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July Birthdays & Anniversaries

Happy Birthday!

Scott Stone- July 11

Alex Linn-July 12

Tim Wilbanks-July 13

Marilyn Fleisher-July 15

Joanne Kemp-July 27

Martha Parent-July 29

Ken Glass-July 29

 

Happy Anniversary!

Scott & Sherry Stone-July 11

Jean & William Hellagas- July 11

Bud & Betsy Wright- July 23

Ken & Brenda Glass- July 24

Berry & Celenda Parent- July 29

Happy February to Everyone!

We have certainly been blessed with an abundance of snow for skiing and winter activities. That will make this month even more special. Ski Days, Super bowl party, Dining from the heart, Valentine’s Day, Worship and fellowship times will bring a great variety to our lives in the next few weeks.  Please look over this newsletter for all the ways you can get involved in the life of Covenant.

Speaking about getting involved, we have received 2 responses to our white envelope ministry we started at the Christmas Eve service. Victoria C. and Brandon M. (both under 8 years old) have helped their schools and classmates and communities by helping those were in need.  This is a beautiful example of sharing the gift of Love and Christ with others.  Keep those “good deeds” coming for future newsletters!

Dinning from the Heart may be one of those good deeds this month.   Some of you might be asking, “What is Dinning from the Heart?”  Dinning from the Heart is a family style event where by we raise money for our special needs fund to give assistance to people in need in the Vail Valley.  You can host a Dinning event in your home or at a restaurant. Invite 3 to 6 couples or individual to have a dinner party and tell them ahead of time that you will be collecting an offering to help people in need.  It is really that simple. Also, tell them that all monies raised goes directly to the special needs fund and there is no administrative overhead to  be paid for so 100% of each gift goes to meet needs in the community. In addition to hosting individual parties we will also have a church event on Saturday February 25th meeting at Zino’s Restaurant in Edwards at 5:15pm. Everyone is welcome to come and share in this evening of fellowship and ministry.

I will be sure and give you an update in our March newsletter about our Dinning from the Heart fundraising.
It is a blessing to worship and serve the Lord with you!

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Happy Birthday

Clara Ana Parent- January 1st

 

Happy Anniversary

Bob & Alex Linn- January 1st

December Newsletter

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!

December is always a special time here in the mountains of Colorado.  The snow is falling, spirits are lifting and our hearts are growing with anticipation for Christmas!  We are less than 2 weeks to the grand Celebration and you can just feel the excitement.

This year please remember to help keep Christ in Christmas.  Jesus is the reason we celebrate! Take time to think about the many blessing we enjoy; Family, Friends, Church, Special times together. I am praying for each of you that this Christmas season will be very special and meaningful for you and your family.

Please continue in prayer for our Church as we minister this Christmas season. Also our finances that we will make budget, (we are still short of making our year end goal). Pray for the work down in Edwards. Pray for each other that we will see Christ in Christmas.  Pray for those who are hurting this season.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in the upcoming weeks!

Blessed to be your Pastor,

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

November Newsletter

CPC Family and Friends,

 

As we are preparing for Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays I find myself thinking about all the blessings The Lord has given to us. The sweetness of our fellowship, Our welcoming spirit in worship, Our hands in ministry, the truth of the gospel that we seek to live daily. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful church! I pray that each of your will feel the blessing of Thanksgiving and Christmas this year in very special way.

We also begin looking forward to all the Lord has for us in 2017. New opportunities in worship and ministry! New areas of service.  Deepening of our relationships.

In closing the 2016 year we find ourselves in a similar situation to previous years, a little under budget for the year. December is the month where we typically make up much of our budget needs and again this year we need a big December.  Please keep our church budget in your prayers for the Lord to meet our needs and prepare us for the new year. I have full assurance that we will finish the year strong and that Christ will be glorified through His people.

As the scripture says, “I think of you often with great gladness of heart and pray for the Lord to bless you and keep you!”

Blessed to be your pastor,

 

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February Newsletter

Greetings CPC!

2016 is off to a wonderful beginning.  Great Skiing! Great Worship! Great Super Bowl!  Great Opportunities for Ministry and Fellowship!

Make sure you check out the calendar as Lent begins early this year and we start the Lenten Study on Wednesday Feb.17th.  The Crouse entertainment documentary on the five presidents on Feb. 22nd will be a fabulous community event at the Edwards Chapel.

The annual meeting on January 31st was a success; as we reviewed the accomplishments of 2015 and set our sights on the New Year.

Join with us in prayer that CPC will remain faithful and follow the Lord’s leadership in ministry this year.
As you have opportunity please join us for worship each Sunday, and our ski days as well.

It is a blessing to serve as  your pastor.

Tim Wilbanks

December Newsletter

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!
December is always a magical time in Vail and Beaver Creek. Many of you are returning to celebrate the Christmas season and the ski season. The villages are being to fill with people and you can just feel the difference in everything around here.  Also with the New Year approaching the anticipation of new opportunities brings excitement as well.
During the next few days make sure you take a moment to reflect upon the meaning of Christmas.  Think about your family and friends. Pray for those in need. If you would like go the website and listen to the sermons in the Advent preparation.  I pray that God will bless you greatly as we close out the year.
Look at the Calendar and see the opportunities to worship and serve.
A few items to be praying for; Pray for our financial needs, (we are still very short of budget). Pray for those on our prayer list with physical needs, and especially those with emotional needs. Christmas can be especially difficult for families and individuals going through heartache. I would like to ask you to pray for Sheresa. She has to have another back surgery and will miss the Christmas season up here.
May the Peace of Christmas give you warmth this December!
Blessed to be your Pastor,
Tim

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