Weekly Update:

Weekly Update 09.21.17

1.  Ready or not, a new season of middle school youth group is here!  Check out the student ministries website to see what is in store.

2.  Are you following msmcovcrc on Instagram?  If not, please start following today.  This is one of the primary ways we will communicate pictures, videos, announcements, and posts related to our group.

3.  KICKOFF RETREAT – This weekend (September 23-24) we have our overnight “Youth Group Kick Off Retreat” at Camp Henry in Newaygo.  Registration forms and details are posted on the youth ministry web page below.  We will leave from church on Saturday morning at 10 AM and return on Sunday afternoon around 2:15 pm.  This retreat is open to all middle school and high school students and their friends.  Pray for our retreat that God would be at work in our midst.  We are looking forward to a great weekend.

4.  YOUTH MINISTRY LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA FUNDRAISER [SEPTEMBER 10 – 24] — Order Pizza and support our Youth Ministry at the same time. This is the last week of our fundriaser. Look for order forms and information on the table in the back of church.  Or, order online using the link on the student ministry web-pages.  Students, for every order you get, you are able to earn Covenant Bucks to help cover the costs for youth activities and retreats.  Additional prizes will be given to the boy, girl, and family (3 prize categories) who sells the most number of kits!  So, talk to your family, friends, and neighbors today.

5.  CHILDREN & YOUTH REGISTRATION FORMS – Each student participating in Sunday school and/or youth group activities needs to fill out the Children & Youth Registration Form.  This year, for your convenience, we created an online version of the form.  A link to the form can be found on the Middle School & High School Ministry web-pages.  Please visit the site, click on the link, and fill out the form for EACH child who will be involved in the youth ministry at Covenant Church this year.

6. How are you growing spiritually?  One important way to grow spiritually is through regular Bible reading. Have you signed up yet for the Daily Devotional Texts/Emails? – If not, sign up today.

7.  Upcoming Dates:


September 23 – 24 — YOUTH GROUP KICKOFF RETREAT at Camp Henry in Newaygo MI; an overnight retreat for middle and high school students.

September 24 – Pizza Fundraiser Order Forms are due in Heidi Westra’s mailbox.

October 8 –  Middle School Large Group Gathering – Join us from 5 – 7 pm at Covenant Church for our first meeting of the year.  We will eat together, have a teaching time, small group time, and game time.

October 15 – Youth Group led worship service at 5pm on Sunday, October 15





Each middle or high school student that participates in Sunday school or youth group at Covenant Church needs to complete a children/youth registration form.  This year, for your convenience, we created an online version of the form.  Click on the button below in order to fill out the form.  Please fill out a copy of the form for EACH student who will be involved.





 Upcoming Events:

YOUTH MINISTRY LITTLE CAESERS PIZZA FUNDRAISER —  SEPTEMBER 10 – 24.  Order Pizza.  Support our Youth Ministry.  Look for order forms and info on the table in the back of church.  Students, for every order you get, you are able to earn Covenant Bucks to help cover the costs for youth activities and retreats.  Order online by clicking on the button below.  Use the Covenant Youth Fundraising ID code when ordering online.  Our ID code is:  334780


Little Caesars Pizza Fundraiser Online Order HERE —– USE ID CODE: 334780



KICKOFF YOUTH GROUP RETREAT:  Join us on September 23 – 24 for a overnight retreat at Camp Henry as we kick off a new season of youth group. We will leave on Saturday morning and return on Sunday afternoon. Sign up by completing the online retreat registration form below. Also, please print out and complete the liability form for Camp Henry by clicking on the button below.  Printed copies are available in Pastor Henry’s office.  COST = $30.00   Make checks payable to Covenant Church. Turn in money to Pastor Henry.

Register online for the Youth Group Kick Off Retreat here:

Youth Group Kick Off Retreat


An informational brochure about the Youth Group Kick Off Retreat can be found here:

Kick Off Retreat Informational Brochure


Finally, each student who come on the retreat also needs to fill out a Camp Henry release waiver.  Please click on the button below, print, and return to Pastor Henry by September 17.

Camp Henry Release Form










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Regular reflective Bible reading is one of the most important ways that we as disciples can grow spiritually.  Since a disciple is someone who learns from and patterns their life based on their teacher, in this case Jesus the Christ, its imperative that we know who Jesus is, what He teaches, and who He calls us to be.  Pastor Henry has created a daily devotional plan that will allow you to explore more deeply who Jesus is through daily readings from a book of the Bible.  Each day a text will be sent that will include a brief reading, a reflection question, a key verse, and/or a prayer focus for us to use to help shape and form us spiritually.  Sign up today by clicking on the link below.





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September 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Ministry Leader Commissioning during the Worship Gathering
  • Student Ministries Informational Meeting
  • Middle School Youth Group Kick Off Retreat
  • Middle School Youth Group Kick Off Retreat