Family Ministries

Pastoral Groups

The Covenant congregation is divided by the Council into six groups, each overseen by an appointed Elder and Deacon. The goal of these groups is to carry out the work of pastoral care and to facilitate care and concern within the body by providing a way for members to get to know one another in a smaller group setting and enable them to minister to and encourage one another.

The Elder and Deacon of each group are to: 1) pray for members of their group; 2) call the group together a couple of times a year; 3) visit each family or single each year according to a visitation schedule; 4) call on the sick and those with problems as need arises.

If you are interested in knowing more about Pastoral Groups, or would like to be a part of one, please contact the church office

Small Groups

Small Groups at Covenant are a way for families, couples, and singles to grow together in faith and fellowship. Groups meet twice a month: often one meeting each month includes all family members (for a meal, devotions, a game night, or other activities) and the other includes adults (for study and prayer).

If you are interested in becoming part of a small group, or if you would just like to know more about small groups, contact the church office

Fellowship Events

Covenant hosts a variety of fellowship events throughout the year. We enjoy finding ways to come together for food, fellowship, and fun.

Some things we do with regularity. Covenant hosts a baby shower for the first-born babies of members of our congregation. This helps the family get started with baby things and allows the church family to “lay their hands” on the infant and show some love. Warm Winter Wednesdays at Covenant (www@COV) are held in February. We gather for dinner with games, readings, a Covenant Pinewood Derby, or other activities. Each fall we gather a small flotilla of canoes for a scenic trip down the Big Sioux River.

Sometimes we hold game nights, pool parties at the All Seasons Center, or a full church retreat. We may gather for a chili cook-off or a day to clean up the church and its property.

Of course, we also spend time with one another in ways that go beyond the official life of the church. Stop by the Fruited Plain on Tuesday mornings and you’ll find young parents with their children. Visit Hardee’s most mornings and you’ll find many of Covenant’s older ladies. Or visit Casey’s Bakery Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings to see some of Covenant’s older men. While informal, these gatherings too are an important part of building the fellowship life of Covenant.