Covenant-First Presbyterian Church


Family Ministry

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Deacons In Touch

All active CFPC deacons are assigned to approximately 8-12 families in the church. Deacons develop relationships and maintain contact with these families in order to:

  • Provide love, support, and encouragement and meet needs as they arise.
  • Ensure that individuals are aware of any ministry opportunities that may fit their gifts/skills.
  • Listen to concerns and ideas about the church and identify appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Confirm they are attending church regularly.
Visitors & Homebound

Deacons are also encouraged to meet and greet visitors and make them feel welcome in the church family. Deacons also regularly call and visit our homebound (shut-in) members and those hospitalized. Please contact the Deacon Moderator or the church office (513-621-4144) if you are interested in visiting a homebound member or have updates on a hospitalized and ailing church member.

Food Tree Ministry

Sponsored by the Covenant-First Board of Deacons and coordinated by Jim Vestermark, the Food Tree ministry provides home-cooked meals for church members in times of need (e.g., following the birth of a baby, following a hospital stay, long-term illness, etc.). This is an increasingly important ministry at Covenant-First, and more helpers are needed. If you are interested in becoming a “volunteer cook” or would like more information, please contact Jim Vestermark or the church office (513-621-4144).

Fellowship Hour

Every Sunday after worship, we gather for coffee, hors d'oeuvres, and great conversation in Metzger Fellowship Hall. Members and friends of the congregation take turns bringing food for fellowship hour, and everyone is welcome to come and linger. Fellowship Hour is a great opportunity to spend time with your friends and visit with new friends.

Sundae Sunday

Following worship each year on the Sunday closest to Independence Day, join us across the street in Piatt Park for Sundae Sunday. It's a great day for socializing with family and friends, featuring ice cream sundaes and homemade cookies. For more information, contact Mary Jane Mitchell, 513-574-6937.

Family Night Potlucks

Stay tuned for more information in church bulletins or contact Rob Heidenreich for questions.

Parents’ Night Out

Designed especially for parents with young children, Parents' Night Out is when we open and staff the nursery on a Friday or Saturday evening so moms and dads can spend the night out---for dinner, shopping, or maybe just a long walk around downtown. Watch for upcoming PNOs later this fall and winter. Children should be fed supper before being brought to the nursery. To help offset the church's costs, there is a $10 fee per family. Watch for information in the Sunday bulletins. Contact either Pastor Wright or Rob Heidenreich with any questions.

Frankly Fifty

A new fellowship opportunity for Covenant-First members and friends in their fifties and/or sixties began on October 11, 2008! This new group is designed to provide fairly frequent fellowship opportunities for those born between 1939 and 1959. Future events will include be both fun and serious, and all events will provide opportunities for deepening friendships in our church family. Interested? Contact John or Mary Jensen or Ken or Debby Welsh.

Covenant Purls

Enjoy knitting? Longing for fellowship with other church women? The Covenant Purls meet monthly for knitting and conversation. Dates, times, and locations are announced each month in the Courier and Sunday bulletins. For more information, contact either Shirley Swisher or Nancy Hobstetter.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church is offered during the Sunday worship service and aims to prepare children to sit through and understand the “grown up” Christian worship service. Children are dismissed from the adult worship service during the doxology to attend their own age-appropriate worship service or time of instruction. Children under age four go downstairs to the lower level, while older children have their time of worship in the chapel. Once a child can sit through the adult worship service, we encourage and welcome this, as they are an integral part of the family of God. This ministry is taught by a rotation of Covenant-First members and involves a simple children’s liturgy, including regular hymns, Scripture memorization, and corporate prayers. Parents are asked to pick their children up immediately following morning worship before heading to Metzger Hall for Fellowship Hour

Children’s & Adults’ Sunday School

Covenant-First offers a wide array of Sunday School classes for children ages two and up as well as adults. Classes occur 9:15-10:15am before worship every Sunday. The nursery provides care at this time to children age two and under.

Saturday Men's Bible Study
All men are welcome to join this long-running Bible study program every Saturday morning in the downstairs conference room. Come fordoughnuts and coffee at 7:30am, and stay for Bible study from 8:00am to 9:00am.
Summer Bible Institute / Vacation Bible School

A Bible-based church, Covenant-First is happy to offer some of the best Christian learning opportunities in the area each summer. Children have the opportunity to learn the Word through fun games, songs, and activities, and adults have a variety of classes to choose from. Classes are free and open to the public.

Weekend Church Conference

CFPC’s last Fall Conference featured Dr. Bill Bouknight. Please see the Sermons page for Dr. Bouknight’s sermons and stay tuned for information on next year’s conference.