Alternative Christmas Market

Looking for a gift for the hard-to-shop for person or the person who has everything?  Covenant's Mission Team will provide an opportunity for you to make a donation to a mission organization in that person's honor.  A mission table will be set up in the Narthex and the Cafe Area on November 24, December 1 and 8, to take checks or cash and provide a card to be mailed to the person you are honoring.  Make checks payable to the church and write on the memo line the mission being donated to.  We are highlighting 7 mission groups this year.

  1. Haiti Mission - Coordinated by Holly Mitchener, mission teams travel to Haiti 3 to 4 times a year delivering supplies, physical support and sharing the love of Christ to the people in Haiti.
  2. Grace Place United Methodist Church - Rev. Diane Harrison is the pastor at the United Methodist Church in the women’s state prison in Henning TN. They worship and serve the same as a church on the outside and are entirely supported by donations.
  3. United Methodist Neighborhood Centers - UMNC provides food and childcare for needy families in Memphis.
  4. Room In The Inn - Covenant offers a welcoming, warm, safe place to spend the night, a nutritious dinner and breakfast, and emotional support to our guests every first and third Friday night November – March.
  5. Blessing Bags Ministry - Non-perishable food, hygiene products, a pair of socks and so much more are placed in gallon size plastic bags.  The bags are provided to the congregation to share with the homeless and those in need.  Approximately 60 complete bags are created a month.
  6. Covenant’s Benevolence Fund - Provides funding for utility assistance, gas, rent and other needs to those in need in our community.
  7. Covenant's Missionaries - Greg & Whitney Key - Covenant is a part of a network of churches who support missionaries Greg & Whitney Key, through CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).  They have completed their training in the U.S. and have moved to India to begin their ministry.

You may also make a contribution to the mission of YOUR Choice that is not listed above, suggested ministries could include:  DayShore/Lakeshore Camp Scholarship Fund, Reelfoot Rural Ministries, Golden Cross, Project Transformation Summer Reading Program, Whitney Elementary, UMCOR Disaster Relief.