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 Roni Divine 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: Roni Divine or Jean Brender
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: Roni Divine
Have you experienced traumatic stress from the many challenges of the COVID pandemic? Do you have other heart wounds that haven’t healed? Consider participating in the Trauma Awareness and Recovery Workshop. The format follows a practical approach to engaging scripture and mental health principles. Examples of topics covered are: If God loves us, why do we suffer? How can the wounds of our hearts be healed? Larry & Deb Rieber, trained trauma facilitators, will lead the weekend workshop on Friday, November 5, 6-9:30pm and Saturday, November 6, 8:30am-4:30pm. (The workshop is limited to 12 participants.)
Covenant’s ministry of encouragement is offering a pie-making class on Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m. in FE 300, taught by Stuart and Cindy Young. Participants will learn how to make a pie and the joy of giving it away. All supplies will be provided. There are limited spots. You can come on your own or 2 people can work together at a station if you want to sign up as a couple, 2 friends or parent/child.
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
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 in the Sanctuary, room 103 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
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.