Welcome Gabriel and Kristy Jaramillo:
We are excited to welcome Gabriel and Kristy to the Covenant Family! Gabriel is a Colorado native who loves hiking, the Broncos, the Rockies, and the outdoors. Gabriel is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Regent University to go along with his degree from Rocky Mountain Bible College in Biblical Education. Kristy grew up in the Chicago suburbs and loves art, reading, and coffee. Kristy has a degree in Youth Ministry from Colorado Christian University as well as a Masters degree in School Counseling from Adams State College. Kristy currently works as a school counselor at Denver School of the Arts. Gabriel and Kristy met serving in Young Life and have a strong passion in working with youth and teaching the Bible together as a team. The Jaramillos have a one year old son, Isaac, who makes sure there is never a dull moment!
Youth Summer Schedule:
Sunday classes at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday evening BBQ’s for middle school and high school continue through August
Contact Gabriel & Kristy for more information.
** Mark your calendars now – there will be a parent and youth information meeting on Sunday, September 7 during the Sunday School hour in the Family Room.
Labor Day Picnic:
We are resurrecting our annual Labor Day Picnic, so get ready for a great day! Labor Day comes early this year so start preparing for an awesome day of games, friends, food and celebration! Join us on Sunday, August 31 from 10:45 – 2:45 right outside the Family Room. We will be grilling burgers and hotdogs and we will provide the drinks. You bring along a side dish, salad or dessert to share. There will be activities for everyone ages 1-100 years, and a good time to be had by all. We are looking for volunteers to help with grilling, tent set-up and to help lead games. For more information or to sign up to volunteer contact Anna Fish.
Getting Ready for Russia:
We invite you to partner with us as we minister to young orphan graduates in Russia this September. We have a team traveling with ‘Orphan’s Tree’ September 7-21. We will be holding workshops on grief and loss, anger management, burnout, cooking, money management, the arts and much more. If you would like to support our efforts, we are collecting supplies needed for the trip. These include: “ModPodge”, children’s scissors, spray acrylic sealer, fine point sharpie markers, thick sharpie markers, sketching pencils, sketching colored pencils, watercolor sets, good quality paint brushes, erasers, thumb drives, 4×6 glossy photo paper, a portable (small) photo printer, gift cards (Michaels/Hobby Lobby/Aaron Brothers), etc. Financial donations are always welcome and you can designate gifts by identifying “Kostroma trip” on any transactions. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Anna Fish or George Steiner.
CONNEXION - Women’s Bible Study
Thursday mornings 9:00 -10:30 a.m. Starts September 11, Room 208/209.
You’re invited to Connexion, a women’s Bible study led by Sherry Walker. We will follow weekly Bible readings with the lectionary (Revised Common Lectionary), which is a three year cycle through the Scriptures. We’ll discuss selected passages from Old Testament, Psalms, New Testament, or Letters. We will also connect by email with a sister Bible study in Uganda (led by Rose Mugabi) about our Psalms studies. Please join us!
Drop in when you can – no advance reading is required. Childcare is not provided for Connexion study, but can be arranged with advance notice.
Moms4Moms will be starting up again on September 3rd We will meet the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Come join us as we listen to great speakers, podcast discussions, and relax and connect in a coffee house setting. Know and be known by other moms along their journeys of motherhood and life. Breakfast for moms and childcare for kids up to 12 years of age will be provided. Cost is $20 for the fall semester. Please sign up in the atrium after the Sunday service or contact Anna Fish.
Mark your Calendars
Men’s Retreat: October 11 from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost is $65.00 and includes all meals. The all-day men’s retreat will be held at LaForet in Black Forest.
Women’s Retreat: October 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Penrose House in the Carriage House. Cost is $20.00 and includes lunch. We hope you will join us for the one-day fall retreat. We will focus our time on re-centering our lives on God and our relationships with others. Come to reconnect, renew, and reengage.
The office will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.
Covenant Presbyterian Church follows the D20 schedule. If schools are closed or have a 2-hr. delay, all morning activities are canceled. Evening activities will be determined by 4:00 p.m.