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Weekly One Takes: Alyssa Pacheco -- April 28, 2021

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Middle School Youth Director Alyssa Pacheco reflects on a year that has looked very different for the young people she leads and their grace and resiliency in leaning into necessary change. Following last week’s eighth grade confirmation and looking forward to this weekend’s Youth Sunday, Alyssa shares, “I can’t help but be excited for all that they are going to teach us. They’ve taught me so much about my faith and how it’s constantly changing and how we are constantly growing. I know they have so much to teach us all.”

Worship Through Music

Get to Know Shea Watts – Contemporary Music Director • July 28, 2021 • Shea Watts, Katherine Kerr

Shea, the son of a Pentacostal preacher, realized from an early age that music is the way he communicates with God. In this clip, Shea shares about his take on music being more than just the words we sing, it is an entity that can deeply shape our values, faith journeys and the way we experience worship. Shea believes in a "theology of fun," and looks forward to creating a contemporary worship environment at Covenant that inspires both "goodness and Godness" in the world.

The Mystery of God

What is God Like? • July 21, 2021 • Molly Smerko

In this week's One Takes, Pastoral Resident, Molly Smerko reflects on the mystery of God. While no one has fully seen God, there are many ways that we can reflect on God's majesty. Molly uses a newly released children's book, "What is God Like?" (Evans/Turner) as one way to think about who God is. What things - art, music, nature - help you to ponder God? We hope you will take time this week to reflect on the majesty and mystery of God that is all around us.

Take Time to Nourish Your Spirit

Summer Reflections • July 14, 2021 • Bob Henderson

In this week's One Takes, Bob reflects on July as hallowed time. Bob speaks of July as a month that we can all use to prioritize inward richness, rest, play and intellectual growth as we recover from the year prior and look toward the fall and year ahead. Watch to learn how Bob and his family are using this month to nourish their spirits and how they encourage you to do the same.