Covenant Congregational Church

West Hartford, Ct.

Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.

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EVENTS AROUND THE CHURCH

We begin a new Alpha Course on Tuesday, September 26th and all are     invited.  

        -6:30 a free meal is offered.

        - 7:30 Alpha videos

        - 9 pm we are finished.


What is Alpha


Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.


Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.


Talk


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?


Discussion


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha Starting September 26

Important Events Coming Up


Rally Sunday - September 10th

    - 9:30 Sunday School

    - 10:30 Worship

    and Children's Church following the Children's Message.


Alpha

    We begin a new Alpha Course on Tuesday, September 26th and all are     invited.  

        -6:30 a free meal is offered.

        - 7:30 Alpha videos

        - 9 pm we are finished.

   We will also offer a Bible Study on Hebrews the same night.  Dinner at 6:30    and the Bible Study will be at 7:30 pm.


A Service of Lament - September 24th

    

Breakfast and Fellowship will resume on the second Saturday of each month at 8 am.

Covenant Congregational Church is now a supporting congregation for the interdenominational ministry of Family Promise.

This ministry serves homeless families in the greater Hartford area.


On July 9, we will host the families at the church.


A Summary of Family Promise

To views more go to http://familypromise.org/ .


OUR MISSION


Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.


TACKLING THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY


Poverty is a complex problem. It won’t yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs.


We initiate coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.




PROVIDING A WAY TO HELP


Americans are a compassionate people. Enormous numbers of people would help their neighbors in need if they had a way to help. We bring people in need together with people who want to help. We provide the framework that turns compassion into action.



EMPOWERING COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS


The issue can seem overwhelming and individuals may feel powerless to change the lives of people in poverty. As Family Promise volunteers, more than 180,000 people have found a way.


Working together, they provide temporary housing, meals, and services to nearly 70,000 family members annually. They mentor at-risk families. They teach financial literacy. They help find jobs and affordable housing. They create programs to meet specific needs in their communities. And they advocate for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families.


OUR VISION


Our vision is a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.

 


Our Ministry to Family Promise - Lifting Up the Community