Care and Support | Covenant Presbyterian Church

Care and Support

Through our various caring ministries, we seek to embody Christ's gracious love as we sacrificially serve one another. Our deacons look after their care groups; and our various support groups provide ongoing care, support and education to help navigate difficult times. For more information, contact our Congregational Care assistant Emily Vanderslice or (512) 334-3030.


Covenant Deacons have a mission to ensure that members of the Covenant church family receive the care, support and encouragement needed to face life’s challenges. Every Covenant member has a Deacon assigned to them. The care provided by the Deacons allows people to continue to grow and to reach out with Christ's love in Austin and around the world.

Contact: Emily Vanderslice or Beth Voorhees 

Walking the Mourner's Path

Next series will begin in late September, 2021   |   More details to come

The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit—Psalm 34:18

Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered, spiritually-directed grief support group for those who are mourning the death of a loved one and are experiencing the pain of grief. Group members become aware of God’s presence and healing comfort as they share their own stories with each other. Participants learn ways to honor loved ones, seek spiritual direction and discover Christ's promise of comfort as they move forward. Two trained group leaders and a Covenant pastor serve as facilitators. Group enrollment is open to church members or non-members and uses a workbook that is available for $25 at the first meeting. Scholarships are available. We welcome anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one whether or not the death was recent. 
Contact: Emily Vanderslice

Trauma Awareness and Recovery Workshop

Returning 2021

Do you have heart wounds that haven’t healed? Do you wish you could forgive someone who has hurt you? Consider taking the Trauma Awareness and Recovery course. The group follows a practical approach to engaging scripture and mental health principles. We will cover topics such as: If God loves us, why do we suffer? How can the wounds of our hearts be healed? Two trained group leaders facilitate each workshop. (Each workshop is limited to 12 people.)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Zoom Meetings | Every Day at 12 p.m. | Monday-Friday at 7 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Covenant Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Allandale Group of AA, which meets Monday through Friday at noon and in the evening in the Fellowship and Education Building.

Contact: Dallas Maham or (512) 589-5044


Zoom Meetings | Every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Al-Anon offers encouragement, strength and hope to anyone who has been affected by the disease of alcoholism in a family member or friend.  We are a warm and welcoming group of people of all ages and walks of life. We meet on Zoom every Thursday at 6 p.m.  If you are interested in joining our meeting, send us an email and we will reply with an invitation. If you have questions about Al-Anon, contact Sandra Winkler.

Contact: Sandra Winkler or (512) 219-9166

Receive Support

Reach out to us if you need care. We are here to provide pastoral care, to pray for you and even to make sure you can get onto the new online platforms we are using.