At Covenant Presbyterian Church, we strive to help people know and love Jesus more, and to be involved in serving our community.
We are intentional about fellowship, gathering together regularly for activities. All ages enjoy pot lucks, bowling, hayrides, crafts, music, etc. Everyone is welcome to join us!
Fall Hay Ride
We want children to know they are loved and cared for. Discipleship / Sunday School is for children in preschool and up from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning. Bible teaching and Christian formation take place.
We partner with the churches in the area to nurture our children mid-week. Kids Club is for children in Kindergarten though 7th grade, and is held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm (September – April) at the Tustin First Baptist church. You can find updates, announcements, calendars and other information on the Kids Club facebook page.
Around the fourth week of July, we host Vacation Bible School. This is a cooperative effort with churches in the area to provide games, snacks and Christian teaching in a fun setting.
This area of community outreach started with the need for new soccer fields for the Pine River Area. Our church donated the use of our property for the soccer field. Through grants and various individuals who donated their time and resources, we developed the soccer fields to benefit our small community. The AYSO Region #872 serves the communities of Marion, Reed City, LeRoy, Tustin, Luther, Bristol, Evart, Dighton and Ashton. The fields are maintained by church members, and AYSO works through our board of elders for any needs that arise. The church youth programs benefit from the concession stand sales.
On October 31st we host Trunk or Treat, where children and adults enjoy dressing in costumes, playing games and trick-or-treating in a safe environment.
We want our youth to know they are loved and cared for. Discipleship / Sunday School is for youth in 7th – 12th grade from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning. Bible teaching and Christian formation take place.
Our youth group (8th-12th grade) has teamed up with youth from the Baptist church in town to form one group call Merge. As teens begin their young adult life, we give them the tools to become healthy, Christ-like adults.
Youth meet Sunday’s at 5:30pm-7:30pm at Center Lake Bible Camp, for Bible study and fun activities during the school year (September through May). They often schedule additional fun events throughout the year.
Our church supports two local summer camps: Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp in Onekama, Michigan, and Center Lake Bible Camp in Tustin, Michigan. We are committed to helping any child attend one of these christian camps, whether they come to our church or not.
Our church supports and encourages the Covenant conference program for high school students. CHIC is held once every three years at the University of Tennessee. The CHIC legacy is one of growing and strengthening their Christian Faith, taking it into their communities, and not being afraid to share the love of Christ.
CHIC exists to:
- Be a catalyst that inspires Christ-like change
- Challenge students to see themselves as part of something bigger
- Inspire students towards the journey of following Christ
For more information, visit chicconference.org
Adults are invited to several studies on Sunday mornings to explore matters of faith.
Sunday Mornings, 9:15 – 10:15 am
Answers Bible Study with Bob Walkup (meets in conference room)
How can we possibly sort out truth from error, or even the good from the bad? God’s Word is our foundation.
Streaming Video Study (meets in sanctuary)
Studies led by speakers such as Andy Stanley, Timothy Keller, John Piper, and Ray VanderLaan.
If you have questions or ideas for more classes, Pastor Keith would love your feedback!
The Dorcas-Eve Circle is a serving ministry. The name and theme come from a woman in the Bible named Dorcas who was always doing good and making clothes for widows and the poor (Acts 9:36-42). Specifically, she made the all important outer coat or cloak that protected people from the weather and kept them warm while they slept. Dorcas lived out the heart of God for the poor. Interestingly, after she died, God, through Peter, raised her back to life. Her ministry of doing good and helping lives on in the church.
Some of our accomplishments over the years have been: the purchase of dishes and silverware for the kitchen and appliances,cushions for the pews, carpeting in Sanctuary and Sunday school rooms, and a new flag. We have helped some children go to summer camp, helped purchase hearing aids for a lady,taken part in Angel Tree, Samaritan’s Purse, Joni & Friends, and War Chest (a charity to support women caught up in human trafficking).
Our church has had ladies circle’s since the 1950’s, some names for the circles were Ladies Aid or Westminster Guide and somewhere around the 1970’s our ladies took the name Dorcas Circle. The Eve Circle began in 2008. The two groups joined in April 2011 and took the name Dorcas Eve Circle. They meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm and the ladies in the circle take turns hosting the meetings. Our mission statement is Hebrew 10:24-25 “Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together but encouraging one another.” Our major fundraiser has been our Rummage Sale each year in June, but we have hosted bake sales, made and sold rag rugs, and made and sold quilts in past years.
If you are interested in joining the Dorcas Eve Circle, we would love to have you. Please feel free to come to a meeting (second Wednesday each month) or call the church office at 231-829-3833 for more information.
Our library is organized across 3 locations. Most of the collection is in the 2 closets in the Fellowship Room to the left of the Kitchen doors. The closet on the left contains Fiction books, the closet on the right contains Nonfiction (top shelves), Youth (middle shelves) and Children’s (bottom shelves) books. The bookcase in the Conference Room holds both Bible Reference books and Small Group Study Materials.
You are welcome to take home materials. The Bible Reference books (Dictionaries, Commentaries, etc.) are for use at church. You do not need to sign items out. There is not a fixed schedule for return, though 1-3 weeks is suggested. Return materials by placing in the boxes labeled “Returns and Donations”, these boxes are on the floor of both closets.
The Library intentionally offers books that are Christian in theme. The Fiction collection is largely historical fiction and romance with some science fiction. The Nonfiction collection contains biographies, humor, and topics ranging from grief/loss, prayer, and relationships, to development of specific spiritual gifts and/or attributes. Some books are OLD CLASSICS, some are newer.
The Library welcomes your donated books, gently used or new. If you have a book that is deliberately written to encourage a person in their relationship with God, the Library is interested in considering it! We also consider if the book is in agreement with the Bible’s teachings. If a book or series is available at most Public Libraries, we likely would not make space for it. Please place donations in one of the boxes labeled “Returns and Donations” located on the floor of both closets. If you would like the book returned to you if the Library does not plan to add it to the collection, include a note with your name and contact information. A notice of book titles we would like to add to the Library will generally be found posted on the inside of the Library’s closet doors.
Out of a K-12 school population of 1,037 students, 44-47% live in poverty. 563 students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school and many more could qualify. Uplift provides each participant a bag of simple-to-prepare, nonperishable food for weekend meals (when the students are not in school receiving supplemental meals).
In the 2017-2018 school year nearly 5,000 bags of food (about 15,000 pounds worth) were sent home to Pine River Area students. Around 135-145 kids were helped each week!
The Northwest Osceola Food Pantry is a community organization, supported by area churches, civic groups, and grants. They provide food on an emergency and temporary basis, for those in need and who reside within the service area. They serve the “Pine River Area School District” area. The food pantry is closed when the schools are closed due to in-climate weather and national holidays. The food pantry is located in lower level of Augustana Lutheran Church in Tustin, MI. The food pantry is open every Monday from 9:00 am to 12:00 (noon). Families are allowed to come 6 time per year and only one time in a month. Contact 231-829-3457 for more information.
Giving Hope Missions provides clothing and household items to anyone who needs help. They’re open by appointment, and nothing is sold, only given away. Donations gratefully accepted. If you’re in need contact Donna at 231-884-3699 or Diana at 616-836-9988 or send a message on their Facebook page.
Love In the Name of Christ (LOVE INC) is a strategy to help Christian churches help their neighbors in need.
It is a network of churches that links church ministries and volunteers to people in need. It is a cooperative effort between churches and community agencies to provide effective help for the disadvantaged.
It is a vehicle that helps churches, collectively and individually, fulfill their Biblical mandate to reach out to the needy.
Love INC uses a clearinghouse model which is the foundation of Love INC.
It receives requests for help, screens the requests of extent of need and legitimacy and refers the requests to a local church ministry, church volunteer, or community agency. Love INC follows up to ensure the need was met and to offer spiritual support.
If you need assistance, call 231-779-1888.
Visit www.loveinccadillac.org for more information.
Life Resources is a pregnancy resource center and a Christian ministry that offers a variety of services to both men and women who find themselves in tough situations. Their Mission Statement is: Because God gives life, we affirm this truth to those we serve. And their Vision is to serve with integrity and compassion as we provide Christ centered information, education, and options because every life matters.
Life Resources believes that mankind was created in God’s image and works hard to educate others on God’s design for human life. Our heart for each person that we serve is that they will see and come to know Jesus. We work to affirm life and provide spiritual, educational, medical, emotional, and material resources to thousands of people across our region each year through these programs.
- Options Pregnancy Resource Center
- Fatherhood Support Services
- Positive Choices in Education
- Abortion Recovery Care
- Sound Choices Medical Clinic