On Our Campus
Launching Spring 2018!
Promoting and supporting musical gifts and appreciation of music while encouraging faith development for persons, including those of limited financial means, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center offers regular instruction in instrumental and vocal music, and in music theory and composition, while exposing students to classical and religious works, and providing venues for performance and other displays of musical skills, such as, participation in worship services.
South Palo Alto Food Closet
Covenant houses and supports the South Palo Alto Food Closet, a neighborhood resource for dozens of needy families, in Room 9. First Sunday Food donations, Memorial gifts at Christmas and Easter, special needs offerings, and member volunteer helpers, have sustained this local mission for more than 35 years.
Covenant Children’s Center
The non-denominational Covenant Children’s Center has provided weekday care and pre-school program for infants and children through kindergarten age in our Sunday School classrooms for 35 years. For more information, see their website here.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Covenant’s facilities are used regularly for community programs like the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 12-Step programs, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and for other service and cultural programs.
I-CHURCH KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION
Covenant has welcomed a Korean Presbyterian congregation to our campus since 2007. For information about their worship and education programs, see their website here.
Programs We Support
Sweaty Sheep’s mission is to “Embracing recreation as a means of breaking socio-economic and faith barriers as we seek to unify the community by embracing its diversity.”: reCREATION thru recreation.
A self-proclaimed fully inclusive faith experience that includes and welcomes those from all walks of life with a variety of beliefs. To learn more about Sweaty Sheep visit their website and Facebook page.
Covenant has recently partnered with Sweaty Sheep in a Farm2Table Community Reintegration project, bringing together a new worshipping community and a traditional congregation, to promote social, ecological, and self sustainability in an innovative and exciting way.
Check out what they’ve been doing recently with Youth Homeless Awareness and Outreach:
Ecumenical Hunger Program-EHP
EHP’s mission is to assist local families and individuals who are experiencing economic and personal hardship. EHP provides food, clothing, household essentials, support, and advocacy to our neighbors to sustain them through immediate crises and to help them regain stability and independence.
ALTERNATIVE GIVING PROGRAMS
This Advent program offers members a chance to give a gift that keeps giving by making a donation to a program of their choice and sending a handmade card to the honoree. Programs supported by Alternative Giving have included organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Ecumenical Hunger Program, the Opportunity Center of Palo Alto, and more.
Covenant will again helped to provide meals for a week to the homeless clients of the Hotel de Zink at First Presbyterian Church. Hotel De Zink is Palo Alto’s only homeless shelter, where for the past 22years, twelve midpeninsula churches have taken turns providing food and shelter for homeless men and women. This year we helped give regular staffers a summer break and provided evening meals for about 12-18 people during the week of July 23 – July 29.
While we’re used to having an abundance of food every Sunday after worship, you’ll be amazed at the expressions of thanks from the Hotel de Zink clients who depend on that program for food and shelter.