Annual Missions Conference Is Nov. 10-17 At Covenant Presbyterian

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The annual mission conference at  Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Road, will be Nov. 10-17. with the theme  "Across the Lands."  Throughout the week we’ll hear of God’s work in distant lands, from massive international cities to the remotest hamlets, and how we can partner in the extension of His kingdom. We’ll also hear of the Lord’s work here in our land and among us.

On Sunday, November 10, Dr. Kefa Sempangi of Uganda will preach in CPC’s  Morning Worship service. Dr. Sempangi is seen as the founder of the Presbyterian Church in Uganda. His book A Distant Grief is a victorious statement and a compelling account of persecuted Christians during the vicious reign of Idi Amin.

Wednesday evening, November 13, we’ll gather for an international dinner. The missions committee is providing the meal at no charge, so just come!  Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. with Covenant Corps being dismissed to their regular classes around 6:45 p.m. All others will remain in Schum Fellowship Hall for an evening program. Frank and Cindy Sindler, MTW-Enterprise, and Jill Tyson, Belarusian ministries, will speak.

Shepherding groups will be meeting either on Saturday or Sunday, November 16-17, with missionary guests. Watch for further information.

On Sunday, Nov. 17, activities will be familiar as Rev. Tom (Ann) Austin, MTW-Global, will preach in the Morning Worship service. Missionary guests will  be speaking in all Sunday School classes.

Along with the Austins, our missionary “guests” will be: 1) Christine Harrison, Wycliffe-South Sudan. Many at CPC are getting to know this gifted lady. 2) Cara Childers, East Ridge WyldLife, an East Ridge PCA member. She enthusiastically directs Young Life’s ministry at East Ridge schools. 3) Jill Finley, CRU-Brainerd, is one of our members. She is “in the trenches” with local high school students. 4) Kay Burkin, OneChild. This ministry, formerly Street Child International, ministers to abandoned, abused and homeless children in major cities around the world. 5) Pete & Joanna Vaughn, Amani ya Juu, a Christian discipleship and economic development ministry for marginalized women in Africa that CPC has been involved with since its beginning.

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