Cross Marbles Sanct
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Asbury Pie Baking
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CROP Walk Team
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Habitat Work Day
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International Peacemaker Visit
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International Scholarship Fund Tea Party
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Mud Volleyball for a Cause
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NAMI Walk Team 2015
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Nepal Concert
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Providing Food For Sombra
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Rebuilding Homes For Nepal Concert
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Support for Habitat for Humanity
“And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God.” ­ Micah 6:8

Local / National

Asbury Cafe

A multi-church effort in which pies are baked and sold at the State Fair to raise funds to support the homeless in Albuquerque. Takes place early fall.

Dismas House

A non-profit program that provides assistance for men and women on parole and probation to transition into society. Covenant members provide dinner the 1st Tuesday of the month for the men’s & women’s houses. Members also donate (furniture/clothing) to residents preparing to graduate from the program.
http://www.dismashousenewmexico.org

Habitat for Humanity

Under Construction.

In-kind Donations to Partner Organizations

Throughout the year, we collect donations of clothing to send to the Storehouse, furniture as requested for former Dismas House residents, and nonperishable food for Rio Grande Food Project (the first Sunday of each month); we also collect Boxtops for Education for Menaul School.

Covenant also collects donations at specific times of the year to give to families and children at our partner school, Sombra del Monte. These donations include: holiday meals; Christmas gifts; and school supplies.

Mission Events

Throughout the year, the Mission Committee hosts and co-hosts special events such as concerts and soup suppers to benefit partner organizations or welcome guest speakers

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI New Mexico is a non-profit that serves as Albuquerque’s voice on mental illness. Covenant supports by participating in and supporting the annual walk.
http://namiwalks.org/newmexico

Rio Grande Food Project

An organization that collects and distributes food to the hungry in our community. Covenant members bring non-perishable foods to church on the first Sunday of each month and also volunteer on site to help distribute food.
http://www.rgfp.org

Sombra del Monte

Covenant has established a partnership with our neighborhood elementary school. Members volunteer in classrooms, in the library and with after-school programs; donate school supplies, clothing, and items for students in need; prepare gift bags for teachers & staff in August; and participate in other activities throughout the year.
http://www.sombradelmonte.aps.edu

International

CWS

CWS is an international organization that works to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice around the world. Our committee makes an annual donation to the CWS Africa office in support of water programs; we also participate as a church in the annual walk in Albuquerque that aims to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger locally and around the world.
http://cwsglobal.org

Mission Co-Worker

Mission co-workers serve in a variety of settings and countries around the world and support the overall mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Their assignments are generally in the areas of: evangelism, global education, community development, health ministries, peace and justice, or interfaith dialogue. Currently, Covenant is partnering with Rev. Kate Taber, a Mission Co-Worker based in Israel-Palestine. To learn more about her work or to support Kate, please visit:
http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/missionconnections/taber-kate/

Mountain Fund

The Mountain Fund is an international organization striving to create healthy, vibrant mountain communities in Nepal where people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities. The mission committee makes an annual donation to the Mountain Fund, and is currently partnering with the organization to help rebuild a community that was devastated by the recent earthquake.
http://www.mountainfund.org

Young Adult Volunteers

The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is a one year service opportunity for young adults ages 19-30 to explore God’s calling in their lives. YAVs live in intentional community while serving alongside partner organizations in sites across the United States and around the world. Volunteers are placed in community-based non-profits or churches in jobs based on the needs of partner organizations and the skills of the YAV. To find out more about the Young Adult Volunteer Program, please visit:
http://pcusa.org/yav

Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Mission Agency works to inspire, equip, and connect all its members to do Christ’s mission. The Presbyterian Mission Agency works through five ministry areas:

○ Compassion, Peace, and Justice;
○ Evangelism and Church Growth;
○ Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women;
○ Theology, Worship, and Education;
○ World Mission

Visit http://presbyterianmission.org for more information!



How can You help?

Join the committee.

We welcome members of Covenant to join the Mission Committee anytime throughout the year. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month and individuals are invited to attend a meeting or two before officially joining to get a better understanding of what it means to be on the committee.

Join a walk team

Covenant participates in both the NAMI Walk (May) and the CROP Walk (fall) every year by forming teams to represent the congregation. Everyone is invited to join one or both of the walk teams in order to raise awareness about mental illness and world hunger, respectively, and raise money for these important causes.

Make in-kind donations to partner organizations/activities throughout the year

Throughout the year, we collect donations of clothing to send to the Storehouse, furniture as requested for former Dismas House residents, and nonperishable food for Rio Grande Food Project (the first Sunday of each month); we also collect Boxtops for Education for Menaul School.

Covenant also collects donations at specific times of the year to give to families and children at our partner school, Sombra del Monte. These donations include: holiday meals; Christmas gifts; and school supplies.

Participate in/help with events

Sign-up to help cook meals or baked goods for various activities

Individuals at the church sign up to provide dinner for Dismas House residents on the first Tuesday of each month. There is a list in the fireside room where you can sign-up to make the main dish, salad, side, or dessert!

Volunteer with a partner organization

Sombra del Monte Elementary School is always in need of volunteers for classrooms, the library, after school programs, and other areas; Covenant currently has several members serving as volunteers at the school. Covenant also participates in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house each year and during the build, the church looks for individuals to sign up to help. In addition to these organizations, Covenant has several members serving as volunteers and on the local boards of several other partner non-profits including NAMI and Dismas House. We encourage members to get to know all of our partner organizations and look for additional ways to get involved.

Talk to a committee member for other ideas!

This is not an exhaustive list, but simply provides a few ways to get involved. Please speak with one of the Mission Committee members to explore other ways to get involved in mission at Covenant. Current members include: Bonnie Little (chair), Bob Mennonna, Nicole Stansifer, Jensen Blankinship, Anne Brabson, Linda Sullivan, and Lynn Scott



Committee Member list

Bonnie Little (Chair)

Anne Brabson

Bob Mennonna

Dale MacLennan

Jensen Wallace

Linda Sullivan

Lynn Scott

Nicole Stansifer