Adult Ministries

The adult ministries exist to draw us together as Kingdom builders in our lives, our homes, our jobs, our community, and our church. We strive to continually grow in our relationship with Christ through prayer, studying His word, fellowship and service. 

Ministry involvement is a great way to grow in faith, practicing accountability and becoming stronger disciples for Christ.


It is our desire, as a ministry, to provide spiritual and emotional support to those who are bereaved. Beloved is a ministry committed to providing care and support to families after the death of a loved one. The ministry members hope to offer comfort through cards/letters, phone calls and visits as families are experiencing the various stages of grief and bereavement. 


Career & Business Planning

Mission Statement:
Assist individuals and businesses in their quest to develop into viable and competitive economic members in the marketplace. The ministry will support economic growth for the church, community, and business through training, coaching, mentoring and financial planning seminars and workshops. For additional information, contact Rev. Ethel Southern at .

C.A.R.E. (Covenant, Acknowledging, and Reaching out to Everyone)

Mission Statement:
The C.A.R.E. Ministry has been called by God to serve others and show love. It is our mission to provide spiritual, emotional, and educational support to those in need. This is done through cards, visitations, workshops and collective efforts of members within the ministry and the church. For additional information, contact  .

Caregiver Support Ministry

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of caregivers practicing self care and to provide educational, spiritual, emotional and physical support to caregivers. This will be accomplished by providing caregiver classes, educational forums, a caregiver support group and visitation programs through Caring Together-Living Better (C.T.-L.B.) and Home-bound Activity Programs (HAP). For additional information, contact  .

Christian Education

Mission Statement:
Christian Education consists of two areas: Bible Studies and Sunday School. Bible study classes are conducted on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. and on Thursdays at 7:14 p.m. Sunday School is every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Deacon Board
Mission Statement:
Deacons exist to serve God and the church. Our mission is to assist the Pastor and assist with certain congregational activities and lead the congregation in support of the Pastor.


Mission Statement:
The Endowment Ministry was established to provide perpetual financial support for the viability, vitality, and sustainability of the life, mission and ministries of Covenant United Church of Christ. For more information, please email Rev. Kirkland at .

Green Ministry

“God blessed them (man: male/female) and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the …” Genesis 1:28

Mission Statement:
The Green Team Ministry is a group of congregants representing various auxiliaries of the church that are responsible for strategics, planning and organizing environmental education and stewardship. For additional information, contact Rev. Gwendolyn Kirkland at .


Mission Statement:
Our purpose is two-fold: To joyously welcome God’s people with a warm smile as they enter His gates in preparation to receive His Holy Word; and seek to encourage an atmosphere of reverence in God’s temple. For additional information, contact Rev. Ethel Southern at .

Housing Ministry

Mission Statement:

Covenant United Church of Christ is a loving FAITH community called together by GOD, led in worship by HOLY SPIRIT, nourished by HOLY SCRIPTURE and dedicated to be true followers of JESUS CHRIST. Our Housing Ministry will be directed by JESUS' love and dedication to those in need and by Covenant's United Church of Christ commitment to JESUS' values and teachings. We will journey this path together celebrating our Christian Faith through this meaningful Ministry. For additional information, contact Rev. Gwendolyn Kirkland at .

Second Chance Ministry (Formally the Prison Ministry)

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to "remember those who are in prison." (Hebrews 13:3) We seek to accomplish this mission through education, outreach, pastoral care and working with our youth to stop the cycle of incarceration. Our members correspond with prisoners through letters, cards, visits and worship services. For additional information regarding this ministry, contact Rev. Ethel Southern at .


Mission Statement:
To create a spirit of hospitality for all, and to serve the Covenant family and our guests as we continue to serve God. For additional information, contact Rev. Ethel Southern at .

J.A.D.E. (Jubilee Adult Dance Ensemble)

Mission Statement:
To praise and worship the Lord through liturgical dance. The Bible tells us to praise Him with the timbrel and dance, and we strive to have every dance in harmony with His word. It is our mission and prayer that each dance uplifts and encourages those that are heavy laden and joyous. God inhabits the praises of His people, and we hope that all desire to join us in praising God through dancing. For additional information, contact  .

Married Couples

Mission Statement:
Married couples of Covenant United Church of Christ coming together to celebrate and strengthen marriages in Christ through prayer, Bible study, fellowship and shared experiences. For additional information, contact Rev. Ketric Emory at .

Maude Baker Health & Wellness Ministry

The Mission of the Health and Wellness ministry is to provide the Covenant UCC family and community-at-large with information, education, and screening services regarding health care issues. Through our ministry activities, the ministry aims to encourage and enhance members’ physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. The ministry exists to enable members of the church and community to become more knowledgeable and responsible partners in their health care management. For more information, contact Rev Ethel Southern at  

Men's Fellowship

Mission Statement:
To bring the men of Covenant United Church of Christ and all other men together in spiritual fellowship, for the enhancement and enrichment of our lives in the church; and to provide a positive role model for our youth, especially the young men. For more information, contact Rev. Troy Underwood at .

Ministry Council

(The Council is the governing body for the Ministries)

Mission Statement:
The Ministry Council comes together to build up the Body of Christ. Our mission as a council is to sit at the table to share our many voices of ministry, giving support to one another through prayer and activities as we seek to build up the Kingdom of God. We are, “Empowered by Christ, Embracing our Culture in Shared Ministry.” 

Music Department

Mission Statement:
A ministry committed to the church's vision through offering a diverse repertoire of music that invites the presence of God in worship. For additional information, contact  .

Sankofa Connection

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Sankofa Connection is to provide members with relevant information regarding the African American community while learning, preserving and promoting our heritage. All members, regardless of their ethnic background, are welcome to share, explore, learn and broaden their knowledge and understanding of our inherent link to the African heritage. For more information regarding Sankofa Connection, contact  .

S.A.V.V.Y. Seniors

”Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, If we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

Mission Statement:
Our purpose is to provide Covenant Seniors and Friends with fellowship, relevant information, and social interaction. We will also provide members with opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the community as well as support church sponsored programs. As Covenant seniors and friends, we recognize the importance of God’s challenge for us to do good and be a positive beacon in the church and community. For additional information contact  .


Mission Statement:
The Covenant United Church of Christ Security Ministry is unique. It seeks highly committed and dedicated persons to work together in providing in-house security for the members and visitors on CUCC property. The staff, when called, serves as first responders until proper authorities such as police, paramedics, etc. arrive on the premises.


Mission Statement:
To establish programs that combine athletic activity and fellowship with the church community. For additional information regarding the Sports ministry, contact Rev. Ketric Emory at .


Mission Statement:
To educate and serve as a resource for members of C.U.C.C. and the community. "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving". (Colossians 3:23-24). Join us every 2nd Wednesday 6:45-7:45 p.m. in the Family Life Center. For additional information regarding the Stewardship ministry, contact Rev. Gwendolyn Kirkland at .


Mission Statement:
The Trustee Ministry has been directed to provide an account of the tithes and offerings at Covenant United Church of Christ. With spiritual sensitivity, the Trustee Board members will honor the trust bestowed upon them by conducting all business on behalf of the church in a fair, honest and prudent manner. We will provide an account to the pastor, church office and when needed, Church Ministries in a clear and concise manner. We accept the responsibility and are accountable to God and the congregation for the proper administration of our stewardship duties.

Usher Board

Mission Statement:
Our primary purpose is to welcome every worshiper. We assist in the teaching and maintaining of church decorum. Ushers distribute bulletins, provide giving envelopes, collect the offering and serve during worship services, funerals, special meetings and celebrations. For additional information, contact  .

Women's Fellowship

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to live our faith and fellowship by building inter-generational relationships that allow all women to believe and belong as we minister to the needs of the women of Covenant United Church of Christ and our community in an inclusive sacred space through our worship, witness and work together. For additional information contact Rev. Ramah E. Wright at .