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Caregivers Support Group
Sometimes the privilege and the responsibility of caring for a loved one who is going through a particularly difficult period can be overwhelming. Sometimes we're torn between caring for a parent, spouse, other relative or friend and the needs of the rest of our family. Sometimes we feel pulled in too many directions, and we wonder where we can gain strength. Covenant's Caregivers Support Group can help! This caring, supportive, and confidential group will meet again on Sunday, November 5th, from 12:15-1:45pm. We will meet in Room C206 (upstairs in the Christian Education wing...go past Bradfield Hall and turn left), and newcomers are always welcome! Lunch will be served, and no reservations are necessary. Feel free to bring a neighbor or friend. Please contact Pastor Clara Thompson for more information.


GOOD GRIEF?!
Covenant is now happy to be able to offer TWO grief support groups: one in the evening, and a new one starting up in the daytime! The daytime group will meet on Thursday, October 12, from 10:00-11:30am for coffee, refreshments, and conversation in the church Lounge. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, either recently or some time ago, you are most welcome to join us as we journey together, reminding ourselves that we are not alone in our grief. No reservations are necessary, and feel free to bring a friend or relative. The evening group will meet next on Wednesday, November 8th, from 6:00-7:30pm. Dinner will be provided. Please contact Pastor Clara Thompson for more information.


"2:42" Small Group
Meets 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 4:00pm
2:42 is a group that looks to reflect the early Christian community as seen in Acts 2:42. 2:42 meets on the second and fourth Sunday of the month from 4:00-6:00pm, with childcare provided from 4:00-5:00pm. Each week, we meet at 4:00pm for a time of small group Bible study using the Wired Word curriculum, which takes a look at current events through a Christian lens. After Bible study, we gather to break bread together at dinner. This group is a great chance to meet other members and friends of Covenant, and a good chance to grow together in our faith. Everyone is welcome to join. No need to RSVP, but it helps to know how much food we need. If you and/or your family is interested in becoming joining this group please let us know by contacting Jenny Von Bergen or Pastor Jeff Fox-Kline and we'll see you there! "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42


Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Sunday mornings, 10:00-10:50am in Room A107
Members and friends interested in practicing mindfulness meditation in a small group setting are invited to participate Sunday mornings at 10:00am in Room A107, located on the lower level of the adult education wing. If you have questions, please contact Cindy Schally.


Knitting & Crochet Group
Meets 1st Wednesdays of the month at 10:00am in the Lounge

In past years women in this group, along with several other women in the congregation, made many pairs of mittens, hats, scarves, baby sweaters and prayer shawls. The donation of time, talent and yarn will touch the lives and warm the hands and heads of many children and young adults in Madison and hearts of Covenant members. The group is always open to anyone who might like to stop by and work on a personal project or learn a new one. This is a great place to learn how to knit or crochet. We have extra yarn and needles to start you in a new hobby. Contact Alicia Mundy if you have any questions.


Soul Sisters Meets October 8
Soul Sisters will meet on Sunday, October 8 at the home of Jan Swartz, 3142 K & R Road, Mt. Horeb, on at 7:00pm. Our discussion theme this month is "On life's journey, I've learned more than I could have imagined." Jennifer Morgan will lead the discussion. Please RSVP to Jan or 437-7784 if you can attend. Those interested in meeting at Covenant at 6:30pm and carpooling to Jan's home are asked to email Sally Lorenz, so we know who to expect.

Soul Sisters is open to all Covenant women. The purpose in gathering together is in three parts, woven together:

If you would like to be included in future e-mails about meetings, please contact Sally Lorenz.


Women's Friday Book Club
The book club has decided to meet at 1:00pm on the same first and third Fridays of each month. We will read, Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott. We hope the time change will work for everyone. See you there!


Eat, Pray, Laugh!
All Covenant women and their friends are invited to gather quarterly to deepen friendships with one another and enjoy a potluck supper with (mostly) healthy recipes. For more information about this small group please contact coordinator Tracey Hokanson or 608-467-2993.  


Tuesday Noon Men's Group
Meets Tuesdays, Noon-1:00pm in the Lounge
Join us for coffee and fellowship each Tuesday at Noon. E-mail Jim Spilburg with questions or call (608) 845-2111.


Thursday Morning Men's Group
Meets Thursdays, 7:30am in the Lounge
Join us for coffee and conversation. Contact John Strikwerda with any questions.

 

Dinners For Eight Program

Fellowship Fun!
It's time to change our thinking and play outside the box in order to expand our repertoire! So out with the old "Dinners For Eight" and welcome in the new "More Than Just Dinner!" The concept is still the same-gather with Covenant family to share some fellowship and a meal. But, you might want to kick it up a notch and exercise your body with a SPLASH in a local pool; or cheer on the Brewers/Mallards; or check out the diverse cultural offerings at the Chazen or Overture Center.

The point is, the possibilities are only limited by your creativity! The bottom line is everything goes well with food-eat and hike; eat and sled; eat and go to Sundance; eat and go to the Comedy Club; eat and bowl; eat and bike; eat and play games; and so on!

Sign-up forms are available at the Welcome Center or on the Coming Events bulletin board. All are welcome - families, individuals, couples; come join the fun! Please return completed forms to the office or Welcome Center by Sunday, October 8th. If you should have further questions or concerns, please contact Gina Fritz at 608-697-6749.


Covenant Presbyterian Church
326 South Segoe Road Madison, WI 53705
(corner of Mineral Point & Segoe Roads)
Phone: (608) 233-6297
Fax: (608) 233-6489
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