Who We Are
Covenant welcomes all God’s people in worship, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Sustained by Word and Sacrament and restored in prayer, we give joyful thanks to God through music and praise in worship. A multi-generational and multi-cultural church, we find strength in our diversity, united under Christ.
Statement of Inclusion
We believe that each one of us is created in God's image, and thus we know that we are beloved children of God.
Covenant Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone into our community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, financial means, political affiliation, theological perspective, physical or mental ability, relationship status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. Everyone is invited to worship, serve, and participate in the life and ministry of our congregation, and, following membership, all are eligible to be called into leadership.
"For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."
We nurture and support one another through fellowship as a warm and welcoming family. Many of our members are active in ministering to the needs of our world through local and international organizations.
Our church grounds provide a home to many community groups. Recognizing that the needs in our community may be changing, we are challenged to find new ways to utilize our facilities, gifts, and resources.
We are grateful for our senior members, and we continue to seek new ways to develop the faith of our youth. We offer programs and activities to encourage all – young and old alike – to learn from one another, grow together, and be refreshed in spirit, so that we can do Christ’s work.
Jesus told his disciples, “Feed my sheep.” Fed by our joy in worship and fellowship, we are now called to share God’s love. Our mission is clear: to grow – in faithfulness, energy, and spirituality, in welcoming newcomers, in caring for each other and cherishing our diverse gifts, in replenishing and sustaining our church family, and in reaching out in generous and loving ministry to do God’s work in the world.
Adopted by the session on November 5, 2008,
reaffirmed September 9, 2021
What is the PCUSA?
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has its spiritual roots in the Reformation begun by John Calvin of Switzerland and refined by John Knox of Scotland. It is a protestant denomination democratically organized to embrace the faith common to all Christians.
Our name stems from a New Testament word “Presbueteros,” which means Elder (a leader in the church). It refers to our custom of choosing leaders and advisors from among the wisest members of the church. We understand that every believer has the privilege and the responsibility to be a minister in everyday life.
We believe in experienced Christianity. We believe faith is a matter of both the heart and mind. We seek to balance careful study of theology with a passion for the Lord.
We believe in Scriptural Christianity. We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and understood to be “the unique authoritative witness” to God’s activities in the world.
We believe in practical Christianity. We strive to make our faith a part of everyday life and believe it should guide our behavior and decisions.
We believe in disciplined Christianity. God calls us to change and grow with regular prayer, Bible study, attendance at worship, and love and service to others.
We believe in connectional Christianity. Each individual and Presbyterian congregation is knit together in mutual concerns, responsibility, and support.
We believe in an ecumenical Christianity. We join hands with other Christians in doing God’s work.