The righteous will say to him, Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25: 37-40
At Covenant, we believe mission (or the idea of “being sent”) flows from a compassionate God whose love calls us to live out the
Kingdom of God in the here and now. The Holy Spirit encourages and enables us as the Body of Christ to put God’s Word into
action, facilitating God’s transformation in the lives of individuals and communities.
Criteria for Our Mission Areas of Focus:
Addresses Fundamentals (H2O, food, housing)
Focuses on Education
Develops Self Sufficiency (of program, of recipients)
Encourages Long Term Commitment (one time only not as highly valued)
Seeks Opportunities for Partnership (abroad and locally, denominationally and ecumenically)
Advocates for Human Rights
Starts with an Individual’s Passion
Current Areas of Mission Focus:
Covenant partners with St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in running the Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry, which is a non-profit organization created to address the food security needs of individuals and families in low-income situations in a manner that is both compassionate and dignified. We are also a part of a separate Presbytery Mission Partnership with St. Paul, Good Shepherd Presbyterian, and 1st Presbyterian of Englewood. It is the largest non-profit food distribution center in Arapahoe County, serving over 100 families in the Denver metropolitan area! Housed at Covenant, the Cupboard is open every Friday from 1-4pm. Visit covcupboard.org.
Guatemala Mission Partnership
Covenant is in partnership with First of Englewood, St. Andrew, Good Shepherd Presbyterian (all in Denver Presbytery) and Living Waters for the World to provide safe drinking water, health and spiritual education, and micro business training. Since its founding in 2013, the Partnership has installed one water purification system per year in towns and rural Mayan villages. We are dedicated to building long term, authentic, and enduring relationships with the pastors and families in these communities. Covenant welcomes your support and involvement both here in the United States and on our mission trips.
For more information, visit our website, click HERE.
Help for the Homeless
There is a bin located in the church lobby, where donations of necessities such as lotion, toothbrushes, socks, or gloves are always welcomed for our brothers and sisters in need. Food needs are handled through our Covenant Cupboard on Fridays, and financial aid is handled through Village Resource Center.
Operation Christmas Child
In the Fall, we fill boxes with love through this ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Your shoeboxes filled with essentials and toys along with a message of God’s love will go to impoverished children across the globe. Every item lovingly added to a shoebox gift has the potential to influence a child and have an eternal impact delivered in Jesus’ Name. Please call Sandy Middleton at 303.564.5308 if you have any questions.
For more information about our mission partnerships or ways to get involved with our mission team, contact Jeanette Thompson at email@example.com.
Endowment Requests for Mission
If you are applying for a mission grant through the William K. Bryan Fund, please click here for the application form. When completed, please submit to the church office by mail or personal delivery. Thank you. Questions regarding grant applications, contact Neal Wiler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missionary Support in Guatemala
Richard and Debbie Welch are PC(USA) mission co-workers whom Covenant supports in Guatemala. They serve as educational consultants by working with presbyteries serving the indigenous membership and leaders of the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. Through these relationships, Richard and Debbie help indigenous people gain access to primary, vocational, and theological education. In addition, they provide in-country support for the Guatemala Mission Partnership teams on trips to install clean water systems.
You can follow them on: http://guatemalapanorama.blogspot.com/ and
Village Resource Center
Covenant along with the churches in Greenwood Village partner together in a mission to offer emergency financial assistance and help individuals connect with other resources in our community for help to get back on their feet. Instead of each church having a small fund to offer assistance, the churches are combining their financial resources into one fund called The Village Fund. The fund is administered by our new Case Manager, Emily Duntsch, who will be in the Covenant Library on Fridays during the Covenant Cupboard’s afternoon hours. If you need assistance, please contact Emily at 720.636.5382.