We invite you to join us in service and mission.
At Covenant Presbyterian Church in Napa, we believe that God invites us to partner with God in serving and caring for all God’s children. Our Vision Statement emphasizes that we are called to serve God’s world “with energy, intelligence, imagination, joy and love.” So, we joyfully look for creative ways that we can serve the community together.
Here are just some of our onging (or recent) opportunities for service:
- Serving Hot Meals at “The Table”: The fourth Friday of every month, a team of Covenant volunteers cooks and serves a meal at “The Table”, a community-wide, hot-meal program for homeless and low-income persons in downtown Napa. In October 2014, The Table received an emergency grant to help feed the large number of people affected by the recent earthquake in Napa (see photo..Covenant member Karen Grobl, and Table director Carolyn Spence).
- Partnering with Salvador Elementary School: Since 2005, members of the Covenant community have volunteered as tutors and reading-mentors at Salvador Elementary - our neighborhood school. At the beginning of each school year, our congregation (led by our youth) also collects and donates backpacks filled with school supplies for the students at Salvador Elementary.
- Walking together in the Napa Valley AIDS Walk: The Covenant community has a longstanding commitment to support persons living with HIV/AIDS through the Napa Valley AIDS Walk. Over the last decade Covenant has been the highest church donor with the largest number of participants (humans and dogs), in this annual fall walk!
- Supporting the HOPE Center - a drop in center for homeless in Napa: We collect toiletries and other items to assist clients of the Hope Center - a basket for collections is in the worship space of CPC.
- Collecting food and clothing: In our church narthex and Covenant hall we collect canned goods for the Napa Food Bank, and clothes for the Church Women United Clothing Center.
- Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay: A place for teacher’s to pick up needed supplies for classrooms. This not for profit began in 2010 as a way to help teachers keep their classrooms stocked despite budget cuts in education. We provide both supplies and person power to help the store.
- Through our Annual “Alternative Gift Market” we also support NEWS (Napa Emergency Women’s Shelter), and COPE (Child & Parent Advocacy Group).
These are just some of the ways that we try and serve the local community. Come join us for any or all of these opportunities - and bring your ideas for other ways that we can serve together!