Our #CovDoSomething serving campaign kicks off on October 1. Each year in October, we turn our focus to serving and making a difference in the name of Jesus. We will have various mission projects for you to serve and give back to our community throughout the month. We hope you will make plans to Do Something!
- Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
October 1 – November 12, Dothan & East Campuses
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are so much more than goodies and toys. The shoeboxes are an amazing tool for evangelism. Every child that receives a gift filled shoebox also has the opportunity to hear the gospel story and receives a book entitled “The Greatest Gift”. Children worldwide are also invited to participate in a follow up bible study called The Greatest Journey. You can be a part of this incredible ministry. Pick up instructions and a shoebox from the display stations around campus. Return your filled shoebox to Covenant by Sunday, November 12.
- Meal Packing Event
Wednesday, October 18 at 6 pm, Covenant Dothan Campus
Covenant is teaming up with Meals of Hope for a meal packaging serving event. This event will immediately follow the MD/WK service in the Christian Life Center Gym. Our goal is to pack 30,000 meals to be distributed locally through the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
- Champions of Hope Breast Cancer Walk
Saturday, October 21, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Join Team Covenant for the Sandi McCool Champions of Hope Walk/Run to raise money and awareness about the importance of early detection and intervention. Champions of Hope is a 5K, 10K and half marathon competitive race, 1-mile Spirit Walk and DPF Kids Zone community breast cancer awareness event. Click here to register.
Serve Day – Saturday, October 28
Dothan and surrounding communities. We will be offering several opportunities for work teams to DO SOMETHING in our community on October 28. All projects will be completed by or before noon. Projects are varied and listed below. Mark your calendars for Serve Day!
- The Ark, 475 West Main Street, Dothan
The Ark (www.thearkdothan.org) is a men’s shelter in downtown Dothan and so much more. In addition to providing a six month discipleship program for each resident, The Ark offers daily (M-F) snacks and meals to walk-ins and provides boxed food for many families in our area. A team of Covenant “Do Something” volunteers will meet at The Ark at 8am-12pm to help with the construction of cubicles for transitioning residents and to work on the new shower and bath facilities. All handyman skill levels are needed from painting to plumbing and electrician.
- Harbor Church, 320 North Foster Street, Dothan
Harbor Church (www.theharbordothan.org) is an inner city church that serves as a refuge from life’s storms to many in downtown Dothan. They offer needs assistance and emphasize spiritual development. We will be partnering with Harbor Church for two “Do Something” projects. Both teams will meet at Harbor Church at 7:30am.
- Team One: This team will participant in Harbor’s weekly Saturday morning ministry (7:30am-10:30am). Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
- Meal serving
- Hygiene pantry
- Clothing closet
- Street ministry
- Team Two: It’s a park party in downtown Dothan!! Join us as we bring inflatables, games, snow cones, prizes, pizza, praise music and a message in the park. Volunteers are needed to set up, man the game booths, serve snow cones and pizza. Be prepared to share your faith. Dozens of kids made a commitment to Christ at the last park party.
- Home Improvement Ministry, Covenant United Methodist
Our Home Improvement Ministry provides handicap ramps and necessary home repairs for people in need in our community. Volunteers are needed to participate in a ramp build. No construction experience is necessary. Work will begin at 8am and should be completed by noon.