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.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance helping Louisiana
Each year our church family donates additional mission funds for the national One Great Hour of Sharing offering. A third of the money raised goes to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. That donation is helping, right now, for Louisiana communities hit by Hurricane Ida. A category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, it hit Southern Louisiana on Aug. 29, 16 years to the day since Katrina struck.
“Presbyterian Disaster Assistance national volunteers began arriving Sept. 1. delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Ida. The initial assessment of the damage is staggering. The needs of those impacted is changing daily because of lack of access to power, refrigeration, water and housing. This will be a long-term commitment to the people impacted by this catastrophic destruction,” said a PDA spokesperson.
Richard Williams, the interim general presbyter for the Presbytery of South Louisiana, said “Our presbytery is no stranger to disaster.” Three of the four sections of that presbytery were hit very significantly by the storm. One of the churches still standing in Lake Charles is being used as a staging point for supplies and organized volunteer groups.
“PDA will continue to work with Presbyterian leadership to respond to Hurricane Ida and remain engaged in the recovery efforts during the hurricane season of 2021, during which several named storms are expected to impact the region. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain — providing emotional and spiritual care and Long-Term Recovery to address unmet needs.
The Rev Jim Kirk, associate for national disaster, said “PDA may not be among the first ones in, but they will be among the last ones out. We will be there to help with Ida as long as it’s needed.”
Thank you for your financial gifts last spring. They are helping make a difference. When a disaster strikes, it helps to have a coordinated effort in place, rather than just showing up to volunteer or donating supplies that may not be needed, said Kirk.
If you want to make an additional donation, please carefully research any requests because so many scams crop up in times of disaster, taking advantage of generous hearts. It’s always safe to donate to well-known groups like Doctors without Borders, the Red Cross, and of course, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. You can find details on their Facebook page, PDACARES. You can also go to the website www.pcusa.info/ida.
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.