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Happening in 
December
125 South Selma Road
Wendell, NC 27591
919-365-7979
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Presbyterian Church
We strive to be a vital, transformational and inclusive congregation of disciples of Jesus Christ, discerning and responding to God's spirit in the world. Come join us.
Our bridge interim pastor is the Reverend Troy Lesher-Thomas.
919-444-1248   tclesherthomas@gmail.com
Our Administrative Assistant is Wendy Taylor
(covsecty1@raleigh.twcbc.com). 
    Welcome to Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wendell, North Carolina. We're glad you found us and hope you will look through our site and come join us for weekly activities and Sunday Worship at 11 a.m. We know you will find a caring and welcoming group of folks, worshiping God and striving to follow Christ's example in our world. 
    We are faithful members of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A, and, through it, participate in the worldwide fellowship of Christian Churches. Our purpose is to glorify God through worship, education, and service to others. 
     Established in 1956, we are an open and caring congregation, outwardly involved, as a faithful Christian witness to God's love. 
     We are located at 125 South Selma Road or call us at 919-365-7979. Check out our newsletter for this month's activities. 
    All are welcome. Please come visit us, ask us questions, and join us if you are looking for a church home. Membership is open to all who love God and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 
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        We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Sunday, December 1
First Sunday in Advent
Join us for worship at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 7

Santa's Secret Shoppe
Bring your kids, grandkids, friends, neighbors and newcomers for a fun event that helps kids pick out gifts for loved ones. Saturday December 7 from 1-3. All children are invited and welcome. 

Mulch-a-thon! 
​Join us as we help spruce up the grounds for the holidays. 

Sunday, December 8
Return your 
Angel Tree gifts
Bring your wrapped Angel Tree gifts back to the church on Sunday morning when you come for worship.

Thursday, December 19
Covenant Book Group
Angie and Tim Sherrill's home,
121 South Main, Wendell We will have a simple Christmas get-together and discuss last month's book, The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall as well s nook at different versions of the nativity story. We will have a pot of soup and drinks. Feel free to bring a finger food to contribute, but don't feel obligated. Just come join us and enjoy the conversation and fellowship...and maybe learn about some books to add to you reading list. For more information contact Lisa Bailey - lbailey513@aol.com
Come join us! 

Angel Tree Season is Here!!
Covenant Presbyterian is sponsoring 40 children this year for the Christmas Holiday. The Mission Outreach Ministry Team coordinates the Angel Tree Program. Be an Angel by picking up a wish card from the narthex, shopping, and returning the wrapped gifts by Sunday, December 8. Monetary gifts and gift cards are also very welcome. 
Covenant
Welcome Pastor Troy!
Dr.Troy Lesher-Thomas is our new Bridge Interim Pastor at Covenant. Pastor Troy officially begins work on December 1, but he has already met many folks since he served as our supply pastor on Sunday, November 24. He will definitely be hitting the ground running.
In 1999, Troy came to North Carolina from Virginia where he grew up and attended Virginia Tech followed by seminary in Richmond. Troy came to North Carolina with his spouse Mitzi. Troy and Mitzi have been married for 22 years and have two children, Mackenzie (17) and Andrew (16). Mackenzie will be attending Western Carolina University next Fall and Andrew is 
making his was through high school but "not quickly enough" by his own admission! Mitizi is an ordained 
teaching elder serving at Cary Presbyterian Church. 
    Troy enjoys being outdoors, reading, playing the guitar and ukulele, laughing, and serving alongside others in the church. He does a lot of work around the house, in the garage working on small engines and bicycles with Andrew, and serving the local community. It seems like there is always an open invitation around the Lesher-Thomas house as friends frequently drop by and hang out. 
    Troy has served congregations in North Carolina, most recently interims at Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and Mount Olive Presbyterian Church in Mount Olive. Troy's doctorate has served him well in interim ministry as his work focused on leadership development and family systems theory. Troy will be a Co-Moderator of the Commission on Ministry for New Hope Presbytery starting in January 2020.
"O come desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind; bid envy, strife, and discord cease; fill the whole world with heaven’s peace."