Local Missions

Dothan Rescue Mission

Covenant prepares and serves the dinner meal one week of every month at the Dothan Rescue Mission. Don’t let cooking for 50-60 people frighten you. We can give you lots of pointers. If cooking is not your thing, how about serving the meal at 5:30? Servers are encouraged to pray and visit with residents. The residents are so grateful for the wonderful meals our cooks prepare, it is truly a blessing to serve. Please consider helping with this ministry. We are in need of more cooks. For more details, please contact Pat Miller at ampmassoc@aol.com. We also have a growing ministry of facilitating men’s and women’s bible studies at the mission. We currently have two bible studies at DRM. One of our men’s groups leads a study on the last Wednesday of each month (6:30p-7:30p) and several Covenant ladies do a study with the ladies at DRM every Thursday evening (6:30p-7:30p). This is a great opportunity to minister to people who are hurting and searching for a better way. Join one of these groups or we can reserve a night for your small group to come and share a message during the nightly “chapel time”. For more information, contact Barbi Nolan.

Donations of the following items are always needed at the shelter:
• Toiletry items
• Towels
• Blankets
• Pillows
• Twin sheet sets

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Adopt-A-School

Covenant participates in the Adopt-A-School program which is administered through the Dothan Education Foundation to provide volunteers and resources to Dothan City Schools. We have “adopted” Faine Elementary and Highland Elementary. At Faine, we provide back to school supplies for grades K-2 and at Highlands Elementary we sponsor a fall festival for the children. Highlands Elementary allows us to send volunteers at Christmas and Easter to share the biblical history of these events. A script and props are provided. This is a great opportunity to share with children that might not otherwise hear the true meaning of Christmas and Easter. Please contact our Missions Coordinator if you would like to volunteer.

If you attend CovEast, contact us to learn more about our outreach to Ashford Elementary School.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is a longtime ministry of CUMC. Volunteers deliver a noon meal to homebound residents Tuesday through Friday every week. This ministry provides a unique opportunity to share the love of Christ. At the core of Meals on Wheels is a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of seniors and people with disabilities. All you have to do is be at Wesley Manor at 10:45am to pick up the meals and route information. The route takes just over an hour to complete. The rotation schedule requires service once per month on average.

Friends of Wesley Manor

The Friends of Wesley Manor do an amazing job of accomplishing their mission to spread happiness and good cheer to the residents and associates of the Wesley Manor Retirement Home. From monthly birthday parties for the residents to sitting and visiting with lonely individuals, there are many ways to serve at Wesley Manor.

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His Helping Hands

You probably do not realize how many people from our community that come to Covenant in need of assistance. We do our best to assist our neighbors in need. Your contributions to CovMissions allows us to offer a helping hand in times of need.

Harbor Church

Harbor Church is called to serve the poor and needy residents of Dothan. They are always in need of non-perishable food items (particularly proteins like meat and beans); personal hygiene items and laundry soap. Your help is needed to continue and to grow this wonderful ministry. Let us know if you or your small group are interested in getting involved with meal preparation, serving, mentoring or volunteering at Harbor Church.

House of Ruth (a domestic violence shelter)

One way that we support the House of Ruth is by participating in their largest fundraiser – Christmas gift wrapping at the Wiregrass Commons Mall. Watch for gift wrapping dates to be posted around Christmas time.

Wiregrass Hope Center

Wiregrass Hope Group is a resource for extending hope and healing to individuals and families by offering practical assistance, addressing emotional needs, and encouraging spiritual growth. Through faith-based and secular programs Wiregrass Hope Group seeks to positively impact families throughout the Wiregrass community. The following are just a few of the many ways that you can further the work of Wiregrass Hope Group through volunteering.
• Provide administrative assistance (help with newsletter and mail-outs).
• Serve as a mentor to pregnancy clients or be a dad mentor.
• Serve as a volunteer receptionist (answer phones, greet clients, help with filing and making copies).
• Distribute promotional items/ brochures to churches, schools, and businesses.
• Serve as a church/organization liaison.
• Help with special Fundraising Events.
• Volunteer as a Character and Relationship Program Presenter.
• Serve as a sorter and fluffer in the donation in-take area.
• Provide web-site design and editing.
• Take home laundry (wash baby clothes, maternity clothes, etc.)
• Baking cookies/casseroles for special events such as tours, meetings, etc.

Wired

WIRED is a week long summer camp for teens that combines service and worship. Hundreds of area teens, including Covenant’s youth, participate in service projects throughout the community by day and worship together each night. This ministry is growing every year and adult chaperones are needed. Wired 2018 will take place on June 23-28, 2019.

Samaritan’s Clinic

Samaritan’s Clinic is a free clinic that serves the homeless, people on wok release, and women from the House of Ruth each Thursday night from 4-7 pm. They are always in need of doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical volunteers as well as people to bring and serve brown bag type meals. Serving the meal at the clinic is a great opportunity to pray with and minister to people as they wait to be treated.  Contact your Missions Coordinator to see how you can get involved.

Love In Action reaches out to the homeless and needy in Dothan, Alabama.  At Love In Action you can help minister to our neighbors in need by serving a hot meal to the homeless, washing their clothes, working in the food or clothing pantries, and participating in bible studies.  The following items are always needed:

  • Shoes and clothing (particularly men’s)
  • Non-perishable food (especially proteins; pull tabs are helpful)
  • Hygiene items
  • Laundry soap
  • Paper, plastic and cleaning supplies

Local Missions Partnerships

CovMissions provides financial support to:

  • The Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention
  • Wiregrass Hope Center
  • House of Ruth
  • Wesley Manor Retirement Center
  • Harbor Church
  • Love In Action Ministries
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ashford Elementary
  • Faine Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Samaritans Clinic
  • New Vision Church
  • Dothan Rescue Mission