October 2019


As I sat in the prayer garden one day this past summer, I was looking at the placards on the fence. There are names of people who are now in heaven. They were faithful here on earth and are now with Jesus. In Hebrews 12, the Bible says, “therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” I think about the people in this church who have worked so hard for many years, and now are in heaven. When they were here, they served God and were faithful. They let their light shine.

It was also sobering when I realized that I always need to be letting my light shine and do all I can do for Jesus. There will be things that try to hold us back, but as we keep our eyes on Jesus, he will give us the strength to do what we need to do. Sometimes the weights of fear, worry, and doubt begin to be heavy burdens, and I realize I need to keep my eyes on Jesus, who is “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”


-Eddie Hall

Guest Pastors

We welcome this month’s guest preachers to Covenant!!

  • Oct. 6 —Rev. Phil Dunford (World Wide Communion)
  • Oct. 13—Rev. Ginger Shuler
  • Oct. 20—Rev. Jack Caldwell
  • Oct. 27—Rev. Kirk Neely


Equestrian Center

Tuesday, October 15th the Keenagers will be traveling to the Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC A sign-up sheet will be on the table in the hall.

10:00 am
Tuesday, Oct. 15th

Small Group

Everyone is welcome to attend the Small Group which will be meeting October 6th at 5:00pm at the home of the McChesney’s. There will be plenty of food and discussions and of course lots of friendly fellowship.

If you need directions please contact Anne or Paul.

Fellowship Luncheon

Join us for Salads and Sandwiches!!

This month our Fellowship Luncheon will be a little different! Do you have a favorite chicken salad recipe or a gelatin salad that your mother made? Well bring some to share.

Everyone bring your favorite Salad and/or Sandwich to enjoy Sunday, Oct. 27th after worship. Desserts and beverages will be provided.

October 27th

Soup Kitchen

All of Covenant is asked to help with missions at Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. You don’t have to be Paula Deen or Emeril Lagasse . Just need people willing to give a few hours on Saturday morning to help prepare ingredients, wash dishes and serve to those needing a meal. Covenant has committed to prepare and serve the first Saturday of each month.

Oct. 5th—9:00 am

Clothing & Food Pantry

Covenant’s pantry is open once a month for those in need to come to the church and receive staple food items and clothing. In the month of July there were 25 people in need to come and then in August there were 20 people. The pantry needs to be replenished with more non-perishable food items and men’s clothing (please, no items requiring dry cleaning). Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 11:00am—3:00pm

Samples of needed Non-Perishable Items:

  • Cereal
  • Grits (instant packets)
  • Oatmeal (instant packets)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Spaghetti Sauce and Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Soup
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Meats (Spam, Tuna, Chicken)
  • Beef Stew (canned)
  • Canned Pastas

Women’s Fellowship

All women of the church are invited to our first ever “Chat and Chew”

When: October 10th, 11:45am
Where: Chicken Salad Chick
449 E. Main St, Suite E

Come out and fellowship with us! Enjoy great conversation and food as we get to know each other better and feed our souls


  • Oct 6—Russ Sanders, Nancy Biggerstaff
  • Oct 13—Callaway Alford, Henry Polston, Terry Terawaki
  • Oct 20—Cynthia Bridges, Jim Fraley
  • Oct 27—Bob McMichael, Carole Sanders, Jim Bleiler

Prayer List

Special prayers for the these individuals

  • Amy Fraley
  • Kathryn Clark
  • Jay Jeter
  • David and Catherine Dedmon
  • Thad Strickland
  • Charles and Miriam Turner
  • Donna Polston
  • Hannah Meeks Baird
  • Caroline Smith and family (Cathy Baldwin’s niece)
  • Alex Bezilla (friend of the Bleilers)
  • Chip Cecil (Ronnie Meek’s friend)
  • June Garren (Cathy Baldwin’s Mom)
  • Taylor Goode (M) (The Bleiler’s son)
  • Jeff Phillips (Cynthia Bridges’ brother)
  • Therlon Joyner
  • Marsha Wilson (Mickie Caldwell’s sister)
  • Scott Crowe (Cathy Baldwin’s cousin husband)


  • Seth Smith—Oct 11
  • Miriam Turner—Oct 12
  • Bill Tart—Oct 14
  • Anne Smith—Oct 17
  • Terri Terawaki—Oct 17
  • Anne McChesney—Oct 19
  • Carole Sanders—Oct 22
  • Cynthia Bridges—Oct 30

Events Quick List

  • Oct 2nd—Prayer Group
  • Oct. 5th —Soup Kitchen
  • Oct. 6th—Small Group meeting
  • Oct 9th —Prayer Group
  • Oct 15th —Keenager’s trip
  • Oct 16th —Prayer Group
  • Oct 23rd —Prayer Group
  • Oct 27th—Fellowship Luncheon –Sandwiches & Salads
  • Oct 30th—Clothing & Food pantry open
  • Oct 30th—Prayer Group

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