Family Promise (formerly, Interfaith Hospitality Network)
Covenant hosts Family Promise two or three weeks throughout the year. We provide comfortable sleeping accommodations, showers, laundry facilities, meals, and fellowship for up to three homeless families each visit.
Covenant Neighborhood Playground
Our large, gated playground is open and available to the neighborhood whenever it isn’t being used by our preschool or specific church program. It is a popular spot as it is one of the few play facilities available in at least a 5 mile radius of the church. It is a great spot for birthday parties, we just ask the folks to call the church office to reserve the table space.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Hand knitted and crocheted prayer shawls are given to members of our church family who are going through a personal crisis. It may be an illness or death in the family. It’s a tangible way of showing we care and are concerned for them. In addition to the prayer shawls, we give a crocheted blanket to the children on their baptism; little candy pockets are crocheted for our shut-ins at Christmas and Easter; and pillows are made for our high school graduates. Over the years that we have been knitting, we have given countless chemo caps to Augusta Oncology. All of us enjoy the fellowship while sitting around the table working on our projects. Lots of prayers are worked into those stitches.
12 Step Groups
Covenant provides space and support for a number of 12 Step groups.
Marriage and Family Counseling
The Rev. Karla Conditt Daniels is provided office space to offer counseling. Karla is also a Parish Associate at Covenant and provides faithful support to many of our ministries.
A literary group that meets regularly in our parlor on Wednesday afternoons.
The people of Covenant Presbyterian answer Christ’s call to care for others in our community in these ways:
Augusta Prison Ministry
Books and magazines are donated and taken to the inmates at the medical prison in South Augusta.
Doctors Hospital Burn Center
A lunch is provided six times a year for about 30 people staying at the Jeffery Vaiden Chavous House who are families of burn victims.
Meals on Wheels
Covenant members prepare meals and deliver them to shut-ins every Saturday.
Master’s Table Soup Kitchen
Covenant members volunteer at Soup Kitchen on the fourth Tuesday of each month. They prepare and serve 300-350 meals.
GAP has taken full ownership of the old Greene Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Augusta where it provides dynamic support for folks in transition. It started as a mission of the Presbyterian (USA) churches in the greater Augusta area, but now enjoys ecumenical support. To find out more about GAP, tap on their logo to go to their webpage. Here is how Covenant supports GAP: gapministriesaugusta.org
Sunday Night Service
GAP has a service every Sunday night, with groups from Covenant preparing the meal after the service in rotation with other churches.
Thursday Morning Ministries
Every Thursday morning from 9:30-1:00 there is Bible Study, Food Pantry, Prescription Assistance/Nurse Help, Birth Certificate Assistance, Social Security Card Assistance, and ID Card Assistance. Many of the volunteers are from Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Department of Juvenile Justice Snack Program
Once a month, in the first week of the month, GAP volunteers take snacks to the DJJ Office on Broad Street for 60 at-risk youth attending sessions at the DJJ. Members of Covenant donate many of these snacks.
Each summer many members of Covenant take a week to volunteer to provide a Vacation Bible School experience for many of the families that participate in the year round ministries at GAP, as well as other children in the area who would not otherwise have the opportunity for Bible School.
Covenant Mission Teams
Over the years we have sent teams of missionaries from Covenant across the USA provide storm relief. We have also actively participated in the Northeast Presbytery’s Mission Work trips to Mexico through Constructores para Cristo.
New York Mission
At the beginning of June, 2014 a group of Covenant members and friends are traveling to provide relief and recovery work in New Jersey to work on some homes needing repair resulting from the recent storm damage.
On Sunday, April 27, the Global Missions Ministry is hosting a “New Jersey Missions Lunch” directly following the 11:00 worship which will be led by our youth. It will be a NJ theme, with all the proceeds to support our Sandy Relief work trip.
Heifer Project International
Working with communities to end hunger & poverty & care for the Earth. The Heifer Project provides families means to support themselves by sending them grains, fruit bearing trees, livestock, etc.
Annual offerings to support Presbyterian Homes around the southeast are received through the church.
For Children in Clinton, South Carolina Helping children & youth- caring for them and helping prepare them to become the faithful individuals God created them to be. Thornwell provides loving homes for abused, abandoned & neglected children, offers an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling, & offers hope for a successful future by providing educational support & teaching self-advocacy.
S.E.R.R.V. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity & support to artisans & farmers worldwide. SERRV works to eradicate poverty through direct connections with low-income artisans & farmers by marketing their crafts & foods, finding joint solutions to their challenges, & helping them grow & embrace the future.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Providing clean up buckets, school supplies, health kits, work teams, etc. after natural disasters happen.
Engages Presbyterians & global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. Outreach Foundation builds the capacity of global church partners, sending & supporting missionaries, caring for vulnerable children, expanding support for mission, transforming lives through mission involvement.
Medical Benevolence Foundation
They work to provide hope & healing to those most in need. This foundation provides crucial funds needed to give medical care to the needy, helps fund medical mission workers & help our church partners build, maintain, and operate hospitals in some of the world’s most impoverished nations & communities.
The House of Moses, The House of Martha, & the Bill & Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery
Covenant supports these orphanages in Zambia
Missionaries Covenant Supports
- Ernie & Allison Sizemore in Honduras. Ernie is a child of Covenant, having grown up in the church. The Sizemore family begins their ministry in Honduras in April 2013.
- Larry & Barbara Moir at the Bethel Evangelical Secondary School in Ethiopia
- Les & Cindy Morgan in South Asia
- Larry & Inge Sthreshley in Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
- Vickie Lamkin in Central Asia
- Bruce & Wendy DeVries with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Mexico Mission Aviation Fellowship shares the love of Jesus Christ through aviation & technology so that isolated people may be physically & spiritually transformed. They serve people who deal with challenges due to isolation in regions such as Africa, Asia, Eurasia, & Latin America by providing medical assistance, disaster relief, community development, training/development, & church nurture.