Covenant Presbyterian Church
Open to wherever God,
in Christ, leads us,
we seek to live out our faith in community
by offering hope
and standing together for justice.
Pentecost offering for youth will be collected June 5-June 19
“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord…to give you a future with hope” –Jeremiah 29:11
At Pentecost, we celebrate that God offers more than we can plan. “Our gifts to the Pentecost Offering connect with God’s hope and the future by supporting ministries with children, youth and young adults by building a life of faith. Through the Young Adult Volunteer program; Presbyterian Youth and Triennium office; the Educate a Child, Transform the World initiative; as well as local programs here in East County, we join in ministries that connect young people with one another and with caring communities helping them shape a life and a future beyond even the one we could plan.”
At the national level, 25% of this offering goes to Young Adult Volunteers. This international program offers a year of service for people ages 19 to 30. Through transformative Christian service, they become leaders helping shape our future.
The national Ministries with Youth also receives 25% of the offering. Their biggest focus is the Presbyterian Youth Triennnium. Every three years, over 3,000 high school youth, their leaders and young adults gather to learn about and celebrate faith. It’s a transforming experience for many teenagers.
Ten percent of the national offering is devoted to children at risk, both trying to improve education and to provide safe havens for those who are often not noticed by society. The national initiative is called Educate a Child, Transform the World.
And 40% of the offering stays with Covenant, where the mission committee identifies programs locally that serve children at risk. Over the years, our share of the Pentecost offering has donated money to Backpack Buddies, providing weekend and summer food for students who depend on school lunches. We’ve given to the Boys and Girls Club, now located off 181st and Stark. We’ve helped fund Vacation Bible School for our local community. We’ve used the money and additional donations to make boxes of supplies for kids aging out of the foster system. We’ve donated funds and volunteered with Food for Families, to help provide food pantry service during the summer. We’ve given funds to the Alba Initiative and offered our church as a Safe Space for youth 9 to 17, combating homelessness, runaways, and child abuse. Which will we pick this year? Stay tuned, the mission committee is scheduled to meet and decide soon.
We will collect the special Pentecost offering from June 5, the Sunday of Pentecost, through June 19, when we celebrate both Father’s Day and Juneteenth. If you are attending church in person and want to donate cash, use a pew envelope and write “Pentecost” on the outside. If you donate by check, make sure to put “Pentecost” in the note line. You can also donate online, by going to our website, www.covenantgresham.org, and clicking on the “donate” button. Again, make sure you use the “note” box to type in “Pentecost.”
We are now offering hybrid services
Covenant Presbyterian Church is providing both in-person and online/over-the-phone worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. If you are able to join us in person, please wear a mask at this time. We want to protect those in our congregation who have health conditions or are too young to be vaccinated. Our Facebook page posts connection information via Zoom each week. We are also live-streaming our Sunday service on Facebook.
For more information on connecting to our services via alternative means please follow this link
Thank you for visiting Covenant Presbyterian church online. We invite you to learn more about our church on this site, and we hope you will come in for a visit. We would love to meet you and to share with you our love for God and for each of God’s beloved children. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church, and members of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Special worship services
We have additional services for Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve. Call the church office for times and dates.
While many of our in-person activities, like singing together and eating in local restaurants are on on hold at this time, Book Club has moved to Zoom meetings.
Book Club: 10:00 a.m., first Saturday of each month
Birthday Club: 11:30 a.m., second Friday of each month
Men’s Breakfast: 8:30 a.m., third Saturday of each month
Handmade with Love: 10:00 a.m., fourth Thursday each month
Choir Practice: 9:45 a.m., every Sunday morning before church services.
Volunteer with us
SnowCap Community Services, a philanthropic outreach to provide emergency food, clothing and services to East County residents in need.
Food for Families is a 501c3 non-profit food pantry located in the bus in the Centennial High School parking lot. It provides emergency food to local families.
Meals on Wheels brings food to seniors in their homes. They serve the greater Portland area.