Out Ministries, requesting $25 HEB gift cards
  • Austin Voices for Education & Youth, requesting $25 Walmart gift cards
  • Street Youth Ministry, requesting this backpack, found here
  • Covenant Refugee Ministry, requesting $25 Target gift cards
  • Belize Family Mission, requesting this backpack, found here

The Christmas Giving Trees will be out on the patio as well as in the Lobby of the Fellowship and Education building every Sunday morning from November 27th – December 18th. Each of those Sundays, there will be a drop off bin for gifts next to the trees. Our hope is that everyone would take an ornament and not only purchase the requested item on the ornament, but place the ornament on their own tree as a reminder to pray for that organization and the work they do in our city.

Have questions? Contact Whitney Bell

Download the Devotional
The Advent devotional contains four weeks of scripture and guidance to carry you through the Advent season. Printed copies of the devotional are available in the Narthex and in the lobby of FEB. Click below to download a digital version.
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