Ministries and Activities

Covenant United Methodist Church has a variety of ministries and activities that we welcome our community and congregation to participate in. There is a group for everyone!

Click the titles below to learn more:

United Methodist MenUnited Methodist MenAll men are welcome!

The United Methodist Men (UMM) meet on the second Saturday of each month at 8 am. They serve a home-cooked breakfast and conduct a business meeting.

The UMM sponsor several missionary efforts and fund projects needed at the church. Twice a year they have a BBQ fundraiser.

For more information, please contact Earl Scott at (757) 465-7102

UMWUnited Methodist Women
 
We have two Circles that all women are invited to join.
 
Helping Hands Circle

They meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the home of one of their members.

The Sybil Darley Circle
They meet the second Tuesday of each month at the Church at 12:00pm. Everyone brings their lunch and drinks and dessert are furnished by members of the Circle.

They also meet another date in the month at a local restaurant to celebrate members birthdays that are in that month.

About UMW

Covenant’s United Methodist Women is composed of two circles: The Helping Hands Circle, which meets on the first Monday each month, and the Sybil Darley Circle, which meets on the second Tuesday each month.

The UMW is an organized unit whose purpose is to know God and to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and expand concepts of mission through the ministries of the church.

The UMW supports various local and global ministries such as

  • United Methodist Men BBQ Dinners
  • Greeting Card Ministry for the Hampton Roads Regional Jail
  • Used Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
  • School Kits for UMCOR
  • Covenant HELP Fund
  • HER Shelter
  • Wesley Center
  • World Thank Offering 

To learn more about the UMW, email us here.

Children's MinistryChildren’s Ministry

Christian education is very important and Covenant provides Sunday school classes for all ages. The Sunday school hour is called Kids Time and begins at 9:45 a.m. We start with an assembly time to pray and sing and then break into age groups.

​During the traditional worship service hour, we provide Kids Church where they learn Bible lessons through prayer, fun activities and crafts. Wednesday evenings we provide Kids Klub at 6:30 p.m. During the summers we have Vacation Bible School with activities that include crafts, games and Bible lessons in a great fun and engaging way.

​Vacation Bible School is usually scheduled each year in July.

 

United Methodist Youth Fellowship

United Methodist Youth Fellowship

The United Methodist Youth Fellowship at Covenant includes students from grades 6 to 12 who form a special Christian community in a fun and safe place to be themselves. Together they strive to strengthen their relationship with Christ and each other as a church family.

The UMYF meet Sunday mornings during the regular worship time and Sunday School for fellowship and bible study discussion. During Wonderful Wednesday evenings, they eat dinner together, play games, watch videos and discuss current events and the challenges in living out their faith.

The youth participate in special events and activities including:

  • Winter Youth Retreat in the Outer Banks, NC
  • Planet Wisdom Youth Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Movie Nights
  • Laser tag
  • Lunch outing
  • Excursions

The youth also volunteer in church events including:

  • Children’s Easter Celebration
  • United Methodist Men’s Church BBQ
  • Vacation Bible School
  • “Happy Birthday, Jesus” Party
  • Church mission projects.

​For more information, contact us here.

Challenged Youth and Adults

Covenant Friendz is a Christian fellowship that spiritually supports the intellectual, physical, and communication challenged.

Friendz meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. from September through May. Participants meet for devotions, games, music and movies. In June there is a prom and in August there is three-day summer camp.

​For more information, contact us here.

Covenant ChoirMusic Ministry

The Music Program led by our Minister of Music Sandy Ditman. It is comprised of an adult choir that presents music each Sunday at the 11 am service. The choir also presents a Christmas cantata.

Choir practice is on Wednesdays at 8 pm.

There are also special music presentations by the youth who sing and play various instruments.

​For more information, contact us here.

Covenant SteepleNurture Committee

The Nurture Committee strives to nurture and include all members of the church family in the life of the church through social and community events. The goal of the Nurture group is to maintain a successful growth of the church while maintain the close knit community of a small church.

Youth and Adults

Covenant Friendz is a Christian fellowship that spiritually supports the intellectual, physical and communication challenged. Friendz meets every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 pm from September through May. The group meets for devotions, games, music and movies. In June there is a Prom and in August there is a three-day summer camp.

Contact us here for more information about our programs and ministries.