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14 Y O U N G A D U L T M I N I S T R Y Sunday Worship Services Modern Worship 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Classic Worship 11:15 - 12:15 PM


Many children will never receive another birthday gift from their father or mother who gave their life while defending our freedoms. But we can give that gift by providing a special birthday celebration for those children in our area who are up to 18 years of age.

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M O N D A Y THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (OPEN TO ALL)

9:00 - 10:00 AM

This will be an exciting study of the doctrine of God and the Son of God. This study will look into the original languages and intent of Jesus life and ministry in scripture. We will leave no stone unturned and seeking to glorify our great GOD. Led by Craig Coleman

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Location: Covenant Life Church

COLOSSIANS AND PHILEMON: CONTINUE TO LIVE IN HIM (WOMEN)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Let us experience together the joy and reward of digging into this small but powerful New Testament book. We will learn, laugh, share, and pray together as we continue to live in Him!! The purchase of the study guide by Kathleen Buswell Nielson is required. Led by Juanita Dillard and Barbara Martin

Location: Covenant Life Church

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1 & 2 PETER AND JUDE (WOMEN)

While these three letters prepare us for hardship, they are not bleak but full of hope and practical counsel on how to endure. They show us that in the midst of suffering we can enjoy our fellowship with believers and look forward to a new heaven and a new earth with an end to pain and sorrow! Led by Sandra Moro & Adela Daggett

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FOLLOWERS OF LIGHT / PHOTOGRAPHY (OPEN TO ALL)

MISSING PIECES (WOMEN)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Location: Covenant Life Church 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Missing Pieces is a study for women (based on Titus 2:3-5) who desire to grow in their walk with the Lord along with women who are more familiar with the path and pitfalls of life. Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothchild will be the core text along with her DVD’s. The book can be purchased at our first meeting. Led by Pat Girard, Jean Holstein and Deb Raduns

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Location: Covenant Life Church

As we ‘shoot and share’ our pictures together, we will learn about the effects of light in photography. We are gathering for the purpose of sharing our joint knowledge of the craft. We will have optional field trips as decided. All levels of photographers are welcome. Led by Tom McGee

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9:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: 2102 Calusa Lakes Blvd, Nokomis 34275


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T U E S D A Y WAR ROOM (WOMEN)

Women will be challenged to grow deeper in their prayer life and learn to battle in spiritual warfare. They will learn to journal and put on the armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18). Clips from the movie “War Room” will be the basis of discussion. The purchase of the War Room Study Guide is required. Led by Connie Miller, Adina Bishop and Sandy Ely

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6:30 - 8:30 PM

Location: Covenant Life Church

READING THROUGH PHILIPPIANS (OPEN TO ALL)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

This is a bible study for families with kids ages 8-15. We will be working through the epistle to the Philippians with an eye on helping families learn how to read and study the Bible together. Led by Shane and Kelly Hull

Location: 1st meeting @ 209 28th street, W Palmetto 34221

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SAMSON: A LIFE WELL WASTED (OPEN TO ALL) 6:30 - 8:00 PM Samson: A Life Well Wasted explores Judges 13-16 and offers ways we can waste our lives if we're not focused on our God-given purpose. Hot-button cultural issues from dishonesty and anger to daddy-issues and sex are discussed. Samson offers encouragement and practical ideas for making God-honoring decisions and avoiding regret for what could have been. The purchase of a book is required. (child care provided) Led by Don Roth Location: Covenant Life Church DRIVE THRU HISTORY: CHRISTIANITY & THE BIRTH OF WSTRN CIVILIZ. (OPEN TO ALL)

Our Small group uses a video series, Drive Thru History, to see the ancient sites related to Bible History. The videos are fun and entertaining as well as explaining history on the sites where it was made. After each episode our group has an open discussion to explore ways to apply the biblical teachings gleaned from each episode. Led by Rich and Elaine Genders

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6:30 - 8:00 PM

Location: 130 Dory Lane, Osprey FL 34229

HERE AND NOW (OPEN TO ALL) 6:30 - 8:00 PM The spiritual life is not a life then and there but a life here and now. It is a life in which the spirit of God is revealed in the ordinary encounters of every day. In this book of meditations Henri Nouwen shows in a personal and insightful way that God is much closer to us than we usually realize. Join us as we seek the Lord together through reading and discussing Henri's book, Here and Now. The purchase of a book is required. (child care provided) Led by Scott Mawhinney Location: Covenant Life Church

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W E D N E S D A Y ALPHA (OPEN TO ALL) 6:30 - 8:00 PM Do you remember when you first heard about Jesus and His gospel? Do you remember when you were refreshed in Him? Alpha is a discipleship tool used to reach those at every stage of faith: Unbelief, Young Belief, Mature Belief, Leader. Come experience Alpha this semester and invite your unchurched friends who might be curious about Christianity. The start date for this group is TBD. Led by Peter Ferrucci and Bob Oram Location: Covenant Life Church BEING A CHRISTIAN MAN IN A ME TOO WORLD (MEN)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

A man was meant to impact those around Him through the redemption he has received from the Lord. An overflow of that redemption can be poured from him to his wife, children, other men and women with integrity, restoration and kindness. Let's journey together as men toward Christ and toward others. Led by Brad Wilson

Location: Covenant Life Church

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T H U R S D A Y JOHN: THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE BY KATHLEEN BUSWELL NIELSON (WOMEN)

Women of all ages and stages are welcome as we get into God’s Word and learn about the identity and purpose of God’s son, Jesus, through the Book of John. Books are $12. Led by Blythe Sizemore

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6:30 - 8:30 PM

Cultural pressure is increasing on the Christian Community. Yet even in a world of addictions, ever-present screens, and gender-identity questions, we can live with clarity and confidence. We invite adults of all ages to consider how believers can influence and even create new culture, rather than letting culture change us.

2ND PETER (OPEN TO ALL)

Location: 1135 Stoeber Avenue; Sarasota 34232 (Fruitville) 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Did you ever hear that those that teach often learn the most. Well this is an opportunity to see how this plays out in real life with walking through this dynamic book of the New Testament: 2nd Peter. Led by Kevin Larkin & Dave Hunniford

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Location: Covenant Life Church

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW & CULTURAL CHALLENGES (OPEN TO ALL)

Led by Gary and Karen Heffner

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS: THE NEW ATHEISM (OPEN TO ALL)

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Ever wonder how and/or why our culture has turned away from God’s Holy Word in pursuit of atheistic world views? This group will help shed more light on the latest form of an ancient philosophy that has influenced academia, culture, and religions for millennia. Led by Stephen Crowley and Derek Chipman

Location: Covenant Life Church

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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (OPEN TO ALL)

6:30 - 8:00 PM

What could the people of God do for the Kingdom of God if they were debt-free and generous as the Bible teaches? Come learn how to control money according to God’s ways. You will have to purchase the FPU kit for $93. Location: Covenant Life Church

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Discipleship Classes For Adults

Session I

January 7 - March 4 Sunday @ 10:15 AM

ALL THOSE KINGS THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY The kings of Israel from Saul to Zedekiah were colorful and often a disreputable bunch! We will look at the succession of rulers of the United Kingdom and Divided Kingdom-their lives and stories, and how it all fits into God’s grand plan.

Encountering Islam: This will be part of a weekly course series leading to the Missions Encounter weekend: The Cross and The Crescent. Teacher: Guest Missionaries

Teacher: Dr. John Moore

PostReformation History In this series, join Dr. W. Robert Godfrey surveys the history of the Reformed Church in the Englishspeaking world. We will look at that period after the Reformation looking at some of its underpinnings as it spread into the New World. Eight episodes will be presented in the discipleship class and the final four will be done in a small group format in the evenings. Teacher: Gordon Shaw, Dave Dickman & Shane Hull

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According to current studies, two thirds of Evangelical young people, in the decade following their late teens, will exit the faith. Half will eventually return, but the other half is gone for good. Join us as we seek to come to grips with the questions and challenges the world around us is posing to our young people and to us and begin to grasp the surprisingly robust answers the Christian worldview offers. Teacher: Clayton Brumby

Marriage is truly an art. With continued effort and God’s grace, your marriage can become a masterpiece. We will discuss God’s design for marriage as well as learn how to use practical tools within his design.

The Gospels are presented in fresh way for a biblical understanding. We will look at their history where events took place through Dave Stotts’ travels to over 50 ancient sites showing the truth and evidence of Scripture and archaeology. Dave is a Christian historian who knows how to keep it fun. Following each video Rich will lead an open topical discussion to unpack the scriptures and how they apply to us today.

Have you ever had a moment that seemed it could only have been orchestrated by God? Small moments that turned into meaningful moments? Those are "God Winks". This interactive class will be a time of interaction about our own "God intervention" stories as well as sharing and discussing inspiring stories form Squire Rushnell's book entitled God Winks. (women only)

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Teacher: Beth Overholt, Juanita Dillard, & Adina Bishop

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Children’s Ministry SUNDAY CHILDREN’S WORSHIP VPK - 3RD GRADE AT 9 AM AND 11:15 AM

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Young Adult Ministry is for anyone in their 20's or 30's who desires to have a deeper connection to Christ, to a community of peers and to a place of service in God's Kingdom. We have multiple avenues that allow these connections, and we hope you'll take these opportunities to get connected. If you have questions about anything related to Young Adult Ministry at Covenant Life, please contact our Minister to Young Adults, Eric Hoskins (erich@covenantlifepc.com). First Friday’s are worship gatherings at Covenant Life with limited childcare provided next up... February 2nd - Soup Night: bring a pot of homemade soup or chili to share! Third Friday’s are Young Adult Connections next up... February 16 - A Soldier’s Child event at Covenant Life Join us every Tuesday for TACO TUESDAY at Calusa Brewing Company from 7:30-9pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 7PM TO 1AM @ COVENANT LIFE CHURCH

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8490 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238

941.926.4777

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