Local Mission

Engaging Our Community in Atlanta

LaAmistad

After School Program

After School Tutoring at Covenant

We assist Latino students to strengthen their academic and life skills through a devotional time, homework time, and immerse them in activities to enhance their English literacy. We also work closely with the families to ensure that they are receiving the resources they need to be successful and productive residents in their community by offering language services, resources, and legal aid.

DAYS & TIMES: Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm

SERVES: students from E. Rivers Elementary School in grades 1-5

MEETS: Fellowship Hall

PROGRAM CONTACT: Marsha Cherichel,  404-939-3076

Get Involved with LaAmistad

Volunteer to work with students on Monday and/or Thursday afternoons. No Spanish or tutoring experience necessary. Volunteers from ages 13+ are welcome. Volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Since 1983, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built and renovated more than 1,370 homes, primarily in the City of Atlanta and South Fulton County, housing over 5,000 family members.

Building Houses. Changing Lives.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

Covenant Supports Habitat for Humanity

In cooperation with other churches, Covenant participates in building homes as part of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The homes are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans.

You are invited to get involved in this wonderful hands-on ministry through Covenant Presbyterian. There are jobs and tools available for all skills and training if you would like to learn something new.

Come join in the fun! Please contact Bill Roberts (404-261-5003) for more information.

Covenant Sponsors Buckhead Christian Ministry

BCM was founded in 1987 by Covenant and four other churches as an emergency assistance provider. Today Covenant volunteers with BCM and collects weekly donations that are delivered by Covenant members. The Covenant Youth Group sponsors the Souper Bowl of Caring Drive each February to benefit BCM.

BCM’s mission is to provide emergency and housing assistance to individuals and families of all faiths, in particular addressing the needs of low-income workers and helping them to achieve stability. Through the provision of food, clothing, financial assistance and life skills education, BCM seeks to prevent homelessness for individuals and families in crisis.

BCM serves more than 8,500 individuals of all faiths annually. They are people you encounter on a daily basis — waitresses, clerks, janitors, and health care assistants — and reside in 15 zip codes throughout metro Atlanta.

At Covenant we believe that we are called to profess our faith through living it out.

Central Night Shelter

The Central Night Shelter provides food, shelter and compassion for nearly 100 men in Atlanta every night from November 1 through the March 31. The Central Presbyterian facility houses 65 guests and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception houses 30 guests. Covenant volunteers to serve these guests throughout the fall and winter.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are five different ways to help.

  • Overnight volunteers: Volunteers arrive by 7:00 pm and are headed home by 6:30 am the next morning. We divide the night into shifts and each volunteer gives up about 1 ½ – 2 hours of sleep. Men, women and families have all volunteered. You can even invite a friend!
  • Lunches: Each day the shelter needs 30 bagged lunches. This is a great family project to involve children of all ages. Lunches can be delivered to the shelter or to Covenant.
  • Dinners: The shelter serves a hot meal each night. This is also a good project for families, groups, friends, Bible study groups, and neighbors.
  • Toiletries: The shelter can always use travel-size toiletry items.
  • Donations: The shelter is run by volunteers on donations. Cash donations are always appreciated.

Our Work with Open Door

The Open Door Community in Atlanta serves breakfasts and soup-kitchen lunches, provides showers and changes of clothes, staffs a free medical clinic, conducts worship services and meetings for the clarification of thought, and provides a prison ministry, including monthly trips for families to visit loved ones at the Hardwick Prisons in central Georgia.

At Covenant, we collect donation items for Open Door regularly. Please contact the church office or check out our latest newsletter to see what items are needed this month.

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta

Covenant is a proud supporter of FAMA. Their mission is to promote understanding, respect, prayer, interaction and unity among the diverse faiths in the greater Atlanta region, and to advance the influence of voices of the faith communities for the common good.

 

WHAT FAMA DOES

Advocacy and Action | To be a unified and coordinated, ethical force for justice and the common good through hands-on engagement with critical issues of our time, including food and housing security.

Communal Prayer | To foster interfaith and multi-faith occasions for prayer, meditation, and celebration among the region’s religious communities.

Education on Religion | To encourage and provide opportunities for learning about the rituals of prayer, worship and meditation, and about the values and beliefs of the region’s various religious traditions. To find an event, please visit the metro Atlanta Interfaith Calendar.

Dialogue | To organize and promote thoughtful multi-faith and interfaith dialogue concerning important issues of the day. To organize multi-faith dialogue sessions on extensions of meeting and topical issues.

Cooperation and Networking | To stimulate and foster cooperation between people and groups actively engaged in religious and inter-religious work.

Want to get involved?

Donate Food to BCM

BCM was founded by five Buckhead-area churches, including Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Join Us for a Habitat Build

Dust off your tools! We build a house with Atlanta Habitat every summer.

Volunteer with LaAmistad

We assist Latino students to strengthen their academic and life skills through a devotional time, homework time, and immerse them in activities to enhance their English literacy.